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The Harpersfield Volunteer Fire Department will present their 42nd

Beef Roast festival July 15, 16 and 17. The event will be held at the fire

department’s Community Recreation Center, three miles south of Interstate

90 on Cork-Cold Springs Road, west of State Route 534.

The main attraction at the festival is always the roast beef sandwiches,

featuring slices of tender beef that is roasted over an open fire on the festival

grounds. Approximately two and a half tons of beef will be roasted this


Other food items that will be available include French fries, onion

rings, ice cream, pizza, popcorn, soft drinks, lemonade, and legal beverages.

There will be a variety of games to appeal to both children and adults. There

is no admission charge, and the parking is free.

The Beef Roast will open Friday at 5:00 p.m. The evening’s

entertainment will begin at 8:00 p.m. featuring the “Lost Sheep Band”. Their

repertoire spans several decades and all genres of music.

Saturday, the food booths will open at noon, and the rest of the

festival will resume at 5:00 p.m. “The Hobos” a local polka band will

perform in the beverage pavilion at 6:00 p.m. They have been crowd

favorites at the Beef Roast since the very beginning. They have so much fun

performing their feel-good music. At 8:00 p.m., the H20 Band, featuring

Bobby Hayes, will take the stage. Their music also appeals to all ages and

includes all types of music.

Sunday, the final day of the Beef Roast, will begin at noon. The

Black Sheep Pipe and Drum Corp will return for a moving tribute to

firefighters at 3:00 p.m. The easy-listening sounds of “Evergreen” will fill

the air with musical selections from 4:00 until 5:30 p.m. The “Frank

Morovsek Polka Band” will fill the night with polkas and favorite songs

from 6:00 p.m., until the conclusion of the festival. At 10:00 p.m., a

spectacular fireworks display will bring the weekend’s activities to a close.

The fireworks are always the highlight of the weekend.

Joining the firefighters to ensure the success of the festival will be the

Harpersfield Fire Department Auxiliary, the Harpersfield Ruritan Club, and

members of the community who volunteer their time and talents. The goal

of the fire department is to offer good food and entertainment that is suitable

for the entire family. Games and entertainment for the little ones have been

expanded, and should keep the kids busy for the entire weekend.

All of the proceeds from previous festivals have been used to

purchase equipment for the fire department and to support the building and

operation of the Community Center and grounds. With the help of the Fire

Department Auxiliary, new windows and doors were installed in the

Community Center this spring. This will help with heating and cooling

costs, and makes the hail much more energy-efficient and attractive for

parties and events.

Using fire levy funds, the township has replaced the equipment truck

for the department. It is a refurbished unit, at a cost of $56,000. It should

arrive and be in service before the start of the Beef Roast. Please look for it

on display during the festival.

The fire fighters invite everyone to show their support for the fire

department, gather with friends and family and enjoy a weekend of fun.

Come out and celebrate a tradition in Harpersfield. If anyone in the

community would like to volunteer some time in a booth, please contact

Chief Henry at phone 440-862-5531.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Ashtabula County

Weekly Traffic Advisory


US Route 6 in Richmond Township

(until further notice)

US 6 just south of Leon Rd. is Now Open.

Interstate 90 in Austinburg, Plymouth and Saybrook Townships

(until further notice)

The following lane restrictions and ramp closures are currently in place along I-90 and SR 11:

Traffic on I-90 eastbound between Chapel Rd. and State Rd. is shifted over to the westbound lanes via a crossover condition. Two lanes of traffic are maintained in each direction with all traffic placed on the I-90 westbound lanes.

SR 11 northbound and southbound over I-90 is reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction, with all traffic traveling on the northbound lanes of SR 11.

The ramp from I-90 westbound to SR 11 southbound is closed through mid-October. The detour is SR 11 northbound to Seven Hills Rd. to SR 11 southbound.

The ramp from SR 11 northbound to I-90 eastbound is closed through early August. The detour is SR 167 east to SR 193 north to I-90 eastbound.

The ramp from I-90 eastbound to SR 11 northbound is closed through early October. The detour is SR 45 north to US 20 east to SR 11 north.

The ramp from I-90 eastbound to SR 11 southbound is closed through early October. The detour is SR 45 south to SR 307 east to SR 167 to SR 11 south.

The ramp from SR 11 southbound to I-90 eastbound is closed through early October. The detour is US 20 eastbound to SR 193 south to I-90 eastbound.

This work is part of a $68 million project to replace pavement along I-90 from just west of SR 45 to just east of SR 11. The project also includes modifications to the I-90/SR 11 interchange and repairs to seven bridges along I-90. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by November 2016.


State Route 11 in New Lyme and Lenox Townships

(until further notice)

SR 11 between US Route 6 and SR 307 is reduced to one lane in each direction for resurfacing. This work is part of a $5.4 million project to repair and resurface SR 11 between SR 307 and US 6. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by September 2016.

US Route 20 in the Village of North Kingsville & the City of Conneaut

(until further notice)

US Route 20 at the Village of North Kingsville and City of Conneaut between Overpass Drive and Industry Rd. is reduced to one lane in each directions for various construction activities. This work is part of an $11.3 million project to replace the bridge between Industry Rd. and Overpass Drive. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by late June 2016.

State Routes 46 & 307 in Village of Jefferson; Jefferson Plymouth, Austinburg and Harpersfield Townships                                                                                                                                                        

(until Further Notice)                                                                                                                                          SR 46 between SR 307 and SR 11 and SR 307 between SR 534 and SR 46 has various daily lane restrictions for resurfacing. This work is part of a $2.2 million project to resurface SR 46 between the southern Village of Jefferson corporation limit and SR 11 and on SR 307 between SR 534 and SR 46. The project also includes bridge repairs on SR 307. The entire project is schedule to be completed by late July 2016.


The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made asset--the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.

“The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.”

For more information contact:
Justin Chesnic at (330) 786-2209 or email D04.PIO@dot.ohio.gov