Avon Lake News

Avon Lake farmers prepare for first growing season

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon

Joe Coleman works on his property, preparing to plant crops. Photo courtesy of Coleman Gardens

Two large garden plots sit prepped and ready for crops on a quiet, sunny Wednesday afternoon at Coleman Gardens – Joe and Marcia Coleman’s home. Soon, the organic gardens will be thriving and, Marcia hopes, busy with community members dropping by for visits.

Just beyond the Colemans’ 2.5-acre property, a neighbor’s dog …Read More

Avon Lake hosting first annual Bike to School Week

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Avon Lake

By Allie Spensley

Special to the Press

Avon Lake City Schools is hosting it’s first annual Bike to School week May 23 – 27.

The program is the fourth theme in this school year’s Health and Wellness initiative. Led by physical education teachers Dan Buttari, Jason Hayne and David Dick, this new initiative is a collaborative effort designed to promote healthy lifestyles from a young age. Previous …Read More

Sullivan skates for Canada

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Avon Lake

By Allie Spensley
Special to the Press

Avon Lake senior Keegan Sullivan has had a successful four years of high school hockey. Now he is setting his sights on a new level of competition, as well as a new country to play in.

Sullivan left Avon Lake in mid-April to play for the Orangeville Ice Crushers of the Greater Metropolitan Hockey League in Ontario, Canada. The team …Read More

Huff & Puff Obstacle Race raises funds

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Avon Lake

By Allie Spensley

You may have heard of obstacle course races such as Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash, where racers vault over wooden walls and splash through sludge pits between stretches of field running.

Now, this mud-soaked twist on conventional road racing is coming to Northeast Ohio with Huff & Puff, an obstacle course race and health fair event held in Avon Lake.

The five-mile course is …Read More

City snatches up property as economic development director steps in

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka refers to the random plots of land the city has been snatching up on Avon Lake’s West End as “Swiss cheese.”

The plots of land serve as potential leverage for the city should it attempt to develop the area south of NRG Energy Inc. power plant.

The city has recently picked up four properties in the area, bringing the …Read More