September 1, 2015

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Dog killed, owner injured when attacked by loose dogs

AVON LAKE — A resident’s pit bull-terriers could be designated as dangerous dogs following a Monday attack that left a Shih Tzu named Bella dead and its owner injured. Donald Golas, 45, of the 500 block of Arborside Lane, who owns the pit bull-terriers with his wife, Melinda, was cited on two counts of animal Read More…

NRG says plans surpass new federal standards

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President Barack Obama announced Monday a Clean Power Plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, but the owners of a local power plant already have such a goal. During a news conference Monday at the White House, Obama said power plants are the source of about one third of the nation’s carbon Read More…

Avon Lake’s Schasfoort stays cool in the pool

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Nelya Schasfoort’s journey to the 2015 Parapan Am Games in Toronto has been nothing short of amazing. But then, the same can be said of her life. The 12-year-old swimmer from Avon Lake was adopted at age 4 from Ukraine. Born with arthrogryposis, a developmental disability, she is an S7 para-athlete, S1 being the most Read More…

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…