Archive for March 10th, 2016

Park plans moving fast right after city settles Creekside suit

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Avon

By Nicole Hennessy

The city of Avon announced at a press conference March 4 it will hand over 56 acres of flood-prone land to the Lorain County Metro Parks.

Recently acquired from developer Matt Garland as part of a $2.3 million settlement, the land, which was originally approved to become the 49-home Creekside Place development, will serve as a park and a wetlands area intended to help …Read More

Athletic boosters group makes proposal for aid in reducing pay-to-participate fees

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick

Parents who have to pay a fee for their children to participate in extracurriculars such as sports and music groups could “earn” a reduction in their costs by working at a concession stand during school events, if the school board approves the plan.

The plan, presented by former school board member and current athletic boosters club member Maria Sycz on behalf of the …Read More

Traffic slowdowns start to emerge due to road contruction project

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

By Michael Fitzpatrick

A recent trek along Lear Nagle between Center Ridge and Lorain roads provided a grim reality: Traffic problems in the city are here to stay for the next couple of years as major reconstruction projects on Center Ridge and Lear Nagle roads get underway.

North Ridgeville police Capt. Marti Garrow said traffic in the city will be a “mess” for the next couple of …Read More