July 1, 2015

Elyria
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New phase of Route 57 project means traffic tie-ups next week

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Drivers on state Route 57 will experience delays due to construction during the coming week. The existing Interstate 90 east ramp to Route 57 will close Monday and the I-90 eastbound exit ramp will open in its place, allowing cars to travel north or south onto 57. During this transition, Route 57 will be reduced Read More…

Abbe Road to restrict traffic starting Monday as turnpike bridge gets repaired

Starting Monday and continuing during the day for the next six weeks, traffic will be restricted on North Abbe Road under the Ohio Turnpike overpass near State Route 57, so expect delays. A southbound lane will close June 1 as Kokosing and a subcontractor do bridge restoration work, which is expected to take about three Read More…

Police identify Michigan man killed in Turnpike crash

Firefighters work at the scene of a crash Wednesday between a freight van and a tractor-trailer on the Ohio Turnpike. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA TWP — A 42-year-old Michigan man died after police said the freight van he was driving rear-ended an eastbound tractor-trailer on the Ohio Turnpike about 4:25 p.m. Wednesday. Brian Maki, of Houghton Lake, Mich., the driver of a Load One Transport and Logistics van from Holland, Mich., died at the scene, according to Sgt. Read More…

Michigan man dies in Turnpike crash

ELYRIA TWP. — A 42-year-old Michigan man died after police said the freight van he was driving collided with the rear of a stopped tractor-trailer eastbound on the Ohio Turnpike. The semitrailer was stopped due to a construction backup and was struck around 4:25 p.m., said Sgt. Frank Ramsey, of the Ohio Highway Patrol Milan Read More…

Semi flips on turnpike Thursday

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A flatbed semi-truck carrying rolls of steel flipped on the Ohio Turnpike (I-80) eastbound entrance from Route 57 recently. There was one victim — the driver of the semi — who was transported to the hospital because of back injuries, according to authorities. No other cars were involved. An Ohio State trooper on scene said Read More…

Car carrier catches fire on Ohio Turnpike

ELYRIA – A car carrier fire led to several damaged cars, according to the Berea post of the Ohio Turnpike Commission. At 7:32 a.m. Tuesday, the Elyria Fire Department responded to the blaze that occurred near the Elyria exit. According to the Ohio Turnpike, the fire started after a driver of the Rapid Transport vehicle Read More…

Turnpike crash injures two

Two people suffered what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries in a 4:30 p.m. crash on the Ohio Turnpike westbound lanes by the Elyria-North Ridgeville border. Both the female driver and her male passenger were conscious and alert after being cut from their wrecked station wagon by North Ridgeville firefighters about 5 p.m. The crash, Read More…