April 27, 2015

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Fee planned to fight floods in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents can expect to pay between $3 and $10 a month under a planned stormwater management fee to help improve flood-prone neighborhoods. Residents raised many questions over the proposed stormwater management program during a two-hour meeting Monday. “We want to get this in front of us,” Councilman Terry Keenan, R-1st Ward, said Read More…

North Ridgeville Council considering creating TIF areas

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — During a community forum last fall seeking support for tax issues that voters ultimately rejected, residents asked what steps the city was taking to lure more business to town. They were told the city was working with a consultant to try to develop tax increment financing, or TIF, packages, which allow a Read More…

Democrat Terry Murray to challenge North Ridgeville Mayor David Gillock

Terry Murray

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For the third time in four elections, Republican Mayor David Gillock will have opposition in the race for the city’s top job. Terry Murray, 52, a real estate agent, former landscaper and ex-city worker, has filed to run for mayor on the Democratic ticket. This marks Murray’s first try for elected office, Read More…

North Ridgeville student-athletes seek new logo

The proposed North Ridgeville Schools logo, left, and the current logo.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A new logo and mascot for the North Ridgeville Rangers are in the works at the request of some students who have said they don’t connect with the current sports logo. For years, the logo has been a simple gold star outlined with a blue circle, and the unofficial mascot has been Read More…

North Ridgeville State of the City: 2015 looks a lot like ’14

North Ridgeville Mayor G. David Gillock gives the State of the City address at North Ridgeville Education Center on Thursday.  STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Severe flooding that caused widespread damage and angry residents and the long-anticipated widening of Center Ridge Road dominated much of the city’s time and attention in 2014. Both issues look to do that again this year, according to Mayor David Gillock’s State of the City address heard by more than 125 people Read More…

North Ridgeville to test GPS app on school buses

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — You have to get to work, but your third-grader’s school bus hasn’t turned onto your street yet. Do you wait and risk being late or send your child out to the curb in several inches of snow and 10-degree temperatures? This scenario, which parents have faced, could be a thing of the Read More…

North Ridgeville researching possible stormwater fee

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — In hopes of getting ahead of possible future mandates by the EPA, city officials are going to look at stormwater management fees. The issue is one of the topics set for a Jan. 26 Committee-of-the-Whole meeting of City Council, according to City Council President Kevin Corcoran. “This is the type of fee Read More…

North Ridgeville pursuing drug treatment facility

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Those suffering from addiction to heroin and other opiates live across Lorain County, not just in its biggest cities. This is why the county’s chief drug and alcohol treatment agency plans to explore opening treatment and recovery centers outside Lorain. Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Director Tom Stuber plans to Read More…

3 North Ridgeville levies to expire at end of year

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Three five-year levies are set to expire at the end of 2015, which will require voter approval if they are to continue. Last renewed in May 2010, the issues each are 1.9 mills that voters approved by roughly 2-to-1 ratios. Each generates $1.145 million annually, and costs $21.55 a year for all Read More…

Web survey gathers public opinion on North Ridgeville flooding, roads

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City Councilman Ron Arndt, R-3rd Ward, hoped to get a response when he put together an anonymous four-question survey to gauge public sentiment on issues facing the city. Arndt started hearing from the public almost immediately. “We have an internal communication email here in Ridgeville, and as soon as I posted it, Read More…