July 1, 2016

Elyria
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Amherst police investigating rape allegation at local motel

AMHERST — Police are investigating a reported rape of a North Ridgeville teen at a local motel over the weekend. According to a police report, the assault occurred Saturday at the Motel 6, 704 N. Leavitt Road, in Amherst. Amherst police received a call from North Ridgeville police Sunday to inform them that a woman Read More…

Not so fast: ODOT says change in Lear-Nagle speed limit hasn’t taken effect yet

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A few weeks ago, the city put up new 25-mph signs along Lear-Nagle Road to alert drivers to the lowered speed limit in effect during the road’s expansion to three lanes between Center Ridge and Lorain roads. Local officials have learned that they acted prematurely. Ohio Department of Transportation officials have notified Read More…

North Ridgeville man charged after four-month child porn investigation

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A four-month investigation into a 34-year-old North Ridgeville man suspected of downloading and sharing files containing pornographic images of children has led to charges. Michael J. Lindegarde, 34, is charged with one count of felony pandering obscenity involving a minor, and one count of felony possession of criminal tools, according to police Read More…

North Ridgeville council approves financing of Jaycox Road reconstruction

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Drivers should be able to tool along a rebuilt Jaycox Road by fall. City Council approved legislation to finance the second and final phase of reconstructing a 400-foot stretch from Drake Street north to Mills Road. “The road is in dire need of repairs,” Mayor David Gillock said prior to Council voting Read More…

North Ridgeville council OKs new cell phone tower

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A new cell phone tower got the go-ahead from City Council this week. Council voted unanimously to allow construction of an 180-foot cell service tower near ballfields at the city’s Shady Drive Baseball Complex off Sugar Ridge Road. Councilman Robert Chapek, D-4th Ward, was absent from the meeting. The tower will be Read More…

North Ridgeville council takes steps to regulate food trucks

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Food trucks have yet to make regular appearances in town, but local officials want to get the word out that they’re welcome as long as they meet local standards. Legislation was introduced during Monday’s City Council meeting by Councilwoman Bernadine Butkowski, R-at large, to regulate and license the vehicles. The ordinance was Read More…

Riddell has outgrown facility in Elyria; business considering options

ELYRIA — Bendix Commercial Vehicle System is leaving Elyria. Could Riddell be next? For more than a year, Mayor Holly Brinda has been working behind the scenes to keep the major employer in the city. Riddell’s Elyria plant is the company’s largest facility, serving as its on-field helmet and shoulder pad, and athletic equipment reconditioning Read More…

Lorain County population grows 1.3 percent since 2010

Brad Dicken, Elizabeth Dobbins and David Knox | The Chronicle-Telegram Cuyahoga County is bleeding population, even as most of the counties ringing it, including Lorain and Medina counties, experience growth, according to data made public this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau reports that Cuyahoga County’s population has dropped by 24,188 residents since Read More…

Speed limit lowered on Lear-Nagle Road for project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Drivers may be doing a double-take this week as they travel Lear-Nagle Road. That’s because the city has opted to lower the speed limit from 35 mph to 25 mph between Center Ridge and Lorain roads while construction crews begin the $12.7 million widening of the road from two to three lanes. Read More…

North Ridgeville superintendent details transitions in state of the schools address

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The face and nature of education will undergo big changes over the next few years as the North Ridgeville school district goes through its biggest transformation. That message was at the heart of Superintendent Jim Powell’s State of the Schools address Thursday at the North Ridgeville Education Center. The presentation accompanying Powell’s Read More…