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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

No leads in Swastika case

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

By NICOLE HENNESSY

LAKEWOOD – Since two spray-painted swastikas appeared on a Belle Avenue driveway in mid August, and a No Hate in Lakewood rally sprung up in response, things have quieted down.

Several days after the incident was discovered on Aug. 16, a city employee reported finding a swastika on a bench at Madison Park.

Capt. Ed Hassing said it looked like it had been there a …Read More

FireFish spurring innovation in third year

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

By NICOLE HENNESSY

WESTSHORE – Each year, burning the FireFish brings up Lorain-related symbolism of its geography (water); its past (industry) and sparks igniting its future (rebuilding a strong economic presence in the region).

Art, dance, music, innovation and community. These are the components of the  FireFish Festival, headed back to downtown Lorain October 6 and 7.

Saturday night the giant art fish is paraded down Broadway and set on …Read More