December 20, 2014


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


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…

Despite storm, Avon Lake plows forward with school

Avon Lake schools were open Wednesday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Avon Lake Superintendent Bob Scott didn’t mince words Wednesday. “In hindsight, we shouldn’t be in school today,” Scott said. With those words, Scott answered the question on the mind of many of his students’ parents as they looked through Wednesday’s school closing list and did not see Avon Lake Schools on it. At least six Read More…

Avon Lake residents open new restaurant

Serena Zinsmeister, one of the owners of The Breakwall in Avon Lake. ROB SWINDELL / CHRONICLE

Six years in the making, Serena and Joseph Zinsmeister have opened The Breakwall Food and Spirits, 153 Lear Road, Avon Lake.
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New Avon Lake drug, alcohol treatment center opens

Dan Haight, left, chief operating cfficer for Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, talks with counselors Deborah Broaddus and Tracy Hagedorn at the grand opening of The Wellness Clinic at 525 Avon-Belden Road in Avon Lake. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — The Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services – Avon Lake Wellness Center officially opened to the public Thursday as part of a greater outreach in Lorain County. LCADA, in partnership with the city of Avon Lake and the Avon Lake school district, unveiled its new location at 525 Avon-Belden Road during Read More…