February 8, 2016

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Ford CEO responds to Trump: ‘Facts are getting lost in the politics’

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has his facts wrong when it comes to claims the Republican presidential candidate pressured the company into scrapping plans to build a plant in Mexico, the chief executive of Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday. During a conference call to discuss the automaker’s third-quarter earnings, Mark Fields said Ford has not talked Read More…

Trump takes credit in 2015 for Ford announcing return to Ohio in 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is taking credit for Ford Motor Co.’s moving some truck production from Mexico to Ohio. Problem is, Trump had nothing to do with it. Trump issued a tweet Sunday night linking to a posting on a blog associated with a commercial printing company that bore the headline “Trump Read More…

Avon Lake putting together plans for sewer separation project

AVON LAKE — A large-scale sewer separation project is being discussed for four streets that encompass more than 400 homes. City officials briefly discussed the project, which will separate sanitary from storm sewers starting in the middle of next year, during a Finance Committee meeting this week. Work is planned for Fairfield, Brookfield and Berkshire Read More…

Officials seek to improve safety access to gated communities

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AVON LAKE — Although a gated community allows for an insulated neighborhood, those same gates may be inadvertently keeping police, firefighters and other safety forces out, too. During a Safety Committee meeting Wednesday, Fire Chief Chris Huerner said fire trucks have arrived at certain click-to-enter gates — systems that are supposed to allow gates to Read More…

Avon Lake passes ‘pre-bite’ dog ordinance

AVON LAKE — Avon Lake City Council has approved what Councilman Dave Kos, 4th Ward, is calling the “most comprehensive and thorough animal-dog legislation in the state of Ohio.” After months of discussion, debate and research fueled by two attacks that left two small dogs dead and the 81-year-old owner of one dog injured, Council Read More…

The Morning Hit–9/24/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Back to McCown. On Monday I rambled on Read More…

Avon Lake residents warned of possible scam

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AVON LAKE — Residents are being asked to watch for a potential scam leaflet attached to mailboxes asking residents to leave checks attached to front doors if they want home addresses painted on curbs. Mike Sweeney, who lives on Bridgeside Drive, said a flier was placed on his mailbox recently and his homeowners association notified Read More…

Avon Lake council approves Webber Road subdivision

AVON LAKE — City Council approved Monday a new subdivision slated for acreage along Webber Road, but not without the objection of some Council members. Arrington Village is a two-phase project by Gamellia Developers to bring 48 two-story multi-family housing units to 9.6 acres of land on the south side of Webber Road east of Read More…

NRG puts plant conversion plans on hold

AVON LAKE — NRG Energy Inc. won’t convert the former GenOn power plant to natural gas because it found other ways to comply with Environmental Protection Agency mercury and air toxics, or MATS, standards. David Gaier, NRG spokesman, said Friday the power plant will remain open as a coal-burning plant. Although the natural gas pipeline Read More…

Avon Lake woman’s sewing hobby puffs out into a Pello

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AVON LAKE — What started as a mother’s sewing hobby has turned into a large-scale business that’s been nominated for a national award for its baby products. Pello is a patented line of floor pillows for babies founded by Avon Lake resident Cindy Perry three years ago. Her product was nominated for the 2015 Earnie Read More…