March 27, 2015

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Thieves take Taco Bell art

An exact copy of the painting shown was stolen from the Taco Bell restaurant at 1345 Columbia Rd.

WESTLAKE – An art heist occurred Sunday although it did not involve theft of a world-renowned classical masterpiece. Capt. Guy Turner of the Westlake Police Department said in a press release that thieves stole a painting from Taco Bell, 1345 Columbia Road, on Sunday between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. The painting, valued at $800, Read More…

Two bald eagles possibly nesting in Avon Lake

PHOTO COURTESY OF STEVE MELVINTwo eagles, nicknamed Stars and Stripes, have possibly been nesting in Avon Lake, a few blocks from Redwood Elementary School.

AVON LAKE – Ever since two bald eagles built a nest by the Redwood Elementary School playground in December, people have flocked to the school to watch them and take photos. The nest has grown, as have the number of people visiting, and it appears the number of eagles could grow too because eaglets might Read More…

Residents oppose Sheffield Village rezoning on Abbe Road

SHEFFIELD — Residents are upset that Village Council approved the rezoning of 60 acres along Abbe Road near Interstate 90 for a potential assisted-living center and condominium complex. The village Planning Commission initially approved the rezoning from industrial to residential and multi-family in January, but when the matter came before Council for a final vote Read More…

Initial deer cull at eight in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — The city’s first culling operation at Weiss Field on Thursday night resulted in sharpshooters killing eight deer. Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka said it was a smooth process and culling will continue. “I wasn’t sure what they were going to get,” Zilka said. “But it was more than I was hoping for.” Read More…

Mayors re-ignite Battle of Sheffield

Sheffield Lake Mayor Dennis Bring

SHEFFIELD — Picture it now: The traditional game-day motivating song — Survivor’s 1982 hit “Eye of the Tiger” — blaring through the speakers, the bleachers filled with a roaring crowd as city and school employees take to the court for an epic battle. The time has come for the second annual Battle of the Sheffield’s Read More…

Deer culling begins at Weiss Field in Avon Lake

Deer gather near Pin Oak Parkway in Avon Lake on Thursday evening. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — The city’s first deer culling operation at Weiss Field began Thursday evening silently and with little attention. People walked their dogs and kids played basketball and used the skate park up until 6 p.m. when police arrived, blocked off entrances and asked everyone to leave. Elyria resident Larry Best, who brings his Read More…

Ice jam breaks loose in Vermilion

Flood waters in Vermilion on Thursday.Bruce Bishop/The Chronicle

VERMILION – A section of ice jam has broken loose on the Vermilion River at Mill Hollow and Bacon Woods. The city of Vermilion issued an alert at 3:15 notifying residents that the river is at the banks on the south side of Riverside Drive and water is continuing to rise. People should take the Read More…

Slippery surfaces, cold bones pose risks

Donna Gron, wearing a knee brace, is examined by Dr. Dan Zanotti on Wednesday at The Center for Orthopedics in Sheffield. Gron was one of many people injured this winter after slipping on the ice. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

February was a brutally cold month that broke National Weather Service records as thermometers dipped below zero on a regular basis and the area was blanketed with snow and ice. Not surprisingly, area hospitals experienced a noticeable jump in orthopedic patients visiting emergency rooms and outpatient clinics as a result. And we aren’t quite in Read More…

Avon Lake deer cull starts today at Weiss Park

AVON LAKE — A culling operation will occur today at Weiss Field with sharpshooters hired through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The announcement comes three days after City  Council passed a law allowing sharpshooting on public property. Public Works Director Joseph Reitz said shooters will meet with the Avon Lake Police Department for a briefing Read More…

Avon Lake deer culling to start soon

AVON LAKE — The city will move forward with a program aimed at killing deer at Weiss Field and the city landfill before the month’s end. City Council approved an ordinance Monday allowing sharpshooters hired through state or federal agencies to conduct culling operations on city property. Council also approved a service agreement with the Read More…