Archive for November 10th, 2016

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake School District proud of small surplus, cautious about future funding

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Sheffield Lake/Sheffield Village

by Michele Murphy

After taking steps in recent years to end deficit spending, the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake School District has begun to accumulate a small surplus.

District treasurer Michael Pissini recently presented a five-year fiscal forecast report to the school board. The report is presented each fall and again in the spring. The fall forecast predicts revenue and expenses, and the spring report details how actual …Read More

Remembering young service members on Veterans Day

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon/Avon Lake

Every November, veterans are honored and remembered with ceremonies, parades and speeches from mayors, community leaders and legislators.

Rarely do we hear from or about young veterans, though.

Those involved with veterans agree it is difficult to get younger service members to join traditional clubs, like the VFW.

Many young people, busy with families and other stresses, connect online.

Avon Lake Councilman Dave Kos, a former …Read More

The topic I am frightened to write about

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

This week’s topic was a sure thing – something easy to rally support around, especially following months of the nastiest presidential campaign, in my lifetime at least. When I contacted several staff at the local Office of Veterans Affairs, I felt confident. I told them this is something I believe the reddest Republican and bluest Democrat would support. I still believe that. I also now …Read More

Former Marine George Rockas was ‘always faithful’ throughout life

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Avon Lake

by Michele Murphy

George Rockas marched directly across the stage at Avon Lake High School on graduation day to the U.S. Marine Corps and action in the Pacific during World War II. He was just 17 years old.

During his 90 years, lived entirely in Avon Lake, Rockas made lasting impressions and accumulated many admirers. It started in his youth when he was quarterback of the …Read More

Local VFW Post offers vets a way to celebrate Veterans Day

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

By Michael Fitzpatrick

Veterans of the U.S. Armed forces wanting to celebrate Veterans Day should look into attending the ceremony at the North Ridgeville VFW.

For years, Post 9871, 6805 Lear Nagle Road, has held a luncheon to honor all vets and their families. The event typically includes remarks from the post’s commander, a patriotic poem reading or speech, and a rifle salute by the post’s color …Read More