Archive for July 19th, 2017

Model A Fords cruise through Avon Lake

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

By NICOLE HENNESSY

AVON LAKE – It was the perfect summer day Saturday; a lovely afternoon to cruise to Vermillion in your Ford Model A with 15 to 20 of your friends driving their mint-condition Model A’s, too.

No worries. The 2nd annual gathering was meant to be a relaxed ride, the lake sparkling several shades of blue and green against the sky, peeking between houses as they drove.

A member of the …Read More

Avon Lake supports wind project, paves way for renewable energy-friendly atmosphere

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

By NICOLE HENNESSY

AVON LAKE – Avon Lake City Council recently approved a resolution of support for LEEDCo’s (Lake Erie Energy Development Corp.) “Icebreaker” project – a six-turbine demonstration wind-powered electric generation facility to be located about 10 miles offshore the Port of Cleveland.

There is some confusion circulating, but this resolution is separate and mostly unrelated to another city ordinance that council sent back to the Planning Commission for …Read More

Avon Lake student heads home on drum corps tour for annual event

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

 

By NICOLE HENNESSY

AVON LAKE – School is out and students are free to dream a little and wander with friends, telling stories and jokes as the long summer days pass unnoticed. Some may volunteer, find jobs or work on summer projects. Soon-to-be Avon Lake High School junior Kyle Burr has been traveling with Legends of Kalamazoo, a touring drum and bugle corps.

Legends will be stopping through Avon …Read More

First signs Great Lakes funding will avoid cuts

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

By NICOLE HENNESSY

WESTSHORE – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and Congressman David Joyce, both members of the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, announced last week that the subcommittee has submitted its request to continue funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in its 2018 spending bill. 

Kaptur, who also serves as co-chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, held a panel discussion on lake health and funding issues in …Read More

Voulunteers protect process by fighting for fair districts

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

 

By NICOLE HENNESSY

WESTSHORE – 305,391 signatures. That’s what’s needed to get congressional redistricting reform on the ballot in 2018. In Lorain County, 3,891 signatures are needed; and in Cuyahoga that number jumps to 16,838.

At least 10 percent of those who voted in the last gubernatorial election must sign on in half of Ohio’s 88 counties.

Mary Kirtz Von Nortwick, co-president of the League of Women Voters (LWV) Ohio and member of …Read More