May 28, 2015

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NEXUS reps questioned at meeting

ELYRIA — The Lorain County commissioners invited representatives of the NEXUS Gas Transmission Project to their meeting Wednesday to address residents, but the 90-minute discussion did little to quiet the fears and objections of residents who want their elected leaders to support a plan to reroute the high-pressure natural gas pipeline. Chief among all the Read More…

Ridgeville mom faces endangering charge

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police have charged a mother with endangering children after the woman’s 6-year-old child was reportedly left alone at home approximately a dozen times. Brittany A. Owen, 26, was charged Thursday after police were called to the North Ridgeville school district’s bus garage on Pitts Boulevard because a bus driver had dropped off Read More…

North Ridgeville residents remain concerned about Route 83 traffic

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Shane Hoover stood at a podium at Monday’s City Council meeting and read descriptions of real estate listings for homes in the city’s 40-year-old-plus Aurensen-Noll-Behm neighborhood. The ads used words such as “quiet” and “peaceful” to describe the area that offers open fields and light traffic despite being off state Route 83, Read More…

North Ridgeville abduction call leads to credit card scam investigation

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A call about a possible abduction at a gas station in March led police to start investigating a credit card scam involving a man from Illinois, according to a search warrant unsealed Thursday. Toriana Lee, 18, of Illinois, William Lee, 37, of Illinois, and his girlfriend, Kristina Brown, 27, of Indiana, were Read More…

North Ridgeville officials say they’ve bought all the land needed for Lear-Nagle project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Even though construction equipment won’t begin to turn dirt before next year, the approximately $12 million widening and improvement of Lear-Nagle Road has taken a big step forward. City officials this week announced that all 92 of the residential and commercial properties needed for right-of-way for the expansion of the road from Read More…

North Ridgeville holds vigil for woman found dead

Mary Gerhart, left, Catherine Muncey, Catherine Smith, and Hope Scarbro, 9, all of North Ridgeville, comfort each other during a vigil Sunday evening at South Central Park for Rachele Tyburski, 26, of Lakewood, whose body was found in a field off Victory Lane in North Ridgeville on March 15. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Those who gathered at a Sunday candlelit vigil for Rachel Tyburski didn’t know her, but they said they wanted to honor her memory and show solidarity with relatives. “We just felt this was the most wonderful thing we could do for her family to show our love from our community,” vigil organizer Read More…

Amherst teens tap into sweet rewards

Nathan Kovach, 16, carries a kettle of freshly made maple syrup over to a boiler Thursday. The syrup will remain on constant heat until the boys are able to filter it into individual bottles to sell. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — The Kovach brothers have made their mother proud with their strong work ethic and determination to make a go of their fledgling maple syrup business. Still, the job can get to you. “By now we’re hoping for an end to it,” said Brandon Palmer, 17, a junior at Firelands High School, and cousin Read More…

Tree-cutting keeps Ridgeville middle school project from going bat-ty

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Another week and the $58.1 million middle school projected to open in two years would have had its inaugural construction season jeopardized by a possible bat habitat. Thanks to an 11th-hour approval of a needed state EPA permit, an Elyria contracting crew was able to remove a little more than six acres Read More…

Memorial planned Sunday for Tyburski

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Charlotte Worcester and two of her friends have never met the family of Rachele Tyburski. That didn’t make any difference to the three women who felt somewhat useless in terms of easing the family’s grief after the 26-year-old Lakewood woman’s body was found by a passer-by in a field off Victory Lane. Read More…

North Ridgeville police combing through tips in Tyburski death

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police said Wednesday they have received a large number of tips and possible leads in the death of Rachele Tyburski, whose body was discovered in a semi-secluded area over the weekend. “We’ve gotten a very large response from the public,” police Lt. Detective Pat West said. West, the lead investigator in the Read More…