Avon Lake News

So long, and thanks for all the deer

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

After a little more than seven years, I am leaving The Press for a new reporting job at a trade publication covering the hotel industry. My last day in the office was Friday, and my last assignment was taking pictures of The Summer Market on Saturday.

Any transition to something new naturally churns up memories and brings about self-reflection. Writing as a reporter for The Press …Read More

Folger Home group sees a turnaround with a stronger future for the historical building

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Roughly a year and a half ago, the future of the Folger Home and the Avon Lake Landmark Preservation Society was uncertain. Now, both have benefited by renewed interest and dedication from the community.

“We have a lot of exciting things happening.” Kris Burns, president of ALLPS, said. “It’s really moved forward real quickly.”

Construction crews finished with their repairs to the house at …Read More

Hooks for Hunger fishing derby raises $8,000 for CRS

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Men and women set out early July 11 onto Lake Erie to catch walleye and sheephead. By the end of the day, the anglers had raised about $8,000 for Avon-Avon Lake Community Resource Services.

Ed Moran, Avon Lake Public Works Department foreman and one of the organizers for Hooks for Hunger, said it’s an awesome event that gets people with a passion for …Read More

Changing of the guard: High school gets a new principal; first-grade teacher to replaces Holland at Westview

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

The Avon Lake Board of Education has approved Learwood Middle School Assistant Principal Brad Cocco, Ph.D., as the new principal at Avon Lake High School.

District Superintendent Bob Scott said he recommended Cocco to the board for the principal job. Cocco has been the assistant principal at the middle school for six years, Scott said, and he has been an academic leader along …Read More

Sutherland says she’ll OK Walker Road deer culling pact with Avon Lake

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

By Jeff Gallatin

Bay Village

Mayor Debbie Sutherland is ready to enter into an agreement with Avon Lake officials authorizing that city to use sharpshooters for deer culling in Walker Road Park – which is run jointly by both cities – most likely in early 2016.

Sutherland said she is only waiting for official authorization for the deer culling to come back to the Lorain County city which …Read More