June 29, 2016

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Avon council approves taking levy to voters in November

AVON — City Council approved resolutions Monday asking the Lorain County auditor to certify tax valuations for November police and fire equipment levies. The police equipment levy costs the owner of a $100,000 home $11.58 a year and generates about $287,799 annually. The fire equipment levy costs the owner of a $100,000 home $14.12 a Read More…

1 reportedly injured in Cleveland Clinic gas line fire

AVON — A gas line break and fire led to the evacuation of the Cleveland Clinic Richard E. Jacobs Health Center on Thursday morning. Daniel Row, an employee of Davey Tree, was mowing grass in front of the center and his lawn mower struck a gas line that ignited and charred the lawnmower. Avon Fire Read More…

Avon Cleveland Clinic evacuated for gas line fire

AVON — The Cleveland Clinic Richard E. Jacobs Health Center was evacuated and multiple fire departments responded to put out a gas line fire this morning. According to a statement from Columbia Gas, a riding lawn mower hit and damaged a gas line, and some escaping gas ignited, starting the fire around 9:45 a.m. The worker riding Read More…

The Morning Hit–5/19/16

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. Everybody loves Hue. Browns head coach Hue Read More…

Lorain County population grows 1.3 percent

The latest annual population statistics were released by the Census Bureau today at midnight and the figures show Lorain County growing slightly. According to the statistics, which compare 2015 populations to 2010 Census figures, the county experienced a 1.3 percent population increase. North Ridgeville and Avon, which continue to experience residential and commercial growth, saw Read More…

Three honored in Avon memorial tribute

AVON — They died serving their country, and three Avon residents won’t be forgotten. Hundreds attended a memorial Wednesday at Avon High School to pay tribute to the men and reveal three plaques bearing images and words about an airman, soldier and Marine. Sgt. Patrick Smith was an Avon resident who graduated from Clearview High Read More…

Avon Planning Department to evaluate regulations on roadside stands

AVON — Roadside farm produce stands were once a common site in Avon, especially along Detroit and Center roads. That’s not the case anymore as traffic has replaced tractors. The city is now looking at how it will approach roadside stand regulation. Part of that approach includes repealing part of an ordinance enacted in 1952 Read More…

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…