May 28, 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.

Rerouting NEXUS gets Lorain County support

The Lorain County commissioners sent a letter Wednesday to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asking Spectra Energy to consider reroute proposals for the NEXUS Gas Transmission Project. Members of the Coalition to Reroute NEXUS, or CORN, have steadily garnered support over the past several months in the form of letters and resolutions from townships, cities Read More…

Sheffield Lake approves privatizing Building Department

SHEFFIELD LAKE — City Council approved privatizing the city Building Department for the next two years. The city entered into a temporary 45-day contract with Colorado-based Safebuilt Ohio LLC in April following the resignation of building inspector Jon Wiblin. The city has declined to comment on Wiblin’s resignation and his personnel file didn’t indicate any Read More…

35 Johnson Metall workers losing their jobs when plant closes in July

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LORAIN — Ron Bellottie spent nearly 42 years with a local manufacturing company and worked his way up the company ladder from the plant floor to the president’s office. But Bellottie, president of Johnson Metall, 1305 Oberlin Ave., announced Tuesday the plant he’s spent his entire career with will close in July. Thirty-five people will Read More…

Avon Lake officials disagree about creating economic development director post

AVON LAKE — Some city officials want to establish the position of a full-time economic development director but not everyone is on board with the idea. An ordinance establishing an economic development department and director is before City Council for consideration. At-large Council member Dan Bucci, chairman of the economic development committee, said more needs Read More…

‘Determined’ Hardenburg gets scholarship to LCCC

Harrison Hardenburg receives a scholarship from the Elyria Schools and Friends Alumni Association to attend Lorain County Community College during a ceremony Thursday at Elyria High School. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — An Elyria High School student was honored Thursday as the first student with a learning disability to receive a scholarship from the Elyria Schools and Friends Alumni Association. Harrison Hardenburg received a college scholarship for $1,000 to attend Lorain County Community College. He was one of more than 60 students honored during the Read More…

Census figures released; Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville are big gainers in county

Census figures

The U.S. Census Bureau released detailed figures about county population growth and once again Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville saw the largest population increases in Lorain County. Figures released in March showed that Lorain County, which has a total population of 304,216, saw a 0.9 percent population increase from 2013 to 2014, while populations Read More…

Avon Lake firefighter, suspended after conviction, resigns

AVON LAKE — An Avon Lake firefighter who had been suspended following an assault conviction resigned after the city questioned receipts he submitted on an expense report. Mark McGuire, who was an Avon Lake firefighter for 13 years, resigned Tuesday citing personal reasons. McGuire, reached by phone Wednesday, declined to elaborate on the reasons for Read More…

Veterans circulating petition to keep VA Clinic in Lorain

LORAIN — Veterans are passing around petitions and gathering signatures to let the Veterans Administration know they want the VA Clinic to remain in Lorain. During the annual VA2K Walk and Roll on Wednesday, a 1.2-mile walk at the Lorain VA Clinic that promotes wellness and benefits homeless veterans, petitions were circulated that will be Read More…

Avon Lake looks to expand deer culling

Deer cull map

AVON LAKE — Sharpshooters might be headed to more city-owned property in the future to kill deer. City officials are considering locations for future culling on parcels of city-owned land near the wastewater treatment plant along Moore Road and near the water towers along Lear and Division roads, Lake Road and Westwinds Drive. Discussions with Read More…

Avon training facility looking to relocate within city

AVON — Plans for a Bo Jackson-backed sports training facility along Recreation Lane have fallen through, and now a local business owner and former college football player hopes to keep the plan alive. Avon Lake resident Mike D’Andrea, owner of T3 Performance and a former linebacker for Ohio State University in the early 2000s, intends Read More…