December 21, 2014

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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…

Avon Lake 4th-graders get Chromebooks for school year

AVON LAKE — Every fourth-grader in Avon Lake Schools will receive a Google Chromebook this year as part of a pilot program aimed at transforming the classrooms via technology. The Board of Education this week approved spending $100,000 to purchase 325 of the devices, which are similar to small laptop computers, for all four of Read More…

Avon Lake daycare worker checked after lightning scare

AVON LAKE — A day care center worker was transported to University Hospitals Avon Health Center after being shocked by a lightning strike near her vehicle Monday afternoon. According to Avon fire Capt. David Swope, who provided mutual aid to the Avon Lake Fire Department, a 25-year old woman was taken to the emergency room Read More…

Law enforcement practices responding to multiple casualty shooting

Firefighters begin the triage process as students at Avon lake High School are ushered out following a simulated school shooting and mass casualty incident training.

AVON LAKE – If passersby saw a large police, fire and EMS presence at the high school last week, there was no need to be alarmed – it was only a drill. The mass casualty drill Thursday at Avon Lake High School, 175 Avon Belden Road, was meant to prepare safety forces for a real Read More…

Avon Lake secretary resigns after credit card misuse

AVON LAKE — A city employee resigned after it was discovered she was misusing a city-issued credit card. Elizabeth Gedeon, who worked as Mayor Greg Zilka’s secretary since he took office in January 2012, was using a city credit card for personal purchases. Zilka said Gedeon did not break any laws, but she did violate Read More…

Avon Lake house finally demolished

AVON LAKE — More than two years in the making, crews on Tuesday tore down a home that neighbors have called a nuisance and a health concern. The demolition, marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, was completed 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka said the Beachwood Avenue home has been at the center of complaints Read More…