September 3, 2014

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North Ridgeville Schools drop Twitter account

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — In today’s world of gotta-have-it-now information, it would seem reasonable that any and all forms of technology speeding the seemingly instantaneous spread of information would go to the head of the class. However, that didn’t turn out to be the case for North Ridgeville Schools, which recently deep-sixed the district’s @NRCSRangers Twitter Read More…

Union representative says talks with North Ridgeville going well

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The head of the union representing employees from several city departments said Thursday he is hopeful of coming to terms on a new contract package in the near future. “We hope to get it knocked out in the next couple of (negotiating) sessions,” said Anthony Oliva, president of Local 3442 of the Read More…

Study says North Ridgeville must increase rates to stop city flooding

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city must increase its sewer rates significantly in the near future if it intends to reduce periodic flooding that has plagued the community for years. That’s the conclusion of a study commissioned by the city last fall. URS Corp., a Cleveland engineering firm, gave a report to City Council members who Read More…

North Ridgeville Council fills Ward 1 seat

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — As a business owner, Terry Keenan helped oversee several big commercial projects over the years. “I’m very interested in being part of how decisions are made regarding the way communities are operated,” Keenan, 55, said following Monday’s City Council meeting at which he was confirmed by a unanimous 6-0 vote as the Read More…

North Ridgeville chooses architect for new middle school

North Ridgeville Middle School, seen in this 2004 file photo, CHRONICLE FILE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — North Ridgeville school leaders recently hired a Willoughby architecture firm to design the school system’s new third- through eighth-grade middle school. ThenDesign Architecture, also known as TDA, was selected by school officials Friday, according to William Greene, assistant superintendent for building services. The district’s choice was also the choice of the Ohio Read More…

Shooting of feral cats put North Ridgeville in international headlines

North Ridgeville Mayor G. David Gillock gives the State of the City Address on Thursday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Construction of a new middle school and the long-awaited widening of Center Ridge and Lear-Nagle roads are projected to transform the face of the city. But those major developments weren’t the elephant in the room when it came to headlines in 2013. The shooting of five feral kittens that collectively came to Read More…

North Ridgeville buys land for possible future fire station

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The answer to a lack of satellite fire stations appears to be coming into sharper focus with the city on the verge of purchasing some parcels, including a site for a new fire station. “It’s an ideal location,” Mayor David Gillock said of the property at the southwest corner of Stoney Ridge Read More…

Mentor man receives warning for towing ATV on I-480

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A Mentor man dodged a bullet of sorts this past weekend when he received a warning instead of a ticket after police spotted the man towing an ATV behind his car that was attached with a flimsy piece of clothesline. “I don’t know how this guy thought he was going to make Read More…

North Ridgeville police to take children holiday shopping

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For the past three years, North Ridgeville police officers have helped drum up support for the annual “Cops and Kids Raffle” sponsored by Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 25 in Westlake. This year, North Ridgeville officers raised more money — $2,950 — than any of the 14 other Lorain and Cuyahoga County Read More…

National signing day: Three Avon Lake athletes, one from Amherst, headed to Division I schools

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AVON LAKE — Brad Hamilton obviously has baseball in his blood. Hamilton is not only the son of Tom Hamilton, the radio voice of the Cleveland Indians, he’s also the brother of Nick Hamilton, a farmhand with the Indians who also was a standout player at Avon Lake and Kent State. Wednesday, Brad followed in Read More…