Archive for September, 2017

Bus driver pleads not guilty in slapping incident

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

 

By MICHELE MURPHY

An 83-year old Lorain man who police said slapped another man during an altercation two weeks ago in Sheffield Village pleaded not guilty in Avon Lake Municipal Court to a charge of misdemeanor assault. Robert Schmidt, who was driving a bus for the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City Schools at the time police said the assault occurred, appeared in court last week with his attorney.

The incident …Read More

Mosquito spraying suspended as season ends

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

By MICHELE MURPHY

AVON LAKE — While the Lorain County Health District has suspended mosquito spraying for the year, residents living south of Walker Road should not worry that their neighborhoods were not sprayed.

Scott Pozna, environmental health supervisor, said that foul weather made it impossible to spray on the evening of Aug. 24 when the south side of Avon Lake was due to be sprayed. The …Read More

Lorain County Auditor, NRG negotiate settlement over Avon Lake power plant taxes

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

 

Officials have reached a settlement over property tax issues for the Avon Lake power plant. Photo courtesy Bryan Wroten

By MICHELE MURPHY

AVON LAKE — Lorain County Auditor Craig Snodgrass said he has negotiated a deal with NRG involving millions of dollars in tax revenue related to the Avon Lake power plant on Lake Road.

Snodgrass said the agreement, which company officials have agreed to in principle last …Read More

Goals keep teacher-coach and his kids looking forward

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake’s Chris Chidlaw wants his special education students to go home having had a good day and looking forward to the next one. Photo by Michele Murphy

By MICHELE MURPHY

SHEFFIELD/SHEFFIELD LAKE – Heading into the summer between his sophomore and junior years at Elyria High School, Chris Chidlaw figured the pain that had bugged him throughout the previous football and wrestling seasons would ease up.

It did …Read More

What if it were you and your family?

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

 

by Michele Murphy, Press Columnist

Wasn’t it nice to be able to pull that lightweight blanket up over you and snuggle into the covers as temperatures continued to cool through the night this past week? My neighbor Matt calls this “good sleepin’ weather.”

I bet for some that first cup of hot coffee or tea tasted just a little bit better because you slept so well. Life …Read More