April 19, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Girls soccer: Wellington uses wind to its advantage, breezes past Lake Ridge

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Wellington freshman Brittany Mariast scored a first-half goal with the Dukes attacking into a stiff wind Saturday afternoon. With a 1-0 lead and the wind at their backs the second half, the Dukes added four goals, including another by Mariast, and cruised to a 5-0 non-conference victory over Lake Ridge. For the Read More…

North Ridgeville finally finds comfort zone at Bay, runs away from Rockets in second half

BAY VILLAGE — Due to terrible field conditions at North Ridgeville’s Ranger Stadium, Friday’s game was moved to Bay Village’s all-weather field. The move seemed to bother North Ridgeville and inspire the Rockets, at least for the first half. “We took Bay for granted,” running back Paul Sonego said. “We looked at Bay and said Read More…

Storm-struck neighborhood deals with hail of insurance rejections

Kevin Calahan, a resident of Ridgefield Development in North Ridgeville, stands on a ladder Thursday with his hail-damaged roof in the background. Homeowners in Calahan’s neighborhood have been turned down for claims filed with State Farm for repairs for damage caused by a March storm. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — State Farm Insurance has paid out about $5 billion nationwide through the first three quarters of 2011 to repair, rebuild and replace homes, vehicles and other property damaged by the year’s savage weather. But about 80 homeowners insured by State Farm who reside in the city’s Ridgefield Development off Bagley Road who Read More…