August 28, 2015

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Census figures released; Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville are big gainers in county

Census figures

The U.S. Census Bureau released detailed figures about county population growth and once again Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville saw the largest population increases in Lorain County. Figures released in March showed that Lorain County, which has a total population of 304,216, saw a 0.9 percent population increase from 2013 to 2014, while populations Read More…

Avon Lake firefighter, suspended after conviction, resigns

AVON LAKE — An Avon Lake firefighter who had been suspended following an assault conviction resigned after the city questioned receipts he submitted on an expense report. Mark McGuire, who was an Avon Lake firefighter for 13 years, resigned Tuesday citing personal reasons. McGuire, reached by phone Wednesday, declined to elaborate on the reasons for Read More…

Veterans circulating petition to keep VA Clinic in Lorain

LORAIN — Veterans are passing around petitions and gathering signatures to let the Veterans Administration know they want the VA Clinic to remain in Lorain. During the annual VA2K Walk and Roll on Wednesday, a 1.2-mile walk at the Lorain VA Clinic that promotes wellness and benefits homeless veterans, petitions were circulated that will be Read More…

Avon Lake looks to expand deer culling

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AVON LAKE — Sharpshooters might be headed to more city-owned property in the future to kill deer. City officials are considering locations for future culling on parcels of city-owned land near the wastewater treatment plant along Moore Road and near the water towers along Lear and Division roads, Lake Road and Westwinds Drive. Discussions with Read More…

Costs of Avon Lake deer cull less than expected

AVON LAKE — The cost of the city’s deer culling operations with sharpshooters was substantially lower than initial quotes provided by the United States Department of Agriculture. The city signed an initial service agreement with the USDA to spend up to $15,960 for sharpshooting services, but the actual cost came in at $8,557 for the Read More…

H.S. Tennis: Avon Lake cruises to 2nd straight LCAAA title

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AVON LAKE — If it weren’t for the dominance of Avon junior Nico Mostardi, Avon Lake’s road to a second straight Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association boys tennis tournament championship would have been clear sailing. As it was, the Shoremen won four of the five championships en route to a 39-point performance and the team Read More…

Death of Avon Lake man inspires legislative action quickening prescription access

Kevin Houdeshell

A bill sparked by a local man’s death is making its way through the Ohio Senate that aims to reform the law governing a pharmacist’s ability to fill a prescription for life-saving drugs such as insulin. Kevin Houdeshell was 36 when he died in 2014 after he couldn’t get insulin on New Year’s Eve in Read More…

Resident calls Avon Lake subpoena ordinance power government overreach

AVON LAKE — A resident is concerned City Council is overstepping boundaries by attempting to grant itself the power to subpoena witnesses even though Ohio law provides councils with such powers. The city first discussed subpoena powers in February during a Public Service Committee meeting. Councilman Rob James, 2nd Ward, said then the ordinance was Read More…

St. Joseph’s parish breaks ground for new center

Dozens of children and families break ground on the new 14,000 square foot St. Joseph Parish family center and gymnasium in Avon Lake Sunday afternoon. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — St. Joseph Parish parishioners brought shovels to the groundbreaking for a family center and gymnasium Sunday. The act was symbolic of the communal spirit behind construction of the 14,000-square-foot building expected to begin next month. Church pastor the Rev. Ron Wearsch thanked parishioners for their donations, prayers and overall support. “Without you, Read More…

Following his own path: Football might be in his genes, but Avon Lake’s Ian Mack found success in lacrosse

It would have seemed natural for Avon Lake’s Ian Mack to become a star football player. After all, his father, Dick, was a starter for legendary Ohio State coach Woody Hayes, and his uncle, Tom, is enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame after a 12-year career with the Los Angeles Rams that included Read More…