August 1, 2014

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H.S. Football: North Olmsted rallies past North Ridgeville in battle of unbeatens

DeMario McCall sprints through for a touchdown early in the second quarter at North Ridgeville High School. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Rangers were a quarter from improving to 3-0. But North Olmsted had its own perfect record to protect, and North Ridgeville saved its worst mistakes for the most inopportune times. The Eagles (3-0) scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns Friday to hand North Ridgeville its first loss, 35-28. North Ridgeville (2-1) was its Read More…

Suspect in North Ridgeville store break-in turns self in

NR Break In

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — One of two men being sought for a weekend break-in at a tire store has turned himself in to police. Jeffrey Pajer, 32, of Lorain, surrendered to police at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Police Lt. Greg Petek. Pajer was charged with one count of breaking and entering for the Sept. Read More…

North Ridgeville’s DeMario McCall definitely something special

McCall

In 39 years of coaching, North Ridgeville’s Jeff Riesen had never had a freshman on any of his varsity teams. Not at North Ridgeville, not at Amherst, not at Elyria and not at Avon Lake. Until last season. That’s when Riesen, while watching a freshman scrimmage, saw a player that made him change his mind. Read More…

North Ridgeville police seek suspects in break-in

Thieves

North Ridgeville police are looking for two men who broke into a service station Saturday. Police say the two males broke into A&C Tire service station, 39745 Center Ridge Road, at about 3 a.m. Saturday. Lt. Greg Petek said the men stole alcohol and Black and Mild cigarettes from the store, but no money was taken. Read More…

North Ridgeville schools consider lockdown alternative

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Schools have long used lockdowns as a primary means of protecting children against an armed intruder. And while those measures have worked to save lives during horrific episodes of shootings inside school buildings, some districts have traded in the defensive lockdown for a more proactive and controversial means of protection known as Read More…

Citizen committee formed to reduce feral cat problems

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Knowing problems with feral animals aren’t going away, the city is forming a citizen’s advisory committee to help determine local measures residents can take to reduce wild cats and other creatures. Making such efforts effective will require “a lot of volunteers and grassroots stuff,” Friendship APL director Greg Willey said. “How the Read More…

Thieves hit 20 unlocked cars overnight

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Police are urging residents of the city’s large Waterbury subdivision to be extra cautious and lock their vehicles after items were taken from more than 20 cars and trucks overnight Sunday. Every vehicle that was entered by thieves was unlocked, according to Police Capt. Marti Garrow. [pullquote]“We rarely make it a week Read More…

Duo tries to hot-wire own car, calls for tow after stealing from vehicles

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – A pair of men suspected of up to a dozen vehicle break-ins might have gotten away with it had they not lost their own car keys, police said. Police arrested Ryan Casper, 21, of Lorain, and Andrew Krugman, 21, of Elyria, shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday when a Clear Creek Drive resident Read More…

North Ridgeville to continue trash pickup with Republic Services

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — More than 11,000 households will continue to have their trash and recyclables picked up by Republic Services for the next five years under terms of a pending contract extension. The contract extension, which City Council will consider next week, calls for an extension of an original contract dating to 2009 when the Read More…

Coroner: Substance, medical problems possible in North Ridgeville fatal crash

Emergency personnel work the scene Monday night of a fatal crash on Avon-Belden Road in North Ridgeville.  KRISTIN BAUER

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – A man who died Monday night after driving his SUV through a field and striking a tree may have had a medical problem or been impaired by alcohol or drugs. Brian Rummel, 49, of North Ridgeville, was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple injuries of the head, chest and neck, according Read More…