February 10, 2016

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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

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North Ridgeville Mayor David Gillock gives the state of the city address Thursday.

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

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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…

After storms sweep through, rare winter flooding on Mississippi River

ST. LOUIS — Warm and wet weather over the last several weeks followed by storms that brought a deluge of rain in recent days have produced a severe threat of flooding along the Mississippi River, where water could reach record high levels soon in some places. The winter flooding is unusual and could portend even Read More…

Avon expects to pay $2M to acquire land for park

AVON — The city is poising itself for the purchase of land over which it has wrangled with a developer for more than a year and a half. City Council is considering the issuance of $2 million worth of bond anticipation notes to buy land along Riegelsberger and Schwartz roads owned by developer Matt Garland. Read More…

ELECTION 2015: Incumbent Mayor Gillock faces Murray in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — North Ridgeville has steadily grown to become Lorain County’s third-biggest city, with a population hovering around 30,000 spread over 25 square miles. That growth translates to more tax revenue from new homes and businesses as well as greater headaches in the form of flooded streets and homes, traffic congestion and deteriorated roads. Read More…

North Ridgeville solves piece of flooding problem

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — One small piece of a long-term plan to ease flooding woes throughout the city has been completed in a neighborhood whose residents have contended with some of the city’s worst flooding. City crews recently finished work that began during the summer to add 18 inches to the top of what is known Read More…