September 20, 2014

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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…

Avon Lake crime: Police say call from IRS is scam

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Avon Lake police 11:44 a.m. March 8 — 31500 block Winners Circle, a person reported receiving a phone call from the Internal Revenue Services, attempting to collect money. Police said the call appeared to be a scam. Friday, March 7 9:52 a.m. — Miller and Walker roads, belated report for a theft of jewelry. 1:54 Read More…

New Ford F-750 to be built at Avon Lake plant

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AVON LAKE — Ford Motor Co. officials on Friday unveiled the new F-750, which will be built at the Ohio Assembly Plant early next year. The big reveal took place at the Avon Lake plant in front of employees, Ford and union leadership, and state and local officials. “We said we wanted to invest here Read More…

Former teammates open Avon Lake fitness center

Former Elyria Catholic teammates Dane Truchon, left, and Corbin Schlather have opened Tru-Cor Fitness in Avon Lake. ROB SWINDELL / CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Former Elyria Catholic High School teammates Corbin Schlather and Dane Truchon have reunited to open Avon Lake Tru-Cor Fitness.
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Avon Lake Council discusses deer population, trash contract, road projects

AVON LAKE — The city’s deer population was a major topic of discussion, as well as a new trash contract and road projects, at Wednesday night’s Ward 1 meeting. The meeting was the first in a series of community sessions geared toward specific wards. The first meeting — for Ward 1 residents — was postponed Read More…

Avon Lake Council considers deer kills on private property

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AVON LAKE — The city is considering new legislation that would allow landowners to have deer killed on their property. Under the new proposal, landowners could apply for a permit and tags through the Ohio Division of Wildlife. The landowner would have to prove that the deer have damaged their plants or yard, said Mayor Read More…

Avon Lake crime: Driver charged with OVI after alleged hit and run

Avon Lake police 11:44 p.m. Jan. 30 — Walker Road, a woman was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence after striking another vehicle and leaving the scene. Wednesday, Jan. 29 5 p.m. — 100 block Somerset Lane, reported threat. Thursday, Jan. 30 10:25 a.m. — 600 block Moore Road, theft of Read More…

Avon Lake deer control in state’s hands

Deer are shown in Kopf Family Reservation in Avon Lake last September. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

The city of Avon Lake is putting its deer problem in the hands of the Ohio Division of Wildlife. City officials have discussed deer overpopulation for the past year, passing legislation that authorized the director of public safety to develop and implement a management plan under the Avon Lake Police Department. But Mayor Greg Zilka, Read More…