July 1, 2016

Elyria
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All Pro Freight acquires property in Westlake

All Pro Freight is expanding its warehouse and distribution capacities into Cuyahoga County after purchasing the former Bonne Bell headquarters in Westlake. According to Cuyahoga County property records, the property was purchased Monday for $4,595,000 and All Pro Freight CEO Chris Haas said his company purchased the land to expand operations. “We’re landlocked at our Read More…

Rocker Lita Ford to play Avon Duck Tape Festival

AVON — Rocker Lita Ford will headline the entertainment during the opening night of this year’s Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival. Ford played lead guitar between 1975 and 1980 with The Runaways, and her career spans several decades and includes collaborations with Joan Jett and Ozzy Osbourne. She took a hiatus from show business in Read More…

Avon man arrested on drug charges after child abuse investigation

LORAIN — An Avon man has been arrested after his badly bruised son was taken to the hospital and it was discovered that the 8-month-old boy had marijuana in his system. Michael Garcia, 33, of Avon Road, Avon, was arrested and charged with felonious assault, domestic violence and endangering children after his son was found Read More…

Wetlands mitigation likely to delay Bendix HQ project in Avon

AVON — The Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems project has experienced slight delays since a portion of the area the company intends to build upon are wetlands. Bendix announced in July its intent to leave Elyria for Avon after signing a purchase agreement for more than 60 acres of land along Chester Road to construct a Read More…

Avon city council creates stormwater utility fund

AVON — The city budget now has a line item denoted as a stormwater utility fund, although details of the utility itself have not yet been finalized. City Council unanimously approved Monday the creation of the fund, which will eventually see money funneled into it from as-of-yet created stormwater utility fees that will be collected Read More…

VIDEO: No charges made in night crash involving cruiser

AVON — An investigation into a crash involving an Avon police cruiser has been wrapped up and no one was cited. On March 18, Avon police Officer Andy Kehl crashed into a utility truck in which an out-of-state independent contractor was working in an elevated bucket on phone lines in the 2800 block of state Read More…

Avon police car crashes into utility truck; Highway Patrol investigating

AVON — A police car crashed into a utility truck early Thursday and the circumstances of the accident are being investigated by the Ohio Highway Patrol. Avon police Officer Andy Kehl crashed into the truck in which an unnamed worker was working in an elevated bucket on some phone or cable lines in the 2800 Read More…

The State of their cities: Mayors of Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake talk problems, progress with jabs, jokes

AVON — The mayors of Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield and Sheffield Lake gave their annual State of the City addresses during a Chamber of Commerce-sponsored luncheon Wednesday. The addresses were an opportunity for each mayor to tell the crowd of more than 200 people about their respective communities, and in some cases, trade barbs with Read More…

Avon voters approve library renewal

LORAIN — The renewal levy for the Avon branch of the Lorain Public Library passed Tuesday. Issue 5 received 72 percent of the vote, or 5,048, in favor, and 28 percent, or 1,997, against, according to unofficial results. “I’m really grateful that it passed,” said Donna Kelly, librarian supervisor for the branch. “I thought we Read More…

Plans for park falling into place

AVON — Mayor Bryan Jensen and Lorain County Metro Parks Director Jim Ziemnik envision a coordinated park connectivity project. Miller Nature Preserve along state Route 83 could soon connect to land along Riegelsberger and Schwartz roads that the city recently acquired from developer Matt Garland in a $2.3 million settlement. The land along Riegelsberger Road Read More…