May 6, 2016

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Local government offices to have shortened hours for New Year’s holiday

Over the New Year holiday weekend, most government offices will have curtailed office hours. The Lorain County Justice Center and county government will be closed Thursday and Friday for the New Year. City offices in Avon, Avon Lake, Lorain, North Ridgeville, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake and Wellington will be closed Friday. In Amherst, government offices will Read More…

9. New truck line preserves, adds jobs at Ford’s Ohio Assembly Plant

More than 1,400 jobs were secured at the Ford Motor Co. Ohio Assembly Plant as medium-duty truck production began as part of a $168 million investment in the plant in August. A production shift of the F-650 and F-750 from Mexico to Ohio Assembly had been in the works since 2011 when a deal was Read More…

Deer culling in Avon Lake ahead of previous session

AVON LAKE — Sharpshooters recently killed 21 deer on city-owned property and culling operations are expected to resume after Christmas. City Councilman John Shondel, at large, said all the deer were shot on pieces of city-owned property in the northeast, northwest and southwest areas of Avon Lake, including Weiss Field, the city landfill, water tower Read More…

Man arrested in connection with string of Thanksgiving break-ins

AVON LAKE — Authorities arrested a Sheffield Lake man for allegedly breaking into several Avon Lake businesses on Thanksgiving morning. Brendon Jasko, 20, is facing felony breaking and entering and burglary charges for breaking into a local liquor store, gas station and restaurant and burglarizing a Lear Road home earlier in November. Police say Jasko Read More…

Bill to expand emergency medication passes

State Rep. Nathan Manning, R-North Ridgeville, announced the Ohio House of Representatives’ passage of legislation that will ensure patient access to insulin medications during medical emergencies. House Bill 188 was prompted by the death of Kevin Houdeshell, 36, of Avon Lake, who died Jan. 8, 2014, after he was unable to obtain needed insulin. Houdeshell was Read More…

Veterans and residents remember Pearl Harbor

AVON LAKE — With a rifle volley and the playing of taps, the American Legion and students at Learwood Middle School remembered the attack on Pearl Harbor during a solemn ceremony Monday. Japanese naval aviation forces attacked the United States Pacific Fleet Center on Dec. 7, 1941, at 12:53 p.m. EST with the goal of crippling Read More…

Longtime Avon Lake school board member Bell dies at 103

AVON LAKE — Former resident and longtime Avon Lake school board member Vance Bell died Nov. 27 in Fort Collins, Colo., just seven weeks shy of his 104th birthday. Bell served for 24 years on the Avon Lake Board of Education from the late 1940s until the early 1970s. He also served as president and Read More…

Avon Lake resident running wherever life may take her

AVON LAKE — Terri Schoenholz walked into her kitchen, carrying a medium-sized triangular wire container. The container itself doesn’t mean anything; however, the contents inside told their own story. As Schoenholz, 51, of Avon Lake, pulled out each marathon medal — 43 in all — she was briefly transported back to a city where she Read More…

Burglars play the Grinch at local stores

A string of business break-ins occurred Thursday in Avon Lake and Sheffield Lake. Although police reports were unavailable and police declined to discuss the break-ins, employees of three local businesses confirmed that glass doors had been shattered by people who entered the businesses to steal cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes. In Avon Lake, Larry’s Liquor Read More…

Lorain councilman wants increase in public voice at meetings

LORAIN — Unlike neighboring city councils, there is no public speaking time at meetings here. That would change if Councilman Josh Thornsberry, I-8th Ward, has his way. Thornsberry said he plans to propose in January that a portion of meetings be set aside for public speaking. He is circulating a petition at change.org in support Read More…