May 24, 2016

Elyria
Clear
67°F
 

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…

Double feature: Pair of Avon freshmen gymnasts look to do big things for Magnificat

The bond of friendship has carried gymnasts Emily Connor and Julia Pompeani a long way the past nine years as teammates for Great Lakes Gymnastics and classmates at Holy Trinity in Avon. The strong relationship bodes well for the Magnificat High gymnastics program. The Level 9 freshmen bring a wealth of talent to the high Read More…

Cleveland Clinic debuts Avon rehabilitation center

AVON — The Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital opened Wednesday, and hospital officials gathered at the Nagel Road facility to tout and tour the new building. The 68,000-square-foot hospital, expected to bring 200 jobs to the area once fully operational, is a joint venture between Pa.-based Select Medical and the Cleveland Clinic. It is near the Read More…

UPDATED: Slain Avon couple identified

AVON — An Avon man who police say may have killed his wife in a suspected murder-suicide called his daughter to tell her what was happening. “He said this is the best thing for everybody,” the couple’s adult daughter told dispatchers during a 911 call at 5:11 a.m. Thursday. “I just got a call from Read More…