May 31, 2016

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Trial begins for Avon Lake woman accused of 2011 murder of husband

ELYRIA — Michael Gabel died in his Avon Lake home from the plastic wrap covering his head, of that both prosecutors and defense attorneys for his wife agree, but they clashed during opening arguments in Jeane Harrington’s murder trial Tuesday over whether Gabel’s death was murder or suicide. Assistant Lorain County Prosecutor Tony Cillo told Read More…

Health District decision still pending for Elyria, Avon Lake

ELYRIA — No decision was made regarding the fate of the city’s health department and the prospect of joining the Lorain County Health District. The measure received a second reading, but no action was taken and Councilwoman Donna Mitchell, D- Ward 6, said it will proceed to a third reading, likely next week, where the Read More…

Suicide or murder? Jurors begin hearing evidence in 2011 Avon Lake death

ELYRIA — Nearly five years after Michael Gabel was found dead in his Avon Lake home, jurors will begin hearing evidence today about whether he was killed by his wife. Jeane Harrington, 58, has denied being responsible for the death of Gabel, who was found sitting on a couch in their home with heavy plastic Read More…

Avon Lake Council solicits ideas for Boat Club land

AVON LAKE — Will the Avon Lake Boat Club continue to have a home on the shores of Lake Erie? For more than 70 years the club between a historic cemetery and Veterans Memorial Park has leased land from Avon Lake at bargain prices. The club, which has 150 members, pays a total of $1 Read More…

Two plead no contest in Avon Lake deer poaching

AVON LAKE — Two Avon Lake men accused of hunting deer with a crossbow in city limits have pleaded no contest to a variety of charges in a plea deal that will see them pay thousands of dollars in restitution. Avon Lake Municipal Court records show that Adam Petrella, 26, entered pleas to game and Read More…

Avon Lake awaits Elyria’s decision on Lorain County General Health District

ELYRIA — Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka doesn’t necessarily want his city to be the saving grace of the Elyria City Health Department, and Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda doesn’t want to throw Avon Lake a lifeline. The idea that Elyria could stave off joining the Lorain County General Health District for a few years and Read More…

Committee OKs Avon Lake’s 10-year deer plan

AVON LAKE — The city’s 10-year deer management plan through the Ohio Division of Wildlife was approved Wednesday by the Environmental Committee. Deer overpopulation plagues Avon Lake, and over the past year sharpshooters hired through the U.S. Department of Agriculture have had success in culling operations. Residents who have taken steps to obtained deer damage Read More…

Bald eagles in Avon Lake hatch first of three eggs

AVON LAKE — A pair of eagles welcomed a new addition Tuesday morning. One of three eggs hatched in a nest at Redwood Elementary School at 8:56 a.m. It is the first eaglet born this year of parents affectionately named Stars and Stripes by the student body following a naming contest after the nest was Read More…

Avon Lake schools settle with color guard members hit by falling sign

ELYRIA — Avon Lake Schools has reached a settlement with two members of an American Legion color guard who were injured when a band sign fell on them at a football game. Superintendent Bob Scott said the district paid Avon Lake City Councilman Larry Meiners $11,250 for the injuries he received while Jacob Lundy, father Read More…

New joiners to county health board may not get say in tax measure

Property owners in Elyria, Lorain and Avon Lake will pay a property tax for the Lorain County Health District without having a say on it if elected leaders in each city decide to join the county agency. The tax will appear on the November ballot in communities currently in the health district. However, if Elyria, Read More…