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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

Swastikas painted on Lakewood driveway

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Updated

By NICOLE HENNESSY

Vandalism on Belle Avenue in Lakewood overnight.

LAKEWOOD – Vandals painted two large, bright blue swastikas overnight on a Belle Avenue driveway. By 2 p.m neighborhood kids had used chalk to draw hearts, suns and messages of love.

A neighbor who asked not to be identified originally noticed the swasticas while jogging before work Wednesday. He quickly alerted police.

Lakewood Police Chief Timothy Malley said …Read More

Friends, family, witnesses stunned by Avon Lake drowning

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

(L-R) Benjamin Isabell and Jyventa Harris. (Photo courtesy of Benjamin Isabell)

By NICOLE HENNESSY

AVON LAKE – Benjamin Isabell heard his friend Jyventa Harris yelling for help and then shouting, “Cakes,” a nickname the two shared, as the young men struggled against the currents near Veterans Memorial Park Sunday morning. It wasn’t until Isabell was pulled from the lake by onlookers that he realized Harris wasn’t behind him.

Crews searched for Harris, 21, …Read More

Avon City Council members compromise on lower raise

Friday, July 14th, 2017

By NICOLE HENNESSY

AVON – When Avon City Council members get a $1,200 raise in 2020, it’ll be a decade since the last raise.

Members passed the measure Monday after months of discussion, which continued all the way up to the vote.

A flat rate of $2,500 had been offered up by some finance committee members as a compromise for those uncomfortable with the originally-proposed 22 percent increase, which would have brought council members’ …Read More

Stakeholders push for Lake Erie health awareness

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

By NICOLE HENNESSY

WESTSHORE – The Ohio EPA has yet to label its portion of Lake Erie as “impaired,” despite the fact that Michigan has done so and environmentalists continue to push for the designation — a starting point for a more aggressive campaign against pressing issues like invasive species and algal blooms.

With the future of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and EPA funding in general, also in question, (restoration …Read More