Thursday, August 23, 2012
The extent of the man’s injuries is not known at this time.
Update, 3:04 p.m. Police Chief Richard E. Mannarino said the 20-year-old Brecksville man who fell into a ravine near the Chippewa Creek earlier this morning had been drinking with friends before his fall. Police responded to a 911 call shortly after 6 a.m., Mannarino said. The police found the man at the bottom of a cliff in obvious pain. The drop was about 15 feet, and the Fire Department was called to get him out of the ravine. The man and his friends had been drinking before the fall—Mannarino said police found empty beer bottles and an empty champagne bottle along with a bonfire. His friends had tried to pull him out of the ravine themselves, but the man was in too much pain. When the fire department got him out, he was conscious and …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The process should help alleviate flooding.
One of the projects to help control flooding in Chippewa Creek is scheduled to begin on Monday. City Engineer Gerald Wise said the company that was awarded the contract, J & J Enterprise Services, is scheduled to begin removing the stockpiles of debris in the river on Monday. There are piles of debris built up on both sides of the creek, Wise said. Residents along Chippewa Creek saw some severe flooding last year. Because most of the creek is private property, the city needed permission from the Army Corps of Engineers before it could take action. The city received that permission in March. The entire process should take about a week, Wise said. The contract was approved during the April 3 Council meeting and cost nearly $25,000.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The committee meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the full meeting will begin at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Catch up on this week’s news.
If you were outside enjoying the beautiful weather all week and think you may have missed a story or two, don’t worry—you can catch up quickly by checking out the summaries below: And don’t forget—if you’re a business owner in Brecksville, or you’re in charge of a local nonprofit, we have a free Patch Places page for you. And if you claim your listing this month, you’ll be helping the Brecksville Chamber of Commerce. Check this article out for more details.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The removal should help slow flooding problems along the creek.
The city has gotten permission to clear out debris in Chippewa Creek. Residents living along Chippewa Creek saw some serious flooding in 2011, and the city has been looking into what steps it can take to help alleviate the problem. The problem began for residents of Winding Creek condominiums in the 2006 flood, said Marge Putka, president of the condominiums’ association. And last year, the heavy rains led to more flooding for the residents. In July of 2011, Putka said the creek water came rushing into five units, displacing many residents for months while they paid for repairs to their homes. Water also flowed into garages, damaging vehicles. Putka said she thinks that if the city had dredged the creek and removed the debris, last year’s …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Catch up on the news this week in Brecksville.
The beginning of November has been busy so far for Brecksville. Take a few minutes and catch up on the news of the week: And don’t forget – we launched the “Little Fan” photo contest this week! You can submit pictures of your little sports fan for a chance to win a gift certificate from Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar or a trip to Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Take our poll and then share your stories in the comments.
Rain, melting snow and more rain has led to quite a bit of flooding and more than a few closed roads this year. We've heard what the city is doing to try to find solutions, and now it's time to hear from you. Did the rain and flooding affect you this year? Take our unscientific poll and feel free to elaborate in the comments. What would you like to see done to fix the flooding?
The Army Corps of Engineers visited in October.
The rain this year has been hard on Brecksville’s rivers, and the city has been working to find ways to stem the frequent flooding along Chippewa Creek. City officials have been meeting with representatives from Broadview Heights, North Royalton and the Metroparks, and the Army Corps of Engineers visited the city in October. City Engineer Gerald Wise gave a brief overview of the visit to members of City Council during their meeting on Tuesday. Wise said the trip took the corps through some areas of erosion, like the area near Larsen Lumber and Creekside Restaurant, and to Broadview Heights. It gave them an idea of the damage that had taken place over the years and of the homes near the waterway. Mayor Jerry N. Hruby had said at a previous …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The area has flooded this year during the heavy rains.
The city is taking residents’ complaints about flooding seriously. During Tuesday’s City Council meeting, members again discussed the flooding this year along Chippewa Creek. The topic came up in August when residents attended a council meeting to share their concerns and again during the council meeting on Sept. 6. At that meeting, Mayor Jerry N. Hruby told council that he had been meeting with representatives from nearby cities and from the Metroparks to discuss how to manage the flooding in the area. During Tuesday’s meeting, Hruby told council that he planned to ask the Army Corps of Engineers to study the waterway. The city has video of the creek at rest and when it’s running with floodwater, he said, as well as a summary of damages. …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The mayor said the city will apply for a study to be done on Chippewa Creek.
Brecksville City Council continued to discuss the city’s flooding issues during Tuesday’s meeting at City Hall. Council member Mike Harwood and Mayor Jerry N. Hruby gave members an overview of some of the recent steps to address the flooding in Chippewa Creek during the committees meeting. Hruby also responded to a question from the public about the flooding during the regular meeting. Hruby said the city plans to apply for an Army Corps of Engineers study on the area. Council also learned that the Brecksville Police Department was awarded the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services grant it applied for this spring. The grant will be used to improve safety in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District, taking measures …