February 6, 2016

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Driver hospitalized after North Ridgeville crash

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North Ridgeville police officers investigate an accident scene on Bainbridge Road.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A head-on collision between two cars on Bainbridge Road on Tuesday sent the drivers of both cars to the hospital. One of the drivers was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland for further treatment. Police declined to identify the drivers or say what caused the crash. Both cars had significant damage to Read More…

Lear-Nagle residents express concerns to North Ridgeville council about crosswalk

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — This past summer, a visible relocated crosswalk with accompanying signs was installed in front of Lear North Elementary School with the goal of boosting the safety of people crossing the busy road. On Monday night City Council heard from a small number of Lear-Nagle Road residents who want the removed stop signs Read More…

Fire damages North Ridgeville storage unit

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Firefighters from North Ridgeville, Olmsted Township, and North Olmsted responded to a frie inside a storage facility on Sugar Ridge in North Ridgeville. The fire extended into the walls and the roof. A fuel tank from a plane insode the hanger sits outside the doors where firefighters are tearing down the ceiling to locate fire.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — As he communicated by radio with firefighters inside a Sugar Ridge Road storage unit business a few hundred feet away, Fire Chief John Reese breathed a sigh of relief. “I’m surprised that this wasn’t worse than it is,” Reese said as firefighters used some 50 feet of the department’s ladder truck ladder Read More…

Lake Ridge Academy shares Christmas spirit

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — It looked rather chaotic in the Bettcher Convocation Center where all of the chairs had been removed to provide ample room for thousands of canned goods and dozens of students who scurried back and forth across the large Lake Ridge Academy space. It was all part of the school’s 32nd annual holiday Read More…

North Ridgeville demolishes old cell tower (VIDEO)

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — If you blinked you might have missed it. In less than 30 seconds a 300-foot cell tower came down on city-owned property at the service department garage off Bainbridge Road. The city saw a new 300-foot cell phone tower erected near City Hall and put into service by the summer of 2014. Read More…

North Ridgeville police release identity of pedestrian killed Saturday night

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — North Ridgeville police identified the 51-year-old Cleveland man who was killed Saturday after being struck by a truck and a car on Lorain Road as Robert Murdoch. Police say Murdoch was crossing Lorain Road near the Motel 6 at 9:13 p.m. when he was first hit by a westbound truck. Murdoch landed Read More…

Cleveland man struck, killed by cars in N. Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 51-year-old Cleveland man who was killed while walking on Lorain Road. According to police, the 51-year-old man was attempting to cross Lorain Road, west of Lear Nagle Road, when he was struck by two vehicles around 9:13 p.m. Saturday. He was pronounced Read More…

School springing up

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A run of unusually warm weather has proved a boon for construction laborers whose daily efforts are giving shape to the school district’s new $58.1 million middle school. School officials sat down to discuss progress of the huge project Thursday with Icon of Cleveland, a firm that specializes in school construction, and Read More…

Ritenauer outspent the rest

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer was the big spender in the November election, according to campaign finance reports that were due at the Lorain County Board of Elections on Friday. In total, Ritenauer spent $45,029 on his winning campaign, his campaign finance reports filed Friday and before the election showed. It was more Read More…

North Ridgeville gets $400,000 ‘Safe Routes to School’ grant from ODOT for sidewalks

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A number of years ago, the city applied for a grant to install sidewalks, signs and other safety features around city schools. The city’s application didn’t make the cut, but that wasn’t the end of it, according to Mayor David Gillock. “We’ve been working on this a long time,” Gillock said this Read More…