May 1, 2016

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Smoking ban, new exercise equipment part of North Ridgeville wellness initiative

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city, aiming to expand a series of health initiatives begun last year, will institute a no-smoking policy for all city properties next year beginning Jan. 1 and will add exercise equipment to the Senior Center this summer. Mayor David Gillock said the decision to go smokeless was due to an aligning Read More…

North Ridgeville eyeing architect for fire station

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City Council’s Safety Committee voted Wednesday to recommend a Columbus architectural firm to design and oversee construction of the city’s $8.1 million central fire station. City Council may vote next week to employ Mull & Weithman Architects Inc. to design a state-of-the-art 22,594-square-foot facility that will include four vehicle bays, specialized rooms Read More…

Work to begin soon on Route 83 bridge upgrade

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Orange barrel season is still a ways off, but motorists still will be inconvenienced for about four months as the state Route 83 overpass over the Ohio Turnpike undergoes a major upgrade, Turnpike officials and Kokosing Construction Co. Inc. both issued advisories this week to alert area motorists to lane closures on Read More…

North Ridgeville forum for developers postponed to March

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City officials are planning to host a forum for developers to talk with them about land available for new businesses. The session, originally set to take place last week, had to be postponed when a number of major development firms couldn’t make it, according to Mayor David Gillock, who said the meeting Read More…

North Ridgeville super skunk Tank to officiate ‘Puppy Bowl XII’

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Football fans around these parts won’t have a dawg in the race come Super Bowl Sunday. So why not check out the “officiating” by Tank instead? It’s doubtful there’ll be any disputed calls by the black-and-white striped skunk from North Ridgeville’s famed Skunk Haven Inc. rescue organization, which is slated to be Read More…

Cupcake shop to donate funds in memory of boy killed in sledding accident

AMHERST — The community touched by Drew Hayden is working to make sure he is remembered. The 9-year-old Amherst boy, who died last week of injuries sustained in a North Ridgeville sledding accident, has been remembered in vigils in both communities and during a varsity basketball game between Amherst and North Ridgeville. Now you can Read More…

Neighbors mourn Drew Hayden

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The outpouring of support for a boy killed in a sledding accident last week continued Sunday with a community vigil. About 100 people gathered in frigid temperatures on Meadow Lakes Boulevard near where 9-year-old Drew Hayden was struck, to offer support for his family. “We came together tonight to pray together,” said Read More…

Remembering Drew Hayden

Allie Shultz and Steve Fogarty The Chronicle-Telegram NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The 9-year-old boy hit by a car while sledding earlier this week died Friday. North Ridgeville Police say Drew Hayden died at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland of injuries he sustained Tuesday. Drew, the son of Julie and Matt Hayden, was a third-grader at Harris Read More…

North Ridgeville police: Child hit by car while sledding dies

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The 9-year-old boy hit by a car while sledding earlier this week has died. North Ridgeville Police say Drew Hayden died today at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland due to injuries he sustained Tuesday. Hayden was a third-grader at Harris Elementary School in Amherst and the son of Julie and Matt Hayden. Read More…

North Ridgeville state of the city: ‘Really busy, but it’s all good’ says Gillock

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Minutes after he delivered his 13th State of the City address, Mayor David Gillock told reporters that 2016 looms as the busiest and among the most-exciting years he has experienced since taking office. “We’ve had projects that have taken years to come about, but they are finally coming to fruition,” Gillock said Read More…