January 23, 2021

Berea pursues grant to study transportation connectivity options

BEREA, Ohio — At its Monday (Oct. 5) meeting, Berea City Council unanimously passed an ordinance authorizing Mayor Cyril Kleem to apply for Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency funds to investigate potential transportation connectivity options.

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NOACA’s Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative Planning Studies Program “assists communities and public agencies with integrated transportation and land use planning projects that strengthen community livability,” according to the legislation.

If the city’s application receives approval, Berea will enter into a contract with NOACA and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

“What (the city would like to do is) apply for a grant that would enable a study of all modes of transportation … and really look from the campus of City Hall out through this whole area to get some recommendations,” explained Safety Director/Law Director Barbara Jones.

Ideas would be generated for determining ways to better link Berea’s downtown district and Coe Lake

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Confused woman found in someone else’s car; man crashes car into utility pole: Berea police blotter

BEREA, Ohio –

Trespassing: West Bagley Road

A Norwalk woman, 22, was cited and taken to a hospital at about 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 after she was found in the driver’s seat of someone else’s car, which was parked outside Berea Farmers Exchange, 394 West Bagley.

The car belonged to a Berea Farmers Exchange worker. The worker asked the woman why she was in her car, which had been unlocked. The woman said the car belonged to her friend, not the worker. The woman then stepped out of the car and walked toward Nam Wah Chinese & Vietnamese Cuisine on West Bagley to use the restroom.

The woman left Nam Wah and entered Dollar General on West Bagley, where police found her in the restroom. She was confused and disoriented and thought she was in Norwalk. She said she had come to Berea with a man, with whom she had

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