May 26, 2016

Elyria
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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.

New entrants mean structure of leadership to change

ELYRIA — Now that every city, township and village in the county is grouped under the Lorain County General Health District, how will residents of various communities be represented? The district is led by an assortment of appointed officials who serve on a separate Board of Health and District Advisory Council. The Advisory Council has Read More…

Attorney admits mistake, releases results of health district vote

ELYRIA — A private vote on whether to allow Elyria, Avon Lake and Lorain to join the Lorain County General Health District that took place Tuesday night should have been public, according to the lawyer representing the district. “I made a gut call after the meeting,” said Assistant County Prosecutor Chris Pyanowski, who serves as Read More…

Cities added to health district

ELYRIA — The Lorain County General Health District Advisory Council voted 14-3 Tuesday to accept Lorain, Elyria and Avon Lake into the health district Jan. 1. The District Advisory Council is made up of trustees from county townships, the president of the county commissioners and the mayors or executive officers of county villages. Assistant County Read More…

Odor causes early closure for Avon High

AVON — An unknown odor sent a few students to the hospital Tuesday with respiratory complaints and caused the evacuation of Avon High School. It isn’t clear what the source of the odor was. What is clear is that 1,200 students got to leave early on an 80-degree day with blue skies. The Police and Fire Read More…

Avon Lake businesses to get checks from jobs growth incentive program

AVON LAKE — Local businesses soon will receive checks from the city-run jobs growth incentive program. City Council approved a motion Monday evening authorizing Finance Director Steve Presley to cut checks to 123 businesses totaling more than $50,000. Businesses can get anywhere from a $25 refund check to one in the tens of thousands of Read More…

Avon council approves taking levy to voters in November

AVON — City Council approved resolutions Monday asking the Lorain County auditor to certify tax valuations for November police and fire equipment levies. The police equipment levy costs the owner of a $100,000 home $11.58 a year and generates about $287,799 annually. The fire equipment levy costs the owner of a $100,000 home $14.12 a Read More…

Upgrades to Avon Lake wastewater plant to begin in June

AVON LAKE — Work on large-scale upgrades at the Avon Lake Regional Water wastewater treatment plant soon will be underway. Chief Utilities Executive Todd Danielson said the construction to begin in June at the wastewater treatment plant, which he characterized as the replacement of all of “the guts” of the plant, is part of a Read More…

1 reportedly injured in Cleveland Clinic gas line fire

AVON — A gas line break and fire led to the evacuation of the Cleveland Clinic Richard E. Jacobs Health Center on Thursday morning. Daniel Row, an employee of Davey Tree, was mowing grass in front of the center and his lawn mower struck a gas line that ignited and charred the lawnmower. Avon Fire Read More…

Lorain County population grows 1.3 percent

The latest annual population statistics were released by the Census Bureau today at midnight and the figures show Lorain County growing slightly. According to the statistics, which compare 2015 populations to 2010 Census figures, the county experienced a 1.3 percent population increase. North Ridgeville and Avon, which continue to experience residential and commercial growth, saw Read More…

Three honored in Avon memorial tribute

AVON — They died serving their country, and three Avon residents won’t be forgotten. Hundreds attended a memorial Wednesday at Avon High School to pay tribute to the men and reveal three plaques bearing images and words about an airman, soldier and Marine. Sgt. Patrick Smith was an Avon resident who graduated from Clearview High Read More…