Alternative development would require fostering relationships with private enterprises

February 18th, 2017 by nicolehennessy

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

Speculative or shell buildings, surely, are not the centerpiece of Avon Lake’s economic development strategy.

The city’s economic development director, Ted Esborn, drove this point home, discussing the city’s potential development interests.

Yet, the tactic of working with private developers to build shell buildings, which would serve to attract expanding or new industries to the city, has come up in conversation among city officials.

While the city …Read More



McLeod’s dream career as NBA broadcaster is natural fit

January 26th, 2017 by mfitzpatrick

Bay Village

By Michael Fitzpatrick

As a college pitcher in the 1970s, Fred McLeod one day dreamed of pitching in the Major Leagues.

A right-handed pitcher who was good enough to go undefeated (13-0) during his college career at Point Park University as a reliever/spot starter, he ended up with a career in pro sports, only not as a pitcher, but instead, as the television play-by-play man for …Read More