February 14, 2016

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Avon, developer debate worth of multimillion-dollar parcel

AVON — The city may be close to reaching a settlement with a local developer over land eyed for a subdivision. It’s been more than a year and a half since Avon halted developer Matt Garland’s plans to build a subdivision on vacant farm land on the corner of Riegelsberger and Schwartz roads. On Tuesday, Read More…

Three men accused of breaking into Joe Firment

AVON – Police arrested three men Tuesday for allegedly breaking into Joe Firment Chevrolet. Jakwan Lash, 24, of Cleveland, Leontae Jones, 24, of Cleveland and Willie Sparks, 23, of Maple Heights all were charged with breaking and entering, possession of criminal tools and obstructing official business. Lash received an additional charge of wrongful entrustment and Read More…

Former Avon man sentenced to life for molestion charges

A former Avon man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole for molesting three young girls over a seven-year period, according to a news release from Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty’s office. William Waters III, 39, was living in Westlake between 2007 and 2014 when he was sexually abusing the girls, including one Read More…

UPDATED: Detroit Road open after downed power line; Jaycox remains closed

AVON – Detroit Road has reopened at Jaycox Road, but Jaycox between Detroit and Middleton Drive remains closed due to a downed live power line. Crews from the Illuminating Company continue to work to fix a transformer and repair the downed line. Police urge drivers to use caution.

Avon enjoying revenue avalanche

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AVON — Thanks to widespread commercial development, city coffers are being bolstered with increased income tax revenue that is expected to continue rising in the coming years. The city recently was able to transfer $800,000 into its general fund thanks to 2015 tax collections that are up 6 percent from 2014’s tally at the same Read More…

Avon police investigating sex offense allegation at doctor visit

AVON — Police are investigating an alleged sex offense that a patient said occurred Thursday while she was being seen by a local doctor. A complete report wasn’t released since police are still investigating the incident, said Capt. Larry Fischbach. The doctor hasn’t been interviewed by police, and no charges have been filed, Fischbach said. Read More…

Elections board rejects absentee ballots

Jon Husted

SHEFFIELD TWP. — The Lorain County Board of Elections has rejected 84 absentee ballots, including 17 because the postmark on the envelope was either illegible or not present. Elections board Director Paul Adams said during a meeting Tuesday that without the postmark it was impossible to know whether the voters who sent in the ballots Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns QB Johnny Manziel won’t be disciplined by NFL after review of domestic incident Oct. 12 in Avon

BEREA — The good news just kept coming Tuesday for Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. Hours after coach Mike Pettine named him the starter for the rest of the season, the NFL announced it wouldn’t discipline Manziel under the personal conduct policy following a domestic incident with girlfriend Colleen Crowley on Oct. 12 in Avon. “Our Read More…

Residents ask Avon to extend sanitary sewer lines

AVON — Residents want the city to install sanitary sewers to homes and businesses along portions of Chester and Moore roads and Freeman Drive. The group of residents owns eight different parcels, representing about 197 acres of land, and wants the city to issue bonds to pay for initial costs for the sewer project, which Read More…

Lorain councilman wants increase in public voice at meetings

Josh Thornsberry

LORAIN — Unlike neighboring city councils, there is no public speaking time at meetings here. That would change if Councilman Josh Thornsberry, I-8th Ward, has his way. Thornsberry said he plans to propose in January that a portion of meetings be set aside for public speaking. He is circulating a petition at change.org in support Read More…