June 25, 2016

Elyria
Sunny
69°F
 

Avon Duck Tape, Vermilion Fish festivals have stellar weekend

With beautiful weather and fair food galore, the weekend continued for two Lorain County events, the Vermilion Festival of the Fish and the 13th annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival. In downtown Vermilion, the Festival of the Fish celebrated its 50th anniversary. The Jay Hershey 5K and mile walk began 9 a.m. at the Vermilion Read More…

Duck Tape Festival returns again to Avon

AVON — It draws an estimated 60,000 visitors annually, and this year is likely to be no different. The 13th annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival, with its unique and quirky blend of Duck Tape, carnival rides, food and entertainment, is this weekend at Veterans Memorial Park, 3701 Veterans Memorial Parkway. There are many Duck Read More…

Weather-related power outages reported in Avon

AVON — Nearly 1,000 Ohio Edison customers in the county are without power after a line of storms blew through Lorain County this morning. The National Weather Service declared a severe thunderstorm warning around 6:37 a.m. today. The warning expired at 7:15 a.m., but not before areas got heavy rain and wind. Ohio Edison reports a power outage Read More…

New brewery slated for Center Road in Avon

AVON — Three local men will open the county’s first commercial brewery and tap house on a fast-developing stretch of Center Road. Dave Lengyel and Thomas Wagner of North Ridgeville and Jerome Moore of Olmsted Falls have plans to transform a former heating and cooling shop on three acres of land near the Avon Lake Read More…

Bendix lays off eight workers in Elyria

ELYRIA — Another Elyria employer — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems — is cutting jobs. The global developer and manufacturer of air brakes and safety systems for tractor trailers and commercial vehicles reduced its workforce by 24 salaried positions across North America, said company spokeswoman Barbara Gould. The reductions took place Tuesday. “The action touched all Read More…

Major road projects planned in Avon and Avon Lake

Two large-scale road projects could cause traffic headaches this summer in Avon and Avon Lake. According to Avon Lake Public Works Director Joe Reitz, the first project will close Lake Road from June 14 to Aug. 12. Avon Lake Regional Water will install a water line across the road from the water plant to the Read More…

Avon cruiser stops driver with collision

AVON — An 83-year-old Elyria woman was taken to Avon Emergency Care Center after she hit a police car with her vehicle Saturday afternoon. Police said the department received several calls of a reckless driver on Case Road near Detroit Road that was weaving in and out of traffic and driving on the shoulder. Officers Read More…

Memorial Day schedule of events

Rumpke, Republic Services and Elyria will not pick up garbage on Monday because of Memorial Day. Pickup will be delayed by a day for the rest of the week, meaning if pickup normally is Friday, it will be Saturday instead. Government buildings will be closed Monday as will most banks. Amherst The Memorial Day Parade Read More…

Odor causes early closure for Avon High

AVON — An unknown odor sent a few students to the hospital Tuesday with respiratory complaints and caused the evacuation of Avon High School. It isn’t clear what the source of the odor was. What is clear is that 1,200 students got to leave early on an 80-degree day with blue skies. The Police and Fire Read More…

UPDATED: Four Avon High students taken to hospital after odor permeates building

AVON — Avon Fire Chief Frank Root said Avon High School is all clear and once again open. Root said four students were transported to University Hospitals Avon Medical Center after complaining of initial dizziness and a tickling sensation in the nose and throat. Root said firefighters inspected the building and found no gas leaks Read More…