May 28, 2016

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North Ridgeville council OKs new cell phone tower

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A new cell phone tower got the go-ahead from City Council this week. Council voted unanimously to allow construction of an 180-foot cell service tower near ballfields at the city’s Shady Drive Baseball Complex off Sugar Ridge Road. Councilman Robert Chapek, D-4th Ward, was absent from the meeting. The tower will be Read More…

North Ridgeville council takes steps to regulate food trucks

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Food trucks have yet to make regular appearances in town, but local officials want to get the word out that they’re welcome as long as they meet local standards. Legislation was introduced during Monday’s City Council meeting by Councilwoman Bernadine Butkowski, R-at large, to regulate and license the vehicles. The ordinance was Read More…

Riddell has outgrown facility in Elyria; business considering options

ELYRIA — Bendix Commercial Vehicle System is leaving Elyria. Could Riddell be next? For more than a year, Mayor Holly Brinda has been working behind the scenes to keep the major employer in the city. Riddell’s Elyria plant is the company’s largest facility, serving as its on-field helmet and shoulder pad, and athletic equipment reconditioning Read More…

Lorain County population grows 1.3 percent since 2010

Brad Dicken, Elizabeth Dobbins and David Knox | The Chronicle-Telegram Cuyahoga County is bleeding population, even as most of the counties ringing it, including Lorain and Medina counties, experience growth, according to data made public this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau reports that Cuyahoga County’s population has dropped by 24,188 residents since Read More…

Speed limit lowered on Lear-Nagle Road for project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Drivers may be doing a double-take this week as they travel Lear-Nagle Road. That’s because the city has opted to lower the speed limit from 35 mph to 25 mph between Center Ridge and Lorain roads while construction crews begin the $12.7 million widening of the road from two to three lanes. Read More…

North Ridgeville superintendent details transitions in state of the schools address

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The face and nature of education will undergo big changes over the next few years as the North Ridgeville school district goes through its biggest transformation. That message was at the heart of Superintendent Jim Powell’s State of the Schools address Thursday at the North Ridgeville Education Center. The presentation accompanying Powell’s Read More…

Rezoning overwhelmingly rejected in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Voters overwhelmingly rejected a rezoning request to allow a 125-unit multi-family apartment home project in the western part of the city. According to unofficial results from the Lorain County Board of Elections, Issue 8 was defeated by a vote of 5,794 to 3,760, or a 61 percent to 39 percent margin. The Read More…

VIDEO: North Ridgeville police seek robbery suspect

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are asking for help to locate and identify a woman who held up a female driver at gunpoint at a gas station. The armed robbery occurred just before 7 a.m. Friday at the BP station at Lorain and Lear-Nagle roads when a woman believed to be on her way to work Read More…

N. Ridgeville superintendent outlines plan for upgrades

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After years marked by staff and money cuts, the North Ridgeville school district is embarking on a multifaceted series of changes that will create a high-tech alternative school, relocate elementary students and see a $1.4 million renovation to the Education Center to house pre-K and kindergarten pupils. All of these changes and Read More…

Another church theft — this one in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For the second time in less than a week, thieves broke into an area church and stole money. The latest theft occurred at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Center Ridge Road, where someone smashed through the window in a rear sub-basement level door leading to a large room outside the Read More…