July 1, 2016

Elyria
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Team Lorain County helped Riddell find new site

ELYRIA — Riddell’s decision to move from its longtime home in Elyria to an as-yet unconstructed new facility in North Ridgeville has Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda pushing again for an anti-poaching compact among the cities and villages of Lorain County. The need for such an agreement was driven home to her, Brinda said, when she Read More…

North Ridgeville mayor: Riddell liked property ‘from day one’

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Mayor David Gillock said a nationwide real estate firm approached the city late last year about the possibility of moving a manufacturing plant to the site of the former North Ridgeville shopping complex on Center Ridge Road. The company, not identified initially, was Riddell, which confirmed Tuesday it would relocate from its Read More…

Riddell move from Elyria is confirmed

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Another Lorain County neighbor will soon become home to a longstanding Elyria business. On Tuesday, a day after a hefty property transfer became public in the Lorain County auditor’s office, Riddell confirmed it is moving to North Ridgeville — just two miles down the road from its Elyria facility. The move has Read More…

North Ridgeville approves zoning for big project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city has moved closer to making a reality of the biggest job-producing venture to come to town in years. By a 7-0 vote, City Council quickly approved with no discussion the rezoning of 30-plus acres of land designated for a commercial venture that is strongly rumored to be a relocation of Read More…

The Morning Hit–5/11/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Medicinal marijuana in Ohio? The state of Ohio Read More…

North Ridgeville planners approve project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The largest job-producing business to come to the city in years got the green light Tuesday night from the Planning Commission, but the project remains unidentified. The commission approved a recommendation for the venture as a whole — rumored to be the relocation of the Riddell football helmet and equipment plant from Read More…

The Morning Hit–5/4/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Check out the Valravn! The Valravn is the Read More…

Is Riddell relocating to North Ridgeville?

The limited details released Monday about one of the biggest projects proposed for North Ridgeville in years seem to indicate that Riddell, a manufacturer of football helmets and equipment, is poised to move from Elyria to the former Ridgeview shopping center site. North Ridgeville City Council on Monday heard about an unnamed company wanting to 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…

Elyria police warn of string of catalytic converter thefts

ELYRIA — Police are warning residents to keep an eye on their vehicles while at work or shopping after numerous catalytic converters were stolen from several locations. Most recently, police received a report regarding theft of catalytic converters from four cars at Riddell, 669 Sugar Lane, which occurred Tuesday about noon. Elyria police Capt. Chris Read More…