Archive for February, 2016

SLFD bolstered with acquisition of new personnel and equipment

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Sheffield Village/Sheffield Lake

By John Edwards

“2015 proved to be one of the best years the Sheffield Lake Fire Department has had in a long while,” fire Chief Tim Card wrote in the introduction to the SLFD annual report. “As the city continues to see financial improvements due to the passing of Issue 23, so has the fire department. The department continues to improve through state-required annual …Read More

Council approves $695,000 contract for design of new fire house despite concerns

Monday, February 29th, 2016

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick

North Ridgeville City Council approved a contract for the architectural firm selected by city officials to design the new Fire Station No. 1 and main headquarters facility, but not everyone in council was behind the decision.

Council approved an ordinance to award a $695,000 contract to Mull & Weithman Architects Inc. by a 6-1 vote at its Feb. 16 meeting, with Ward I …Read More

Library levies ready to go for March ballot

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Avon/Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

The Avon Lake Public Library is asking voters to approve the renewal of a 2.8-mill operating levy for a period of five years.

Currently, the owner of a $100,000 house pays about $8 a month in taxes for the library. Senior citizens pay about $7.

The levy funds generate about $2 million, which is 75 percent of the direct expenses for the library.
If the …Read More

First incident under new dog legislation does little to test ordinance

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

One dog has been voluntarily signed over to the Lorain County Dog Kennel to be euthanized and another dog has been treated for lacerations after officers responded to the area of Vanda Avenue Feb. 18 when reports of a dog fight were made.

Piglet, an 8-year-old pit bull mix, had slipped off its chest harness and charged Bailey, a wheaten terrier, as it …Read More

Grandparents get a peek at what school’s like these days

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick

Doughnuts, coffee, juice and a jazz band were on the breakfast menu at Liberty Elementary School one day last week as local grandparents and their grandchildren got together for a special breakfast on Feb. 19.
Liberty, which is where all the second- and third-graders in the district attend school, has traditionally hosted a ‘Donuts with Dad’ and ‘Breakfast with Mom’ during the school …Read More