May 1, 2016

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Sunflower seeds harvested in Avon Lake for cancer charity

AVON — Farmer John Betzel took to the fields Wednesday to harvest millions of sunflower seeds because the popular flowers that bloomed in September have once again come and gone. Using a large combine, Betzel mowed down the 16 acres of flowers that slumped, dry and brown under a blue sky on an unusually warm Read More…

Zilka defeats Hutcherson in Avon Lake re-election bid

AVON LAKE — Mayor Greg Zilka will serve another four years in office after beating challenger Brad Hutcherson on Tuesday. According to unofficial election results, Zilka defeated Hutcherson by 1,876 votes with totals coming in at 4,658 to 2,782, or 63 percent to 37 percent, for the incumbent mayor. Zilka, who has served as mayor Read More…

Police: Abduction story `embellished’

AVON LAKE – Police say further investigation of a girl’s report of an attempted abduction determined her recounting was inaccurate and embellished. According to a press release issued by Lt. Scott Fishburn, a 12-year-old girl told police she was walking near Grove Street and Vanda Avenue when a van pulled up and the man driving Read More…

Police: Man tried to grab 12 year old in Avon Lake

Avon Lake police said a 12-year-old girl told police that a man tried to grab her and pull her into a white panel van this morning. Police were called to the area of Grove Street and Vanda Avenue, where the incident occurred. Police said the girl described the suspect as a white male in his Read More…

Leaders seek plan for lakeside areas

Is it possible to capitalize on Lake Erie and bring more people to the four cities along its shores? Lorain County Commissioner Matt Lundy, Lorain County Metro Parks Director Jim Ziemnik and the mayors of Avon Lake, Lorain, Sheffield Lake and Vermilion think so, and the group is taking the first step toward developing a Read More…

The Morning Hit–10/28/15

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. Trump takes credit. If you ask Donald Read More…

Avon Lake City Council passes measure against marijuana legalization issue

AVON LAKE — City Council voiced opposition Monday to Issue 3 by passing a motion against the bill, which would legalize marijuana for medical and recreational purposes. Council voted 5-1 to approve the motion in opposition to the issue. Councilman David Kos, 4th Ward, voted against the motion, although he said he plans to vote Read More…

All business for Avon Lake mayoral candidates

AVON LAKE — Avon Lake faces economic development challenges as its southern neighbor Avon experiences unprecedented commercial growth due to a close proximity to Interstate 90. Incumbent Mayor Greg Zilka says if elected he’ll continue to work to promote, retain and attract business to the city, while his challenger, Bradley Hutcherson, says the people need Read More…

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…