Archive for January, 2017

Avon Lake looks past moratorium to temporary ban on medical marijuana

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

City officials in Avon Lake are considering putting a ban on medical marijuana until all the particulars are worked out.

The city is one of many that has a moratorium in place expiring in March.

Medical marijuana (and controlled cultivation) is technically legal in Ohio, but the details are far from being sorted out.

Mayor Greg Zilka said one of the issues he feels the …Read More

Small changes to water bills after planned increases took effect

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Incremental wastewater rate increases for Avon Lake Regional Water (ALRW) customers are in effect.
For Avon Lake residents, rates over and above the base fee increased from $3.63 per 1,000 gallons to $4.17 per 1,000 gallons for bills issued after July 1, 2016. Rates then increase to $4.80 per 1,000 gallons for bills issued after July 1, 2017.

The higher rates are helping to …Read More

Former mayor Zuber busy canvassing for a council run

Friday, January 27th, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

Former Avon Lake mayor and councilman Karl (K.C.) Zuber recently pulled a petition with the Lorain County Board of Elections, hoping for a position on the Avon Lake City Council . He’s since been canvassing neighborhoods for signatures ahead of the November election.

Zuber served as mayor from 2008 to 2011, when current Mayor Greg Zilka successfully ran against him.

Zuber’s ties to council go back to 1992, when …Read More

Construction of new main fire station should start this fall

Friday, January 27th, 2017

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick

Construction on the new main fire station is expected to begin this fall and should be completed by the end of 2018, according to the city’s fire chief and one of the architects of the planned building.

Plans call for the $8.2-million, 22,594-square-foot facility to be located off of the yet-to-completed Jaycox Road extension. It will be located directly across the street from …Read More

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Board of Education organizes for 2017

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Sheffield Village/Sheffield Lake

By Michele Murphy

The Board of Education for the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools held its first meetings in the new year last week.

The first order of business was to elect a board president and vice president. Incumbents Amy DeLuca and Sheila Lopez were re-elected to those posts, respectively. DeLuca is a lawyer and lives in Sheffield Village. She was elected to the board four years ago, …Read More