July 30, 2014

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North Ridgeville school levy defeated third time in a row

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — More than 10,600 people cast ballots in Tuesday’s defeat of a 4.9-mill, 10-year emergency operating levy for the city schools. While the total number of voters was the largest in recent memory for a school issue, it still ended in the third consecutive defeat of the district’s efforts to seek financial relief. Read More…

North Ridgeville’s Jordan White piling up the stats at Western Michigan


With technology making any good deed or slipup instant online fodder, it doesn’t take long these days to get noticed, for something good or bad. So Jordan White runs little risk of slipping under the radar, not with the season he’s having. Case in point: Western Michigan’s athletic communications staff in early October established a Read More…

Photo gallery: Last-minute school levy rally in North Ridgeville


A rally was held Sunday at the North Ridgeville Cafe Ah-Roma to drum up support for Issue 16, an additional levy for North Ridgeville Schools.

Charges expected in storage unit break-in

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police anticipate additional charges against a man suspected in the theft of copper sheeting, nails, power tools and other items from a storage facility. Courtney Cutteridge, 26, of North Ridgeville, has been charged with trespassing in connection with the Oct. 28 break-in of a unit at Center Ridge Storage. North Ridgeville police Read More…

High school football Week 10: Veteran Rangers defense focuses on team, not stats


There are reasons North Ridgeville has a standout defense this season. There’s the switch from a 3-5-3 base defense to a 4-2-5. And there’s the 1-of-11 philosophy that has permeated the entire defensive unit, a team-first, stats-second mentality that has enabled it to excel. Still, results are what matters and the Rangers, 8-1 heading into Read More…

Teen not seriously hurt in North Ridgeville crash


An 18-year-old man was not seriously injured in a rollover accident just before 3 p.m. Tuesday in the 37500 block of Center Ridge Road in North Ridgeville. The crash sent the man’s vehicle off the road and about 50 yards into the treeline, according to a news release by Lt. Rick Knowlton of the North Read More…

Girls soccer: Beursken’s unique goal sparks Middies past Rangers


EATON TWP. — Deftly using hyperbole as a conversational tool, Amanda Beursken spoke thoughtfully Tuesday about an aspiration she has nurtured. “It was like my goal in life to get a header goal,” Midview’s sophomore midfielder said. “Me and Morgan have been wanting to get a header like all year. She always crosses it to Read More…

North Ridgeville wards to be redrawn by City Council

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A population surge over the past decade will result in changed boundaries for the city’s four political wards. The issue will be discussed during a 6 p.m. committee-of-the-whole meeting Monday by City Council members who will hear an initial proposal for ward boundary revisions from Council President Kevin Corcoran, R-at large, who Read More…

Man pleads guilty after attacking cop


ELYRIA — A North Ridgeville man pleaded guilty Monday to numerous charges stemming from a high-speed chase after an attack on a police officer. Randy Flachbart Jr. could receive prison time when he is sentenced later this year on charges of failure to comply, assault, obstructing official business, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, possession of Read More…

Cross country: Avon boys win West Shore, snap league-title drought

BAY VILLAGE — The last time the Avon boys cross country team won a conference title, Coach Tara Gruskiewicz was about to turn 6 and athletic director Erich Frombach was a senior at Amherst High School. The drought ended Saturday for the Eagles, who last won a league title in 1986 when they won the Read More…