Archive for November 18th, 2016

Helping others still a calling for Korean War combat medic

Friday, November 18th, 2016


Avon Lake

By Michele Murphy

John (Jack) Burke Jr. regularly attends the Veterans Day Program hosted by Avon Lake’s Learwood Middle School. He enjoys being around students who serve breakfast, play or sing musical pieces and read essays about Veterans Day.

The peaceful, reflective nature of this Veterans Day could not be more different from the time Burke served as a combat medic in the U.S. Army …Read More

Avon looks to art department; surrounding cities form councils

Friday, November 18th, 2016


By Nicole Hennessy

Avon city officials are having difficulty deciding how to funnel money from the city’s bed tax to a proposed citywide arts and beautification initiative.

Because of state regulations that mandate bed taxes flow through the general fund, the city is looking at creating a whole new department, since an “art fund” wouldn’t be legally possible.

Several surrounding cities have public art initiatives in place. Mostly, …Read More