Archive for November 16th, 2016

You have the power to reduce suicide among veterans

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

When someone says, “I got your back,” it feels good to know someone is watching out for you and keeping you safe. America’s active duty military and veterans have had our backs all of our lives.

Now imagine if you felt no one had your back. How much harder would your life be?

Sadly, some American veterans feel that way. For some, living becomes so hard they …Read More

Avon police and fire levies pass by landslide

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon/Avon Lake

Avon voters approved a renewal fire levy and a replacement police levy in the General Election last week.

The Avon Police Department issue is a 0.5-mill renewal levy for the period of five years.

For a home valued at $100,000, the levy costs a homeowner $16.14 per year.

The Avon Fire Department went on the ballot with a 0.5-mill replacement levy for the period of five years.

The …Read More

Trump wins Lorain County by 388 votes; most county ballot issues nixed

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

By Michele Murphy

Lorain County

Editor’s note: Numbers and percentages in this article reflect unofficial voting results. Official results will not be available for a few weeks.

Nearly 140,000 Lorain County residents, or 67.62 percent of registered voters, voted in this year’s general election. Turnout was slightly less than the 150,000, or 70 percent, predicted a few weeks earlier by Lorain County Elections Director Paul Adams. Turnout in …Read More

Clinic and city officials celebrate opening of Avon Hospital

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016


By Nicole Hennessy

The Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital is up and running.

The $161-million facility is being referred to as “the hospital of the future.”

Adjacent to the Richard E. Jacobs Health Center off Nagel Road, the new hospital spans 212,000 square feet and five stories.

At a ribbon-cutting event Nov. 10, city officials from Avon and Avon Lake, and those invested in the hospital’s future, gathered to tour …Read More

North Ridgeville’s biggest Republicans react to Trump’s shocking win

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick

North Ridgeville resident Helen Hurst, chairman of the Republican Party in both North Ridgeville and Lorain County, celebrated Donald J. Trump’s win in last week’s presidential election with a yelp that startled her dog.

Hurst said she spent much of election night watching results roll in at the Lorain County Board of Elections, but after the local elections were settled, returned to her …Read More