New legislation reduces deer damage permit fee

The North Royalton City Council unanimously adopted legislation at their March 3 meeting which will cut the Municipal Deer Damage Control Permit fee in half. Previously, the fee was $150 and thought by many to be too high, prohibiting hunters to participate in the program. As in previous years, Police Chief Ken Bilinovich gave City Council an update on the 2019 deer season statistics at the January meeting of the Council Safety Committee. At that time, Ward 4 Councilman Jeremy Dietrich stated that he thought the cost of the hunting permit should be reduced. “They are doing a favor for t ....

Mar 10, 2020

Council passes 2020 $44 million budget

The North Royalton City Council adopted the city’s 2020 budget at their March 3 meeting. Although Council has until March 31 to adopt the city’s budget, City Council has, in the past few years, adopted it before year’s end. This year, however, since there is a new Mayor and a new Council President and most City Council members, it was pushed into 2020, so all the new members could discuss and decide. “It’s the first time Council did it on this timetable,” said Council President Paul Marnecheck. The measure was unanimously adopted. The 2020 budget has a total of just over $43,9 ....

Mar 10, 2020

City to join State in Stake Against Opioid Lawsuit

City Council unanimously adopted legislation at its March 3 meeting that would join the State of Ohio to seek restitution for the opioid problem. The legislation states the city, state “and its communities have been significantly harmed by misfeasance, nonfeasance and malfeasance committed by certain entities within the Opioid Pharmaceutical Supply Chain; and the State of Ohio, through its Attorney General, and certain Local Governments, through their elected representatives and counsel, are separately engaged in litigation seeking to hold Opioid Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Participants a ....

Mar 10, 2020

Closing of Carrie Cerino’s is a shock for city, neighboring suburbs

It’s been nearly a month since one of North Royalton’s oldest and most treasured family-owned restaurants closed its doors, and the community is still adjusting to the change. Carrie Cerino’s Ristorante & Party Center, a long-cherished Italian eatery, nightclub and banquet center located on Ridge Road, unexpectedly shuttered Feb. 18 without any warning, other than a post on its Facebook page Feb. 19 that stated: “After sharing in the memories of many family events for over 57 years, Carrie Cerino’s Ristorante & Party Center will be closed effective February 18, 2020. Unfortunately ....

Mar 10, 2020

NR City Schools’ Bus Driver Bruce Abbott Named Ohio Bus Driver of the Year

Bruce Abbott, a bus driver for North Royalton City Schools, has been named the Ohio Bus Driver of the Year. The George Sontag Jr. Ohio Bus Driver of the Year Award recognizes bus drivers who exhibit outstanding leadership and professional conduct in the school transportation field, both in the district they represent as well as in the State of Ohio. “We are very proud of Bruce and congratulate him on this honor,” said Superintendent Greg Gurka, North Royalton City Schools. “He is a wonderful representation of all the outstanding people who work in our transportation department.” Bru ....

Mar 10, 2020