April 26, 2015

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Former Stanadyne executive dies in Florida at age 91

Paul Mongerson, retired CEO of the Standard Screw Co., which had a division in Elyria, died of natural causes Thursday in Florida at the age of 91. Mongerson moved to Elyria in 1963 from Chicago after he was named vice president and general manager of Standard Screw Co. Western Division, which changed its name to Read More…

Cabela’s announces plans for Avon location

AVON – Another big box store is coming to the city and this one will cater to the outdoor enthusiast. Nebraska-based Cabela’s, a hunting, fishing and outdoor gear retailer, announced today it intends to bring an 81,000-square-foot store to 13 acres of land along Chester Road owned by the Jacobs Group. Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen Read More…

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools: Additional levy

Brookside High School students Evan Snider, left, and Andrew Kuzmickas are instructed by teacher Julie Kinnear. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Issue 15 What it is: a 6.53-mill levy Duration: 5 years How much would it raise: $1.985 million annually Purpose: operating expenses Cost to taxpayers: An additional $227.50 a year in taxes for the owner of a $100,000 home SHEFFIELD — Voters will be asked to support a levy that district officials say is essential if Sheffield-Sheffield Read More…

Avon Schools: Additional levy

Michelle Haney, a fourth grade teacher at Avon Heritage South Elementary, hands out papers in class April 1. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Issue 9 What it is: an additional 2.9-mill operating levy Duration: 10 years How much it will raise: $2.19 million annually Purpose: Operating expenses Cost to taxpayers: An additional $101.52 a year for the owner of a $100,000 home Voters will be asked to approve an emergency levy at the polls May 5. Issue 9 Read More…

Cash-strapped Sheffield Lake seeks to privatize Building Department

SHEFFIELD LAKE — Mayor Dennis Bring has hopes that privatizing the Building Department will reap savings for a city that has struggled financially. City Council recently approved two ordinances that allow the city to hire a private firm to handle the duties of the former Building Department after the resignation of the department’s sole full-time Read More…

Death of Avon Lake man inspires legislative action quickening prescription access

Kevin Houdeshell

A bill sparked by a local man’s death is making its way through the Ohio Senate that aims to reform the law governing a pharmacist’s ability to fill a prescription for life-saving drugs such as insulin. Kevin Houdeshell was 36 when he died in 2014 after he couldn’t get insulin on New Year’s Eve in Read More…

Resident calls Avon Lake subpoena ordinance power government overreach

AVON LAKE — A resident is concerned City Council is overstepping boundaries by attempting to grant itself the power to subpoena witnesses even though Ohio law provides councils with such powers. The city first discussed subpoena powers in February during a Public Service Committee meeting. Councilman Rob James, 2nd Ward, said then the ordinance was Read More…

Dessert Diva sells home-baked goods in Avon cafe

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Rachel Oakes, the Dessert Diva, and Avon Cafe owner Mike Petrillo.

AVON – Rachel Oakes has always loved to bake, but for the past 30 years she has only done it as a hobby. That changed when she recently transformed her hobby into a business called The Dessert Diva. She’s starting out small, baking from home and taking her baked goods to Avon Cafe and Coffee Read More…

More than 100 honor slain Elyria man at vigil

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Mourners gather at a vigil Saturday night to remember Adam McNeal.

ELYRIA – To say he loved Star Wars would be an understatement: That was the way one man speaking out at a vigil described a young man whose life was cut short earlier this week. More than 100 people gathered Saturday at the site of a fatal shooting to remember slain man Adam McNeal: father, Read More…

Pittsfield Township honors victims of 1965 tornado

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PITTSFIELD TWP. – In 1965 the town’s center vanished during a devastating tornado on Palm Sunday that took the lives of 19 people in Lorain County and injured 141. Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the deadly Palm Sunday tornado outbreak, which according to weather service records was a series of 47 tornadoes in six Read More…