June 27, 2016

Elyria
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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…

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…