May 4, 2016

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Avon police car crashes into utility truck; Highway Patrol investigating

AVON — A police car crashed into a utility truck early Thursday and the circumstances of the accident are being investigated by the Ohio Highway Patrol. Avon police Officer Andy Kehl crashed into the truck in which an unnamed worker was working in an elevated bucket on some phone or cable lines in the 2800 Read More…

Weather delays North Ridgeville overpass project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Most drivers who daily take the Ohio Turnpike overpass on state Route 83 are likely very pleased they haven’t been slowdowns due to lane closures caused by construction work. Plans originally called for work to get underway Feb. 1 with north and southbound traffic being confined to one lane as the first Read More…

Avon Lake hires engineering firm to update city’s stormwater plan, alleviate flooding

AVON LAKE — City Council approved Monday moving forward with a contract that represents the first steps in dealing with flooding of central neighborhoods that has occurred after heavy rain. Severe storms at the end of June caused several streets and basements in neighborhoods east and west of state Route 83 to flood. Legislation approved Read More…

UPDATED: Lakewood man taken by LifeFlight to MetroHealth after North Ridgeville crash

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — At 7:30 a.m. Thursday, it was barely light outside when tow truck driver Matt Smith said he saw mud tracks through a wooded field along state Route 10. They stood out so much, Smith, who frequently travels the road, said it piqued his interest. Smith, who works for Don’s Auto and Truck Read More…

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…

Avon Lake, Avon to work together for resurfacing project

AVON — City Council OK’d entering into a cooperative agreement with Avon Lake to resurface state Route 83 from Detroit Road to Lake Road. The project met criteria through the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency’s 2016 funding of paving projects with 80 percent of construction costs coming from NOACA and 20 percent coming from local Read More…

Avon rising: New water tower hoisted into place

AVON — A giant water tower bowl was hoisted into place Thursday on the corner of state Route 83 and Mills Road. Avon Utilities Superintendent Tony Lorenzo said Construction crews from Texas-based CB&I Inc. lifted the bowl of the new 3 million gallon water tower into place with no problems, bringing the $7.4 million project Read More…

Avon set to pay $17.1 million on infrastructure

AVON — More than $17.1 million will be spent on infrastructure improvements over the next two years to accommodate more traffic expected from commercial growth. Mayor Bryan Jensen said improvements are slated for Chester and Nagel roads and state Route 83 as well as Schwartz Road Park and Veterans Memorial Park in 2016 and 2017. Read More…

North Ridgeville Police stop nets men in U.S. illegally

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Two men are facing deportation after a traffic stop by police Wednesday afternoon that ended in authorities learning both men were in the country illegally. Both suspects were turned over to U.S. Border Patrol agents by police. The men were identified by North Ridgeville police as Mario Bonilla, 36, who was living Read More…

North Ridgeville residents remain concerned about Route 83 traffic

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Shane Hoover stood at a podium at Monday’s City Council meeting and read descriptions of real estate listings for homes in the city’s 40-year-old-plus Aurensen-Noll-Behm neighborhood. The ads used words such as “quiet” and “peaceful” to describe the area that offers open fields and light traffic despite being off state Route 83, Read More…