New city landmark

By Liz Copic the day after installation

Many Euclid residents were startled a few weeks ago by the sight of the huge new Lincoln Electric Company wind turbine, which seemed to spring up almost overnight  (contractors assembled it in about a week).  Drivers heading east on South Lakeland Boulevard encounter the mammoth structure as they approach East 222nd Street.

Manufactured in Germany, it is the largest wind turbine in Ohio and one of the largest in North America. More than 20-stories tall, the turbine will generate up to 2.5 megawatts of power that can Lincoln Electric can use to offset electricity requirements. And, certainly, there is at least one other benefit: When visitors from out of town call to ask directions to the company’s world headquarters in Euclid, the folks at Lincoln can simply say: “Just look for the big windmill!”  (Photo by John Sheridan)

John Sheridan

Retired journalist. From 1963 to 1972, wrote for and edited the Euclid News-Journal, predecessor to the Sun-Journal. From 1972 to 2000, I was a writer and editor for Industry Week magazine. Also have worked for the Plain Dealer as a part-time sportswriter, covering high school sports. And I was a contributor to the previous Euclid Observer. I have lived in Euclid for almost my entire life. I am a graduate of St. Joseph High School and John Carroll University.

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Volume 2, Issue 5, Posted 7:08 PM, 07.09.2011