August 27, 2014

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French Creek adjusts plant to save $145,000 per year

The bio digester tank, left, and another tank are seen Feb. 14, 2012, on the grounds of the French Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

SHEFFIELD — French Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is “fine-tuning” its equipment — a move North Ridgeville’s Safety Service Director said will save money. Safety Service Director Jeff Armbruster said approximately $145,000 annually could be saved by taking two digesters out of service. Changes will be made to the treatment plant’s centrifuge and the way sludge, Read More…

High school track: AuBree LaForce leads way as Vermilion girls defend title at own invite

VERMILION — Last year was great. This year was better. A year ago, the Vermilion girls won their annual track and field invitational for the first time. Friday, even without the services of their graduated star Emily Cunningham, the Sailors made it two in a row. Dominating the event from the get-go and buoyed by Read More…

Abbe Road to close in Sheffield for bridge replacement

SHEFFIELD — State Route 301 — also known as Abbe Road — will close Monday at the bridge that goes over Interstate 90 as part of a replacement project. The closing will allow work on an Ohio Department of Transportation $3.1 million bridge replacement project by Mosser Construction Inc. of Fremont. Traffic will be detoured Read More…

Baseball: ’Cats handle the cold, Cards

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SHEFFIELD — Keystone’s Kendle Stiner came up big at the plate and on the mound Wednesday. Stiner’s two-out, two-run single in the top of the first gave the Wildcats the early lead, and he responded with six innings of three-hit, shutout baseball as Keystone downed Brookside 6-3 in Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division play. While Read More…

High school track and field: North Ridgeville boys start strong, win Howe Invitational

HENRIETTA TWP. — It’s early in the high school track season, but the North Ridgeville boys are already in midseason form. Sophomore Jonah Bowden won the shot put and finished second in the discus, while also anchoring a second-place relay as the Rangers took first place at the Nelson Howe Invitational at Firelands High School. Read More…

Elderly Sheffield woman has adopted new dog but is holding out hope Megan will be found

SHEFFIELD — An elderly Sheffield woman whose beloved pet ran away several months ago is attempting to move on but not giving up hope she’ll find her prized dog. Marge Brown, 87, said today that she’s adopted a 5-year-old Yorkie offered to her from a breeder in western Ohio. She’s had Gabby for about 3 Read More…

Lanes to be added near oft-jammed sections of Abbe Road

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SHEFFIELD — Abbe Road is going to get a facelift this summer, and traveling it won’t be fun until it’s done. In Sheffield, a $3.2 million widening of Abbe Road southbound from four to six lanes in an area extending from Detroit Road to Hoag Drive at the main entrance to Cobblestone Square will take Read More…

Northeastern municipalities tout growth

From left, Linda Hamann, president of the North Coast Chamber of Commerce; Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka; Avon Mayor Jim Smith; and Sheffield Mayor John Hunter pose Wednesday at the Mayors Luncheon in Avon. (CT photo by Steve Fogarty.)

AVON — Four mayors each touted their respective community’s economic achievements while putting positive spins on each city’s future at the annual Mayors Luncheonon Wednesday at Tom’s Country Place. The audience heard similar reports, banter and jokes from mayors of Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield and Sheffield Lake, but it was Avon Mayor Jim Smith who Read More…

Sheffield Council OKs tax exemption

SHEFFIELD — A tax exemption approved by Village Council members at their Monday meeting increases taxes the village will receive if 150 lots off Colorado Avenue are developed. Council members Jean Ackerman, Matthew Bliss, Robert Markovich and Carolyn White voted yes. Councilman Walter Min was absent. The ordinance involves Tax Increment Financing in which property Read More…

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