December 21, 2014

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Avon may get another rehab center

AVON — More development likely will occur in the northwest corner of the city where large tracts of commercial land are still available. The most recent request to come before the Avon Planning Commission is from an Indianapolis-based company seeking approval for a 55,000-square-foot inpatient rehab center along Chester Road. The Planning Commission will consider Read More…

Avon to add right-turn lane to access I-90 from Route 83

AVON — Drivers attempting to enter Interstate 90 westbound from Chester Road and state Route 83 often encounter long lines of stopped vehicles. City officials hope a turn lane will help. City Council recently approved seeking bids for a right-turn lane on the southbound side of state Route 83 for access to I-90 west. Entrance Read More…

Avon eyes increased hotel tax for its own visitors’ bureau

AVON — Travelers staying in motels within city limits soon may see a larger tax on their bills. The city’s 3 percent excise tax, or bed tax, in existence since 1999, generates revenue for Avon’s general fund. According to Finance Director Bill Logan, the city collected $64,901 in 2013, and in 2014 they have collected Read More…

Avon Council backs event venue in noise dispute

AVON — Festive celebrations will continue near one man’s backyard, whether he likes it or not. City Council approved an ordinance Monday night allowing The Clifton, 36840 Detroit Road, to officially operate as a banquet facility despite the protests of residential neighbor John Bertrand. Bertrand, who lives behind the facility on Candlewood Drive, has called Read More…

Avon man apparently drowns early Sunday

AVON — A 51-year-old city man was found dead in an apparent drowning in a retention pond at 3540 Long Road by Willoway Nurseries about 2 a.m. Sunday. George Tesmer Jr., of the 36000 block of Mills Road, was found about 20 feet from shore by members of the Lorain County Dive Team, said fire Capt. Read More…

Avon, Avon Lake mayors deliver on football game bet

Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen hands Avon Lake Mayor Zilka an Eagles jersey after the Eagles beat the Shoremen last week. COURTESY PHOTO

AVON LAKE – The jersey has been delivered and the deal has been sealed. Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen hand-delivered an Avon Eagles football jersey to Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka Friday afternoon just to ensure that Zilka has one come Monday. Jensen challenged Zilka to a friendly bet Aug. 16 with the terms that the Read More…

Sunflower field in Avon raises awareness, funds for pediatric brain cancer research

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AVON — Seeds of hope have blossomed into flowers of inspiration. More than 250,000 sunflower seeds were planted along Interstate 90 in June to raise awareness of a form of children’s brain cancer and to remember a local girl who lost the battle to the disease in 2007. Maria McNamara, of Avon Lake, was just Read More…

High School Football: Avon at Avon Lake

Avon Lake's Cole Schmidt runs for a first down in the second quarter against Avon.DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — There was no denying the secret to Avon’s success Friday night. The only debate after the Eagles’ 44-7 rout of rival Avon Lake centered on who was responsible. Junior quarterback Jake Sopko threw three first-half passes to senior receiver Zack Torbert that went for 133 yards and three touchdowns, and the Eagles Read More…

Four arrested in Avon break-ins

AVON — Four men were arrested after they were accused of vandalizing property and burglarizing garages in housing developments. Police arrested Nicholas Price, 19, of 38707 Berkshire Ave., Connor Fritsch, 18, of 31730 Schwartz Road, Shawn Dziurzynski, 18, of 36620 Bordeaux, and Benjamin Gibson, 19, of 37846 Lorie Blvd., on felony charges of burglary, and Read More…

Traffic restricted for water main break on Colorado Avenue in Avon

Avon crews are working to repair a water main break on Colorado Avenue. PHOTO COURTESY OF TWITTER USER @ZIPKICKER

AVON – City utility department crews are working on fixing a 12-inch water main break on Colorado Avenue. Crews are excavating the area to see what the problem is and if the water main can be repaired with a clamp versus cutting, according to Anthony Lorenzo, superintendent of utilities. He said the repair could take Read More…