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Gas leak closes 75th Street at Mission Road. A minor accident on the road construction project on 75th Street in Prairie Village led to the closure of the thoroughfare before noon on Wednesday. According to Consolidated Fire District No. 2 Chief Gary Lamons, a crew from WaterOne inadvertently ruptured a gas line, causing a minor leak. Emergency crews were on the scene for more than an hour. The street remained closed through 6:30 p.m.
SM East’s Sneed, Kendall commit to colleges. SM East tennis star Olivia Sneed on Wednesday signed a commitment letter to play for The Ohio State University next year. Sneed went undefeated for the Lancers this fall, taking the state singles title by defeating Lawrence Free State’s Alexis Czapinski. On the boys side, SM East senior tennis player Brooks Kendall committed to UMKC.
New restaurant coming to Mission. A new restaurant coming to Mission. Longboards Wraps & Bowls will open a store in Mission Mart where the Little Ceasar’s Pizza formerly operated. This will be the third location for the shop that is a fast casual grilled wrap and sandwich shop. The lease signing was first reported in The Pitch. [Longboards Wraps & Bowls signs deal for new Mission location — The Pitch]
NEJC native K-State students selected for honor society. Two northeast Johnson County natives are among the select group of Kansas State University students to be inducted into that school’s chapter of Mortar Board, a national honor society for college seniors. Gillian Long, a biochemistry major from Leawood, and Sarah McKittrick, a finance and accounting major from Prairie Village will be part of the 2014-2015 Mortar Board class. To be eligible, students must have a GPA above 3.0, and “have shown exemplary scholarship, leadership and service.”
Construction to cause traffic delays in Westwood. Construction on the new Midwest Transplant Network office at 47th and State Line is likely to cause some traffic hangups in the area for the next few weeks. Westwood Police Chief Greg O’Halloran sent the following message Wednesday: “Starting the week of April 14 and running through May 9, large trucks will be delivering concrete T-supports for the new parking structure associated to the Midwest Transplant Network office construction project at 1900 W. 47th Place. These trucks will be “wide loads” and will require momentary shut down of the roadways for 5 to 10 minutes, up to 10 times a day. The longest delays will occur in the area of 47th Place and State Line Road. However, there will be some impact at the intersections of 47th Street and Rainbow Blvd and 47th Place and Rainbow Blvd as well. These deliveries will take place during daytime hours Monday through Friday. You may want to adjust your travel plans accordingly.”