July 2, 2016

Elyria
Mostly clear
57°F
 

Odor causes early closure for Avon High

AVON — An unknown odor sent a few students to the hospital Tuesday with respiratory complaints and caused the evacuation of Avon High School. It isn’t clear what the source of the odor was. What is clear is that 1,200 students got to leave early on an 80-degree day with blue skies. The Police and Fire Read More…

UPDATED: Four Avon High students taken to hospital after odor permeates building

AVON — Avon Fire Chief Frank Root said Avon High School is all clear and once again open. Root said four students were transported to University Hospitals Avon Medical Center after complaining of initial dizziness and a tickling sensation in the nose and throat. Root said firefighters inspected the building and found no gas leaks Read More…

Avon council approves taking levy to voters in November

AVON — City Council approved resolutions Monday asking the Lorain County auditor to certify tax valuations for November police and fire equipment levies. The police equipment levy costs the owner of a $100,000 home $11.58 a year and generates about $287,799 annually. The fire equipment levy costs the owner of a $100,000 home $14.12 a Read More…

1 reportedly injured in Cleveland Clinic gas line fire

AVON — A gas line break and fire led to the evacuation of the Cleveland Clinic Richard E. Jacobs Health Center on Thursday morning. Daniel Row, an employee of Davey Tree, was mowing grass in front of the center and his lawn mower struck a gas line that ignited and charred the lawnmower. Avon Fire Read More…

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…