Archive for September, 2016

Garden program to expand after successful summer

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

The Avon Lake Public Library’s (ALPL) Children’s Garden may have even more little hands tending it next year.

The library’s Playing in the Dirt Garden Club filled up quickly with about 50 kids in two time slots.
“I knew we would get interest in it, I didn’t know we would get that many kids,” said Sybil Wendling, ALPL children’s department manager.

“We’ve had so much …Read More

Avon Police to welcome new public information officer

Thursday, September 29th, 2016


By Nicole Hennessy

Avon City Council approved a new position Sept. 26 which will serve both the city and the Avon Police Department, though the public information officer (PIO) will be on the department’s payroll.
The position’s title was originally “records coordinator.”

John Gasior, the city’s law director, said PIO more accurately illustrates the role the new position is intended to fill.

The primary reason this position was created …Read More

City applying for grant to build walking trail near new school

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick

North Ridgeville continues to take steps to make the city one that is easier to get around via walking and biking.

City Council unanimously voted to approve a resolution allowing the Parks and Recreation Department to apply for a $270,000 grant to be used to build a walking/biking trail on property located near the Gina/Pitts neighborhood behind the new Ranger Stadium.

The trail would …Read More

The backstory on the epi-pen could put all of us into shock

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

A wasp bit him on the lip. The lip began to swell and he jumped in his truck to find a drug store where he could purchase Benadryl. He never got to the drug store. He ended up in a hospital and he was darn lucky it wasn’t the morgue.

As he drove down that Georgia mountain, he realized he needed help. He spotted another driver …Read More

Heroin dialogue: Should cities subsidize aid to addicts?

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Avon/Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

For several months, city officials in Avon have been addressing the devastating, nationwide heroin epidemic.

“Everyone knows Avon Lake has taken an active role,” said Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen during the Sept. 26 Avon City Council meeting.

“I think it’s Avon’s turn to help be a part of what’s going on. Certainly, our children are involved in it.”
Jensen spoke compassionately about families struggling with …Read More