Archive for October 11th, 2017

Clerk of council retiring at transition point for city government

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

By NICOLE HENNESSY

AVON LAKE – If you’ve come into contact with an ordinance in Avon Lake, there’s a good chance council clerk Barbara Dopp wrote it.

Quiet and observant, Dopp is a treasure trove of information. At the end of the month, she’s retiring. After eight years as assistant clerk, Dopp went full-time in 2003. For 11 of those years with the city, she’s trained and mentored council’s …Read More

Family pushes sunscreen in memory of daughter

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

By NICOLE HENNESSY

AVON/AVON LAKE – Lori Ann Reigert was 40 when she passed away Easter Sunday, 2016, after a brief struggle with melanoma skin cancer.  She was diagnosed Christmas Day 2015.

Next season, swimmers at Avon and Avon Lake’s pools, as well as city employees who work outside all day in Avon Lake, will have access to free sunscreen dispensers courtesy of Reigerts family – and Lori’s last …Read More

How will the pieces come together for Lakewood’s new downtown?

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

By NICOLE HENNESSY

LAKEWOOD – After almost a year of sorting through seven proposals, Lakewood’s six-member Downtown Development Panel has chosen Carnegie Management & Development Corp. of Westlake to develop the six-acre site that city leaders see as way to create a downtown focal point.

The proposed $70 million project on Detroit Avenue between Belle and Marlowe avenues will be filled with retailers, apartments, offices and public spaces. Some see it …Read More

Stockings for soldiers collection endures

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

By NICOLE HENNESSY

AVON – Luke Masisak’s is written on chest. Literally. His shirt reads: ‘Amer-I-Can.’

The emphasis, he said, is on ‘I-Can’ — the classic American spirit that a student from a good family, in a good school, with good grades can realize.

With his sights set firmly on military service, Luke, a junior at Avon High School, is planning a fundraiser to get Christmas stockings full of treats to troops …Read More

It’s on! Battle for best burger in Lorain County

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

By MICHELE MURPHY

LORAIN COUNTY – Twelve Lorain County restaurants, including ones in North Ridgeville, Avon and Avon Lake, will compete for the title of Best Overall Burger in Lorain County the week of Oct. 20-29.

Participating restaurants will feature their best, most creative burger not available on the regular menu. The burger receiving the most votes will be declared Best Overall Burger. Judges appointed by Visit Lorain …Read More