November 23, 2014

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President named for clinic’s new Avon facility

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AVON — Dr. Rebecca Starck cautiously admits she’s a University of Michigan sports fan — but the veteran physician hopes it won’t be held against her. On Friday, Starck was named president of the new Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital. Stark, 47, is a Michigan native and 1993 graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Read More…

GetGo planned at Nagel Road in Avon

AVON — Back in August, rumors were spreading that the Avon Lake Giant Eagle planned to close and move to fast-developing land along Nagel Road in Avon. Those rumors still aren’t true, but it is now obvious where they likely started. Giant Eagle plans to build a GetGo gas station on Just Imagine Drive and Read More…

Lorain man found guilty of fatal shooting during botched robbery

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ELYRIA – An aggravated murder trial that began Monday ended Thursday with a jury finding a Lorain man guilty in the shooting death of another man during a botched drug robbery in 2011. Donzelle Crosby, 24, was found guilty on two counts of murder, one count of aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated robbery, one Read More…

Bill proposes raises for elected officials

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A bill introduced Tuesday in the Ohio House of Representatives on Tuesday aims to provide pay raises for public officials. The raises would be the first in six years. House Bill 661, introduced by state Rep. Gerald Stebelton, R-Lancaster, proposes to increase the pay of public officials, including the governor, judges, lawmakers and other county Read More…

OSHA investigating Avon Lake firefighter’s death

AVON LAKE — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a work accident that resulted in the death of off-duty firefighter Larry “Gomer” Heczko. Avon Lake Fire Chief Chris Huerner said the department has been in contact with the Department of Labor, and OSHA is investigating the incident. Companies are required to contact Read More…

Thefts from cars, break-ins plague portions of Avon

AVON — Avon residents have fallen victim to a number of crimes over the past week including some home break-ins and an auto theft. According to Avon Police Department incident reports, seven thefts occurred throughout the city between Nov. 8 and Tuesday. Five reports were also taken involving four vehicles and one home that had Read More…

Woman accused of crashing wedding reception

Debra Knurek

AVON LAKE – It’s not clear if she simply wanted hors d’oeuvres and free cocktails but a Bay Village resident was arrested  after hanging around at a wedding reception to which she wasn’t invited. Debra Knurek, 51, was charged with criminal trespassing last week after she showed up at 31964 Lake Road, the home of Read More…

Teens taken into custody after Durling bomb threat

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LORAIN — Two students were taken into custody after a bomb threat Thursday at Clearview’s Durling Middle School, less than 24 hours after an earlier threat disrupted classes the day before. The school was evacuated after a threat was found Thursday written on a women’s restroom stall door that read “Bombs there is more coming,” Read More…

UPDATED: Avon Lake firefighter killed in breakwall collapse

Firefighters from Avon Lake and several other departments stand outside the Lake Road home where Larry Heczko was killed Thursday.

AVON LAKE — The life of an off-duty firefighter, who died on Thursday afternoon, has often been marked by moments of pure heroism. Avon Lake Firefighter Larry “Gomer” Heczko died instantly Thursday when a concrete wall he was working on collapsed on top of him, according to a news release from the Avon Lake Fire Read More…

Oberlin startup featured in Popular Science

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OBERLIN — Oberlin-based startup company CleanAlert is highlighted in the December issue of Popular Science magazine for an innovative device that could soon be used in homes everywhere. Popular Science holds an annual competition in which thousands of companies submit products for review in the hopes of receiving a “Best Of” award in various categories. Read More…