Avon Lake News

National spelling bee was ‘once in a lifetime’ experience

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Though she didn’t come home a national spelling champion, Avon Lake’s Emma Jankowski came home feeling like a rock star.

Emma won the Educational Service Center of Lorain County/Chronicle-Telegram’s Bee District Finals March 20. She and her family traveled to Washington, D.C., from May 24 to 29 for the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The incoming freshman to Avon Lake High School was Learwood …Read More

French students in need of host families this August

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Avon/Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

The World Exchange program has reached its 30th anniversary of bringing French students to the Cleveland area, and there are 19 students this year who want to see how American families in the Midwest live their daily lives.

Jill Werling Quinn, Avon Lake resident and Cleveland area director for World Exchange, said the students will arrive Aug. 1 and stay for 20 days. …Read More

Though Metro Parks against culling, city finds a way to reduce deer in Kopf reservation

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Though the Lorain County Metro Parks maintains its position in not allowing any culling or hunting of deer on its properties, the city of Avon Lake may have found a way to work around that.

City officials recently met with Lorain County Metro Parks Director Jim Ziemnik to discuss culling in the Kopf Family Reservation. In a voice mail message left for The …Read More

Council meets with Team Lorain County in economic development director debate

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

In support of his argument for a part-time economic development director over a full-time position, Mayor Greg Zilka invited Team Lorain County to speak during a Monday night work session as part of City Council’s collective committee meeting.

Dawn Calvert, president and CEO of Team Lorain County, explained her organization is a private-public partnership that helps both companies and municipalities in the county. …Read More

Job Growth Incentive Program checks see increase from last year

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

The city’s Job Growth Incentive Program will pay out $98,473.56 in returned income tax revenue to local businesses, an increase of $8,783.13 from last year.

City Council’s Economic Development Committee approved June 15 a recommendation to allow the mayor to give the checks to qualifying businesses that saw an increase in income tax revenue from 2013 to 2014. The eligible companies will receive …Read More