Archive for November 3rd, 2016

Avon Lake schools look to economic development to gauge future while tightening spending pending NRG descision

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

The Avon Lake Board of Education is tightening its budget as it awaits the outcome of the NRG Energy Inc. taxation dispute. The case, which is now going before the Ohio Supreme Court, may take years to resolve, but Avon Lake City Schools Superintendent Bob Scott said the proposition of owing money to the energy company, in the case of a lowered valuation, is …Read More

City Council endorses Issue 35, rolls over Shoreway notes, accepts donated lots

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Sheffield Lake

By John Edwards

Sheffield Lake City Council voted unanimously to endorse passage of Issue 35, a proposed Lorain County five-year, 1.2-mill additional tax that could significantly improve the county’s ability to cope with the growing rash of heroin and other opioid drug dependencies. Council suspended the three-reading rule to approve the endorsement on a first reading.

Law Director …Read More

City looking at new location for main fire station to save major money

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

By Michael Fitzpatrick

The city’s first choice for the future home of a new main fire station looks like it won’t work out. Ultimately, that may end up saving the city hundreds of thousands of dollars, but for the here and now the city will have to shell out some money.

Council approved increasing the amount the city is paying the architects for the project by $48,000, …Read More

GOP precinct people hope they are walking their way to a win

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016


Avon Lake/Avon

by Michele Murphy

Republican precinct committeeman Curtis Weems has been delivering his version of “care packages” to Republican and Independent voters near his home in Avon Lake. He says the precinct level is exactly where the political ground game happens, and he is more than doing his part.

He has walked to more than 200 homes and mailed an equal number of letters urging people to …Read More