Archive for August 3rd, 2017

Avon Lake one of four districts nationally piloting student data app

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

By NICOLE HENNESSY

AVON LAKE – What if every quiz or other formative assessment completed by a student were inputted into a computer program that could take information cumulated throughout the student’s career and begin to arrange a portrait, informing teachers immediately and in the long-term how to best proceed in instructing each individual student?

In Avon Lake City Schools, this will soon be possible with IBM Watson Enlight for …Read More

Roundabout project moves ahead with road closure

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

 

By NICOLE HENNESSY

NORTH RIDEGEVILLE/AVON- So much planning, discussion and maybe even a little confusion has gone into the SR 83 and Mills Road roundabout proposal, it’s easy to forget that it still needs to be built.

Now that the road is closed for two months as of Monday, it may jog some memories.

The approximately $1 million single-lane roundabout is being funded by the state, as well as the cities …Read More

Corn Festival president nostalgic after 43 years

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

 

By NICOLE HENNESSY

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – North Ridgeville’s wildly popular Corn Festival is a well-known tradition with a somewhat lesser-known past: it started as a tribute to the 1976 United States Bicentennial.

Sure, a lot of the city’s natives are familiar with this fact, but as the event has continued to evolve into a community celebration and carnival for the region, this patriotic tidbit takes a backseat to rides, treats, games, …Read More

History, necessity and repurposing come together in basketball facility project

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

 

By NICOLE HENNESSY

AVON LAKE – Tom Patton draws crude maps of his property, Artstown Shopping Center, going back to the 1950s glory days when it was Avon Lake’s Beach Park: Saddle Inn, bowling, a dance hall, the theater. The Lakeshore Electric Railway station, rail cars making rounds between Cleveland and Toledo, the history of which is Patton’s well-known passion. Many residents have his book on the topic.

The property’s …Read More