September 20, 2014

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Avon Lake Council finds openness refreshing

AVON LAKE — For years, Avon Lake City Council hashed out the merits and drawbacks of candidates for Council openings, committee posts and other jobs behind closed doors. But that changed last month when Council held the majority of interviews for a Council vacancy in open sessions. And Council members say they’d like to keep Read More…

Avon Lake looks to free firefighters from dispatching

AVON LAKE — The city’s Fire Department is looking at ways to handle its dispatching without using a firefighter to do it. Fire Chief Glen Eisenhardt said he is preparing a proposal to take before the City Council and the administration about the possible options and which one would be the most cost effective. The Read More…

Avon Lake trash bills could go up if city eliminates subsidy

AVON LAKE — Faced with a projected $1.6 million deficit, the city is considering ending a subsidy for the fees residents pay for garbage collection as a means of reducing the red ink. If City Council were to approve the measure, which has yet to be formally discussed, it would kick in July 1 and Read More…

Four county divers advance to district

Sophomore Tyler Nock of Avon Lake earned a return ticket to districts with a seventh-place finish out of 16 qualifiers at the Division I sectional on Thursday at Solon High School. Nock posted a 16-dive score of 344.20. Garfield Heights’ Steve Schillero was the winner with a score of 460.15. Sophomore Emily Krause (280.45) and Read More…

Church of the Open Door expanding to Avon Lake

The former Avon Lake Baptist Church will reopen as Church of the Open Door Avon Lake Campus. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

An Elyria church that has garnered a reputation of being a community service leader is expanding into the Avon Lake area, a move that will also save a 40-year-old church that was on the brink of closure. Avon Lake Baptist Church was without a pastor, struggling to stay open and down to about 20 congregants Read More…

High school roundup: Amherst, Midview hockey teams earn top seeds in Baron Cup tournaments

Amherst and Midview are the top seeds in their respective Baron Cup hockey tournaments, which begin today at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. Midview, by virtue of its 4-1 victory over Mayfield on Sunday. earned the No. 1 seed in the Baron Cup III tournament and will open play tonight at 6:30 against Western Reserve Academy. Read More…

City of Avon Lake employee salaries

No one hurt in Ford plant fire

AVON LAKE — A fire around 1:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Ohio Assembly Plant at 650 Moore Road caused no injuries, according to a news release. The cause of the fire, which began in storage bins in the plant’s body shop, is undetermined, and a damage estimate hasn’t been calculated. The fire was extinguished in Read More…

Boys basketball: Ryan Poyle’s layup lifts Avon past rival Avon Lake

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AVON — Avon coach Jim Baker always tells his players to go to half-court and back in 12 seconds or less. All that drilling paid off for his Eagles on Tuesday night. With 6.6 seconds remaining in a tie game with border rival Avon Lake, Avon’s Ryan Poyle took a pass, rifled through the defense Read More…

High school hockey: Midview nips Avon Lake

ROCKY RIVER — On a night when the goaltending on both sides was magnificent, it would only have been fitting that a seeing-eye goal would dictate the outcome. That was what happened in Midview’s 2-1 victory over Avon Lake in a Blue West game Tuesday. Manny Ceja managed to poke his stick through a tangle Read More…