Archive for August 3rd, 2017

These cops are guilty of “excessive kindness”

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Opinion Column
By Michele Murphy

It’s called Operation Open Heart, a nonprofit founded by Ohio State Trooper David Harper to connect police officers to young boys who, through no fault of their own, are in the child welfare system. Harper knew exactly how that felt because he was an orphan. Fifty-five years later, it still thrives, run by cops and fighter/paramedics who donate their time to a …Read More

Sheffield driveway ordinance adopted, new Shoreway businesses in the works

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017


SHEFFIELD LAKE – Nearly a year after the Planning Commission recommended that City Council mandate concrete driveways, a revised ordinance that mandates concrete driveways for new construction and that grandfathers existing gravel driveways and driveway extensions was approved at Council’s July 25 meeting. The “substitute ordinance,” about a third the length of the original proposal after it was revised at Council’s July 18 …Read More

North Ridgeville High School announces new administrators

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – North Ridgeville High School Principal Thomas Szendrey, the North Ridgeville Board of Education and district leadership recently announced updates to the high school administrative team. Here are updates to staffing:

Brad Jarrett, assistant principal
• Jarrett, a 2002 North Ridgeville High School graduate, served as assistant principal of North Ridgeville Middle School during the 2016-17 academic year. Prior to 2016, Jarrett was a special …Read More

Area kids get special treatment from big-hearted cops and firefighters

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017



“This is the best thing ever!” declared 10-year old Dylan.

He is referring to a week-long overnight camp sponsored by Operation Open Heart for nearly 50 boys ages 6 to 14 who, through no fault of their own, have open cases with Lorain County Children’s Services.

Now in its 55th year, Operation Open Heart was founded by Ohio State Highway Patrolman David Harper, who was …Read More

State Senator spends summer break visiting constituents

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Press Profile
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series profiling State Senator Gayle Manning. Manning’s 13th Ohio Senate District encompases both Lorain and Huron counties. Last week, we talked with the senator, who grew up and attended school in Sheffield Village and raised her family her, including Ohio State Rep. Nathan Manning in North Ridgeville. This week, we hit the road with the …Read More