Archive for March 23rd, 2016

Hats off to family-owned businesses

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Sorry, Amazon. You, too, Big Box Stores. As far as I’m concerned, the backbone of America’s business success is Mom and Pop-owned, or family businesses.

Full disclosure: I grew up in a family-owned business. We were “all in.” Some evidence of that commitment is that the business is still referred to by my siblings and me as our family’s “sixth child.” I strongly suspect that anyone who …Read More

Mayors sum up cities’ successes in state of city speeches

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Avon/Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Mayors Bryan Jensen and Greg Zilka gave their state of the city addresses at the North Coast Chamber of Commerce’s annual luncheon March 16. Mayors John Hunter of Sheffield Village and Dennis Bring of Sheffield Lake also spoke.

Both Jensen’s and Zilka’s speeches took on a casual tone, then became increasingly heartfelt toward the end of their talk.

About 200 people in attendance laughed …Read More

Avon tests school water as preventive measure

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016


By Nicole Hennessy

After news broke of the crisis in Flint, Mich., regarding the presence of lead in its drinking water supply, many cities nationwide − particularly schools − began testing their water. Then, some of those schools began making headlines after finding high levels of lead in their water supply.

Avon Local Schools won’t be making those types of headlines, for, just to be safe, the …Read More