June 28, 2016

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The Morning Hit–5/3/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Cavs take Game 1. The Cavs took care Read More…

Details scant for plans for up to $25 million investment in North Ridgeville, but 300 new jobs could result

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City officials are providing few details about a large commercial development promising 300 jobs and millions of investment dollars. The agreement with Scannell Development Company, an Indianapolis-based developer of buildings in the United States and Canada, was unanimously approved after a 20-minute executive session Monday night. According to the firm’s website, those Read More…

Sheriff’s cruiser knocks down utility pole; crash remains under investigation

A section of Lorain Road in North Ridgeville was closed Thursday afternoon after a Lorain County Sheriff’s Office cruiser knocked down a utility pole. Police said at 3:51 p.m. a Lorain County Sheriff’s deputy and the driver of a silver Ford Focus were both eastbound on Lorain Boulevard and the officer was on his way Read More…

Medina County man charged in overdose death

ELYRIA — A Liverpool Township man is facing involuntary manslaughter and other charges stemming from a fatal overdose at a North Ridgeville hotel earlier this year. Kevin Dentz, 34, also is charged with corrupting another with drugs and two counts of trafficking in drugs. Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said after the victim overdosed on Read More…

North Ridgeville neighborhood may get break from flood insurance

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents of a neighborhood that experienced some of the city’s worst flooding may be freed from having to pay for flood insurance. The city is contracting with Bramhall Engineering and Surveying Co. Inc. in Avon to perform aerial mapping of the Gina-Pitts neighborhood off Center Ridge Road near the Rini Plaza Shopping Read More…

Ex-city employee takes theft plea

ELYRIA — Former North Ridgeville city worker Doug Edwards pleaded no contest Thursday to a theft in office charge that centered on his running personal errands while on the clock. Edwards, 56, was fired in January 2015 from his job at the French Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant after an investigation showed he was only doing Read More…

Impending marriage, move lead Keenan to resign from North Ridgeville council

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — At the end of Monday night’s City Council meeting Councilman Terry Keenan, R-1st Ward, announced he had some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Keenan is getting married in September and plans to stay in the city. The bad news is that he has to resign his Read More…

North Ridgeville formalizing Lear-Nagle speed limit reduction

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city has moved one step closer to officially lowering the speed limit to 25 mph along Lear-Nagle Road during the time a third lane will be added to a portion of the roadway. City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve a resolution required by the Ohio Department of Transportation to Read More…

Four charged in North Ridgeville tire thefts

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Four people are facing charges for two unrelated tire thefts, police said. The first occurred April 2 at Joe’s Auto Wrecking, 7218 Case Road, where a witness saw two men enter the business shortly before 7 p.m. after walking from a vehicle they parked off Dyke Avenue, according to police Capt. Marti Read More…

North Ridgeville Planning Commission approves plans for new building, Dunkin’ Donuts

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — One of the busiest Planning Commission agendas in months saw approval Tuesday night of a new Dunkin’ Donuts and a professional building. Described as having a contemporary corporate design, architect Elizabeth B. Eaken of DS Architecture in Kent, told the commission the Dunkin’ Donuts would have a flat roof and “lots of Read More…