Peninsula woman charged with drunken driving
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Peninsula woman charged with aggravated vehicular assault
Stow Police have charged a woman with aggravated vehicular assault following a crash on Graham Road last month that closed the roadway for four hours. Mary Ann Mervin, 47, of Peninsula, OH, was charged Monday by police with the second-degree felony. The early morning crash, which happened near Englewood Drive on April 24, sent five people to the hospital. Three of the victims were juveniles, and all have since been released after sustaining minor injuries. Mervin also has been charged with drunk driving, driving under suspension, reckless operation and marked lane violation. She appeared in Stow Municipal Court on the charges Monday and was released after posting 10 percent of a $250,000 bond. Mervin has a preliminary hearing on the …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
5 injured in Wednesday morning accident
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
5-car crash happened before 9 a.m.
At least five people were injured, including three juveniles, in a five-car crash that closed Graham Road this morning. Update: Graham Road was re-opened around 12:30 p.m., according to the Stow Police Department Facebook page. Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker said the crash happened at about 8:30 a.m. near Englewood Drive. Dirker said it's unclear what caused the crash at this point, and the extent of the victims' injuries is unknown. "They transported five people between Cuyahoga Falls EMS and Stow EMS," he said. Dirker said a Stow Police officer was driving westbound on Graham Road at 8:23 a.m. when he spotted a black Ford passenger car traveling eastbound driving left-of-center. The officer turned around to follow the car, but by the …
Site prep work starts at Graham Road location
Work has started on the new Panera Bread planned on Graham Road at the former Big Boy location. Site prep work is under way this week for the new 8,823-square-foot Panera. It will stand at 1063 Graham Road, where the long vacant Big Boy restaurant was demolished in November. In December, Stow City Council unanimously approved plans for the second Panera Bread location. The eatery already has a restaurant on Kent Road. Signs that were installed last month at the site have since been removed.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Construction on actual restaurant not yet under way
Workers installed the signs for the new Panera Bread to be built on Graham Road in the former Big Boy location Monday. In December, Stow City Council unanimously approved plans for the second Panera Bread location. The eatery already has a restaurant on Kent Road. The new 8,823-square-foot Panera will be located at 1063 Graham Road, where the long vacant Big Boy restaurant was demolished in November. Stow Planning Director Rob Kurtz said a permit application has been submitted and construction plans are currently being reviewed for the new building by the city.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Stow, Cuyahoga Falls start property acquisition process for road widening project
Practically every road-front property on Graham Road from Bath to Hudson roads will be touched by the Graham Road widening plan to improve traffic flow. Both Stow and Cuyahoga Falls are starting property acquisition for the project, which will require the cities to buy pieces of property along the road in order to widen the street. Stow City Engineer Jim McCleary said 50 properties in total will see some sort of change, such as to the curb or sidewalk, simply because the road will be widened in front of them. Nearly all 50 properties will see some portion of land bought by either community to make the project happen. "It’s a fluid number," McCleary said. "There are four or five that we do not have to purchase right-of-way." The attached …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
City Council will vote to approve the plans to build at tonight's meeting.
Ever wish you could just drive through a Panera line? Well, your wish may soon come true. At tonight's 7 p.m. meeting, city council will look to approve plans to build a 8,823 square foot Panera at 1063 Graham Road. The land was formerly occupied by Big Boy, which was torn down in November. Planning Director Rob Kurtz said what makes this Panera different from the one on Kent Road is the addition of a drive-thru. If approved, Kurtz was unsure when the new restaurant would open. Are you excited about a drive-thru Panera, or do you wish something else was built there? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, November 16, 2012
The city is asking motorists to avoid that intersection until at least 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 2012 because of construction.
If possible, Stow is requesting motorists avoid the Graham Road and Fishcreek Road intersection until after 5:30 p.m. Friday. A message from the city: "A road paving/construction project that is taking place on Graham Road just west of Fishcreek Road has traffic reduced to one lane in certain areas near the intersection, making the entire area very congested. The road paving/construction project will be completed this afternoon by 5:30 p.m., after which time the area should be open." Click here to view a life traffic map of Stow.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Demolition on the vacant restaurant right off of State Route 8 in Stow on Graham Road began Thursday and the owners have a plan for the space.
Big Boy, the chain restaurant that has been closed in Stow for about five years now, is in the process of being torn down. Planning Director Rob Kurtz said while there has not been an official application submitted for the property, he's optimistic about that lot. The owners, Deville Developments Inc., have been in talks with Kurtz. While the preliminary details aren't being shared, Kurtz did say the owner gave him permission to tell Stow Patch that the plans include constructing a Panera. This would be the second Panera in the city. One is currently located on Kent Road. The ex-Big Boy was 6,300-square-feet and the property is zoned C-5, for highway services. "I think any large vacant building is not a positive thing. I'd say eyesore…