Archive for May, 2017

Brookside’s Willis earns two diplomas, OSU’s prestigious Merrill Scholarship

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Melina Willis

By Michele Murphy

Sheffield Village/Sheffield Lake – Melina Willis is one of 137 seniors who walked across the stage to receive her high school diploma at Sheffield-Sheffield Lake’s commencement exercises over the weekend. She did so with no apprehension because she had already walked across another stage just a few weeks earlier when she was awarded an associate degree from Lorain County Community College.

The 17-year-old …Read More

Council OKs resolution urging state reduction of algae-causing pollution

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

By John Edwards

Sheffield Lake City Council unanimously approved a resolution in support of amending portions of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) and Ohio Administrative Code (OAC ) to toughen restrictions on algae-causing pollution. Noting that toxins from algae blooms damage the kidneys and liver and can potentially cause paralysis — threatening the health of swimmers, boaters and anglers, as well as …Read More

Fresh paint gets new water tower closer to completion

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

First coat – Crews worked recently to get the first coat of paint on ALRW’s new water tower. (Photo Courtesy ALRW)

Avon Lake Regional Water’s (ALRW) new $8.1 million water tower near Walker and Miller roads is nearer to completion now that it has a coat of point on its huge exterior.

Todd Danielson, ALRW’s chief utilities officer, says if everything goes smoothly, he’s hoping …Read More

Engineering costs for filtration at wastewater plant raise eyebrows

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

By Michael Fitzpatrick

At least one council member got a little sticker shock when she saw the price the city would pay for the design and engineering for a new filtration system at the French Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Councilwoman Roseanne Johnson is the one who questioned the $450,000 Mayor Dave Gillock requested via an ordinance to pay Burgess and Nipple for the engineering of the effluent filtration …Read More

Couple’s 50-year marriage is golden adventure

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

By Michael Fitzpatrick

Then and Now – Bernadine and John Butkowski celebrate 50 years of marriage.

Nip a problem in the bud.

That’s the key to a long and happy marriage, according to North Ridgeville councilwoman, lifetime resident and now a partner in a 50-year pact of matrimony, Bernadine Butkowski.

She and her husband John celebrated their Golden Anniversary last weekend with a small …Read More