Avon Lake News

Proposed nuisance property and occupancy registration laws aimed at rentals

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Proposed legislation would allow the city to designate problematic properties officially as nuisances as well as set up-to-date registry of landlords and tenants.

City Council’s Public Service Committee discussed the two pieces of legislation at a Feb. 23 meeting. Council President Marty O’Donnell introduced the nuisance property legislation, explaining he had modeled it after a Lakewood repeat nuisance ordinance. It would be a …Read More

Woman loses companion in Lake Road house fire

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
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Fire crews search for any remaining areas that are burning in a house on Lake Road that caught fire Friday afternoon in Avon Lake. The owner of the house escaped unharmed, but she lost her pet dog in the fire. Press photo – Bryan Wroten

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Fire crews from three cities worked Friday to extinguish a fire on Lake Road.

The Avon Lake Fire …Read More

Details in USDA agreement for sharpshooting differ from previous explanations

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Along with legislation to approve a sharpshooting program, City Council will also vote on an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture that would have the federal agency provide sharpshooters for the city. The details in the agreement, however, don’t match how it was previously explained it would work.

In previous interviews and statements, Councilman at Large John Shondel had stated the cost …Read More

Avon Lake schools see growing number of families opting out of PARCC tests

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

At the time of publication, the number of parents who opted their children out of the PARCC assessments in Avon Lake City Schools is likely between 60 and 70, roughly 1 percent of the total enrollment in the district.

Superintendent Bob Scott, speaking Thursday, said the district was at 55 opted-out students, and he expected more the following week as the elementary school …Read More

Water pipe bursts in Folger Home

Friday, February 27th, 2015
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A PuroClean Emergency Restoration employee works on the water damaged Folger Home after a pipe burst on the second floor of the house last week. Photo courtesy of Trey Bell of PuroClean Emergency Restoration

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

A water pipe in the kitchen area on the second floor of the Folger Home burst last week, leading to 4 to 5 inches of water pooling in …Read More