February 7, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
31°F
 

Work to begin soon on Route 83 bridge upgrade

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Orange barrel season is still a ways off, but motorists still will be inconvenienced for about four months as the state Route 83 overpass over the Ohio Turnpike undergoes a major upgrade, Turnpike officials and Kokosing Construction Co. Inc. both issued advisories this week to alert area motorists to lane closures on Read More…

New Year’s closings, meals

The Lorain County Justice Center and county government will be closed today and Friday for New Year’s. City offices in Avon, Avon Lake, Lorain, North Ridgeville, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake and Wellington will be closed Friday. In Amherst, government offices will be closed today and Friday. Elyria City Hall will be closed Friday, but open until Read More…

Ninety pounds of marijuana found in traffic stop

ELYRIA — A seizure of 90 pounds of marijuana was made in a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike about 3:25 p.m., according to a news release from the Ohio Highway Patrol. Police said they stopped a 2002 Dodge Dakota pickup truck with Oregon plates driven by Terry Ward for a moving violation in Lorain Read More…

University Hospitals revives Ridgeville plan

EMH-North-Ridgeville-SLIDE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Since at least 2009, the former EMH Regional Medical Center has owned a tract of land near the Ohio Turnpike interchange with hopes of building a new medical center. The project never came to fruition, despite North Ridgeville Mayor Dave Gillock’s repeated reassurances to residents that that development was coming. But now Read More…

Elyria Turnpike ramp to close for repairs

ELYRIA — Commuters can add one more project to the list of construction-related woes along state Route 57. The Ohio Turnpike announced Friday that the eastbound 145 exit ramp for state Route 57 — what many locals still call Exit 8 near the rear of the West River Road Target — will close Tuesday at Read More…

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

061315route57slide

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

photo

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…