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Aug 08

Appointment of Michael Patterson to Director of Parks and Recreation

Posted on August 8, 2017 at 11:38 AM by Laura Oldham

Mike Patterson Grandview HeightsMayor Ray E. DeGraw is excited to announced the appointment of Michael Patterson to the position of Director of the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Grandview Heights beginning September 1, 2017. He will be replacing Sean Robey, who is retiring August 31 of this year.

Mike was first employed in the Parks and Recreation Department in September 2005. In 2006, Mike was hired as a Recreational Programmer. His current working title is Recreational Supervisor. His primary responsibility has been programming and coordinating sports and recreation activities for youth and adults. As with everyone else in the department he's not afraid to jump in and help when needed on anything from dragging baseball diamonds to cutting trees. Mike was also a key member of the project management team that guided the construction of the pool.

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Jul 25

SR 315, Olentangy River Rd, Goodale Blvd, and Twin Rivers Drive work

Posted on July 25, 2017 at 2:09 PM by Laura Oldham

A message from MORPC regarding the work underway near the SR 315 SB exit ramp to Olentangy River Rd: 

Reconstruction near the SR 315 SB Exit Ramp to Olentangy River Rd. started on Monday, July 17. This project will improve the Goodale Blvd/Twin Rivers Dr/Olentangy River Rd intersection and the SR 315/Olentangy River Rd intersection. This $3.5 million project will be complete mid-November of 2017, weather permitting.

Impacts to Traffic: 
  • Twin Rivers Dr. will close for 45 days at the intersection with Goodale Blvd.  
  • Long-term lane closures on Olentangy River Rd. and Goodale Blvd.  
  • Two SB lanes and one NB lane will be maintained on Olentangy River Rd.  
  • One EB lane will be maintained on Goodale Blvd.  
  • Lane closures on SR 315 SB and the SR 315 SB ramp to Olentangy River Rd. 
Intersection Improvements: 
  • SR 315 SB Exit Ramp to Olentangy River Rd. will be widened to 3 lanes at the signal  
  • New dual left turn lanes from SB Olentangy River Rd. to Goodale Blvd.  
  • New right turn lane from NB Olentangy River Rd. to SR 315 SB Ramp  
  • Olentangy River Rd. will be resurfaced north of Goodale Blvd.  
  • Goodale Blvd. will be resurfaced at the intersection with Olentangy River Rd./Twin Rivers Dr.
Project Benefits: 
  • Relieves pressure on Goodale Blvd. & Olentangy River Rd. traffic signals  
  • Moves traffic to and from SR 315 more efficiently  
  • Creates opportunities for new development  
  • Improves safety and reduces congestion on SR 315

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Jul 19

Theft suspect apprehended

Posted on July 19, 2017 at 11:20 AM by Laura Oldham

On July 19, 2017, officers were dispatched to the area of Second Ave and Holly Ave on a report of a male suspect entering and taking property from unsecured vehicles. Responding officers located a person matching the suspect description walking away from several parked cars in an alley just a few blocks away from the initial call. The suspect, later identified as David Johnson, 52 years old, was detained by officers. A witness positively identified Johnson as the person seen entering vehicles. He was arrested and charged with criminal mischief and receiving stolen property, both misdemeanors. Johnson is a repeat offender in the Grandview Heights area and is known to enter unlocked vehicles.

The Grandview Heights Police Department would like to remind residents to please secure their vehicles and do not leave valuable items in plain sight.
David Johnson

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