May 1, 2016

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North Ridgeville neighborhood may get break from flood insurance

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents of a neighborhood that experienced some of the city’s worst flooding may be freed from having to pay for flood insurance. The city is contracting with Bramhall Engineering and Surveying Co. Inc. in Avon to perform aerial mapping of the Gina-Pitts neighborhood off Center Ridge Road near the Rini Plaza Shopping Read More…

Iconic Hazel’s Restaurant reopens

ELYRIA — After more than a month of closed doors, Hazel’s Family Restaurant is ready to reopen 6 a.m. Monday, and restaurateur Rita Higgins said she can’t wait to get back to work. “I miss the customers,” Higgins said Thursday. “I’m going crazy without the work. All my help is coming back, too. We are Read More…

Sheffield Lake residents seek flooding relief

SHEFFIELD LAKE — More than a dozen homes flooded recently, leaving residents frustrated that more isn’t being done to tackle the problem. The basements of at least 15 homes on Holl, Belle, Tennyson and Oakwood avenues, Lake Road, Lakewood Beach and Roberts Street flooded early last week after a heavy rain that brought stormwater and Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, March 14

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Turkish airstrikes hit Kurdish rebels after suicide bombing The death toll in the bombing rises to at least 37, with 125 injured in the blast in the heart of Turkey’s capital, officials say. 2. Palestinian-American member of Read More…

Avon Lake hires engineering firm to update city’s stormwater plan, alleviate flooding

AVON LAKE — City Council approved Monday moving forward with a contract that represents the first steps in dealing with flooding of central neighborhoods that has occurred after heavy rain. Severe storms at the end of June caused several streets and basements in neighborhoods east and west of state Route 83 to flood. Legislation approved Read More…

North Ridgeville state of the city: ‘Really busy, but it’s all good’ says Gillock

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Minutes after he delivered his 13th State of the City address, Mayor David Gillock told reporters that 2016 looms as the busiest and among the most-exciting years he has experienced since taking office. “We’ve had projects that have taken years to come about, but they are finally coming to fruition,” Gillock said Read More…

Drought, torrential rains are making Californians rethink storm drains

SAN DIEGO — Much of the torrential rain that fell on Southern California this week flowed right into the ocean, just like it did before the state’s epic drought. That seemed like a good idea for many years, as storm drains provided a crucial defense against flooding. But with California entering what may be a Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, Jan. 4

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Saudi, Iran tensions remain high in wake of cleric’s execution Saudi Arabia cuts diplomatic ties with Tehran following attacks on the kingdom’s embassy and consulate in the Islamic Republic over the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric. Read More…

Floods recede in Missouri, Illinois, but concerns remain in Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee

KINCAID, Ill. — Sharon Stivers mustered a smile as a visitor walked into her muddy yard. “Welcome to my flood sale,” Stivers joked, nodding to a tall stack of water-soaked furniture, appliances and belongings pulled from her home and piled high by the road in the flat central Illinois town of Kincaid. “You can have Read More…

Levees in Illinois, Missouri monitored for flooding

ST. LOUIS — Federal officials were monitoring 19 vulnerable levees on the rising Mississippi River and its tributaries, warning that hundreds of homes in Illinois and Missouri could be threatened by a rare winter flood that already forced the partial closure of interstate highways and widespread evacuations. As the swollen rivers and streams pushed to Read More…