Avon Lake News

Business expo organizers hope to draw in the public

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

The second annual North Coast Business Expo has the vendors ready. On the day of the event, all the expo needs now is people.

Eileen Donahue, chairwoman of the mayor’s Economic Development Advisory Board and organizer for the expo, said she’s out of room, as 50 businesses have signed up to show off their wares and services. The vendors cover a wide range …Read More

Love of Lucas: Family raises more than $50,000 over the years to help those battling EB

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Brian and Nicole Hardman set out almost three years ago to honor the memory of their son, Lucas, and help other families dealing with the painful and often deadly genetic condition that took their son’s life.

Since then, Love for Lucas has raised more than $50,000 in dontations in Lucas’ memory to help other families and fund research. The latest fundraiser, a prescreening …Read More

Police to throw away, donate and auction off items in lost and found

Friday, April 18th, 2014
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The Avon Lake Police Department keeps all of its lost and found items in its evidence room. The police will use, throw away or auction off any unclaimed items after 90 days. Press photo – Bryan Wroten

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

What do four fire extinguishers left at the end of Ryeberry, a pair of Jessica Simpson’s sunglasses with a case, a small brown Forecast suitcase …Read More

Engineering and service departments merge into new public works department

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

The city’s Engineering and Service departments are now officially the Public Works Department.

City Council approved legislation Monday night finalizing the merger of the two departments. While the department’s name changes and service-engineering Director Joe Reitz’s title is now public works director, Mayor Greg Zilka said the change shouldn’t affect most of the public’s interaction with it.

“In terms of the average individual, I …Read More

City, ALMU to borrow $10.5 million in notes for summer purchases, projects

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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The concrete block wall on the western side of Heider Ditch’s outfall into Lake Erie collapsed a week ago. The city will pursue a small repair while it explores permanent, and more expensive, options. Press photo – Bryan Wroten

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

In order to finance a number of expensive construction projects and capital purchases in the coming months, Avon Lake will borrow about $10.5 …Read More