May 28, 2016

Elyria
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School springing up

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A run of unusually warm weather has proved a boon for construction laborers whose daily efforts are giving shape to the school district’s new $58.1 million middle school. School officials sat down to discuss progress of the huge project Thursday with Icon of Cleveland, a firm that specializes in school construction, and Read More…

Fed could raise rates after Labor Department says 211,000 jobs added in November

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy generated another month of solid hiring in November, making it highly likely the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates from record lows later this month. The Labor Department said Friday employers added 211,000 jobs last month, led by big gains in construction and retail. Hiring was revised higher in October Read More…

Avon enjoying revenue avalanche

AVON — Thanks to widespread commercial development, city coffers are being bolstered with increased income tax revenue that is expected to continue rising in the coming years. The city recently was able to transfer $800,000 into its general fund thanks to 2015 tax collections that are up 6 percent from 2014’s tally at the same Read More…

Accidents cause delays on Interstate 90, Route 2

ELYRIA — Three accidents have been cleared in the construction zone on State Route 2 but one is still being worked on. According to the Elyria post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a five-car crash and two two-car crashes in the construction zone between Middle Ridge Road and State Route 57 tied up eastbound traffic, but Read More…

Oberlin parking is about to get scarcer

OBERLIN — When parking is at a premium, as is the case in downtown Oberlin, losing just one parking spot is cause for alarm. But the new hotel and convention center project that will replace the Oberlin Inn could result in the loss of up to eight or more parking spaces along College Street. That Read More…

Middle Avenue project two weeks behind

ELYRIA — The Middle Avenue reconstruction continues to cause disruptions for drivers who traverse the main thoroughfare. City officials announced Tuesday that the Third Street and Middle Avenue intersection will close to traffic 7 a.m. Thursday to an undetermined time Monday to allow crews to work on the stamped concrete crosswalks. City Engineer Tim Ujvari Read More…

15 homes being built on Elyria, North Ridgeville border

ELYRIA — Fifteen new homes are being built in an unfinished subdivision that skirts the Elyria and North Ridgeville line. The new ranch-style cluster homes will be built in the Fieldstone Lakes development off Bender Road just north of Chestnut Ridge Road that was first approved in 2004. Since that time, William Thomas Homes Inc. Read More…

West Shoreway construction getting under way

CLEVELAND — Work on a Cleveland lakefront highway is scheduled to get underway this week with lane closures and lower speed limits. The work beginning Monday on the West Shoreway marks the final phase of a $95 million project to connect neighborhoods on Cleveland’s west side with Lake Erie. Speed limits in both directions will Read More…

With Route 57 project, alternate routes needed to get to cancer center

ELYRIA — Patients heading to the Mercy Cancer Center will encounter construction obstacles on their way to the Schadden Road facility. State Route 57 is under construction, and those heading to the center for treatment might want to consider alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion. Schadden Road is only accessible via Route 57, but those Read More…

Avon proposing stricter regulation of development after flooding

AVON — More than a year after a storm flooded the southeastern end of Avon, the city is proposing stricter ordinances governing development in the area. City Council has approved several construction moratoriums in the area, the most recent of which is soon set to expire, since the flooding. The city has also prevented developer Read More…