August 30, 2015

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North Ridgeville, ODOT reach agreement on Center Ridge widening

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city has agreed to cooperate with the Ohio Department of Transportation on the $55.6 million widening and improvement of Center Ridge Road. City Council approved an ordinance Monday night that officially constitutes its intent to work with ODOT to improve a 2.3-mile stretch of the road from Lear-Nagle Road to Stoney Ridge Read More…

Aut-O-Rama drive-in going ‘Back to the Future’ for Retro Tuesdays

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — “Jurassic World” just ripped apart box office records this past weekend, grossing more than half a billion dollars worldwide. It’s a given that the blockbuster movies are going to dominate movie-goers dollars and media coverage every summer, but the Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive-In knows it’s a kick to see box office champs from Read More…

North Ridgeville approves softball training facility

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City Council members approved legislation Monday night to sell city-owned land for a women’s fast-pitch softball training center, calling the plan another example of economic benefits generated by Victory Sports Park. Council also said yes to an ordinance authorizing the project by amending a long-term lease agreement with the realty company developing Read More…

North Ridgeville reaps rewards of rising recycling rates

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city has again received one of the county’s biggest recycling grants from the Lorain County Solid Waste Management District. The $50,601 grant will be put to a variety of uses ranging from the purchase of new trash barrels and plastic lumber tables for city parks to recycled paper for city departments Read More…

Summertime is mean season for mail carriers

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Mail carrier Sean Justice had already had several close encounters with threatening dogs this spring, before a dog ran out an open side door and bit his leg while on his Elyria route May 15. “I had enough time to turn my body to the right and grab my spray and yell ‘No!’ before it Read More…

North Ridgeville council, resident look to clear up cluster confusion

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A planned housing development calling for a mix of single-family and cluster-style housing has led one longtime resident to ask City Council to reject a pending amendment to residential lot size regulations that would allow smaller lots for cluster housing. The city’s current legislation governing lot sizes requires a minimum 60 feet Read More…

Paintball competitors take aim at inaugural event

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For the trio of Colorado men pulling on camouflage pants and padded jerseys Friday behind an SUV among hundreds of vehicles parked at Victory Sports Park, the long road trip was all about competition. “This is the biggest and baddest,” Corwin Sheahen, 25, of Denver, said of the inaugural three-day NXL Great Read More…

Construction to start July 1 on new North Ridgeville school/stadium complex

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — School officials are looking to start construction July 1 on the city’s nearly $60 million new school and sports stadium complex. That date has been penciled in for some time, according to William Greene, assistant superintendent for North Ridgeville Schools, despite a bump in the road caused by having to select a Read More…

Retired firefighter criticizes North Ridgeville council over memorial plaque

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A retired firefighter came before City Council on Monday night to again press for a plaque honoring an Elyria firefighter who died helping victims of a 1963 North Ridgeville car crash to be restored to the city’s fire museum. Gene Kleinholz brought the issue up during Council’s closing public comment session, saying Read More…

Correction

A story Thursday incorrectly stated the brother of retired North Ridgeville Firefighter Gene Kleinholz died nine years before the death of ambulance driver Maynard Hintz in 1963. Frank Kleinholz died in a Root Road accident nine months before Hintz.