September 3, 2015

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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…

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…

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…