May 4, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
62°F
 

Heritage Elementary evacuated Monday morning

AVON – A smoke scare evacuated students at Heritage Elementary on Monday morning. According to the Avon Fire Department, crews were called to the school around 8:30 a.m. after an air motor in one of the maintenance rooms went bad and sent smoke into some of the halls. Students were promptly evacuated and no signs Read More…

Avon officials against lots for used cars

AVON — There’s plenty of room for commercial growth in Avon, but not when it comes to used car dealerships. The city’s code was amended in 2014 to specify that used car sales are only permitted when those sales occur at new car franchises. Dealerships like Joe Firment Chevrolet on Chester Road can sell used Read More…

Detroit Chassis recognizes UAW at Avon facility

AVON — Temporary workers at Detroit Chassis in Avon plant have won the right to organize as a union after voting unanimously to go out on strike and bring production at the facility to a halt. “Winning this union is a huge relief for us, and will help bring good jobs that are sorely needed Read More…

All Pro Freight acquires property in Westlake

All Pro Freight is expanding its warehouse and distribution capacities into Cuyahoga County after purchasing the former Bonne Bell headquarters in Westlake. According to Cuyahoga County property records, the property was purchased Monday for $4,595,000 and All Pro Freight CEO Chris Haas said his company purchased the land to expand operations. “We’re landlocked at our Read More…

Rocker Lita Ford to play Avon Duck Tape Festival

AVON — Rocker Lita Ford will headline the entertainment during the opening night of this year’s Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival. Ford played lead guitar between 1975 and 1980 with The Runaways, and her career spans several decades and includes collaborations with Joan Jett and Ozzy Osbourne. She took a hiatus from show business in Read More…

Avon man arrested on drug charges after child abuse investigation

LORAIN — An Avon man has been arrested after his badly bruised son was taken to the hospital and it was discovered that the 8-month-old boy had marijuana in his system. Michael Garcia, 33, of Avon Road, Avon, was arrested and charged with felonious assault, domestic violence and endangering children after his son was found Read More…

Wetlands mitigation likely to delay Bendix HQ project in Avon

AVON — The Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems project has experienced slight delays since a portion of the area the company intends to build upon are wetlands. Bendix announced in July its intent to leave Elyria for Avon after signing a purchase agreement for more than 60 acres of land along Chester Road to construct a Read More…

Avon city council creates stormwater utility fund

AVON — The city budget now has a line item denoted as a stormwater utility fund, although details of the utility itself have not yet been finalized. City Council unanimously approved Monday the creation of the fund, which will eventually see money funneled into it from as-of-yet created stormwater utility fees that will be collected Read More…

VIDEO: No charges made in night crash involving cruiser

AVON — An investigation into a crash involving an Avon police cruiser has been wrapped up and no one was cited. On March 18, Avon police Officer Andy Kehl crashed into a utility truck in which an out-of-state independent contractor was working in an elevated bucket on phone lines in the 2800 block of state Read More…

Avon police car crashes into utility truck; Highway Patrol investigating

AVON — A police car crashed into a utility truck early Thursday and the circumstances of the accident are being investigated by the Ohio Highway Patrol. Avon police Officer Andy Kehl crashed into the truck in which an unnamed worker was working in an elevated bucket on some phone or cable lines in the 2800 Read More…