August 29, 2015

Elyria
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Avon Lake considers tough dog ordinance

AVON LAKE — Two pit bull attacks this year that left two dogs dead and multiple people injured have residents putting pressure on the city to modify its dog ordinance. On Monday, City Council members told a full house that they are working to strengthen dog ordinances to better handle incidents when dogs bite or Read More…

Truck plows into Lorain grocery store

Workers try to remove a truck from the Cooper Deli on Cooper Foster Road in Lorain on Monday. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — A pickup truck plowed into Cooper Deli & Groceries, 1408 Cooper Foster Park Road, around 12:30 p.m. Monday. No one was injured during the crash and the driver refused medical treatment. Lorain Police did not yet release the name of the driver but said drugs or alcohol are believed to be a factor Read More…

Keystone Elementary School makes its debut

LAGRANGE — The final piece of the Keystone Schools puzzle is in place, and the finished product was revealed to the public Saturday. The 86,000-square-foot Keystone Elementary School has security systems, wireless Internet, efficient heating and cooling systems, 25 classrooms, a media center, gymnasium and arts and music rooms. It is worlds away from the Read More…

Ford deal likely will increase income tax take

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AVON LAKE — Wednesday was a day of celebration for Ford officials and United Auto Workers as the first F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks were driven off the line at the Ohio Assembly Plant. Workers said they officially felt a sense of job security, and politicians, union and company officials said a deal reached in Read More…

Cabela’s Avon land deal exceeds $3M

AVON — Land along Chester and Nagel roads was farm field and woodlands in the not-too-distant past, but it’s now a hotspot of economic development, and sellers are fetching a pretty penny for their property. According to a Monday real estate transfer reported by the Lorain County Auditor’s Office, the 13 acres on Chester Road Read More…

Church buys land near Avon-Avon Lake border

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AVON — Pastor Jim Wilkes of Journey Community Church spends his time spreading the word of the Lord, but on Thursday he spread the word of a project in the works. Wilkes said Journey Community Church, which has locations in Fairview Park, Pepper Pike and Jefferson, purchased nearly 14 acres on land on the east Read More…

Two landowners file suit against NEXUS over pipeline surveying

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ELYRIA — Two lawsuits were filed Wednesday by Grafton Township and LaGrange landowners who said their property was damaged by NEXUS surveyors. The NEXUS project, backed by Houston-based Spectra Energy, is a planned 36-inch diameter natural gas pipeline that will cross  11 counties and transport natural gas to the Dawn Energy hub in Ontario. Grafton Read More…

New Avon Middle School makes debut

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AVON — It came in $1 million under budget, was completed on time and the public got its first glimpse of the new Avon Middle School on Wednesday. The 162,000-square-foot building will house grades six through eight, and nearly 1,100 students will fill the building this year. The first day of school for Avon students Read More…

Production of Ford trucks secures jobs in Avon Lake

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AVON LAKE — Cheers erupted Wednesday as United Auto Workers Local 2000 Chairman Tim Rowe and Ford President of The Americas Joe Hinrichs drove the first medium-duty truck off the line at the Ohio Assembly plant in a move that represented the survival of more than 1,000 jobs. Rowe said during the event Wednesday that Read More…

Ford executive counters Trump barbs

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AVON LAKE — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump blasted Ford Motor Co. earlier this week for investing in a Mexican plant, but the company’s president said Wednesday’s unveiling of a truck line at the Ohio Assembly Plant that used to be built in Mexico shows Ford is a global company. Joe Hinrichs, the company’s president Read More…