August 31, 2015

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UPDATED: Avon Lake man killed in Cleveland car wreck

CLEVELAND – Sometimes Aaron Maxwell would stay as long as 10 hours at the gym – but it wasn’t all about the fitness. Christopher Cox, a coach at Chu To Bo Judo in Avon remembers how his 20-year-old friend became a familiar face at the gym, spending hours helping gym goers train for marathons or Read More…

Avon Lake councilman defends street project

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AVON LAKE — On Monday, Councilman David Kos defended the Engineering Department’s handling of a street project residents say is inadequate. Kos, 4th Ward, said some residents who approached Council with concerns about changes to a sewer separation and curb and gutter replacement project on Vinewood and Crestwood drives also questioned Public Works Director Joseph Read More…

Avon Lake residents demand toughest vicious dog ordinance

AVON LAKE — Residents continue to push city officials to implement the strictest dog ordinance possible in the hope of preventing future dog attacks. The pressure comes after two recent dog fights in which pit bulls killed a corgi-beagle mix in June and a Shih Tzu last week. The City Council’s Safety Committee met Wednesday Read More…

Avon Lake mulling sharpshooters this winter; goal is 80 deer

AVON LAKE — Deer culling will continue this winter after the city receives its final approval of a 10-year deer management plan through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. At-large Councilman John Shondel, who chairs the Council’s Environmental Committee and developed a plan recently submitted to the ODNR, said the city hopes to kill 80 Read More…

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…

Residents upset with effect of sewer separation project on Avon Lake streets

AVON LAKE — Residents blasted city officials during a City Council meeting Monday over a street project they say is a failure and waste of tax dollars. Avon Lake Regional Water has been separating sanitary and storm sewers for the nearly $6.8 million Avon Lake Regional Water Sewer Separation project, which was bid to Monroeville-based 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…

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…

New Ford truck line celebrated at Avon Lake plant

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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…