August 30, 2015

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Mayor to finish review of arrest incident today

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Mayor Dave Gillock said he plans to complete his review of North Ridgeville Police Chief Mike Freeman’s reaction to his wife’s Nov. 19 arrest for shoplifting by Avon police today. Target employees stopped Elaine Freeman for allegedly stealing health and beauty products and called Avon police, who arrested her and took her Read More…

Girls basketball: Columbia rides fast start to season-opening win over North Ridgeville

COLUMBIA STATION — If every game can be as easy as Saturday night’s season opener for the Columbia Raiders, first-year head coach Ken Marlette will end up looking like a defensive wizard. But even Marlette is quick to point out that his team is still a work in progress. Behind the double-digit scoring of Kaley Read More…

Developer wants rezoning for North Ridgeville land

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — One of the city’s major developers is asking the city to rezone about 70 acres of land that fronts Center Ridge Road with an eye toward future commercial development. The zoning change is being sought by the Dettore Group, a firm that encompasses construction, development and realty businesses, storage facilities, a mobile Read More…

Police chief’s wife arrested; chief’s response sparks review in Avon, Ridgeville

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AVON — The wife of North Ridgeville Police Chief Mike Freeman was arrested Monday by Avon police for allegedly shoplifting from Target while she was with the couple’s 2-year-old son. Elaine Freeman’s arrest and her husband’s reaction have triggered reviews of the incident by the mayors of both Avon and North Ridgeville. Avon Police Chief Read More…

Girls soccer: Red senior all-stars edge Blue, but battle of Joneses ends in tie

EATON TWP. — The Red team’s Claire Jones of Avon Lake and Blue’s Celeste Jones of Elyria excelled by trickery of a sort. But Red’s Jessica Zurcher of Firelands used her head, and she cemented a 5-4 victory for her team on a cool, bright Saturday afternoon at Midview’s Ed Adelsberg Stadium. The occasion was Read More…

Boys soccer: Blue senior all-stars find offense in second half, put Red away

EATON TWP. — What started out looking like a low-scoring affair, turned into a shootout in the second half Saturday at the annual Lorain County Soccer Coaches Association boys senior all-star game on the artificial turf at Midview High. The Blue team found the net four times in the second half and went on to Read More…

High school football: Elyria’s Tracy Sprinkle, Midview’s Cody Callaway and Clearview’s Chad Anderson district players of the year

Every high school football player puts together a handful of goals before the season. Midview junior Cody Callaway trimmed his list to three. “One was to get all-state recognition,” Callaway said. “The others were to get to the playoffs and win a state title.” Two out of three ain’t bad. Callaway will earn his All-Ohio Read More…

Obscene tanning-salon caller out of job at airport

John Dialinos has left his job as manager of airport security at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in the wake of being convicted of making obscene phone calls to North Ridgeville tanning salons and masturbating outside one establishment. Jackie Mayo, a spokeswoman for the airport, said she couldn’t discuss the circumstances under which Dialinos parted ways Read More…

Voters say yes with larger issue for North Ridgeville Schools

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After three straight failures for a 10-year emergency operating levy for the North Ridgeville Schools, voters finally said yes to a slightly bigger issue at the polls Tuesday. According to unofficial returns from the Lorain County Board of Elections, the 5.9-mill levy was approved 8,207 to 6,297, or 57 percent to 43 Read More…

Boys, 9, 6 and 4, give savings to the Red Cross

From left, brothers Nathan Gill, 6, Caleb Gill, 4, and Collin Gill, 9, of North Ridgeville, count the change they collected for superstorm Sandy victims at the American Red Cross in Elyria on Tuesday.  Behind them is Rita Campbell, executive director of the American Red Cross. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

ELYRIA — The lesson about helping fellow human beings in need that Kara Gill was teaching her sons will outlast the $106 they raised for superstorm Sandy’s victims. Prompted by television images of victims without electricity and heat, Collin Gill, 9, and Nathan Gill, 6, asked their mother how they could help. Kara Gill suggested Read More…