July 30, 2015

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Fixes scheduled for Miller Road rail crossing

AVON LAKE — Railroad crossing improvements are slated for the tracks at Miller Road on the southwest end of the city. On Wednesday, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved improvements through the Ohio Rail Development Commission for installation of mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates at six rail crossings in five counties. The crossing Read More…

Police issue warning after attempted ‘Minecraft’ photo luring

AVON LAKE — Some youngsters spend hours playing interactive video games online, but police warn there’s a danger they may wind up interacting with sexual predators pretending to be children. An Avon Lake mother stumbled upon this situation in April when she learned her 11-year-old son was talking to a man on his iPad while Read More…

Avon Lake Council overrides mayor’s veto

AVON LAKE — City Council voted 5-2 Monday to override the mayor’s veto of legislation, creating an economic development department with a full-time director. Mayor Greg Zilka, who favors hiring someone part-time, said creation of a full-time position isn’t a wise move on the city’s part because he estimates it will cost more than $100,000 Read More…

Erosion closes Miller Park Road beach in Avon Lake

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AVON LAKE — A sign warning beachgoers to stay clear of Lake Erie hung Friday at the Miller Road Park beach or in this case, a lack of beach. Avon Lake city officials were unavailable for comment Friday, but according to the city’s Facebook page, the beach was closed as of 2:54 p.m. Thursday until Read More…

Avon Lake mayor: No to full-time economic development director

AVON LAKE — The mayor has officially notified City Council that he’ll veto recently approved legislation creating an Economic Development Department with a full-time director. City Council passed the ordinance 5 to 2 on June 22, and following the meeting Mayor Greg Zilka said he’d veto it because creation of a full-time position isn’t a Read More…

Implications of Supreme Court ruling unknown for proposed NRG pipeline

It isn’t yet clear if a recent Supreme Court ruling will affect the NRG Energy pipeline project but the company says it will continue to comply with the federal Environmental Protection Agency rules while a lower court revisits the case. NRG has plans to convert the coal-burning power plant in Avon Lake to natural gas Read More…

Flood problems continue for Avon Lake residents

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AVON LAKE — For the second time in a week, some Avon Lake residents woke up to water seeping up through their basement drains and soaking their belongings Saturday morning. Mark Adams, meteorologist from the National Weather Service, said the northern part of Lorain County was especially affected by rain that started about 11 p.m. Read More…

Doing their homework: Avon Lake’s Brian Mihalik and Westlake’s Jake Ryan enjoy NFL Rookie Symposium in Berea

BEREA — Two hundred and fifty-four players are participating in the weeklong NFL Rookie Symposium. But only two of them grew up within biking distance of the Browns’ training facility, which hosted the NFC Play 60 youth football clinic Friday. Eagles defensive end Brian Mihalik played high school football at Avon Lake, while Packers linebacker Read More…

Avon Lake schedules extra trash pickup due to storm

AVON LAKE – Residents affected by storms and flooding can place damaged items on tree lawns for a special bulk trash pickup Monday. Mayor Greg Zilka said Republic Services agreed to send five trucks and people should have items on the curb by 6:30 a.m. “They will pick up everything including items in black, plastic Read More…

Avon Lake hit hardest by storms

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AVON LAKE — Residents were busy Tuesday picking up fallen tree branches and clearing items from soaked basements after several early morning storms. National Weather Service Meteorologist Zach Sefcovic said the northeast corner of Lorain County and northwest corner of Cuyahoga County were hit the hardest with 1.5 to 1.9 inches of rain falling between Read More…