Avon Lake gate ordinance in effect despite questions

July 28th, 2016 by nicolehennessy

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

A new ordinance that requires all current and future gated communities to install a universal emergency access system is now in effect in Avon Lake.

But enforcing the new rule is proving difficult, since a responsible party to whom fines or jail time would be assigned in the event of noncompliance was not clearly defined in the legislation.

In order for gated communities to comply with …Read More

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Lowering flags for ourselves and finding the courage to raise them

July 14th, 2016 by nicolehennessy

I opened an e-mail the day after the Dallas police shooting, alerting me that flags in Avon Lake and across the county would be flown at half-mast. I stared at the message, thinking vague, heartbroken thoughts, unable to stop staring and close it.

I didn’t want to diminish the importance of the officers’ lives that were lost, but I couldn’t help but feel upset that there …Read More