December 19, 2014

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Seeds harvested from Maria sunflowers sell out quickly at Avon garden retailers

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  AVON — Sunflowers planted in June along Interstate 90 to raise money and awareness for the Prayers from Maria Foundation reached their final destination. The 250,000 sunflowers, planted by Avon farmer John Betzel, were to draw attention to childhood tumors known as gliomas and to remember Avon Lake resident Maria McNamara, who died in 2007 Read More…

Flooding concerns still rising in Avon

AVON — The Planning Commission continues to consider whether to recommend that City Council rescind an ordinance that would allow construction of a housing development in a flood-prone area. City officials have been mulling since August whether to allow Garland Griffin Homes of Cleveland to build a two-phase, 49-home subdivision on 56.8 acres along Jaycox Read More…

Eagles move on Redwood Elementary School grounds

A pair of bald eagles are building their nest on the grounds of Redwood Elementary Schools in Avon Lake. PHOTO PROVIDED

AVON LAKE — Students at Redwood Elementary School are thrilled with some visitors who have decided to move onto school property. Two bald eagles are building a nest in a tall tree adjacent to the school’s playground — and, much to the delight of students, in view of classrooms. Students, teachers and parents have been Read More…

Friendship APL updates on 203 cats rescued from Avon apartment

AVON — Over the summer, the Elyria-based Friendship Animal Protective League received a call about a large number of cats in an apartment. The organization then dealt with one of the largest cat rescue operations it has seen. Friendship APL Director Greg Willey said 203 cats were taken from the apartment of a renter who Read More…

One of three piebald deer dies in Avon Lake

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AVON LAKE — The white buck became a legend over the years as citizens spotted him, took photos and shared stories. On Tuesday he was found dead in a thicket of woods along Moore and Walker roads. Police said it doesn’t appear as if he was killed by a poacher. Avon Lake’s piebald deer, a Read More…

NASA Glenn Research Center boosts Orion into space

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CLEVELAND — The National Aeronautics and Space Administration plans to send people to Mars in the next 15 to 20 years. Some of the work to make that possible is happening in our own backyard. As a precursor to today’s Orion flight test, scheduled to launch at 7:05 a.m., NASA Glenn Research Center offered visitors Read More…

No ruckus on a calm Black Friday

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AVON — People were out seeking bargains the day after Thanksgiving, but stores were not out-of-control with long lines and extreme shoppers as they have been in the past. Black Friday is not quite what it used to be, partly because many stores now open on Thanksgiving while also offering online shopping and shipping options. Read More…

Avon Lake Regional Water takes steps to avoid ice problem

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AVON LAKE — In early January, a state of emergency was declared when slush-like frazil ice blocked two intake pipes on Lake Erie, affecting Avon Lake Regional Water’s more than 200,000 customers in multiple communities. Crews worked to remove the frazil ice from the water pipes, which are 1,800 to 2,200 feet long and 20 Read More…

Pair indicted in Westlake bar crash

A Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted two men on multiple felony charges after an incident in which one of the men crashed a stolen truck into a Westlake bar on Oct. 23. Brandon Pawlak, 26, of Cleveland, was indicted on 13 counts of aggravated robbery, 13 counts of aggravated vehicular assault, one count of failure Read More…

Money, cigars stolen from Elyria Circle K store

Elyria police respond to a robbery report at the Circle K at 402 E. Broad St. on Wednesday evening. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Police were called Wednesday to a convenience store about 5 p.m. after the store was robbed. Several police officers were at Circle K, 402 E. Broad St., immediately following the robbery talking to a female employee who was visibly shaken. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said a black male between 21 and 30 Read More…