Avon Lake News

County health district slowly moves toward complete coverage of Avon Lake

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

The city of Avon Lake is weeks away from officially joining the Lorain County General Health District.

The transition will come Jan. 1, 2017.

After months of lively debate ahead of Avon Lake City Council approving the measure back in May 2016, the debate has died down and, already, services have begun to come through the county.

Avon Lake, which had been contracting through the …Read More

Avon Lake to acquire industrial properties

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

Two 5-acre properties will soon be turned over to the city of Avon Lake.

Located near Pin Oak Parkway and Moore Road, the foreclosed properties may either attract a new industry or allow surrounding businesses to expand.

“There’s no scenario where the city of Avon Lake would purchase these parcels,” the city’s economic development director Ted Esborn said of the transaction.

“The forfeiture really is …Read More

Avon Lake Regional Water moves forward on separation projects

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

Sewers in Avon Lake continue to be separated. As projects are successfully completed, the deadlines for homeowners to separate their laterals are approaching.

“So far, more than half the nearly 3,000 homeowners in our sewer separation neighborhoods have called us to get their mandatory, free inspections. These inspections help homeowners know if their home is already in compliance, water-wise, or if they might …Read More

Coyotes not deemed to be an issue in Avon Lake

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

Avon Lake’s recent coyote conversation may be dying down, though, Councilman John Shondel stressed, individual concerns shouldn’t and won’t be discounted.

At a recent Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) conference, Shondel presented the city’s current coyote statistics.

The findings, he said, were consistent with those around Northeast Ohio.

“The problem is … I won’t say it’s perception because to anyone that has a concern, …Read More

Marines and Bucky Kopf save Christmas for thousands of Lorain County kids

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016



Lorain County

by Michele Murphy

Each Christmas, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign in Lorain County distributes thousands of new toys to area kids. This year, however, they needed reinforcements and it came in the person of Avon Lake’s Herman “Bucky” Kopf.

As the campaign was about to swing into high gear late last month, the campaign got the proverbial “pie in the face” when …Read More