North Ridgeville News

Tragedy seemed to follow mystery woman found dead in snow pile

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick

It started when a businessman found the body of a partially clothed 26-year-old woman in a snow bank on Victory Lane in March of 2015.

It ended at a table in the living room of a Lakewood home where Janet Tyburski ended up confessing to the murder of her 26-year-old daughter, Rachele.

After confessing, North Ridgeville police detective Adam West asked how Janet felt …Read More

Gillock uses leverage to get burger giant to clean up eyesore

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick

The former Burger King on Center Ridge Road which had become an eyesore over the years received a cleanup last week.

Workers tidied up the outside of the building and trimmed trees on the property of the former fast food location, which hasn’t served up fries and burgers for years.

The cleanup came courtesy of a political power play of sorts executed by the …Read More

Union angered over starting pay for teachers in district’s new STEM school

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

By Michael Fitzpatrick

The North Ridgeville Board of Education and the North Ridgeville Education Association, the union representing the district’s teachers, continue their stalemate in negotiating a new contract for the teachers.

The teachers want more money, including better starting pay, and say the district is losing its good young teachers to other districts after paying to train them because they leave for better money.

The board is claiming …Read More

Hard-nosed two-way football player to enter Avon Lake Sports Hall of Fame

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Avon Lake

By Michael Fitzpatrick

A hard-nosed running back who won conference MVP honors and went on to a 30-plus year career in education will enter the Avon Lake Sports Hall of Fame next month.

Gary Wetherill, a 1967 graduate, earned three varsity football letters, was co-captain and won a slew of postseason awards, including the Southwestern Conference Running Back of the Year for 1966, as …Read More

Mease signs letter of intent to continue softball career at Tiffin

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick

The North Ridgeville softball program hasn’t won many games in recent seasons, but it has produced one of the top players in the area.

Her stats say so, and so do all the postseason honors. But so did what happened last week inside the auxiliary gym at the high school. There, at a long table, Addison Mease signed her letter of intent to …Read More