Monday, April 22, 2013
A 43-year-old Oak Creek woman has been charged with three offenses after an April 13 incident in which police say she drove the wrong way on Howell Avenue.
An Oak Creek woman whom police say drove the wrong way on Howell Avenue and crossed over the median to correct herself has been charged with her third drunken driving offense. Mary Polachek, 43, was also charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety and operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration after the April 13 incident. According to a criminal complaint: A witness called 911 just after 10:30 p.m. reporting a car driving northbound in the southbound lanes of S. Howell Avenue in the 7100 block. Between 10 and 15 cars had to move out of the way to avoid Polachek, who then drove over the grassy median and into the northbound lanes. The witness kept following Polachek as she turned east on Rawson Avenue and continued to …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
An 18-year-old man's 2 a.m. ride down Howell resulted in an argument and a citation.
An 18-year-old man's late-night skateboarding trip down Howell Avenue ended in an argument with police and a citation. According to an Oak Creek police report, an officer on patrol saw the man standing in the street in front of Trattoria di Carlo, 8469 S. Howell Ave., just before 2 a.m. March 4. The officer did a U-turn and saw the man had moved to the northbound lanes and was skateboarding down Howell Avenue, according to the report. He went through the intersection at Forest Hill Avenue before police stopped him. The man became very argumentative with the officer, police said. He was cited for violating the local ordinance on skateboards, which are illegal to use on city streets.
Monday, November 12, 2012
A project that would be completed by the end of 2014 would fill in the gaps on Howell Avenue between College Avenue and Oakwood Road.
Howell Avenue would have sidewalks from College Avenue to Oakwood Road by the end of 2014, if the city's plans come to fruition. Sidewalks are already in place in many areas on Howell Avenue, but a project in conjunction with the state Department of Transportation would fill in the gaps. The DOT will pay for 80 percent of the sidewalk construction, while the city will acquire the necessary right-of-way. The Oak Creek Common Council approved a resolution in which the city will acquire portions of 79 parcels along Howell Avenue.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
After a driver smelled smoke about 9 a.m. and pulled into the Classic Lanes parking lot, the fire quickly escalated.
A fire caused extensive damage to a vehicle northbound on S. Howell Avenue, but the driver escaped with no injuries. According to an Oak Creek police report, the driver smelled smoke about 9 a.m. Friday and pulled into the parking lot of Classic Lanes, 7501 S. Howell Ave. Smoke then started coming out of the air vents. By the time the police and fire departments arrived, the car was engulfed, according to the police report. The fire is believed to be electrical and limited to the interior of the car. The engine did not suffer damage.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
According to a police report, a driver crossing over the southbound lanes near Sonic was struck by a southbound vehicle.
Oak Creek police say a vehicle crossing over Howell Avenue near the Sonic entrance was struck by a southbound vehicle, totaling both cars. According to a police report, the accident occurred about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday. The 19-year-old driver of the vehicle coming from Sonic was cited for failure to yield right-of-way. He sustained a minor cut on his head but declined medical attention, according to the report.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Industrial inspections business under construction near Howell Avenue water tower aided with money for utility and site preparation.
NDT Specialists Inc., an industrial inspections business under construction at 7365 S. Howell Ave., will get $210,000 in assistance through a tax-incremental financing district. Tax-incremental financing is a mechanism used to borrow money for development and repay the loan using the increased tax increment the development generates. NDT was added to a TIF district that encompasses the business park across the street. It's expected to be retired in 2016, at which time property taxes will flow to taxing jurisdictions, such as the city and school district. The $210,000 cash grant will go toward utility and site preparation. The city supported the proposal in part because it would not extend the life of the TIF district, said Doug Seymour, …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Restaurant on Howell Avenue will have expanded drive-through, new facade.
Work to renovate the Howell Avenue McDonald's has begun. The company plans to revamp the facade and make some other minor changes at the restaurant, 8800 S. Howell Ave. The facade will be completely redone with the new McDonald's prototype (as pictured in the second photo at right), and the drive-through area will be expanded to allow for two cars to order at the same time.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Police say man had BAC of .18.
A 25-year-old Milwaukee man who police say went 70 mph down Howell Avenue early Wednesday was arrested for drunken driving. According to a police report, an officer clocked the man at 70 mph in the 8500 block and caught up to the vehicle near Howell and Oakwood about 2:40 a.m. The man had a preliminary blood-alcohol content of .18, more than twice the legal limit, according to the report. He was also cited for speeding and operating a vehicle without insurance.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
NDT Specialists is constructing a building at 7365 S. Howell Ave.
Wondering why the trees near the water tower on Howell Avenue were cleared out last week? Site work is under way for NDT Specialists, Inc., which is constructing an 18,000-square-foot building at 7365 S. Howell Ave. NDT, which performs inspection services on various parts for a wide range of industries and manufacturers, is combining its locations in West Allis and Milwaukee under one roof. The city Plan Commission and Common Council approved plans last year, lauding the proposal for bringing new business and jobs into Oak Creek.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Company sees Howell Avenue, Oak Creek as good fit.
Throughout the 284 Noodles and Company restaurants in 32 states, one dish has risen to the top as the most popular: the Wisconsin Mac & Cheese. So it only seems right that Wisconsin is one of the company's stronger markets and that it would look to expand here if the conditions were right. Well, the conditions were right on Howell Avenue in Oak Creek, where a 2,500-square-foot building has been under construction since September. Though no specific date has been set, the restaurant is scheduled to open in late spring, said Mandy Melby, Noodles communications manager. "Wisconsin has been such a great market in general and we feel there are a lot of opportunities to grow," Melby said. The company saw the location - in the Oak Creek Centre …