North Ridgeville News

Seniors hear tales of WWII ‘Black Sheep’

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

By Michael Fitzpatrick

A member of the North Ridgeville VFW Post 9871 Color Guard participates in a flag retirement ceremony.

North Ridgeville seniors got a history lesson of sorts on a ragtag group of World War II fighter pilots and mechanics who helped defeat the Japanese and went on to have a TV series made about their efforts.

Rocky River resident and World War II historian Bob …Read More

North Ridgeville: Honoring Those Who Served

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Memorial Day is a time to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Activities in North Ridgeville include the annual parade, which starts at 9:45 a.m. from the parking lot at Marc’s on Center Ridge Road and then …Read More

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