Friday, May 24, 2013
Project will include replacing or upgrading 46 traffic lights across the city.
Solon City Council voted earlier this week to award Perram Electric the contract for the city-wide traffic signal improvement project. Perram's bid was nearly $700,000 lower than the closest competitor, Miller Cable. The project will cost nearly $7.2 million, however, because of federal grants and other funding sources, the city will be responsible for $1.2 million. Read more about the project: The city wants to replace or upgrade of 46 traffic signals in Solon, including 13 along the city's main artery, SOM Center Road. The anticipated construction cost is about $5.6 million, with the rest of the budgeted money set aside for change orders and cost overruns.
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment. Pro tip: Gas up early this week to save money.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven't …
Check out our interactive map of the foreclosures around Twinsburg. Click on each marker to see the details,
Four Twinsburg properties in foreclosure have gone — or are headed — to sheriff's sale in May, according to the Summit County Sheriff's website. Click on each marker to see the details. If you're reading this on mobile — and you want to see the interactive map — switch to desktop view.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Read on for common misconceptions about the bees in your backyard.
Spring break for bees? Why, sure! Now that the days are getting warmer and nectar flow is at an all time high nation wide, honeybees are swarming. Misconceptions abound about swarming bees. Most think they are in attack position, but they are not. That is, unless they think they are under attack, but that's not the same behavior as expansion swarming. Swarming is a natural process of hive expansion. If you see a cluster of bees like this photo shows, do not panic. They are not aggressive and are in fact rather docile in this stage. Don't kill them. They are leaving the hive with their queen (in the center of the cluster) to make a new home. They wait here surrounding the queen until their scout bee's return to tell them where the new …
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. It's called Small Business Patch. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics …
Bill Frakes, an award-winning photographer, will give a presentation at the Twinsburg Library on May 23.
Bill Frakes, an award-winning photographer with Sports Illustrated, will give a presentation at the Twinsburg Public Library. Frakes is scheduled to speak 7 p.m. on May 23. The presentation at the library is free, but you must register in advance. Click here to register online. Frakes is based in Florida who has worked in all 50 states and in more than 125 countries for a wide variety of editorial and advertising clients. He has won the Newspaper Photographer of the Year award in the prestigious Pictures of the Year competition. He was a member of the Miami Herald staff that won the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of Hurricane Andrew. Frakes has a new book called "Sports Photography – From Snapshots to Great Shots." Frakes also plans to …
The following information was provided by the Twinsburg Police Department. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
A 51-year-old Twinsburg woman was arrested for hitting a light pole and driving off while drunk on Sunday. According to police, officers responded to Glenwood and Ridgewood Drives for a report of a car that struck a light pole and was leaving the scene of the accident. The caller stayed on the phone with police and told them where the car was gong. The car was in a driveway on the 1700 block of Glenwood Drive with visible damage to the right front bumper area. The driver was identified and found to be driving drunk. The woman was arrested and refused to submit to a breath test. She was charged drunken driving, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to control.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
There are only a select county offices in Ohio to begin offering this type of identification card.
Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise's office is now offering a new wallet-size veteran identification card. The new veteran identification card will serve as an alternative to the Armed Forces Discharge record known as a DD Form 214, or DD214. Summit County is among the first in the state of Ohio to provide this service to veterans. “I am proud to be among the first in Ohio to provide this service to our veterans,” said Scalise in a prepared statement. “We have made the process of getting a card very simple and convenient. This is a great example of how my office continues to bring innovative programs to the citizens of Summit County.” The veteran identification card offers many benefits to its holder. It is similar in …
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead — say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try …
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