August 27, 2014

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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

Gracie Groot poses with winning sheep Starlight Gem. PHOTO PROVIDED

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…

United Way kicks off campaign

Jay Radca of Lagrange, a summer intern for the United Way, works with Jeff Griffiths of the Lorain County Volunteer Connection as they box items in the United Way Fill the Bus project.

SHEFFIELD — United Way of Greater Lorain County is setting the bar high with hopes to increase contributions and participation. The agency held its annual campaign kickoff at Mike Bass Ford on Friday. The agency has seen increased giving in recent years. During the 2012 campaign, it received $2.8 million, and in 2013 fundraising efforts Read More…

Retired Avon Lake judge Mackin dies

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Mackin died at the Walker Road home he lived in for 50 years with his wife of 56 years, Mary. He was remembered Friday afternoon by friends, family and colleagues as a fair judge, honest and proud of his Irish heritage. Avon Lake Municipal Court Judge Darrel Bilancini, who took the helm after Mackin retired, said Read More…

Senior citizens named Lorain County Fair king, queen

Lorain County Fair Senior Citizen Queen Karen Farmer, of Avon Lake, and King Oscar Woods, of Oberlin. JON WYSOCHANSKI/CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON — The crowning of a fair king and queen isn’t reserved only for the younger generation. Two older folks were deemed senior citizen royalty Thursday afternoon. Oscar Woods, 80, and Karen Farmer, 65, were named Lorain County Fair senior citizen king and queen in front of a large crowd gathered to celebrate the fair’s Read More…