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Avon Lake student earns Eagle Scout rank

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017


(L-R) Tim Villari, legislative aide to Ohio Sen. Gayle Manning, stopped by to congratulate new Eagle Scout R.J. Prusha. (Photos, Leanne G. Haag)

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

R.J. Prusha, Avon Lake Boy Scout Troop 334, recently received his Eagle Scout rank, with a ceremony May 28 at the Avon Lake American Legion Post #211.

Avon Lake City Council President Martin O’Donnell, Tim Villari, legislative aide to Ohio Sen. Gayle Manning, as well …Read More

Pharmaceutical lawsuits may encourage clearer path toward solutions in opiate fight

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon/Avon Lake/Sheffield/Sheffield Village – Pharmaceutical companies promoted opiate-based pain medications to doctors and patients as non-addictive options to treat acute pain. The federal government simultaneously began incentivizing and judging medical professionals on their ability to treat pain.

This is the basic scenario that led to the current opioid/heroin crisis. The state of Ohio and several individual cities, including Lorain, are now suing pharmaceutical

(L-R) John Stuckey with Ohio Attorney …Read More

Children hone skills and practice kindness while reading to shelter dogs

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

“I LOVE YOU, TOO” – Kindergarten student Connor Chou delights at the affectionate shelter dog he and classmates read to last week as part of Knollwood School’s Reading Buddies program.


By Michele  Murphy

Sheffield Village/Sheffield Lake – While many small children look forward to being read to, 40 kindergarten students from Sheffield-Sheffield Lake’s Knollwood School turned the tables last week when they read to dogs in …Read More

NRHS senior receives Max Arndt Memorial Scholarship

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Maggie Mace and Dr. Scott Arndt

Each year, North Ridgeville dentist Dr. Scott Arndt has helped support education in this community by offering the Max Arndt Memorial Scholarship in memory of his father.

 This year’s recipient is Maggie Mace, daughter of Steven and Cheryl Mace of  North Ridgeville. Maggie is a 2017 graduate of North Ridgeville High School  where she was involved in Symphonic and …Read More

North Ridgeville teachers accept tentative contract agreement

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

By John Edwards

The North Ridgeville Education Association overwhelmingly ratified a tentative four-year contract with the North Ridgeville Board of Education May 31. The compromise agreement was reached during a mediation session May 17. The agreement remains tentative until it has been approved by the school board, possibly at a June 6 BOE work session meeting. In a May 30 email, NREA Communication Chair Courtney Brown …Read More