Avon Lake News

Avon Lake graduate heads to China before Princeton

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Soon after graduating from Avon Lake High School, Audrey Spensley stepped onto a plane bound for China as a presidential scholar, one of 12 young people selected for the recent 14-day trip.

Spensley will attend Princeton University in the fall. To her, this was preparation.

“I think the most valuable part was definitely talking to our host siblings, who were students around the same …Read More

New high school bowling program helps support local small business

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Avon Lake/Avon

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake High School students have a new extracurricular option – bowling.

Jim Spevock, who co-owns Avon Lake’s Spevock’s Nautical Lanes with his brother Joel, said he’s been working with the city’s school district for about a year to make the initiative a reality. Really, he admitted, the idea has been floating around for a few years.

Similar talks are currently taking place in …Read More

Avon Lake deer culling may broaden to other animals

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Results from Avon Lake’s deer control survey are in.

More than 920 respondents agreed Avon Lake’s deer population is increasing.

Over 66 percent of respondents answered this way; 70.7 percent reported they’d like to see the population number decrease.

Avon Lake City Council member John Shondel heads council’s environmental affairs committee.
At the end of this year’s recent culling season, Shondel stated culling deer down to …Read More

This makes a long, hot summer bearable

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

For some, perhaps many, their love of it nearly reaches levels of idolatry. It’s a tantalizing, icy cold scoop of deliciousness. It comes in an incredible number of mind-numbing flavors like coconut avalanche, passion fruit jalapeno, caramel fudge brownie, wildberry crumble, key lime pie, blue moon, lemon black raspberry or chocolate, strawberry and vanilla.

As if any proof of its popularity is needed, take a gander at the …Read More

Q&A: Ted Esborn, Avon Lake’s new economic development director

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake’s new economic development director, Ted Esborn, has been on the job for almost two months now.

The decision to bring on an economic development director wasn’t always a popular choice among city officials.

In July 2015, Mayor Greg Zilka attempted to block the initiative by vetoing legislation introduced to council by Councilman Dan Bucci.

Zilka explained his position, stressing his view the city’s …Read More