North Ridgeville News

North Ridgeville Chamber honors local businesses

Friday, July 14th, 2017

The North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce recognized several area businesses at their annual Business of the Year luncheon held recently at Tom’s Country Place in Avon.

The Business of the Year Award was presented to Xtreme Performance. Xtreme Performance is a family-owned and operated business specializing in an array of services for cars and trucks. They have been in business in North Ridgeville for ten years. …Read More

Engineering costs for filtration at wastewater plant raise eyebrows

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

By Michael Fitzpatrick

At least one council member got a little sticker shock when she saw the price the city would pay for the design and engineering for a new filtration system at the French Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Councilwoman Roseanne Johnson is the one who questioned the $450,000 Mayor Dave Gillock requested via an ordinance to pay Burgess and Nipple for the engineering of the effluent filtration …Read More

Couple’s 50-year marriage is golden adventure

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

By Michael Fitzpatrick

Then and Now – Bernadine and John Butkowski celebrate 50 years of marriage.

Nip a problem in the bud.

That’s the key to a long and happy marriage, according to North Ridgeville councilwoman, lifetime resident and now a partner in a 50-year pact of matrimony, Bernadine Butkowski.

She and her husband John celebrated their Golden Anniversary last weekend with a small …Read More

Repercussions possible over rabbit killing

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

By Michael Fitzpatrick

A North Ridgeville council member who worked in law enforcement for 25 years said he wants more information about Barry Accorti’s behavior during a call last week in which the former North Ridgeville Animal Control officer allegedly euthanized five rabbits by hitting their heads on his city-owned truck after being dispatched to remove the animals.

Police Chief Mike Freeman fired Accorti, a former SWAT …Read More

Students win prestigious awards at young writer/illustrator event

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017


By Michael Fitzpatrick

Leah Vaughn, a third grader at Wilcox Elementary, won Best in Show for writing in her grade level for the book “The Amazing World of Jonathan J. Jonathan” at last week’s 2017 Lorain County Young Authors contest. Vaughn is pictured with New York Times bestselling author Ridley Pearson.

A pair of North Ridgeville elementary school students pulled in a pair of prestigious awards …Read More