Avon Lake News

Designated dogs may wear neon yellow; drafted ordinances not finalized

Monday, October 12th, 2015

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

Avon Lake City Council members are finalizing two dog ordinances to be voted upon.

The “pre-bite” and “post-bite” proposed ordinances clearly outline how the city will handle nuisance dogs and what is done if a dog bites and/or kills another animal or person, leading to a “dangerous” or “vicious” designation.

Though council did not enact breed-specific legislation after two recent incidents involving pit bulls …Read More

Family asks community members to write letters, keep killer behind bars

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

Glendalee Burns stays busy, attempting to put her mind at ease.

After her daughter was brutally murdered 30 years ago, this is what she does to survive. Sometimes the days drag, seeming to never end, and then the nights come.

Glendalee says it’s hard for her to turn her mind off. She tries working in the beautiful garden that’s flourished in her yard and …Read More

Farmers Market numbers down after move

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Pumpkins for sale are already piling up at markets and roadside stands as the leaves start to fall and summer comes to an end.

After its first year, the Avon Lake Farmer’s Market has also come to an end.

Due to a city ordinance that prohibits temporary businesses from operating in the same place for more than two months in a row, the market …Read More

Power plant to improve operations, remain coal-burning

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Almost 80 workers at the NRG Energy Inc. power plant breathed a sigh of relief after the company
announced late last week it would not switch from coal to natural gas.

The transition would have cut the plant’s jobs by about half.

NRG was planning the switch to natural gas in order to comply with new pollution standards.
Since natural gas is clean-burning, many industries are …Read More

Residents to secure property after several car thefts

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Residents are advised to be on alert after a string of car thefts and a home burglary last week.
On Sept. 11, an Avon Lake police officer attempted to stop a vehicle headed west on Lake Road for a minor traffic violation.

Instead of stopping, the vehicle sped away, the officer chasing after until reaching the Sheffield Lake-
Lorain border, at which point the pursuit …Read More