October 22, 2014

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Officials in Avon consider storm water fee

AVON — City officials might implement a storm water utility fee that will be tacked on to water bills. The City Council’s Service Committee, along with the mayor and members of the engineering and planning departments, met earlier in the week to discuss the fee and the need to generate money for storm sewer projects. Read More…

Avon residents say noise from venue is excessive

AVON — Residents of a quiet Avon street near the French Creek District are fed up with hearing wedding marches, music and noise from events at a nearby business. Ron Larson, owner of The Clifton, 36840 Detroit Road, formerly Henry’s at the Barn, is seeking an amendment of a special-use permit to operate as a Read More…

Avon Council considers land tract for flood control

AVON — City Council is considering rescinding an ordinance that approved plans for a subdivision. Instead, Council might buy the land for stormwater management purposes. Garland Griffin Homes Inc. initially came to the Avon Planning Commission in April 2013 with plans to build a two phase, 49-home subdivision on 56.8 acres of vacant land along Read More…

Avon officials seek experts in logistics of running pool

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AVON — It’s no secret how the future Avon Municipal Aquatic Facility will look. Over the past several weeks, city officials and Rocky River-based architectural and engineering firm Sixmo, Inc., have described a facility that will includes a 50-meter, eight-lane competitive pool and separate recreation pool with two 35-foot water slides and water park-style features. Read More…

Avon property owners required to install sidewalks

AVON — The city’s continued development means 55 property owners who don’t have sidewalks on their land must install them at their expense. The property owners who will have to install sidewalks, as part of a resolution passed by City Council last month, live on Chester Road from Traveler’s Point west to Moore Road (south Read More…

Avon crime: Woman charged with assault at IHOP

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Avon police Saturday, March 8 8:47 p.m. — 35800 block Detroit Road, Carrie Farris, 20, of Sheffield Lake, arrested and charged with assault at IHOP. 10:06 p.m. — Detroit Road, Sara Gaines, 23, 36500 block Chester Road, arrested and charged with reasonable control and operating a vehicle under the influence after striking a tree and Read More…

Avon police investigating after teen struck by truck

AVON — Police are investigating an accident in which a Wellington teen was struck by a truck. Avon Police Lt. Dan Fischbach would not release the 13-year-old girl’s name, citing the department’s policy of not releasing the name of juveniles during pending investigations. Fischbach had no information on the girl’s condition but said she was Read More…

Avon reduces traffic delays by tweaking traffic signals

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AVON — The city has reduced traffic delays and increased the speed through some of its busiest roads as a result of tweaking certain traffic signals. The changes were a result of a citywide traffic study — the first conducted in more than 10 years, according to City Engineer Robert Knopf. “The timing of the Read More…

Avon Council passes plan for community pool

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AVON — Plans to build a community pool and park will move forward after City Council approved plans for the facility during a City Council meeting Monday night. The community pool and recreation area will be on 17 acres of land behind the post office at 36225 Detroit Road. The property, once owned by the Read More…

Online grocery ordering coming to parts of Lorain County

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Busy families who can’t seem to fit it all in will have a new option: A Cleveland-based business is expanding its online grocery-ordering and home delivery service to North Ridgeville and Avon. Presto Fresh Grocery, which began operations at the end of November, is entering Lorain County boasting close to 5,000 grocery Read More…