Archive for March, 2016

Work on new stadium begins; Talk about contract for non-teachers continues

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

By Michael Fitzpatrick

Construction of the new football stadium and all-weather track has begun, Rick Potaka, a spokesman for Icon Construction said.

Potaka made the announcement during the March 17 North Ridgeville Board of Education meeting.

The new stadium is being built along with the new grades three through eight building on property located off Bainbridge Road near the high school.

“We just started the stadium,” Potaka said. “We …Read More

Familiar face steps into curriculum director role

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Erieview Elementary School Principal Natalie Fior will assume the role of district curriculum director – a newly created position – May 2.

Beginning Aug. 1, she will begin a three-year contract.

According to Avon Lake City Schools Superintendent Bob Scott, the district has been without a curriculum director for at least 10 years.

“Over the last five years we have spent a great deal of …Read More

City moves toward in starting stormwater utility fund

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016


By Nicole Hennessy

Avon City Council quietly passed an ordinance with no discussion March 28 to establish the creation of a stormwater utility fund.

Though there was no discussion among council members Monday, the necessity to establish a fund has been much discussed within the city.

Now, the particulars, including what the cost will be to residents and organizations, need to be sorted out by council.

Mayor Bryan Jensen …Read More

Council passes 2016 budget; city continues to deficit spend

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick

The financial picture for the city of North Ridgeville is hardly a rosy one. That was brought clearly into focus yet again as City Council passed an ordinance establishing the 2016 budget by a 7-0 vote at its March 22 meeting.

The budget calls for the city to once again spend more than it’s taking in, something it’s been doing for several years. …Read More

Drainage discussions continue; city to apply for ODNR grant to extend trail

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Sheffield Lake

By John Edwards

Sheffield Lake City Council’s discussions of the city’s drainage, sewer and other infrastructure problems that arose at its March 15 work session continued March 22. Several residents of Holl Avenue had questioned council members, Mayor Dennis Bring and service department Superintendent Patrick Hastings on March 15 about drainage problems in their neighborhood in the wake of a heavy March 14 downpour that …Read More