May 2, 2016

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Avon police car crashes into utility truck; Highway Patrol investigating

AVON — A police car crashed into a utility truck early Thursday and the circumstances of the accident are being investigated by the Ohio Highway Patrol. Avon police Officer Andy Kehl crashed into the truck in which an unnamed worker was working in an elevated bucket on some phone or cable lines in the 2800 Read More…

Avon Firefighter named 2016 Living Angel

LORAIN — Avon Firefighter John Gansor was named the 2016 Living Angel during the annual Life Savers Ball at DeLuca’s Place in the Park on Saturday evening. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society and hosted each year by heart surgeon Dr. Alexander F. Zolli, the event recognizes individuals whose good works range from cancer research Read More…

Avon school latest to receive bomb threats

AVON — Heritage Elementary School was evacuated Friday afternoon because of a bomb threat. Superintendent Mike Laub said 1,100 students were immediately removed from the school and parents were contacted via an automated emergency messaging system and social media. “We handled it as if it were a real threat,” Laub said. Police said no bomb Read More…

Berlin Heights man injured in Interstate 90 accident

AVON – A Berlin Heights man was transported to University Hospitals Avon Medical Center after crashing into a guard rail on Interstate 90 Friday morning. Avon Fire Lt. Brett Brueshler said the 58-year-old man was traveling east on Interstate 90 around 9 a.m. when he lost control of his small sedan near the Route 611 Read More…

North Ridgeville restaurant damaged by fire

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A fire inside an electric smoker damaged a Center Ridge Road restaurant early Tuesday. Fire Department crews responded to All Fired Up restaurant about 8:30 a.m., according to Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bement. Because the fire call came from the Providence Square shopping plaza next to the city’s busy Rini’s Plaza West, Read More…

Hearing set for convicted Avon firefighter

AVON — A pre-disciplinary hearing is to be held next week in regards to Avon firefighter Dennis Danczak, who was convicted of violating a temporary protection order last year. The hearing is to include a city labor negotiator, the finance director and a member of the human resources department who will review the court case Read More…

Avon officials weigh discipline for firefighter

AVON — The Avon mayor and fire chief are deciding whether to discipline a firefighter who was found guilty of violating a temporary protection order last year. Mayor Bryan Jensen said he plans to meet with Fire Chief Frank Root and Law Director John Gasior on Monday to go over the case of Dennis Danczak, Read More…

Buzzkill: Firefighter’s beer stains Avon’s long-time clean audit record

AVON — One beer tarnished the perfect audit record of Mayor Jim Smith. The $4.25 beer, purchased by an Avon fireman, was included in a list of city expenses. The discrepancy was caught by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s office. “It aggravates me because we’ve had nothing but good reports,” Smith said. The beer was included Read More…