May 31, 2016

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VIDEO: North Ridgeville police seek robbery suspect

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are asking for help to locate and identify a woman who held up a female driver at gunpoint at a gas station. The armed robbery occurred just before 7 a.m. Friday at the BP station at Lorain and Lear-Nagle roads when a woman believed to be on her way to work Read More…

N. Ridgeville superintendent outlines plan for upgrades

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After years marked by staff and money cuts, the North Ridgeville school district is embarking on a multifaceted series of changes that will create a high-tech alternative school, relocate elementary students and see a $1.4 million renovation to the Education Center to house pre-K and kindergarten pupils. All of these changes and Read More…

Another church theft — this one in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For the second time in less than a week, thieves broke into an area church and stole money. The latest theft occurred at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Center Ridge Road, where someone smashed through the window in a rear sub-basement level door leading to a large room outside the Read More…

Federal judge, and North Ridgeville resident, retires

U.S. Magistrate Judge Greg White doesn’t know exactly what he’ll do next, but he does have at least one definite plan once he retires. “I do want to reduce the walleye population,” White, 66, said with a laugh Wednesday, a day before he steps down after eight years on the bench. White, who served for Read More…

Police: No abduction of a child in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – A sharp-eyed boy reported what he believed to be a possible abduction of young girl Wednesday afternoon that police later determined was an innocent episode involving a petite adult. The report prompted police to initiate an investigation and an auto call by officials from North Ridgeville Schools to parents. “We’re not faulting Read More…

Police: Girl may have been abducted

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police have issued a “be on the look out” for a white, full-sized van, last seen at the intersection of Ridge Plaza and Center Ridge roads. According to the North Ridgeville police, an 11-year-old saw a 12-year-old girl being pulled into the van, which features the word “Elite” in blue and red Read More…

Manning named Senate majority whip

COLUMBUS — Lorain County’s state senator is taking on a new leadership role in the General Assembly this year as the Senate’s majority whip. “A lot of members thought I’d be a good fit,” state Sen. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville, said. “I see both sides of many arguments. Since my district is set up the Read More…

Police: Suicidal woman walks away from train collision with broken arm

  NORTH RIDGEVILLE – A woman who told police she was attempting to take her own life early Tuesday walked away from a collision with a train with an arm fracture and other minor injuries. “She was very lucky,” Fire Chief John Reese said of the 2 a.m. incident in which a 53-year-old woman walked Read More…

Woman injured after being hit by a train

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A woman was injured after running in front of a train at the Maddock Road crossing around 2 a.m. this morning. Police Capt. Marti Garrow said the conductor of a westbound Norfolk Southern train called police after seeing a car parked at the crossing and a woman standing there. The woman then Read More…

Ikea rep: County a bit too far west for NE Ohio store

ELYRIA — Now that Ikea has backed out of potentially developing a location in Brooklyn, politicians and economic development officials from across the region, including Lorain County, are making their pitch to the Swedish furniture retailer. “We would welcome Ikea into Lorain,” Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer said. “We have sites near the interstate as well Read More…