Archive for April 20th, 2017

Not just any walk in the park

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Lorain County Metro Parks recently held its annual Road to Freedom program at French Creek Reservation.

City officials fight for home rule

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake/Avon

Home rule authority, and perceived violations of the constitutional provision on the part of state legislators,  has been a hot topic among city leaders lately.

The rule, written into the Ohio Constitution, is designed to protect municipalities and ensure that cities can effectively self-govern.

“So-called general laws that apply statewide are not matters of home rule,” Avon Lake’s law Director Abe Lieberman explained.

In recent cases, the (Ohio) …Read More

Union angered over starting pay for teachers in district’s new STEM school

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

By Michael Fitzpatrick

The North Ridgeville Board of Education and the North Ridgeville Education Association, the union representing the district’s teachers, continue their stalemate in negotiating a new contract for the teachers.

The teachers want more money, including better starting pay, and say the district is losing its good young teachers to other districts after paying to train them because they leave for better money.

The board is claiming …Read More

Life lessons at the intersection of melodrama and mental illness

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Most of us have had a small nagging pain or unresolved problem that bugs us. At times, those small things can suck up large portions of our thoughts. Inevitably, we hear about someone who is experiencing something far worse. That’s when most of us realize whatever was bugging us pales in comparison.

I’ve been bugged for years by the Kardashians. All of them. I have been unable …Read More

City asks for paitence during road improvements

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

Roadwork began at Lear and Krebs roads Monday. Press photo — Nicole Hennessy

Construction started Monday on the $1.2 million improvement project at the intersection of Lear and Krebs roads.

New turning lanes and traffic lights are being added on either side of the tracks to help move traffic along more smoothly.

The city is asking for patience, as the project won’t be completed until …Read More