Archive for May 17th, 2017

Sheffield Lake OKs purchase of police car, will revisit driveway ordinance

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

By John Edwards

Sheffield Lake –  City Council and Mayor Dennis Bring are continuing with their plan to revitalize the Sheffield Lake Police Department’s fleet of cars. Last year, two of the oldest Ford Crown Victoria cruisers were replaced with 2016 Ford Utility Interceptors; this year, the oldest of the three remaining “Crown Vics” will be replaced with a 2017 Ford Utility …Read More

Avon Lake looks to create health advisory commission to evaluate county services

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake – A Health Services Advisory Commission is forming in Avon Lake.

This comes after the city joined the Lorain County General Health District at the beginning of the year – a move that prompted much discussion, controversy and fears that residents wouldn’t be represented fully once lumped in with the rest of the county.

City officials say the creation of this commission isn’t a …Read More

State testing continues to prompt concerns, but Avon officials optimistic about future

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon/Avon Lake – Avon Lake Superintendent Bob Scott was casually chatting with a faculty member recently and suddenly the weight of state-mandated testing crushed him – something that happens often.

“They had not seen a whole class of kids for two weeks,” Scott said in disbelief, explaining that students were being shuffled around for testing so much during these two weeks that a scheduled class never had every pupil …Read More

Sheffield mayor, fire chief thank voters, council for renewal of Issue 3 fire levy

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

By John Edwards

Sheffield Village – Mayor John Hunter and Fire Chief Jeff Young thanked Sheffield Village voters and Village Council members for the successful vote to renew Sheffield’s fire levy in the recent primary election. Voters approved the 5-year levy renewal by 138 votes, with 188 votes for the renewal and 58 votes against.

 “I want to thank the voters, Village …Read More

Ptl. Erica Rigdon: Living a lifelong dream

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Focused – Sheffield Village patrol officer Erica Rigdon is smiling here but is all business once a shift begins. Her focus and professionalism have earned her the respect of her male counterparts. (photo courtesy of Erica Rigdon)

This week, The Press continues its profiles of local police officers. As we thank them for their service and willingness to place themselves between us and danger, we …Read More