Apr 19

West Third Avenue Street, Roadway and Water Line Improvements

Posted on April 19, 2018 at 9:03 AM by Laura Oldham

Third Avenue ImprovementsUpdate from April 19, 2018

The 3-week full closure of Third Ave related to the CSX railroad bridge widening is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 9 a.m. The closure will be in place for no more than three weeks.

The new Third Ave and Edgehill signal will be fully operational before the full closure of Third Ave begins.

Please see the images below or the PDF here to find the Third Ave detour that will be in place during the full closure.

Third Avenue Closure Westbound Detour
Third Avenue Closure Westbound Detour

Update from January 10, 2018

The signal at Fifth Avenue and Edgehill should be operating within the month. A signal at Third Avenue and Bobcat Avenue will take a few months to be in operations. Pedestrians and cyclists must avoid the construction site unless there is some provision for safe access over the course of the year.


Update from January 8, 2018

On Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, weather dependent, eastbound Third Avenue will be detoured at Northwest Boulevard, except for local business traffic. The detour is expected to be in place for the rest of the year because of railroad bridge construction nearby.

The detour is as follows:

Primary Detour: Westbound traffic on Third Avenue shall be maintained and eastbound traffic shall be detoured at Northwest Boulevard North to W. Fifth Avenue, then east to Olentangy River Road, and finally south back to W. Third Avenue, OR Northwest Boulevard South to Goodale Boulevard, then East to Olentangy River Road, and finally north back to W. Third Avenue.

Secondary Detour: Westbound traffic on Third Avenue shall be maintained and eastbound traffic shall be detoured at Edgehill Road North to W. 5th Avenue, then East to Olentangy River Road, and finally south back to W. Third Avenue, OR Bobcat Avenue South to Goodale Boulevard, then east to Olentangy River Road, and finally north back to W. Third Avenue.

Local business access will remain open on Third Avenue up to Yard Street. Business access on Third Avenue east of Yard Street shall follow the posted detour.

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Apr 18

Update: Anthony Thomas Robbery

Posted on April 18, 2018 at 9:29 AM by Laura Oldham

A robbery was reported at Anthony Thomas, 1941 W. 5th Ave, on January 29, 2018. During the commission of the offense, the suspect stated he had a knife and stole money from the cash register.

Through the course of the investigation, a suspect was identified as Jay R. Long, 41, of Columbus. The completed investigation was forwarded to the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office – Grand Jury Division for further consideration of criminal charges. On Monday, April 16, 2018, the Grand Jury returned an indictment on Jay R. Long for robbery, a felony of the 2nd degree.

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Apr 18

Update: Search Warrant – Willard Ave

Posted on April 18, 2018 at 9:20 AM by Laura Oldham

A theft and narcotics investigation was initiated in February of 2018 regarding a residence in the 1100 block of Willard Ave. A search warrant was executed at the home on March 1, 2018, resulting in the arrest of two occupants for misdemeanor narcotics violations and felony theft related offenses.

The completed investigation was forwarded to the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office – Grand Jury Division for consideration of formal charges. On Monday, April 16, 2018, the Grand Jury returned a formal indictment for Thomas Spencer, 41, and Michelle Fernan, 39, on felony charges of theft, forgery, and receiving stolen property.

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