Archive for September, 2017

Lessons from Vietnam offer advice for handling North Korea, Iran

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

By Michele Murphy

The Vietnam War is back in our living rooms now that PBS is airing a 10-part series developed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. You can catch the final two installments tonight and tomorrow.

I say back in our living rooms because Vietnam was the first war to reach a significant number of American TV viewers as more were able to purchase TVs and …Read More

North Ridgeville residents voice concerns about rezoning

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017



NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Mike Babet enjoys the sights and sounds around his home.

But he fears that the trees will be lost and the sounds will be cars and trucks if this area is rezoned as industrial property.

The 26 acres the city wants to rezone is directly across the street from his residence.

“This is a quiet residential neighborhood that will be ruined if industry …Read More

North Ridgeville seniors get up close to Cavs history

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017



NORTH RIDGEVILLE – “Let’s go Cavs! Let’s go Cavs! Let’s go Cavs!”

When you hear these words coming from Cleveland Cavaliers arena host, Ahmaad Crump, one is usually in a seat at The Q before a big game. This was not the case when he warmed up the crowd at the North Ridgeville Senior Center last Thursday. The venue may have been a little …Read More

Pathways forward in opioid fight are paved with data

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017


LORAIN COUNTY – We use data for almost everything we do: find the nearest gas station or café, view medical records or track crime statistics. This list is nearly endless.

So, why not use data to fight the opioid crisis?

The epidemic is currently killing an average of two Lorain County residents each week. In 2016, one in nine drug-related deaths in the nation occurred in Ohio, which …Read More

Winter group amps up to help homeless

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017


OLMSTED FALLS – The air cuts like razors on skin numb from the cold. It’s already hard to breathe, then the wind kicks up.

Most people can’t imagine spending one night outside in the winter, much less inescapable months of long, dark days and longer nights, heavier with the absence of warm sunlight.

In 2014, Mel Leeb, founder of Winter Warmth Mission, saw a video detailing how to …Read More