Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Plans barely move forward on construction of SR 91, not yet a "done deal."
Twinsburg City Council President Ted Yates said plans to construct roundabouts at two intersections on State Route 91 are not a "done deal." That sentiment was shared by several council members, especially when voting on a motion to post comments from the October meeting about the road construction. Council split 4-3 in favor of posting the comments that were addressed from the October meeting, some fearing this would be moving forward on a project they were unsure about it. Yates, Ward 1 Councilman Sam Scaffide, At-Large Councilman Bill Furey, and Ward 4 Councilwoman Maureen Stauffer voted for moving forward. Ward 5 Councilman Seth Rodin, Ward 2 Councilman Bob McDermott and At-Large Councilman Gary Sorace voted against it. Sorace, who …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Catch up on the latest news headlines from this week
Another busy week has come and gone with some major new developments in the news world of Twinsburg. Twinsburg Patch brings you the news recap for this week: That's just a quick recap of the big stories. Don't forget about our Announcements page, Events calendar, Local Voices blogs, and our newly revamped "Places" business directory listing for more Twinsburg news and information.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Despite city and consultants saying they are safer and keep traffic flowing, many residents believe plans for two roundabouts on Darrow Road will make driving the road more dangerous and congested.
Twinsburg officials and consultants wanted to deliver a simple message Wednesday about roundabouts: Data shows they are safer and keep traffic flowing better than traditional intersections. The problem? Most of the residents who attended a public meeting at Dodge Intermediate School didn't buy it. Councilman Ted Yates, who led the presentation for the city, told concerned residents that city council also still has questions about the plans and that it's not a "done deal." "Nothing has been finalized in terms of where we're moving with this project," Yates said. "We wouldn't be holding these types of meetings if it was a done deal." City officials said they weren't happy with an open house held in October to discuss plans for two …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Residents can find out all they want to know about the planned changes to SR 91, including roundabouts on Feb. 1 at 7 p.m.
After a public meeting on Oct. 20, Twinsburg residents weren't too excited about the two planned roundabouts on SR 91. That's why the mayor and city council members thought it would be best to have another public meeting, with a more formal presentation on the plans. That meeting will be tonight at 7 p.m. inside the Dodge Intermediate School auditorium. The city and the GPD Group will conduct a presentation on the proposed SR 91 (Darrow Road) roadway improvement and widening project. The project proposes to improve SR 91 from 200 feet south of Post Road to the northern corporation line at Solon by widening, improving drainage, upgrading existing traffic signals, constructing two roundabouts and constructing new sidewalks along both sides …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Tell us what you want to know more about in the coming year
Let's face it, no matter where you are, the news never stops. We covered many stories in 2011 and we expect even more interesting news for the new year. But, because we serve you, the wonderful citizens of Twinsburg, we want to hear what stories you will find most interesting this year. Would you want even more coverage of the Twinsburg City Schools' budget crunch and what they will do to reduce the budget deificit for 2012-13? Or are you more intrigued by the industrial side of things, wanting more news about the former Chrysler stamping plant and its future? Maybe you are fired up about construction plans to SR 91 and the possibility of roundabouts. Or maybe you have something totally different, and if so, tell us and we'll make sure …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
No. 4: A story that we had plenty of reader reaction from, the city discusses roundabouts for the future of SR 91
Editor's Note: We compiled multiple stories from our coverage of the fire and put them all in one for comprehensive coverage. Between Dec. 27 and New Year's Eve, Twinsburg Patch will count down the top five stories of 2011. Want to comment on our choices? Head down to the comments section! More than 100 people came to City Hall Oct. 31 to learn more about the widening and improvement project coming to State Route 91. Although there was no formal presentation, the general feeling was that the road needs improvement, but not the kind engineers are proposing. The project looks to improve SR 91 starting 200 feet south of Post Road to the northern corporation line at Solon by widening, improving drainage, upgrading existing traffic signals, …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
What do you think are Twinsburg's top stories of the year? Tell us in the comments!
Wow! It's hard to believe 2011 is just about over and a new year is upon us already. A lot has happened since we started just less than a year ago, including lot's of big stories. Twinsburg Patch wants to recognize the top stories of the year. To do this, we need your help! Tell us what you think the top story of the year in Twinsburg was. We know there were lots of big national and state stories out there -- the fight over Senate Bill 5 comes to mind -- but in this we want to focus on the local events that happened in Twinsburg? Of course there was plenty of news about the former Chrysler stamping plant, from its sale to demolition, to the future businesses to occupy it. Do you think it was a government story, such as the election ballot …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
A round-up of your thoughts on the new construction project on SR 91, especially the two planned roundabouts
We've gotten a lot of reaction from users on the planned roundabouts on SR 91, and none of it is very positive. After a public meeting on Oct. 20 that wasn't well received, the city is planning a more informational presentation on the project in February. Many readers have been following our in-depth stories, going into what the plans are and what could be ahead. Readers have shared their thoughts with us, and we want to share them with you. Sally Gaydosh says: Before any more money is spent on engineering plans for additional roundabouts, I believe it is time to address the threatening game of chicken at the roundabout at Liberty and Glenwood. One inexpensive solution would be to replace the small existing yield signs with large warning …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
After an unsuccessful meeting on Oct. 20, city officials want to give a more formal presentation in February
After a public meeting on Oct. 20, Twinsburg residents weren't too excited about the two planned roundabouts on SR 91. That's why the mayor and city council members said at a caucus meeting Monday, they thought it would be best to have another public meeting, with a more formal presentation on the plans, tentitavely planned for February. The plans would widen SR 91 from Post Road north to the Solon city limit and building two modern roundabouts at the Glenwood Drive and Ethans Drive/Meadowood Boulevard intersections. The GPD Group, the engineering firm working on the project, gave a formal presentation during a caucus meeting, which was open to the public, bringing council members up to speed on the project and the comments from the Oct. …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Two Twinsburg residents spoke to City Council Tuesday night about why they think the proposed construction on SR 91 needs changed
While the project is still years into the future, the idea of implementing roundabouts in busy Twinsburg intersections is sparking resident reaction. After Thursday’s public open house, some residents weren’t convinced the proposed roundabouts on SR 91 are the best idea. Two residents voiced their displeasure at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, worried the proposed changes would be dangerous and not fix traffic issues “I propose we build bleachers around our new traffic roundabout and sell tickets to thrill seekers who otherwise have to watch NASCAR races to seek spectacular crashes,” Scott Ruhe said. The project looks to improve SR 91 starting 200 feet south of Post Road to the northern corporation line at Solon by widening, …