May 27, 2015

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12-week-old puppy rescued from Avon home fire

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE
Firefighters work to put out a fire at 2335 Candlewood Drive, in Avon, on Saturday afternoon, May 23.

AVON — The sole occupant of a Candlewood Drive home wasted no time in letting rescuers know where to find him when a fire broke out Saturday afternoon. The barks of a 12-week-old boxer mix quickly brought firefighters to the rescue after a fire started at the home in the 2300 block of Candlewood Drive Read More…

Hearing set for convicted Avon firefighter

AVON — A pre-disciplinary hearing is to be held next week in regards to Avon firefighter Dennis Danczak, who was convicted of violating a temporary protection order last year. The hearing is to include a city labor negotiator, the finance director and a member of the human resources department who will review the court case Read More…

Census figures released; Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville are big gainers in county

Census figures

The U.S. Census Bureau released detailed figures about county population growth and once again Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville saw the largest population increases in Lorain County. Figures released in March showed that Lorain County, which has a total population of 304,216, saw a 0.9 percent population increase from 2013 to 2014, while populations Read More…

Avon training facility looking to relocate within city

AVON — Plans for a Bo Jackson-backed sports training facility along Recreation Lane have fallen through, and now a local business owner and former college football player hopes to keep the plan alive. Avon Lake resident Mike D’Andrea, owner of T3 Performance and a former linebacker for Ohio State University in the early 2000s, intends Read More…

Teacher at Avon school fired after putting child in locker

AVON — A Catholic school teacher has been fired after putting a student into a locker and shutting the door. According to a Catholic Diocese of Cleveland spokesperson, an unnamed eighth-grade teacher was fired from Holy Trinity School earlier this month. The school declined to discuss the incident, and the diocese declined to comment outside Read More…

City considers hike in fees to tap into water, sewer

Revenue received through tap-in fees AVON — City Council is mulling an increase to sewer and water tap-in fees. The proposed ordinances, discussed during a work session Monday night, would add a fee for 1.5-inch water lines, which didn’t previously exist, and increase tap-in fees for water and sewer lines with diameters of 3 inches Read More…

Avon officials weigh discipline for firefighter

AVON — The Avon mayor and fire chief are deciding whether to discipline a firefighter who was found guilty of violating a temporary protection order last year. Mayor Bryan Jensen said he plans to meet with Fire Chief Frank Root and Law Director John Gasior on Monday to go over the case of Dennis Danczak, Read More…

Motorcycle dealer teaches safety in May

Motorcycles are lined up in the showroom at Lake Erie Harley-Davidson in Avon on April 30.

May is Motorcycle Awareness Safety Month and it comes with motorcycle deaths skyrocketing over the last 20 years. Between 1993 and 2013 motorcycle deaths increased 86 percent from 2,346 to 4,381, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which analyzed National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics. Car crash deaths decreased 29 percent from 29,994 Read More…

Avon latest police department to offer Craigslist transaction safe zone

Internet commerce has opened up a virtual marketplace where buyers and sellers literally have the world at their fingertips. But along with the pros of conveniently buying goods online by way of sites such as Craigslist comes the possibility that a buyer might unwittingly put himself in harm’s way. There’s no shortage of news stories Read More…

High school softball: Pitching in the spotlight at Prebis Classic

For area softball fans or college scouts passing through town, this has to be one of the best weekends of the year. The collection of pitching talent that will take the field at the Prebis Memorial Classic beginning today in LaGrange and Wellington could be the best in the 10-year history of the event. This Read More…