North Ridgeville News

Police looking for Jaycox Road man last seen in mid-April

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

 

By Michael Fitzpatrick

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Police are looking for a Jaycox Road resident who hasn’t been seen since mid-April.

Harold Litten Jr., 60, was last seen April 17 working in his yard by a neighbor. He failed to show up at work in Shaker Heights the next day, according to police, and his van was later recovered on Cleveland’s near West Side, the police department’s second district, …Read More

North Ridgeville students learn about opioid addiction crisis

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

 

By Michael Fitzpatrick

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Grieving grandparents, the girl who turned to prostitution to feed a drug habit, the cop who tracks down the dealers, the man who saves those who have OD’d, and a county health care worker.

They all play a role in the destructive and depressing drama unfolding in our nation that is the opiod addiction crisis. According to the Centers for Disease …Read More

Never too early to start working on that green thumb

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

By Michael Fitzpatrick

Youngsters received a head start on becoming green thumbs last week, courtesy of their public library.

The children learned the bare-bones basics of plant life, gardening, and received a crash course on plant identification during the hourlong program “Gardening for Kids” hosted by librarian Kim Bacisin, herself an admitted gardening enthusiast.

“We teach them how plants reproduce, what foods you get from certain plants,” Bacisin …Read More

Talk of North Ridgeville teacher strike surfaces

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

By Michael Fitzpatrick

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Teachers in North Ridgeville recently took another step toward striking as they voted to approve its negotiating team authorization to issue a 10-day notice to strike.

The teachers have been without a new contract since their old one expired in June of 2016, and talks about a new contract stalled earlier this spring and are at an impasse. The union has …Read More

North Ridgeville Council on track to ban growth, sale of medical marijuana in city

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

By Michael Fitzpatrick

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – City Council will likely vote to ban medical marijuana businesses from opening in the city, even though the state has made it legal to sell or grow medically prescribed pot.

During a council committee-of-the-whole meeting recently, members voted 4-2 to recommend that council create legislation to ban the sale and cultivation of medical marijuana in the city. Those supporting the ban …Read More