Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Cuyahoga Falls police caught three kids on Feb. 9 and charged them with multiple misdemeanors following the dangerous incident.
Three children were caught and questioned by Cuyahoga Falls police on Feb. 9 after officers received reports that chunks of wood and concrete were raining down from the railroad bridge that stretches across Howe Avenue. Police say the juveniles, ages 11, 11 and 14, admitted to hurling the heavy debris at oncoming traffic. The largest item thrown from the bridge onto Howe Avenue was an 18-inch piece of concrete that weighed about 50 lbs., according to the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department Facebook page. At least one car was struck by a softball size piece of concrete and sustained minor damage to its hood. No injuries were reported. The juveniles were charged with vehicular vandalism, a first-degree misdemeanor; criminal damaging, a second-…
Monday, December 31, 2012
On Dec. 28, a 22-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man was struck by a car on Howe Avenue and was taken to Akron City Hospital, according to Falls police.
Updated Jan. 2, 11:55 p.m. On Dec. 28 at 6:54 p.m., Cuyahoga Falls police and EMS responded to an accident on Howe Avenue near Ritchie Street. It appears a 22-year-old man was hit by a car while crossing Howe Avenue outside of a crosswalk. Paramedics transported the Falls man to Akron City Hospital where he was listed in serious, but stable, condition. The incident is under investigation by police, according to the department's Facebook page.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The money is there to fund the costly road improvement, but due to the design and planning process, the project probably won't begin construction till 2016 or 2017.
The good news is, Cuyahoga Falls city officials have secured funding to reconstruct Howe Avenue from Main Street to Bucholzer Boulevard; the bad news is, construction probably won't begin for another four or five years. According to Cuyahoga Falls Engineer Tony Demasi, the first step consists of completing a three-year design plan. Then, by about 2015, the project would be bid out by the Ohio Department of Transportation in order to hire the necessary contractors for construction. Construction would most likely be underway by 2016 or 2017, and it could be complete in one year, or possibly two. The road will remain open in each direction during the improvement process. Design and construction would cost the city roughly $1.4 million with …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Read on and stay ahead of the traffic.
Construction season is in full swing, which is good for local infrastructure, but discouraging for drivers trying to motor from point A to B. To avoid the congestion and traffic jams, make note of the closures and construction below: • State Route 8 southbound from Howe Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls to East North Street in Akron will be reduced to two lanes for asphalt resurfacing from 7 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday. The same stretch will be narrowed to one lane on Aug. 18-19, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. • The Route 8 Howe Avenue entrance ramps will be closed from 7 a.m. Aug. 17 through 6 a.m. Aug. 20. • The State Route 8 Glenwood Avenue entrance ramps will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday due to bridge repairs. …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Due to highway resurfacing, a section of northbound State Route 8 will be reduced to one lane over the weekend.
On Friday, July 20 at 8 p.m., northbound State Route 8 between East North Street and Howe Avenue will be narrowed to one lane for asphalt resurfacing, reports the Falls News Press. The heavy reduction in traffic flow will remain in place through Sunday, July 22. To stay ahead of the traffic, refer to Patch's real-time Commute map pictured above. If the line marking Route 8 is green, you're good to go. If it's yellow, traffic is beginning to slow down. And if it's red, avoid the highway at all costs.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Construction on the northbound Route 8 ramp has concluded and is ready for motorists.
To the relief of many Cuyahoga Falls motorists, the Ohio Department of Transportation has announced the Howe Avenue/State Route 8 ramp is once again open for travel, reports the Falls News Press. The heavily traversed highway ramp had been closed for nearly two months due to embankment work. The construction is part of a $200,000 project to complete bin wall repairs to Route 8 and Howe Avenue. The overall project will most likely be wrapped up by October.
Monday, April 30, 2012
It's not even summer and there's a fair share of orange barrels in and around Cuyahoga Falls.
There are three road projects happening right now on State Route 8 in Hudson, on a portion of Kent Road in Stow and the entrace ramp to Howe Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls will be closed for days. It isn't even summer yet and the infamous orange cones seem to be everywhere. So, Patch wants to know — how do you feel about the road projects? Take our poll and tell us in the comments section. Thankfully, Patch offers a live traffic map that can easily be checked for traffic congestion before heading to work, school, the store ... anywhere!
Traffic will be redirected toward the State Route 8/Broad Boulevard entrance.
Starting Tuesday, May 1, the State Route 8 North/Howe Avenue entrance ramp will be closed for 45 days due to embankment work, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Detour signs will take motorists from Howe Avenue to Main Street to Newberry Street to Broad Boulevard. The work is part of a $200,000 project to complete bin wall repairs to Route 8 and Howe Avenue. The overall project will most likely be wrapped up by October.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
The 42-year-old man is being treated at Akron City Hospital.
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Saturday, February 18, 2012
Police got a call about a man walking along State Route 8 at 1:15 a.m. on Saturday morning. Before officers could reach him, the 42-year-old man reportedly fell from the highway overpass and landed on Howe Avenue. He was treated by Cuyahoga Falls EMS and taken to Akron City Hospital for "serious injuries," according to a Cuyahoga Falls police report. The incident is under investigation.
Monday, September 26, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Two men were arrested after a road rage incident that police say included shots being fired. At about 7:30 a.m. Sept. 22, Cuyahoga Falls police officers responded to the incident near the area of Tallmadge Road and Howe Avenue. The two vehicles involved already had fled. Using a description of the two cars, Tallmadge police stopped both suspects on Northwest Avenue a short while later. Robert R. Mitchell, 22, of Akron, was charged with discharging a firearm in the city limits, a first-degree misdemeanor. Eddie Holland, 47, of Cuyahoga Falls, was charged on one count of aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor. Police said threats were made and one shot was fired from a handgun. The bullet missed its intended target and hit a passing…