May 6, 2016

Elyria
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Republic Services’ withdrawal accepted; Butternut Ridge stays open

ELYRIA — Lorain County commissioners accepted Wednesday the withdrawal of a request by Republic Services seeking to close a portion of Butternut Ridge Road in Carlisle and New Russia townships to allow trucks to move between the Lorain County Landfill on the south side of the road, and property on the north side of the Read More…

Republic pulls plug on request to close part of Butternut Ridge

ELYRIA — Republic Services has scrapped a request to close a portion of Butternut Ridge Road to allow dirt-filled trucks to move between its landfill on the south side of the road and company-owned property to the north. The move comes after neighboring property owners and others who travel the 0.85-mile stretch of road in Read More…

Officials, public survey Butternut Ridge Road

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — Despite the cold and wind along a stretch of Butternut Ridge Road that Republic Services wants to close, tempers ran hot at times during a public viewing of the road Tuesday morning. “You stood in my kitchen and said it was done deal,” Pat Justin, who lives near the proposed closure, Read More…

Butternut Ridge Road closure foes speak

ELYRIA — It wasn’t the official hearing on Republic Services’ proposal to close a portion of Butternut Ridge Road, but opponents showed up anyway at the Lorain County commissioners meeting Wednesday to voice concerns. Richard Polen, who owns Polen Implement on Oberlin-Elyria Road, worried that closing the road between Oberlin-Elyria and West Ridge roads would Read More…

Republic Services files request to close road

ELYRIA — Republic Services filed paperwork with Lorain County commissioners asking them to shut down a portion of Butternut Ridge Road. The company wants the 0.85-mile stretch of road between Oberlin and West Ridge roads closed to make it easier for its heavy equipment to haul fill dirt from land it owns on the north Read More…

Local government offices to have shortened hours for New Year’s holiday

Over the New Year holiday weekend, most government offices will have curtailed office hours. The Lorain County Justice Center and county government will be closed Thursday and Friday for the New Year. City offices in Avon, Avon Lake, Lorain, North Ridgeville, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake and Wellington will be closed Friday. In Amherst, government offices will Read More…

Packed meeting gets heated as Butternut Ridge Road closure debated

CARLISLE TWP. — A Republic Services representative shared the company’s plans to possibly close a portion of Butternut Ridge Road to concerned residents during Monday night’s township meeting. As 7 p.m. approached, it became standing-room only in the regular trustee meeting hall, forcing the trustees to move the meeting into the enclosed garage, allowing for Read More…

Landfill operator wants to shut down portion of Butternut Ridge Road

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — Republic Services wants to close a portion of Butternut Ridge Road to ease access between property it owns on the north side of the road and its landfill on the south side. The proposal would shut down 0.85 miles of the road east of Oberlin Road and west of West Ridge Read More…

Deputies identify man whose body found at recycling center

NEW RUSSIA TWP. – Authorities are attempting to locate relatives of a man whose crushed body was found this morning in the recycling center at the Republic Services landfill. Deputies used fingerprints to identify the man, who is a 43-year-old who has had some minor brushes with the law in the past, Sheriff’s Sgt. Don Read More…