November 21, 2014

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Opponents of proposed pipeline meet in Grafton Twp.

GRAFTON TWP. — A group of residents is organizing in opposition to the NEXUS gas transmission pipeline. At a Tuesday night Grafton Township trustee meeting, about a dozen residents raised concerns about a lack of information regarding the project. The proposed 36-inch, below-ground natural gas pipeline, which would run through 11 counties in Ohio before Read More…

Sunflowers honoring girl ‘left us too early’

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AVON — In many ways, the sunflowers mirrored the life of the child in whose memory they were planted: They bloomed into beauty, but faded away far too soon. The hundreds of thousands of flowers that grew along Interstate 90 over the summer served as a visual reminder that Maria McNamara, a 7-year-old Avon Lake Read More…

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools mum on possible cuts

SHEFFIELD — School district officials remain vague on how last week’s levy failure will affect the district. Issue 4, a five-year, 9.5-mill operating levy, failed 63 percent to 36 percent. The district has said the community should expect massive cuts. At a Monday night special meeting, school board members offered few details on cuts officials Read More…

Avon Lake Council OKs water, sewer workers contract

AVON LAKE — The city has approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the union representing water and sewer workers. City Council on Monday authorized the mayor to enter into a three-year agreement with the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied-Industrial and Service Workers Local 1-865, which represents about 30 employees of Read More…

Injured bartender is out of hospital

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ELYRIA — A bartender injured when the driver of a stolen truck crashed into the Westlake bar she worked at returned home from the hospital Friday. Bethany Capasso, of Elyria, was one of more than a dozen people injured when police said Brandon Pawlak, 26, of Cleveland, crashed a stolen a 2002 Ford F-250 through Read More…

Winning lottery ticket sold in Elyria unclaimed

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ELYRIA — Double check your lottery tickets — a $512,000 winner is still floating around out there somewhere. Andrew Bendik, owner of Ten to Ten Drive Thru Beverage, 308 E. Broad St., said his store sold a winning auto-pick Rolling Cash 5 ticket last Friday with the numbers 3, 13, 29, 33 and 39. “The Read More…

Avon school board discusses putting levies on ballot

AVON — The public can count on seeing two levies in 2015 or 2016 to keep Avon Schools on a sound financial path. During a school board work session Wednesday night, district officials discussed a five-year forecast that shows budget surpluses carrying into 2018. But if the district does not renew a $1.8 million levy Read More…

Voters reject Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools levy

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SHEFFIELD – A small crowd of levy committee members and district officials gathered at the Sheffield/Sheffield Lake Board of Education office in the hope that positive election results would come in Tuesday night. They snacked on food, quietly chatted and watched a projector screen that displayed precinct results, desperate for a sign that voters were Read More…

Avon to rebid pool project

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AVON — Bids to build the city’s pool came back much higher than city officials had anticipated. Five bids ranging from $6.1 million to $6.4 million — much higher than the estimated $4.2 million to $4.7 million the city had planned on — were received Thursday for construction of a pool and outbuildings on a site Read More…

Holiday Inn project revived in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD — More than a year ago, Sheffield Mayor John Hunter announced that developers had plans to bring a Holiday Inn to the village. The project stalled when the federal government shutdown delayed loan processing. Hunter said it appears the ball is rolling again, even if it’s rolling slowly. “The site has been selected and Read More…