May 6, 2016

Elyria
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Record jackpot spurs ticket-buying frenzy

Droves of people headed to convenience stores and gas stations across the county to buy last-minute Powerball tickets as the jackpot soared to $949 million before Saturday night’s drawing. A sole winner who opted for the lump sum payout would bring in about $335 million after federal taxes were withheld and even less after any Read More…

Avon considers sanitary sewer plan review

AVON — City officials want to review the city’s sanitary sewer system master plan for the first time since the late 1980s. The review is being sought after a group of residents and business owners who own eight parcels along Chester Road, consisting of about 197 acres of land, asked the city to issue bonds Read More…

Avon Council approves $2M for park land acquisition

AVON — City Council unanimously approved Monday the issuance of $2 million worth of bond anticipation notes to buy land along Riegelsberger and Schwartz roads owned by developer Matt Garland. The city has been at odds with Garland for more than a year and a half over 56 acres of land Garland owns, which he Read More…

Avon Council OKs All Pro Freight Stadium lease transfer to new team operator

AVON — City Council approved Monday transferring the All Pro Freight Stadium lease to a new company. Tom Kramig’s company, Blue Dog Baseball LLC, signed a deal with Avon Pro Baseball LLC in October that would allow it to take over the day-to-day operations of the Lake Erie Crushers, with the option to purchase the Read More…

Local government offices to have shortened hours for New Year’s holiday

Over the New Year holiday weekend, most government offices will have curtailed office hours. The Lorain County Justice Center and county government will be closed Thursday and Friday for the New Year. City offices in Avon, Avon Lake, Lorain, North Ridgeville, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake and Wellington will be closed Friday. In Amherst, government offices will Read More…

2. Bendix makes long goodbye to Elyria; company headed to Avon

The countdown for when Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems will pull out of Elyria started on Feb. 25 when the global corporation announced it was moving after more than 73 years in the same location. The destination announced later in the year: Avon. It’s less than 20 miles away, but far enough to cause a serious Read More…

Nursing home construction halted in Avon

AVON — A six-month moratorium was implemented this week by Avon City Council on the construction of nursing homes and congregate care facilities within the city. City Council considered implementing a moratorium last week that could have affected a campus of senior facilities off of Nagel Road that has already been proposed, but that project Read More…

Avon expects to pay $2M to acquire land for park

AVON — The city is poising itself for the purchase of land over which it has wrangled with a developer for more than a year and a half. City Council is considering the issuance of $2 million worth of bond anticipation notes to buy land along Riegelsberger and Schwartz roads owned by developer Matt Garland. Read More…

Golden Acres sale could net more than $1.2 million for county

Brad Dicken and Jon Wysochanski The Chronicle-Telegram AVON — The Lorain County commissioners are nearing a deal to sell the rights to beds from the county-owned Golden Acres nursing home, which closed earlier this year, to a company that plans to operate a skilled nursing facility in Avon. The sale would likely net the county Read More…

Change or die: Commissioners issue ultimatum to visitors bureau over lack of transparency

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Visitors Bureau is facing an ultimatum from the county commissioners: Change how it operates or cease to exist. “They may not be completely in tune with the changes that are taking place in Lorain County,” county Administrator Jim Cordes said. The demands of the commissioners, including shrinking the size of Read More…