October 13, 2015


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…

UPDATED: Gas leak causes traffic snarl on Route 57 in Elyria


ELYRIA — Damage to a gas line near state Route 57 caused a leak, shut down a section of the road and forced a nearby cancer center to reschedule some of its patients Friday. The road was reopened with some delays about 1:15 p.m. The leak started about 11 a.m. Friday when construction crews working Read More…

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

57 construction

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…

Traffic headaches expected as Chester Road project begins

Chester Road

AVON — Work began this week on the Chester Road relocation project that is expected to cause construction-related traffic delays. City Council approved in March a $2.62 million bid to Kirtland-based Mr. Excavator for the project, which will align Chester Road with Recreation Lane. The project initially was slated to begin last summer, but city Read More…

Residents oppose Sheffield Village rezoning on Abbe Road

SHEFFIELD — Residents are upset that Village Council approved the rezoning of 60 acres along Abbe Road near Interstate 90 for a potential assisted-living center and condominium complex. The village Planning Commission initially approved the rezoning from industrial to residential and multi-family in January, but when the matter came before Council for a final vote Read More…

Route 611 bridge enhancement in Avon moving along

Vonstruction on state Route 611, in front of B.J.'s Wholesale, has been backing up traffic heading to and from I-90 in Avon. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON — Milling and resurfacing has begun on state Route 611 as part of a bridge enhancement project. Construction will take place on state Route 611 from Detroit Road to the intersection south of the Interstate 90 bridge near BJ’s Wholesale Club. The phase is projected to be completed by Sept. 9, according to a Read More…

Correction: Police misidentified driver in crash

Avon police say they misidentified one of the drivers involved in the fatal crash Wednesday that killed a construction worker on Interstate 90. Anthony J. Rose Jr., 50, of Brecksville, was driving the 2006 Jeep Liberty. See earlier story on the crash for more information.

Trooper: Stay home, if possible, until storm ends

As the winter storm pounded the area Tuesday, cars were slipping and sliding all over – and off – roads. “We’re seeing a lot of people spinning out and sliding off the road,” said Trooper Michael Adams of the Ohio Highway Patrol. The roads weren’t bad in the first few hours of the storm, he Read More…

Truck overturns on ramp to Route 2 eastbound

Ramp to Rt. 2 east should be closed for a while.

Steer clear of Route 57 near where it intersects with Route 2 and Interstate 90, if possible. A tractor-trailer overturned there a little after 4 p.m., and cleanup should take a while. For more on this story, see Tuesday’s edition of The Chronicle. Ramp to Rt. 2 east should be closed for a while after Read More…