March 30, 2015

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Baseball: Columbia’s Zack Bican gets no-hitter in first outing

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Throwing a season-opening no-hitter was the furthest thing from Columbia’s Zack Bican’s mind when he took the mound Monday against North Ridgeville. The senior pitcher claimed he wasn’t even aware of what he was about to accomplish until one of his teammates told him. Battling temperatures in the low 40s that seemed Read More…

Police: Off-duty officer gets involved after shoplifter attacks Target workers

ELYRIA — An Elyria man was arrested for robbery after he attacked Target loss prevention workers who tried to detain him, according to a police report. Terry L. Hines, 25, tried to leave the Elyria store with $173.95 worth of DVDs he didn’t pay for Sunday afternoon, the report said. Loss prevention officer Brandon Sprague Read More…

North Ridgeville enacts pay-to-play fees, announces staff cuts

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The school board approved budget cuts totaling $1.3 million Tuesday night intended to stave off a projected deficit for the 2012-13 school year. Those cuts include elimination of one teaching position in first through fifth grades, plus elimination or cuts in school nurses, bus drivers and aides and maintenance personnel as well Read More…

North Ridgeville man charged with shooting, killing dog

A North Ridgeville police officer talks to Darren Hindman, who was taken iinto custody at his Bagley Road home. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police arrested and charged Darren J. Hindman, 50, with cruelty to animals and discharge of firearms after he allegedly shot his dog Monday and buried it in a yard. Police went to Hindman’s home at 6:20 p.m. on Bagley Road after receiving a complaint that Hindman drowned his animal and was burying Read More…

Fire in N.R. causes smoke damage

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A fire that broke out at a house where renovations and electrical work were being done caused heavy smoke damage, which led the occupants to seek temporary housing elsewhere. No injuries were reported in the fire at a two-story frame home at 5299 Lisa Way, which was called in about 5:45 p.m. Read More…

Ohio State’s Logan Stieber wins NCAA wrestling title

From staff and wire reports ST. LOUIS — Ohio State redshirt freshman Logan Stieber led the Buckeyes to a fifth-place finish after winning the 133-pound national title Saturday night in the 2012 NCAA Wrestling Championship. Stieber, a Monroeville grad who trains with Elyria High coach Erik Burnett at The Barn in LaGrange, won a 4-3 Read More…

Motorcycle crash injures North Ridgeville man

A man’s Harley-Davidson smashed into the rear of a parked box truck in North Ridgeville on Wednesday afternoon. Steven Gosselin, 61, was hospitalized. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A motorcyclist was seriously injured around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at 8842 Jordan Court when the throttle on the cycle he was repairing stuck, and he crashed into a parked box truck. Steven Gosselin, a 61-year-old North Ridgeville resident, suffered possibly life-threatening injuries and was in and out of consciousness before being flown Read More…

No champs this year: Lorain County wrestlers struggle at state meet, but five still have shot at third place

COLUMBUS — It was a dark day for Lorain County wrestling. Not just because of the torrential downpour surrounding Value City Arena on Friday during the high school state wrestling tournament, but because the county failed to place a wrestler in a state final for the first time in more than a decade. The area’s Read More…

Student removed from North Ridgeville school after bringing weapons

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An eigth-grader has been removed from North Ridgeville Middle School today after he brought a knife and a BB gun to the school. Sgt. Matt Gorski said students “started to panic a little” when the student showed the weapons to friends but that their was never any threat to students in the Read More…

Boys basketball: Amherst ups the tempo, wins big

EATON TWP. — It was No. 10 vs. No. 11 for the right to play No. 1 in the second game of the Midview Division I sectional Monday night and Amherst made sure its number was called. The Comets, the 10th seed, downed North Ridgeville 59-38 for the right to play top-seeded Westlake for a Read More…