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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…

Council OKs dome at Avon Oaks Country Club

AVON — Avon City Council made the final decision in a long saga about whether to build a dome over tennis courts in a residential area Monday night. At a City Council meeting, members voted to issue a special-use permit to the Avon Oaks Country Club to build a dome over its outdoor tennis courts. Read More…

Avon crime: Two men arrested after traffic stop for tailgating

Avon police 12:40 a.m. Feb. 2 — State Route 611, Matthew Karpowicz, 23, arrested and charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest, menacing, operating a vehicle under the influence and following too closely. Nicholas Salvagni, 22, arrested and charged with obstructing official business, disorderly conduct persisting and disorderly conduct intoxicated. The men were arrested after Read More…

Avon Council receives glimpse of pool plan

This conceptual drawing shows plans for a community pool in Avon. A PDF copy of the plan can be viewed below. PROVIDED PHOTO

AVON — Providing a unique, exciting facility is the goal in the design for a community pool and surrounding area, which was presented Tuesday to Avon City Council. Mike Bramhall of Bramhall Engineering and Pat Thornton of Sixmo Architects began working on a design for the pool in May. The pool would be established south Read More…

Avon, firefighters union still at odds over time off

AVON — Firefighters are asking for more time off and to eliminate the cap on sick leave during collective bargaining negotiations with the city. The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4310 rejected a fact-finder’s report last week after a hearing on Nov. 25 between city officials and the union. The fact-finder sided with the Read More…

Avon crime: Explosives found in damaged mailbox

Avon police 10:54 p.m. Dec. 26 — 37200 block Hatteras Way, explosives were placed in a plastic bottle, which was found inside a damaged mailbox. Sunday, Dec. 22 1:22 a.m. — 1300 block Nagel Road, Vonda Hunter, 35, arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence. 1:49 a.m. — 2400 block Berkshire Ave., Read More…