Avon Lake News

Haunted trail experience is family friendly

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Creepy props gave guests a scare on the Trail of Haunted Tales. Attendees walked past cautiously, scaring each other, waiting for something to jump out at them. However, all the scares were achieved through tales, acted out by characters scattered in the woods. Press photo – Nicole Hennessy

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Two Avon Lake High School students carrying lanterns lead a group of families into …Read More

Amendments to dog ordinances on way to committee

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

For the past month city officials and attorneys have been taking another look at Avon Lake’s recently passed dog ordinances.

Particularly, the city’s safety committee is now considering adding a ‘strict liability’ clause to ensure intended results during the prosecution phase.

Councilman Dave Kos, who chairs the safety committee, said discussions are also taking place regarding giving judges the ability to remove dogs from the city.

“I am looking …Read More

Trail of Haunted Tales now part of larger festival

Friday, October 14th, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

The trails of the Kopf Family Reservation will be haunted with ghostly and ghoulish characters telling just-spooky-enough tales for the third year when the popular Trail of Haunted Tales returns Oct. 15

This time, the trail will be part of a larger Halloween festival – Boo by the Woods.

Geared toward elementary- and intermediate-aged kids and families, Boo by the Woods features some less scary …Read More

Residents encouraged to continue using coyote hotline

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy
After some discussion concerning coyotes in Avon Lake, city officials decided to instate a coyote hotline.

Over the month of September, about 20 calls were placed.

Residents are encouraged to call the hotline any time a coyote is spotted or if there is a problematic area which could contain a den.

Avon Lake City Council member John Shondel heads council’s environmental affairs committee and has …Read More

Garden program to expand after successful summer

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

The Avon Lake Public Library’s (ALPL) Children’s Garden may have even more little hands tending it next year.

The library’s Playing in the Dirt Garden Club filled up quickly with about 50 kids in two time slots.
“I knew we would get interest in it, I didn’t know we would get that many kids,” said Sybil Wendling, ALPL children’s department manager.

“We’ve had so much …Read More