Avon Lake News

Local sensory processing program seeks to bring families together

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

“I didn’t know what to do,” Dan Ogilvy wrote, opening his latest blog post.

“I have worked with kids in some capacity since I was 16 years old. I could connect with children in the classroom, on the field, and in the gym. But there I was trying to wash him in the bathtub, an arm’s length away from our blue-eyed little boy …Read More

Avon Lake officials await Elyria’s vote before moving forward with health district

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Elyria City Council is likely to vote Monday on whether or not to dissolve its own health department and join the Lorain County General Health District − a vote Avon Lake officials are eagerly awaiting.

If Elyria votes to become a part of the health district, Avon Lake can begin making preparations to do the same − regardless of whether City Council makes …Read More

Assist Avon Lake to host community drug abuse forum

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

At a recent mayors’ luncheon Mayor Greg Zilka commented on the ongoing heroin and opioid epidemic. He said that even if overdose rates decline during a given time period, those statistics can be misleading, as addicts now have better access to Narcan, an antidote that can stop an overdose.

This is not the first time Zilka has spoken about the issue of drug …Read More

Avon Lake officials unable to agree on path to county health district

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Most members of Avon Lake City Council and the city’s administration seem to agree that joining the Lorain County General Health District is the most suitable thing to do at this time.

What city officials have trouble agreeing upon is how to go about joining the health district. Alternative options, such as the city starting its own health department or joining forces with …Read More

Avon, Avon Lake enter into friendly competition

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon/Avon Lake

Some might say the cities of Avon and Avon Lake are in constant competition with one another.

But throughout this coming summer, residents in the communities will actually be competing.

The Fitness Center at University Hospitals’ Avon Health Center has organized an Avon vs. Avon Lake Wellness Challenge, which runs May through August.

The challenge will gauge which city is the healthiest by awarding points based on participation in …Read More