July 30, 2015

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Avon City Council passes pool rules

AVON — City Council approved a set of rules Monday for its soon-to-open Municipal Aquatic Facility, which includes punishments for violators that could include misdemeanor charges or jail time. The ordinance passed unanimously, and city officials said violators would be charged with crimes only as a last resort. The law says first-time violators could face Read More…

2 Lorain County teachers receive summer fellowship

Two Lorain County teachers are going back to the classroom this summer, this time as students. The Ashbrook Center named Elyria High School teacher Anne Runion and Avon resident Gregory Stringer, a teacher for Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, among the 100 recipients of the Buchwald Summer Fellowship on Tuesday. Through this fellowship, both teachers will Read More…

PHOTOS: 2015 Duck Tape Festival

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Did you miss the weekend’s Duck Tape Festival in Avon? Or did you have so much fun there that you want to see more of it? Well, we have photos.

Chris Henning, Amanda Morrow earn top bowler awards

AVON — What does it take to be the best bowler in the Elyria Bowling Association? For Chris Henning, it took a season-record seven 300 games and a pair of 800 series. Amanda Morrow needed a record 20 700 series and a 300 game of her own. On Thursday night, Henning and Morrow were named Read More…

Avon drafting pool rules with ‘bite’

AVON — Pool rules are being drafted for the soon-to-open Avon Municipal Aquatic Facility and rule-breakers could face fines, misdemeanor charges or jail time. Gone are the days of unbridled summer fun in the swimming hole: The long list of rules governs personal behavior and hygiene, tailored to an era in which municipalities must guard Read More…

Duck covering Avon festival

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AVON — There will be Duck Tape sculptures, fashion and floats this weekend at the 12th annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival. It began in 2004 when some long-time Avon residents teamed up with the large, local corporate sponsor to resurrect the Avon Flower Festival that had been dormant for 10 years. Patti LaPorte, ShurTech Read More…

Traffic headaches expected as Chester Road project begins

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AVON — Work began this week on the Chester Road relocation project that is expected to cause construction-related traffic delays. City Council approved in March a $2.62 million bid to Kirtland-based Mr. Excavator for the project, which will align Chester Road with Recreation Lane. The project initially was slated to begin last summer, but city Read More…

Avon proposing stricter regulation of development after flooding

AVON — More than a year after a storm flooded the southeastern end of Avon, the city is proposing stricter ordinances governing development in the area. City Council has approved several construction moratoriums in the area, the most recent of which is soon set to expire, since the flooding. The city has also prevented developer Read More…

Graves flooding in Avon cemetery

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AVON — Jayne Fisher stopped Monday at Resthaven Memory Garden to drop flowers at her mother’s grave. But getting to the plot wasn’t easy: She had to hop across graves to avoid standing water and even then, her sandal-clad feet often were submerged, she said. “Look at this,” Fisher said, while pointing to her family’s Read More…

Sunflowers planted for Maria, ready to grow

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AVON — Saturday’s second planting of sunflower seeds in a field next to Interstate 90 by the Prayers from Maria Children’s Glioma Research Foundation drew 75 to 100 people, including a visitor from Georgia. Joanne Previts came out for the mass planting in honor of Maria McNamara with her mother, Fran Previts, of Rocky River, Read More…