Referendum initiative against sales tax fails

January 19th, 2017 by nicolehennessy

Avon/Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

A countywide sales tax increase will be going into effect despite voters striking down the measure in November.

Lorain County commissioners voted in December to impose the tax against the voters’ wishes.
Still, a group called Citizens for a Better Lorain County Government remained hopeful it could stop the increase.

The group attempted to collect about 8,000 signatures by Jan. 13 in an effort to …Read More



R.J. says convenience of Westlake appeals to him; talks about the best he’s faced

November 28th, 2016 by mfitzpatrick


By Michael Fitzpatrick

Veteran Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson maintains an in-season residence in Westlake. He chose to live there in part because of its easy access to downtown and Quicken Loans Arena.

Don’t expect to see the 16-year pro out and about town. He said the team feeds him so well at the training facility and at the arena he rarely ventures out to eat. He …Read More