February 7, 2016

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

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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

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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…

Speed limit reduced on heavily trafficked North Ridgeville street

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Motorists will have to slow it down on a heavily trafficked section of state Route 83 after the city moved to lower the speed limit from 45 to 35 mph. Safety-Service Director Jeffry Armbruster announced the change this week, saying it was made in response to a significant number of traffic accidents Read More…