October 23, 2014

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UPDATE: Three transported to hospital after high-speed crash

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An 89-year-old man was critically injured following a two-vehicle crash on state Route 83 Monday afternoon. The man was driving a red Buick Lucerne at speeds of nearly 100 mph when his vehicle rear-ended a blue Mazda CX-5 about 1 p.m. near Route 83 and Dorchester Avenue, North Ridgeville Police Sgt. Adam Freas Read More…

ODOT presents plan for widening of Center Ridge Road

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Garry Minute and Greg Lott were typical of the about 120 people who turned out to look at photos, charts and ask questions about the long-awaited, $55.4 million widening of Center Ridge Road expected to transform the center of town in the next few years. “I’m trying to find out just how Read More…

Five companies bid on North Ridgeville middle school project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A decision is expected next month on which one of five construction companies will build the district’s new middle school. School officials received five proposals from companies vying to serve as general contractor and construction manager for the school, which is to be built with revenue from a $58.1 million bond issue Read More…

North Ridgeville police probe students’ inappropriate photos

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police investigated two unrelated incidents of middle and high school students who took inappropriate photos of themselves and shared them via social media. The first incident occurred Feb. 10 at North Ridgeville High School and resulted in a pair of 16-year-olds being referred to county Juvenile Court authorities on several charges. “These Read More…

Widening Center Ridge Road could displace North Ridgeville hardware store

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For the past 30 years, Joe Buescher has worked in the landmark that is his family’s hardware store near the corner of Center Ridge Road and state Route 83. “We’ve done pretty good all these years,” Buescher, 48, said of the Buescher’s Hardware store that has served the needs of locals since Read More…

PulsePoint App a lifesaver for those who need defibrillator

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Paramedics and ambulance crews can provide life-saving skills within minutes, but a new smartphone app looks to bring help to area heart attack victims even quicker. “It can be a pretty frightening situation to see somebody you love die and feel like there’s nothing you can do to help them,” said Nick Read More…

Officials to explain Center Ridge Road progress

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents will get the lowdown on the widening of Center Ridge Road during a March 13 informational meeting with officials and engineers from the Ohio Department of Transportation. The open house-style session is 5 to 8 p.m. in the community room of the North Ridgeville Education Center on Mills Creek Lane. ODOT Read More…

Online grocery ordering coming to parts of Lorain County

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Busy families who can’t seem to fit it all in will have a new option: A Cleveland-based business is expanding its online grocery-ordering and home delivery service to North Ridgeville and Avon. Presto Fresh Grocery, which began operations at the end of November, is entering Lorain County boasting close to 5,000 grocery Read More…

North Ridgeville firefighter disciplined for working another job while ‘sick’

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A city firefighter accused of working a part-time job for another fire department on days he called off sick in North Ridgeville will serve 10 24-hour unpaid suspensions. The sick time he used will be deducted from his vacation days. Arbitrator Harry Graham issued the decision this week against Ralph Conte, an Read More…

North Ridgeville OKs law requiring workers to clean up debris daily

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Anyone planning on sprucing up his or her yard with trees, landscaping or a waterfall this summer or thinking of hiring someone to do it needs to make sure the job site remains tidy. That’s because City Council unanimously approved legislation Tuesday night that provides for fines of up to $1,000 a Read More…