February 10, 2016

Elyria
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UPDATE: Interchange near Midway Mall closed for downed power line

ELYRIA — Drivers are being rerouted from the interchange between State Route 57 and Interstate 90 as Ohio Edison crews work on a downed power line. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, drivers from Interstate 90 are unable to get off at the Route 57 exit, and drivers on Route 57 are unable to Read More…

One being taken to hospital following State Route 57 crash

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ELYRIA — A driver involved in what police are describing as a high-speed crash is being taken to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. The driver, who has not been identified yet, was extricated from his car by the Elyria Fire Department. First responders say he struck a Schill Landscaping dump truck while traveling south on State Read More…

Elyria bridge razing begins; Route 57 traffic woes persist through weekend

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ELYRIA — Drivers traveling near Midway Mall over the weekend didn’t see their traffic burden eased with the openings of intersections on state Route 57 at Midway Boulevard and Griswold Road in anticipation of the demolition of the 49th Street bridge. Instead, what motorists got Saturday and Sunday was congestion and issues with traffic signals Read More…

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

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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…

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…

Quick thinking helps observant rider avoid crash

Austin Heider knows he’s lucky to be alive. Sunday’s car crash at the intersection of Chestnut Ridge Road and state Route 57 sent four people to the hospital, but motorcycle rider Heider — who was stopped at the light a few feet from where the crash occurred — emerged without a scratch. The 21-year-old North Read More…

Four-car crash injures 3 in Eaton Twp.

EATON TWP. — Three people were flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after suffering injuries in a four-car crash Sunday afternoon. Ohio Highway Patrol troopers suspect alcohol was a factor in the collision. At about 2:42 p.m., Elyria resident Michael Rider, 48, was driving north through the intersection of state Route 57 and Chestnut Read More…

More retail to go up at Chestnut Commons

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EATON TWP. — The development company that purchased roughly 2 acres of land at the corner of state Route 57 and Chestnut Ridge Road plans to build a two-story retail building on the parcel, an attorney representing the company said Thursday. Bear Tullis, who presents CMT Elyria, said construction on the 8,800-square-foot building will start Read More…

Elyria mayor says Chestnut Commons showing growth potential

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EATON TWP. — Developers are looking at properties around Chestnut Commons as potential sites for new commercial growth, according to Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda and officials in Eaton and Carlisle townships. Brinda said she couldn’t provide many details about the possible projects because of ongoing talks with the developers, but that the expansion of the Read More…

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

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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…