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Students get scared sober in hours before biggest bash of their young lives

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

By Michael Fitzpatrick

North Ridgeville High School seniors sat through a sobering and sometimes frightening school assembly Friday on the dangers of drinking and driving, less than 36 hours before many would be attending arguably the most anticipated event of their teenage years – prom.

Held in the school’s main gym, the assembly served several purposes, according to school officials. Most importantly, it provided students with useful information about the dangers …Read More

Press Profile: Dr. Rebecca Starck, M.D., president, Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital

Sunday, May 7th, 2017


by Michele Murphy

She bounds around a corner, all smiles. “Have you ever had an official tour of the hospital?” she asks. So she looks up at the massive windows in the front entry of Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital as she tells the story about the great care given to the building’s design. She explains the emphasis on light and other natural elements is to bring …Read More

City officials avoid conflict, focus on woods in Kopf Reservation talks

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Aside from the sound of rushing storm-water, the Kopf Family Reservation is quiet just before sunset, its healthy green grass soggy after a storm.

Casual observers might characterize the area as a robust green space, but if the property isn’t carefully maintained, it will become obvious this may not be the case.

With the whitetail deer population nearing stabilization, Councilman John Shondel, who’s often …Read More

Assist Communities unifies church community with recovering addicts

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Assist Communities has a new partner in Avon Lake United Church of Christ (UCC).

The church and the addiction advocacy group will be providing outreach to individuals in sober living homes. They’ll also be hosting drives for donations of hopeful letters and personal care items for recovering addicts.

Assist regularly hosts drives for care packages through its C.A.R.E. (Community, Advocacy, Resources, Education) Package program …Read More

Harvest Ridge celebrates quarter century of preaching importance of family

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick

What started out as a congregation so small it would meet in the living room of an apartment celebrated its 25th anniversary during its three April 30 services.

Started by Rev. Kevin and Robin Crow, Harvest Ridge Church, an affiliate of the Assemblies of God, is in the midst of expanding its building on Lorain Road for the seventh time since it was …Read More