September 2, 2015

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About Jon Wysochanski

Jon Wysochanski is a reporter for the Chronicle-Telegram covering Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield Village and Sheffield Lake. He can be reached at 329-7123 or JWysochanski@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Twitter.

Avon Lake judge rules dogs dangerous

AVON LAKE — Two pit bulls that killed a Shi Tzu in August were declared dangerous Tuesday by a judge in Avon Lake Municipal Court, but their owners intend to appeal the ruling. The pit bulls’ owners, Donald and Melinda Golas, were cited on two counts of animal at large after the dogs attacked and Read More…

Solid waste district, prison in early talks for composting site

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GRAFTON — A composting facility is being considered for 25 acres of prison-owned land to process yard, agriculture and food wastes. The Lorain County Solid Waste Management District is evaluating the construction of the facility along with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. Solid Waste Management District Director Keith Bailey said the concept is Read More…

NEXUS foes want court time

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Residents want a judge to hear them out if NEXUS Gas Transmission goes back to court for permission to survey their property. The NEXUS project, backed by Houston-based Spectra Energy, is a planned 36-inch diameter, natural gas pipeline that will cross Ohio and Michigan to transport gas to Canada. On July 15, County Common Pleas Read More…

Carnivals and fairs are a family business

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WELLINGTON — Michelle Bates-Dallman remembers the first time she talked to a reporter about life with the carnival: She was 10 years old and working at her uncle’s popcorn trailer when she did a TV spot because her uncle was too scared to talk on camera. Bates-Dallman, whose father, Eric Bates, and Uncle Geary started Read More…

Avon set to pay $17.1 million on infrastructure

AVON — More than $17.1 million will be spent on infrastructure improvements over the next two years to accommodate more traffic expected from commercial growth. Mayor Bryan Jensen said improvements are slated for Chester and Nagel roads and state Route 83 as well as Schwartz Road Park and Veterans Memorial Park in 2016 and 2017. Read More…

Avon Lake councilman defends street project

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AVON LAKE — On Monday, Councilman David Kos defended the Engineering Department’s handling of a street project residents say is inadequate. Kos, 4th Ward, said some residents who approached Council with concerns about changes to a sewer separation and curb and gutter replacement project on Vinewood and Crestwood drives also questioned Public Works Director Joseph Read More…

Report: Lorain County to get hit hard by EPA ozone regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to tighten ozone regulations has come under the scrutiny of small business and manufacturing groups who say it is a federal overreach that will hurt Ohio’s economy. The EPA is considering tightening federal ozone limits to 65 to 70 parts per billion from the current 75 parts per billion Read More…

Avon Lake residents demand toughest vicious dog ordinance

AVON LAKE — Residents continue to push city officials to implement the strictest dog ordinance possible in the hope of preventing future dog attacks. The pressure comes after two recent dog fights in which pit bulls killed a corgi-beagle mix in June and a Shih Tzu last week. The City Council’s Safety Committee met Wednesday Read More…

Dispute arises over Harris Road paving project

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SHEFFIELD — The school district is paving a portion of Harris Road, and Sheffield Lake Mayor Dennis Bring isn’t happy about it. The road is being paved from Colorado Avenue just past the new seventh- to 12th-grade combined middle and high school by Sheffield-based Griffith Paving for $61,000. Money for the resurfacing comes from leftover Read More…

Avon Lake mulling sharpshooters this winter; goal is 80 deer

AVON LAKE — Deer culling will continue this winter after the city receives its final approval of a 10-year deer management plan through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. At-large Councilman John Shondel, who chairs the Council’s Environmental Committee and developed a plan recently submitted to the ODNR, said the city hopes to kill 80 Read More…