Archive for September 7th, 2017

NRG reorganization lets GenOn determine future of Avon Lake power plant

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

By MICHELE MURPHY

AVON LAKE – Whether the Avon Lake power plant remains open or closes in the coming months will again be up to GenOn Energy Inc.

The future of the coal-burning power plant that has operated on Lake Road since 1926 is murky because New Jersey-based NRG announced in July a major corporate reorganization that allowed GenOn Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG, to …Read More

Local boy, 11, appears in Cleveland Play House’s ‘Shakespeare in Love’

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Photo Courtesy Jen Bilczo Actor by night – Sheffield Lake’s Tommy Bilczo waits for rehearsal to begin for Shakespeare in Love in which he is cast as John Webster.

By MICHELE MURPHY

When the Cleveland Play House’s production of “Shakespeare in Love” opens this weekend, 11-year-old Tommy Bilczo will be center stage as a member of an otherwise largely New York-based cast.

By day, Tommy is like …Read More

‘Rachel’s Challenge’ brings message of love to area residents

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

By MOLLY CALLAHAN

AVON LAKE – Rachel Scott told her family and friends she was going to die young and that she would make a difference in the world.

Rachel wasn’t suicidal or terminally ill, her father said, but she was right. The 17-year-old was the first of 12 students and one teacher killed in the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado in April 1999. …Read More

Community celebrates opening of North Ridgeville’s school of the future

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Visitors line up to get the first look at the new North Ridgeville Academic Center.

By KAREN CODY

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – A standing-room only crowd celebrated the opening of the new Academic Center last Monday evening.

The North Ridgeville High School band and cheerleaders warmed up the group of more than 2,000 prior to addresses from school and city leaders. The bright colors and lighting in the …Read More

French Creek Theatre holds auditions for “Annie”

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

By MICHELE MURPHY

Open auditions for the upcoming production of “Annie” will be held at French Creek Theatre, 4530 Colorado Ave., Sheffield Village, 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, and 7-10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11. Adults and children may audition. No appointment is necessary.

Auditions are for all roles including the principal characters Annie, Daddy Warbucks, Grace and Miss Hannigan as well as orphans and the ensemble. Adults …Read More