April 1, 2015


Nine North Ridgeville businesses cited with selling alcohol to minors

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police have filed charges against nine bars, restaurants and other businesses which were found to have sold alcohol to minors during a sting operation over the weekend. The charges were brought following a joint effort by police, the STOP Underage Drinking Task Force and the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Read More…

Photos: North Ridgeville Skunk Festival 2014

Rosie, a skunk from Schuylkill Haven, Pa., wore a sombrero for t

The annual North Ridgeville Skunk Festival was held on Saturday afternoon. The popular event draws skunks and their owners from all over, and features races and a costume contest.

North Ridgeville: Residents recall ‘surreal’ day on 9/11

Sam Novak, 8, of North Ridgeville, sits with his mom, Marcy Novak, on Thursday at the North Ridgeville Sept. 11 vigil. Behind them is Kelly McCarthy holding an American flag. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For Donna Cioffoletti, the memories are crystal clear. “I worked from 1990 to 1992 in One World Trade Center on the 101st floor, right above where the plane hit,” the native New Yorker said Thursday morning following North Ridgeville’s Sept. 11 observance at South Central Park. Cioffoletti and her father, Tony, were Read More…

North Ridgeville residents weigh in on new middle school

Bill Reis, of North Ridgeville, and his wife Jamie partner up wi

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city’s planned new $58.1 million middle school and stadium brought out a crowd of more than 100 people on Wednesday night who were the first to get a clearer words-and-picture presentation on the project. Among them was John Kutney III, a 10-year-old fifth-grader who showed intense interest in an informal survey Read More…

Longtime member of North Ridgeville Council dies

Nancy Buescher

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Fellow City Council members remembered longtime colleague Nancy Buescher as very dedicated to representing those who lived in her ward, and one who stoutly defended her positions on issues. Buescher died Monday at age 73. A Republican, she resigned from her seat as the city’s 1st Ward councilwoman at the end of Read More…

North Ridgeville Police to increase holiday patrols

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — If you’re traveling certain roads in the city on a holiday, you may see more police. That’s because the Police Department has received a $43,700 traffic enforcement grant to pay for stepped-up patrols aimed at reducing collisions and DUIs on some of the community’s most heavily-traveled roads. Police Chief Michael Freeman applied Read More…

Fire destroys kitchen in North Ridgeville home

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A fire destroyed a kitchen at a home Saturday. The North Ridgeville Fire Department responded to a structure fire about 11:23 a.m. at the home of James Glovitch, 7162 Root Road. According to a news release issued by the North Ridgeville Fire Department: Crews from Westlake, North Olmsted, Avon and Olmsted Township Read More…

North Ridgeville to provide severe weather alerts

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Households will receive timely alerts to severe storms and other emergencies under an agreement among the city, the Lorain County Office of Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security. Notices of approaching severe storms, tornadoes, water main breaks or extreme snowfalls will be sent to residents via emails, texts and voicemail messages dispatched Read More…

North Ridgeville approves $1.9M generator for wastewater plant

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city will significantly expand its capacity to handle heavy amounts of sewage and water from storms with the purchase of a 2.5-megawatt diesel generator for the French Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Council approved legislation Tuesday night authorizing expenditures not to exceed $1.925 million for the generator, needed engineering work and electrical Read More…

Timeline reveals North Ridgeville school, stadium construction

The proposed site of North Ridgeville Schools’ new middle school and stadium. PHOTO COURTESY TDA

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — School officials got a better idea of what the city’s proposed third- through eighth-grade school and new football stadium will look like following a meeting with the project’s architects Thursday. Bill Greene, the district’s assistant superintendent of business services, noticed the school’s size and its grouping of classrooms to keep grade levels Read More…