May 5, 2016

Elyria
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Mentor man receives warning for towing ATV on I-480

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A Mentor man dodged a bullet of sorts this past weekend when he received a warning instead of a ticket after police spotted the man towing an ATV behind his car that was attached with a flimsy piece of clothesline. “I don’t know how this guy thought he was going to make Read More…

North Ridgeville police to take children holiday shopping

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For the past three years, North Ridgeville police officers have helped drum up support for the annual “Cops and Kids Raffle” sponsored by Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 25 in Westlake. This year, North Ridgeville officers raised more money — $2,950 — than any of the 14 other Lorain and Cuyahoga County Read More…

National signing day: Three Avon Lake athletes, one from Amherst, headed to Division I schools

AVON LAKE — Brad Hamilton obviously has baseball in his blood. Hamilton is not only the son of Tom Hamilton, the radio voice of the Cleveland Indians, he’s also the brother of Nick Hamilton, a farmhand with the Indians who also was a standout player at Avon Lake and Kent State. Wednesday, Brad followed in Read More…

North Ridgeville voters pass bond issue for new middle school

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — North Ridgeville voters decided Tuesday to remake the face of North Ridgeville Schools by approving a $58.1 million bond issue for a new middle school and football stadium. Superintendent Jim Powell was still digesting the victory just after the final voters were counted. “I’m having a hard time believing, but I’m very Read More…

Mayor: School bond passage could lead to creation of N. Ridgeville ‘city center’

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — If voters approve a $58.1 million bond issue Tuesday to build a new middle school, it could be the beginning of a sweeping change for the city and lead to a long-discussed project that would give the community its first-ever downtown feel. “We have a real opportunity to improve not only the Read More…

After big win, Rangers deliver game ball to recently retired football coach

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — North Ridgeville High’s Rangers football team came up big in the second half Friday night, coming from behind to beat the Elyria Catholic High School Panthers 23-15. But even as the game ended, the team wasn’t done for the night. After delivering a big win for the home crowd, the team boarded Read More…

North Ridgeville schools treasurer resigns

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After 15 years with the North Ridgeville Schools, Treasurer Biagio Sidoti will be leaving his post to take a similar position with North Royalton. Perennially honored for his work, Sidoti announced his resignation at the school board’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. He will begin his new job Jan. 1. The move Read More…

Committee pushing to replace 90-year-old North Ridgeville middle school

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The committee charged with convincing voters that a new middle school is very much needed to replace the existing 90-year-old building is keeping busy with Election Day three weeks away. “We’re really trying to get people in the community, and not just parents, to see the building,” Marci Saxon, chairwoman of the Read More…

Speed limit reduced on heavily trafficked North Ridgeville street

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Motorists will have to slow it down on a heavily trafficked section of state Route 83 after the city moved to lower the speed limit from 45 to 35 mph. Safety-Service Director Jeffry Armbruster announced the change this week, saying it was made in response to a significant number of traffic accidents Read More…

Less than 10 attend inaugural citizens advisory committee on feral cat problem

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The inaugural meeting of a citizens advisory committee being formed to try and reduce numbers of wild and stray cats in the community was a far cry from the summer’s emotionally charged City Council meetings during which dozens of people demanded the firing of a humane officer who shot and killed a Read More…