September 30, 2014

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Avon Lake Council considers pay raises for city workers

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AVON LAKE — City Council is considering an ordinance that will give 2 percent raises to the city’s non-bargaining unit employees. Council heard a first reading of the ordinance earlier this week which, if passed, will provide raises to the police chief and secretary, fire chief and secretary, clerk of council and public works, recreation Read More…

Avon Lake reorganizing firefighters

AVON LAKE — The city is one step closer to implementing a structural reorganization of the fire department. City Council heard first readings Monday night of several ordinances that would create the positions of captain and assistant fire chief. According to Fire Chief Chris Huerner, the department has eight lieutenants and 19 firefighters, but no Read More…

Avon, Avon Lake mayors deliver on football game bet

Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen hands Avon Lake Mayor Zilka an Eagles jersey after the Eagles beat the Shoremen last week. COURTESY PHOTO

AVON LAKE – The jersey has been delivered and the deal has been sealed. Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen hand-delivered an Avon Eagles football jersey to Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka Friday afternoon just to ensure that Zilka has one come Monday. Jensen challenged Zilka to a friendly bet Aug. 16 with the terms that the Read More…

High School Football: Avon at Avon Lake

Avon Lake's Cole Schmidt runs for a first down in the second quarter against Avon.
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AVON LAKE — There was no denying the secret to Avon’s success Friday night. The only debate after the Eagles’ 44-7 rout of rival Avon Lake centered on who was responsible. Junior quarterback Jake Sopko threw three first-half passes to senior receiver Zack Torbert that went for 133 yards and three touchdowns, and the Eagles Read More…

Avon Lake councilman suggests paintballs to scare off deer

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AVON LAKE — A member of Avon Lake Council wants to explore whether residents should be permitted to scare deer away from smaller lots by allowing them to fire at the animals with paintball guns. Council member Dave Kos, 4th Ward and chairman of the Safety Committee, thinks owners of smaller lots need an alternative Read More…

Avon Lake mayor says Giant Eagle not moving to Avon

AVON LAKE — Ongoing development along Nagel Road in Avon has activated the rumor mill in Avon’s neighbor to the north. Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka said talk is circulating around the city that Giant Eagle, 31990 Walker Road, intends to close its doors and head south to property along Nagel Road in the fast-developing Read More…

Avon Lake unveils revised credit card policy

AVON LAKE — City officials have reviewed the city’s credit card policy after the mayor’s secretary resigned for misuse of a credit card. Elizabeth Gedeon, who worked as Mayor Greg Zilka’s secretary for 2½ years, resigned in July after it came to the attention of the Finance Department that she had been using a city Read More…

Retired Avon Lake judge Mackin dies

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Mackin died at the Walker Road home he lived in for 50 years with his wife of 56 years, Mary. He was remembered Friday afternoon by friends, family and colleagues as a fair judge, honest and proud of his Irish heritage. Avon Lake Municipal Court Judge Darrel Bilancini, who took the helm after Mackin retired, said Read More…

Avon Lake deer control ordinance takes effect

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AVON LAKE — The city’s municipal deer control permit ordinance officially takes effect today, although it will still take some time before landowners can apply for one. According to Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka, the police chief is putting the final touches on the procedure to obtain a permit. “We will find out in due Read More…

Avon, Avon Lake mayors ‘up the ante’ for high school football game

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AVON — Who will win the Aug. 29 high school football game — the Avon Eagles or the Avon Lake Shoremen? Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen is confident the Eagles will win, so he challenged Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka to a bet: The loser must wear the winner’s jersey the entire day of the council Read More…