February 9, 2016

Elyria
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Ritenauer outspent the rest

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer was the big spender in the November election, according to campaign finance reports that were due at the Lorain County Board of Elections on Friday. In total, Ritenauer spent $45,029 on his winning campaign, his campaign finance reports filed Friday and before the election showed. It was more Read More…

North Ridgeville gets $400,000 ‘Safe Routes to School’ grant from ODOT for sidewalks

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A number of years ago, the city applied for a grant to install sidewalks, signs and other safety features around city schools. The city’s application didn’t make the cut, but that wasn’t the end of it, according to Mayor David Gillock. “We’ve been working on this a long time,” Gillock said this Read More…

North Ridgeville Hallmark store to close at year’s end

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Nearly 35 years ago, Bob LeHoty was offered three potential locales for a Hallmark card store. Two sites were in Cuyahoga County. The third was the Rini Plaza shopping center along Center Ridge Road in North Ridgeville. He chose North Ridgeville and had a long run for a business that will close Read More…

Committee sends leash ordinance to North Ridgeville council

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Dogs would need to be leashed to prevent them from getting into trouble under a proposed amendment to an ordinance dogs and other animals. The proposed change, which must now go before City Council as a whole, was recommended by a 3-0 vote of Council’s Safety Committee during a brief committee meeting Read More…

Former county Judge Lynett McGough dies

ELYRIA — Former Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Lynett McGough died Sunday in Fort Myers, Fla., at the age of 72. Her husband, Larry McGough, said his wife of 38 years had suffered from lung disease in the years prior to her death, but she had remained active even after she retired in 2006 after Read More…

Time running out to be a Santa to a senior

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — No one should be forgotten during the holiday season. But while many holiday programs benefit children in the community, few remember an often-overlooked group: senior citizens. Many seniors will be alone during the holidays, perhaps their children have moved out of the area or maybe they don’t have children and their spouse Read More…

Woman claims self-defense in killing of daughter dumped in North Ridgeville field

ELYRIA — Lawyers for a Lakewood woman accused of killing her daughter and dumping her body in a North Ridgeville field are claiming that Janet Tyburski was the victim of abuse and acted in self defense, according to court documents filed in the case. “She thought she was at risk,” defense attorney Nick Hanek said Read More…

North Ridgeville resolves slight case of the humbugs

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For the past 17 years, Bob Mangan has invested weeks of his time each year to assemble the sprawling Christmas lighting display for which his home and front yard are known each holiday season. And while he clearly has lots of fans, judging from those walking or driving past the Cambridge Drive Read More…

North Ridgeville Planning Commission approves church expansion

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Harvest Ridge Church has received approval from the city Planning Commission for the largest expansion and remodeling project in the church’s history. The estimated $2.5 million to $3 million project will see construction of a 15,000-square-foot addition to be built in front of the existing 15,000-square-foot church building at 35600 Lorain Read More…

Motorcyclist breaks leg in crash

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A motorcyclist broke his left leg when a firefighter said he collided with a car pulling out of a driveway by the intersection of Case Road and Avalon Drive, about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Fire Lt. Ron Schuler said the 62-year-old motorcyclist, whom he didn’t identify, was northbound when he struck the Chevrolet SUV Read More…