October 20, 2014

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Ed FitzGerald makes campaign stop in Lorain

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LORAIN — Tables were ready for a crowd of 250 but only a handful of people Sunday afternoon were present when gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald stopped in Lorain. FitzGerald traveled across Ohio last week on his “Kitchen Table” tour, geared at meeting with Ohioans to discuss the issues that most affect them. One of the Read More…

No tricks, just truth for Sheffield-Sheffield Lake levy

Officials from the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake school district haven’t spelled out exactly what will happen to the district if a critical levy on the November ballot fails. They say they fear such talk would be viewed as an attempt at scaring voters into saying yes to Issue 4. But in truth, things will change, and things Read More…

NRG appraisal possibly even lower in Avon Lake

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  ELYRIA — An appraiser Thursday said NRG Energy Inc.’s plant in Avon Lake is worth even less than the company contends. A 2012 property valuation by appraisal firm Duff and Phelps Inc., filed in March with NRG’s complaint with the county’s Board of Revision, said the value of the Avon Lake power plant should Read More…

Yearlong 611 bridge project nearing completion

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AVON — The state Route 611 bridge enhancement project, which has tied up traffic for the past year, should be finished by mid-November, officials said. Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen said the Ohio Department of Transportation’s project manager provided the city administration with a project update Wednesday afternoon. “They are looking at having most of the Read More…

Sheffield Village Council member resigns

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SHEFFIELD — Walter Min stepped down from his position as a Village Council member, announcing his resignation in a letter read by Mayor John Hunter to Village Council earlier this week. Citing pressing family obligations, Min, 47, first elected in 2009 and re-elected in an uncontested race in 2013, said stepping down is a decision Read More…

Elementary school students head to the fairgrounds to learn about food

Jayden Chambers, 8 a third-grade student from Vincent Elementary School pets a miniature donkey Tuesday at the Lorain County Fairgrounds.

WELLINGTON — Lots of children drink milk, put syrup on their pancakes or eat hamburgers at family cookouts. Realizing where those products come from takes an extra dose of education. The Firelands, Wellington and Lorain County Joint Vocational School chapters of Future Farmers of America aim to provide that dose during the annual “Food for Read More…

Avon City Council expands hotel bed tax

AVON — City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday night to expand a tax on travelers staying in hotels within city limits. Council member at large Tammy Holtzmeier cast the lone dissenting vote, saying she felt tax increases should not be decided by Council but should instead be ballot issues decided by voters. “It’s a slippery Read More…

NRG Energy seeking easements for pipeline

The NRG power plant is shown on the shores of Lake Erie in 2006. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

AVON LAKE — An energy company is obtaining easement rights from homeowners across the county for a natural gas pipeline to supply fuel for its Avon Lake power plant. NRG Energy Inc. representatives have said the power plant will close if it isn’t converted to natural gas, and that a conversion is cheaper by the Read More…

Avon may get another rehab center

AVON — More development likely will occur in the northwest corner of the city where large tracts of commercial land are still available. The most recent request to come before the Avon Planning Commission is from an Indianapolis-based company seeking approval for a 55,000-square-foot inpatient rehab center along Chester Road. The Planning Commission will consider Read More…

Rash of burglaries hits Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — The Avon Lake Police Department received four reports of burglary over the past week. Police believe two of the incidents are related. Two of the burglaries occurred last week on Montego Court and Hyannis Port Drive between 7 and 9 p.m. during a Friday night football game, according to a statement issued Read More…