May 1, 2016

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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…

Avon Lake police: Doors kicked in, homes robbed

AVON LAKE — Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for suspicious activity in neighborhoods after the front doors of homes were recently kicked in. According to Lt. Scott Fishburn police received a call earlier this month regarding a burglary at Hyannis Point, and when officers arrived they found that the doors Read More…

Stars come to Avon Lake: ‘Dark Skies, Bright Kids’ shows night sky up close

AVON LAKE — Pierce DiFilippo sat near his dad, Dr. Anthony DiFilippo, on the floor of the inflatable planetarium, gazing up into the “night sky” as Cuyahoga Astronomical Association member Suzie Dills brought the sky to life with stars. “Do you see these three stars here? That is called Orion’s Belt,” Dills told the crowd. Read More…

Avon Lake offers chance to revel in stars’ grandeur at ‘Dark Skies Bright Kids’ event Friday

AVON LAKE — An old fire house will transform into a space and astronomy lover’s paradise Friday. Avon Lake Parks and Recreation programmer Nicole Haas said “Dark Skies Bright Kids” will take place 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Old Fire House Community Center at state Route 83 and Lake Road. Representatives from NASA Glenn Read More…

Mayor seeks rules to stop biz ‘poaching’

ELYRIA — As Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems prepares its exit from Elyria, Mayor Holly Brinda wants to start a countywide effort to stop cities from having conversations with companies that result in them leaving their home cities for greener pastures a stone’s throw away. Lorain County needs a universal business attraction and anti-poaching protocol, Brinda Read More…

Bow-hunting ‘knuckleheads’ accused of poaching in Avon Lake; ODNR could also pursue charges

AVON LAKE — Two men are facing poaching and other charges for killing deer within city limits. Adam Petrella, 26, and Andrew Smith, 25, both of Avon Lake, are facing charges of hunting violations and cruelty to animals. Smith is facing an additional charge of shooting a bow within city limits and Avon Lake police Read More…

Avon Lake hires engineering firm to update city’s stormwater plan, alleviate flooding

AVON LAKE — City Council approved Monday moving forward with a contract that represents the first steps in dealing with flooding of central neighborhoods that has occurred after heavy rain. Severe storms at the end of June caused several streets and basements in neighborhoods east and west of state Route 83 to flood. Legislation approved Read More…

Used needles found strewn along Weiss Field in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — Numerous hypodermic syringes recently were found along Webber Road next to Weiss Field, leaving residents questioning if efforts to battle heroin addiction have stagnated. Jim Coyne and Lisa Goodwin, co-founders of Assist Avon Lake, were at the forefront of the heroin epidemic in 2013 when seven Avon Lake residents died of overdoses. Read More…

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