May 31, 2016

Elyria
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Avon Lake holding off on health department decision

AVON LAKE — City Council intends to wait a little longer before deciding whether to join the Lorain County General Health District. The Lorain City Health Department has provided services to Avon Lake since 1974, and Avon Lake paid Lorain anywhere from $85,000 to more than $100,000 for those services. But Lorain’s large budget deficit Read More…

Avon Lake seeking communications upgrade from ‘baling wire and bubble gum’

AVON LAKE — The city is seeking a total overhaul of its aging Internet and communications network, which has been described as a total mess being held together by baling wire and bubble gum. More bluntly, the communications and operational backbone of the entire city has fallen apart. The city has been working with Cleveland-based Read More…

International expansion in Elyria church’s future plans

  ELYRIA — When Senior Pastor Jim Mindling stood before the congregation of the Church of the Open Door earlier this month with his hands outstretched and the words 20/20 Vision on large screens behind him, he said he was there to share God’s plan. In the Bible, Mark 1:38 says “And he said unto Read More…

The State of their cities: Mayors of Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake talk problems, progress with jabs, jokes

AVON — The mayors of Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield and Sheffield Lake gave their annual State of the City addresses during a Chamber of Commerce-sponsored luncheon Wednesday. The addresses were an opportunity for each mayor to tell the crowd of more than 200 people about their respective communities, and in some cases, trade barbs with Read More…

St. Joseph community celebrates opening of new parish center in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — The St. Joseph Parish was celebrating the opening of its parish center Sunday, but it wasn’t just the parishioners celebrating or the members of the school for that matter. Instead, the whole community was celebrating what many referred to as a joint effort to get the new center completed. “I think we’re Read More…

Avon Lake faces health department decision

AVON LAKE — City officials must decide whether to join the Lorain County General Health District or go it alone by creating its own city health department. About 75 people attended a public forum Monday to learn about the options from Lorain County General Health Commissioner David Covell and Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka. The Read More…

Ford expanding in Northeast Ohio

CLEVELAND — The Ford Motor Co. will create 150 jobs with a $145 million upgrade to the Cleveland Engine Plant, the company announced Friday at the kickoff of the Cleveland Auto Show. The investment and jobs will support production of a new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine for the 2017 Ford F-150 lineup. The engine has Read More…

Mayor top earner in Avon; utilities exec tops in Avon Lake

Police and firefighters are among the highest paid employees in Avon, but the mayor still tops the list as the highest-paid city employee in 2015. The highest-paid employees are in the police, fire and finance departments, but Mayor Bryan Jensen, who also serves as the city safety director, earned $130,076 in 2015, which is $4,251 Read More…

Two area women offer support for mothers with postpartum depression

There are so many expectations when a woman is expecting a child — but being sidelined by irrational fears, feelings of detachment and overwhelming sadness aren’t usually the ones she dreams about. For two area mothers, the need for support from other moms who felt the same way and made it through those dark days Read More…

Sewer hike ahead in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — Upcoming sewer rate increases were explained to City Council members Tuesday. Avon Lake Regional Water Chief Utilities Executive Todd Danielson said the 15 percent increases, which will go into effect in July and then again in July 2017, are needed to cover loan payments for an upcoming $35 million wastewater treatment plant Read More…