September 1, 2014

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Avon Lake councilman suggests paintballs to scare off deer

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AVON LAKE — A member of Avon Lake Council wants to explore whether residents should be permitted to scare deer away from smaller lots by allowing them to fire at the animals with paintball guns. Council member Dave Kos, 4th Ward and chairman of the Safety Committee, thinks owners of smaller lots need an alternative Read More…

Four arrested in Avon break-ins

AVON — Four men were arrested after they were accused of vandalizing property and burglarizing garages in housing developments. Police arrested Nicholas Price, 19, of 38707 Berkshire Ave., Connor Fritsch, 18, of 31730 Schwartz Road, Shawn Dziurzynski, 18, of 36620 Bordeaux, and Benjamin Gibson, 19, of 37846 Lorie Blvd., on felony charges of burglary, and Read More…

Lorain County landowners learn about planned natural gas pipeline

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GRAFTON — The coal-fired NRG Power Plant in Avon Lake will close if it doesn’t convert to natural gas. That was the response of Alan Sawyer, NRG Energy Inc. director of asset management, when asked about the fate of the plant if a natural gas pipeline isn’t built. He spoke during a Wednesday night open Read More…

Traffic restricted for water main break on Colorado Avenue in Avon

Avon crews are working to repair a water main break on Colorado Avenue. PHOTO COURTESY OF TWITTER USER @ZIPKICKER

AVON – City utility department crews are working on fixing a 12-inch water main break on Colorado Avenue. Crews are excavating the area to see what the problem is and if the water main can be repaired with a clamp versus cutting, according to Anthony Lorenzo, superintendent of utilities. He said the repair could take Read More…

Avon Lake mayor says Giant Eagle not moving to Avon

AVON LAKE — Ongoing development along Nagel Road in Avon has activated the rumor mill in Avon’s neighbor to the north. Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka said talk is circulating around the city that Giant Eagle, 31990 Walker Road, intends to close its doors and head south to property along Nagel Road in the fast-developing Read More…

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools district raises lunch prices

SHEFFIELD — A 25-cent increase goes a long way to generating revenue but not enough to cover what it costs to make and serve a school lunch in Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools. The district’s Board of Education approved an increase Monday night in the cost of school lunches by 25 cents. Lunch will now cost $3 Read More…

Avon Lake unveils revised credit card policy

AVON LAKE — City officials have reviewed the city’s credit card policy after the mayor’s secretary resigned for misuse of a credit card. Elizabeth Gedeon, who worked as Mayor Greg Zilka’s secretary for 2½ years, resigned in July after it came to the attention of the Finance Department that she had been using a city Read More…

Video: Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen completes Ice Bucket Challenge

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AVON — Mayor Bryan Jensen did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Sunday afternoon, challenging State Senator Gayle Manning, the Lorain County Commissioners and mayors of North Ridgeville, Sheffield Village, Sheffield Lake, Avon Lake and Westlake. Jensen’s wife Kimberley and daughter Brittney Reising dumped the bucket on Jensen. Reising’s dog, Pasley, can be seen dumping something Read More…

Sheep brings in record of $3,645 at Lorain County Fair auction

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WELLINGTON — With the help of a group of local businesses a Firelands Elementary student with cerebral palsy, whose mother recently died, was able to set a new fair auction record. Gracie Groot, 9, recreation leader for the Camden Kids 4-H Club, entered her first official 4-H auction this year with the first animal she’s Read More…

Lorain County Fair champion livestock auctioned

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WELLINGTON — The fairgrounds were calm Saturday morning, dew glistening, and people casually getting ready for the day’s events. All was mostly quiet — while crowds were yet to arrive — a vendor grilled peppers and onions and a fair worker puts bags in trash cans. But the excitement started to build around 8 a.m. Read More…