Archive for April, 2016

Former Golden Kernel Award winner Kirkpatrick dies at 84

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick

Robert W. “Bob” Kirkpatrick, the founder of the North Ridgeville Fishing Club and a former winner of the North Ridgeville Corn Festival’s Golden Kernel Award, died on April 18. He was 84.

Kirkpatrick appeared to be in good health and good spirits on the Saturday night before his death when he attended the Rotary Club of North Ridgeville’s annual Spring Fling, according to …Read More

Local sensory processing program seeks to bring families together

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

“I didn’t know what to do,” Dan Ogilvy wrote, opening his latest blog post.

“I have worked with kids in some capacity since I was 16 years old. I could connect with children in the classroom, on the field, and in the gym. But there I was trying to wash him in the bathtub, an arm’s length away from our blue-eyed little boy …Read More

Keenan announces plans to resign from City Council

Friday, April 29th, 2016

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick
Let the search begin.

North Ridgeville’s City Council will soon be looking for a new member.

Less than six months after he won an election that allowed him to retain his seat as Ward I council member, Terrence Kennan announced at the end of the April 18 council meeting he will be resigning his seat because he is moving to Ward 3.

Keenan was originally …Read More

Local police face increased danger from unpredictable world

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

For an area police officer, a split second renders an ordinary day extraordinary, or terrifying. As an example, a Sheffield Village patrolman recalls a car chase that occurred when he was a rookie. To stop the suspect vehicle, he positioned his car to block escape. Instead, the car was rammed broadside and the suspect drove on. He got out to survey damage, before realizing the …Read More

Avon Lake officials await Elyria’s vote before moving forward with health district

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Elyria City Council is likely to vote Monday on whether or not to dissolve its own health department and join the Lorain County General Health District − a vote Avon Lake officials are eagerly awaiting.

If Elyria votes to become a part of the health district, Avon Lake can begin making preparations to do the same − regardless of whether City Council makes …Read More