August 31, 2015

Elyria
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Avon set to pay $17.1 million on infrastructure

AVON — More than $17.1 million will be spent on infrastructure improvements over the next two years to accommodate more traffic expected from commercial growth. Mayor Bryan Jensen said improvements are slated for Chester and Nagel roads and state Route 83 as well as Schwartz Road Park and Veterans Memorial Park in 2016 and 2017. Read More…

North Ridgeville, Avon partnering for roundabout project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city is planning a project that will end up sending motorists in circles. But this particular circle should reduce driver frustration at one of the city’s more-congested intersections. In his report to City Council on Monday night, Mayor David Gillock announced plans for a joint venture with Avon that calls for Read More…

Cabela’s Avon land deal exceeds $3M

AVON — Land along Chester and Nagel roads was farm field and woodlands in the not-too-distant past, but it’s now a hotspot of economic development, and sellers are fetching a pretty penny for their property. According to a Monday real estate transfer reported by the Lorain County Auditor’s Office, the 13 acres on Chester Road Read More…

Church buys land near Avon-Avon Lake border

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AVON — Pastor Jim Wilkes of Journey Community Church spends his time spreading the word of the Lord, but on Thursday he spread the word of a project in the works. Wilkes said Journey Community Church, which has locations in Fairview Park, Pepper Pike and Jefferson, purchased nearly 14 acres on land on the east Read More…

Avon halts plans to move city hall

AVON — A plan to move City Hall to the Avon Village School as part of a proposed partnership with Avon Local Schools has been put on hold. Mayor Bryan Jensen first proposed the idea to Superintendent Mike Laub in May, and plans for the city to use the second and third floors of the Read More…

Avon Middle School to be unveiled Wednesday

AVON — It’s been nearly three years in the making, and on Wednesday the public will get its first glimpse of the new $33 million Avon Middle School. A grand opening will begin 5 p.m. Wednesday at 3445 Long Road where those involved in the project will be acknowledged followed by an open house for Read More…

Avon rejects bids for combined project, will split sewer, road projects

AVON — The city intends to reject recent bids it received for a combined sewer and road improvement project and will instead seek separate bids. The city advertised for bids July 30 for a project that includes widening and resurfacing, replacing storm sewers and enclosing ditches on Jaycox Road, north of Detroit Road, to Chester Read More…

Tax perks enticed Bendix

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ELYRIA — Elyria could have lost Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems to Naperville, Ill., not neighboring Avon. Instead, Bendix plans to keep its headquarters in Lorain County, thanks in part to a tax incentive from the state. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved Tuesday a 50 percent, eight-year tax credit to Bendix for the creation of Read More…

Ohio Girls Golf Foundation Shootout: Anna Schatschneider leads Avon to team title with tournament-record 4-under 68

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AVON — Anna Schatschneider showed Monday that she’s ready for the upcoming high school golf season. Schatschneider, a senior at Avon High School, shot a tournament-record 4-under 68 to win the Ohio Girls Golf Foundation High School Shootout at Avon Oaks Country Club. She became the first player in the 13-year history of the event Read More…

Bendix announces it’s bound for Avon

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ELYRIA — Chester Road in Avon will be the address for the future headquarters of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems. Bendix announced Friday it has signed an agreement to purchase approximately 60 acres in an area of Avon that is a hotbed for development. Bendix said in February it would leave Elyria to construct a new Read More…