North Ridgeville

North Ridgeville is a city located along the eastern border of Lorain County, Ohio, United States. A west side suburb of Cleveland, the city was the fastest-growing city in the entire Greater Cleveland area. Located 8 miles from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and 18 miles west of downtown Cleveland. It is the third-largest city in Lorain County, and the 50th most-populated city in Ohio.

The city is home to the North Ridgeville Corn Festival. The history started when the Bicentennial Committee for the City of North Ridgeville was formed in 1975 to celebrate the upcoming United States bicentennial in 1976. The first festival ran 6 hours and featured 13 booths around the North Ridgeville Middle School track. The proceeds were donated to the library to assist with the cost of relocating it from the old Lawson’s store area the Olde Town Hall building across the street. The next year, in 1976, in addition to celebrating the bicentennial, the festival was held in honor Harold Sweet, a sweet corn grower in North Ridgeville, for all that he did for the youth and citizens of the city. The proceeds from this festival were donated to purchase trees for the then new Bainbridge Extension along with 2 bicentennial flags for City Hall. The Bicentennial Committee was renamed the North Ridgeville Corn Festival Committee in 1977. In the June 2002 issue of Cleveland Magazine, the North Ridgeville Corn Festival was voted the best festival in Northeast Ohio.

The North Ridgeville City School District is managed by a directly-elected school board. The North Ridgeville City School District has been rated “Excellent” by the Ohio Deptment of Education. North Ridgeville High School was named Ohio Lottery School of the Year for 2009-2010, and 2012-2013.


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