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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

Officials ‘move mountains’ to fight addiction

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

 

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) held a downtown Cleveland press conference recently, urging legislators and constituents to oppose the elimination of Ohio’s Medicaid expansion or any future cuts to Medicaid, which would directly impact those struggling with addiction.

By NICOLE HENNESSY

AVON LAKE/LAKEWOOD – Someone overdoses, emergency forces administer naloxone to save their life. There aren’t enough detox facilities to turn to or there is a months-long wait. The …Read More

Proposed mutual aid agreement will better protect officers

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

By NICOLE HENNESSY

AVON/AVON LAKE/SHEFFIELD VILLAGE – The cities of Avon, Avon Lake and Sheffield Village are moving forward with a police mutual aid agreement meant to better cover officers outside of their own jurisdictions.

This agreement will be in addition to a countywide mutual aid agreement established in 2000. The three cities involved all fall under the Avon Lake Municipal Court jurisdiction.

For officers from Sheffield and Avon who regularly travel to Avon …Read More

Annual Hooks for Hunger tournament is July 1

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Avon Lake – The annual Hooks for Hunger tournament will be 6 a.m.-4 p.m. July 1. All the proceeds for this event will be going to Community Resource Services (CRS). CRS is a responsive, community-based organization whose mission is to diminish the effects of poverty in Avon and Avon Lake. They provide basic needs assistance and individualized resource and referral services in a compassionate and confidential …Read More