June 25, 2016

Elyria
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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…

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…