January 25, 2015

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Avon Lake police issue tax scam warning

AVON LAKE — The Police Department is warning residents to watch for scammers seeking to reap the benefits of tax returns. Police recently posted a message to their Facebook page saying they see an increase in consumer fraud every tax season. “Some telltale signs of a scam can be anything from pressuring you to act Read More…

Annual Pete Soto Chili Cook-off benefit sells out

Pete Soto

The annual Pete Soto Chili Cook-Off sold out a month before officers from multiple agencies will even dish out the goods. Soto, a former Avon police officer injured in the line of duty in 2010 after crashing his motorcycle while responding to a domestic violence call, suffered severe injuries and spent weeks in the hospital. Read More…

North Ridgeville student-athletes seek new logo

The proposed North Ridgeville Schools logo, left, and the current logo.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A new logo and mascot for the North Ridgeville Rangers are in the works at the request of some students who have said they don’t connect with the current sports logo. For years, the logo has been a simple gold star outlined with a blue circle, and the unofficial mascot has been Read More…

NEXUS pipeline opponents discuss strategy

OBERLIN — The group opposed to the NEXUS gas transmission project met Saturday to discuss turning reroute plans into action. The proposed 42-inch NEXUS pipeline would cross 11 counties in Ohio to deliver 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas daily from the Utica shale fields in Kensington, Ohio, to the Dawn Energy Hub in Read More…

Sheffield Lake considers stiffer fines for unkept rental properties

SHEFFIELD LAKE — The city is considering stiffer penalties for homeowners who don’t take care of rental properties. Mayor Dennis Bring said the topic came up during a recent meeting of Council’s Ordinance Committee. The city has a nuisance ordinance that stipulates if the city has to visit a property three times or more, property Read More…

ShurTech lays off 20 at Avon headquarters

AVON — ShurTech Brands announced Friday it laid off 20 employees at its headquarters in Avon. ShurTech Brands is a global tape company headquartered in Avon for the past 15 years. One of its most popular products is Duck Brand duct tape. The city has an annual festival named after the product. According to Patti Read More…

Grafton Township resident presents snow plowing complaint

GRAFTON TWP. — A resident raised concerns that county road crews may be shortchanging the township on snow plowing, but the county road supervisor says that’s not the case. Frank Raksi, who worked for the Grafton Township Road Department for 13 years, questioned during a Tuesday night trustee meeting whether the county is adequately clearing Read More…

Grafton Twp. trustees oppose NEXUS pipeline plan

GRAFTON TWP. — Grafton Township trustees joined the growing list of township leaders who have expressed solidarity with residents seeking to reroute a high-pressure natural gas pipeline. Trustees unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday which opposes the NEXUS gas transmission project, a proposed 36- to 42-inch natural gas pipeline that would transport 1.5 billion cubic feet Read More…

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools levy passes first step

SHEFFIELD — The Board of Education approved a resolution Monday to have the millage for a May election certified by the Lorain County auditor. Monday’s resolution is the first step in placing a levy before voters in May. At its next meeting, the board is to approve a second resolution to put the levy on Read More…

Avon to seek bids to relocate Chester Road

AVON — City Council on Monday approved seeking bids for the Chester Road relocation project. The project, initially scheduled to begin last summer, was pushed back by city officials concerned about traffic congestion since the state Route 611 bridge enhancement project was underway at the time. The $4.5 million bridge project, which included resurfacing from Read More…