May 27, 2015

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North Ridgeville hardware store too close, set to close Friday

Buescher's Hardware on Center Ridge Road in North Ridgeville will close at the end of the week, a victim of the road widening project. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After nearly 80 years, the end is very rapidly approaching for one of the city’s best-known family owned businesses. Buescher Hardware, which has been on Center Ridge Road since 1936, is in the process of selling as much of its huge inventory of tools and paint as possible through Friday, its last Read More…

UPDATED: Home of OSU commit searched by U.S. marshals

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — U.S. marshals, looking for a fugitive on its Dangerous Dozen list, searched a North Ridgeville home and found a substantial amount of marijuana. Marshals from the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force searched the home of Rhonda Young in the 32100 block of Cook Road about 10 a.m. Thursday, looking for her Read More…

North Ridgeville road renewal

Issue 17 What it is: a 1.9-mill levy Duration: 5 years How much would it raise: $1.3 million a year Purpose: pays for construction, resurfacing, repair of city streets, roads and bridges Cost to homeowner: $50.44 annually for owners of homes worth $100,000 NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Making city streets smoother and safer for motorists is Read More…

Full list of issues

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Issue No. Municipality, Issue type/millage, Purpose, Duration 1 Carlisle Township, Additional / .75 mill, Roads and Bridges, 4 years 2 Carlisle Township, Gas Aggregation, Gas Aggregation, N/A 3 Carlisle Township, Electric Aggregation, Electric Aggregation, N/A 4 Columbia Township, Renewal / 1.74 mills, Library Current Expenses, 5 years 5 Grafton Township, Gas Aggregation, Gas Aggregation, N/A Read More…

North Ridgeville police renewal

North Ridgeville is seeking a renewal for a levy that funds its Police Department. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Issue 18 What it is: a 1.95-mill levy Duration: 5 years How much would it raise: $1.3 million Purpose: to pay for salaries, cars, equipment, clothing, radios, guns and other items for the Police Department Cost to homeowner/taxpayer: $51.77 annually for owners of homes with $100,000 valuation NORTH RIDGEVILLE — As they have every five Read More…

Family aims to create network of support, autism awareness

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Brenda Klein, her two children Andrew, 12, and Joe, 7, and her husband Matt stand in their North Ridgeville home on Thursday afternoon, April 16.

Matt Klein wants parents of children with autism or other developmental disorders to know they’re not alone. Klein’s son, 12-year-old Andrew, has Asperger’s syndrome — which is an autism spectrum disorder — and his 7-year-old son Joe is autistic and unable to speak. Klein, a member of Leadership Lorain County’s Class of 2015, proposed the Read More…

H.S. Tennis: Avon Lake cruises to 2nd straight LCAAA title

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AVON LAKE — If it weren’t for the dominance of Avon junior Nico Mostardi, Avon Lake’s road to a second straight Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association boys tennis tournament championship would have been clear sailing. As it was, the Shoremen won four of the five championships en route to a 39-point performance and the team Read More…

Smoking banned in North Ridgeville parks

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Anyone coming to any of the city’s four parks and sports complexes this summer will be expected to refrain from lighting up. The Parks and Recreation Commission approved a policy to prohibit smoking in the parks beginning July 1, according to Director Kevin Fougerousse. The no-tobacco policy applies to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, Read More…

NEXUS reps questioned at meeting

ELYRIA — The Lorain County commissioners invited representatives of the NEXUS Gas Transmission Project to their meeting Wednesday to address residents, but the 90-minute discussion did little to quiet the fears and objections of residents who want their elected leaders to support a plan to reroute the high-pressure natural gas pipeline. Chief among all the Read More…

Ridgeville mom faces endangering charge

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police have charged a mother with endangering children after the woman’s 6-year-old child was reportedly left alone at home approximately a dozen times. Brittany A. Owen, 26, was charged Thursday after police were called to the North Ridgeville school district’s bus garage on Pitts Boulevard because a bus driver had dropped off Read More…