Archive for May 11th, 2017

Animal Protective League’s Volunteers of the Year

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

During its annual volunteer appreciation celebration on April 27, the Cleveland Animal Protective League’s President and CEO Sharon Harvey announced the winners of the 2016 Volunteers of the Year award. Two volunteer winners from Lorain County, Peggy Schaffer of Avon Lake, and Martin Schultz, of Sheffield Village, each received the prestigious award for their extraordinary volunteer service to the Cleveland APL and its animals. Schaffer …Read More

Children’s garden wins Project of the Year; gearing up for another busy summer

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy

Members of the Avon Lake Public Library’s Playing in the Dirt Garden club tended crops each Thursday last summer. Photo courtesy of ALPL.

Garden club members harvested tomatoes, most of which were donated to Community Resource Services. Photo courtesy of ALPL.

Avon Lake

Sybil Wendling, children’s services manager at the Avon Lake Public Library, joked last year, “We’re gonna put a garden outside my …Read More

Planning Commission reviews rules and regulations

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

Is enough time given for public hearings at Avon Lake Planning Commission?

According to some city officials, maybe not.

Councilwoman Jennifer Fenderbosch, who serves on the commission, says she began looking into the issue after a planned Krebs Road PUD drew an unusual amount of attention from nearby developments and residents.

“Usually, we have pretty cut-and-dried meetings,” said Fenderbosch.

There are usually the applicants and maybe a …Read More

Susan Condon Love named managing editor

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Longtime Northeast Ohio journalist Susan Condon Love has been named editor of West Life, The North Ridgeville Press and The Press newspapers, publisher H. Kenneth Douthit III announced today. The Press papers cover the communities of Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield Village and Sheffield Lake, while West Life serves Lakewood, Rocky River, Westlake, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Bay Village and Fairview Park.

Love, a native Clevelander, arrives at …Read More

Avon moves forward with self-promotion after setback

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon

The city of Avon won’t be collecting its 3 percent bed tax, but plans to promote the city remain intact.

After The Ohio Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus sued the city, Ohio’s Ninth District Court of Appeals ruled against the tax enacted by Avon City Council in 2014. The Ohio Supreme Court then refused to hear an appeal from the city.

The tax was …Read More