Avon Lake News

City, ALLPS negotiate new 10-year lease for Folger Home

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

After more than a year of meetings and back-and-forth talks, the city and the Avon Lake Landmark Preservation Society have figured out a new lease for the organization to continue its work rehabilitating the house known as the Folger Home.

Kris Burns, president of ALLPS, said she and the society’s board feel good about the new 10-year lease.

“I think all of us are …Read More

Former Tops building not the right fit for outpatient clinic, VA says

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Editor’s note: This is an updated version of a story that was originally posted online on Jan. 14.

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

The former Tops supermarket at Avon Lake Towne Center will not be the temporary home of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Lorain Community Based Outpatient Clinic.

Mayor Greg Zilka said he learned of this development after a conversation with Terry Spitzmiller, the director of contracting …Read More

With Hessel’s resignation from utilities board, candidates have chance to take seat sooner

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Avon Lake Board of Municipal Utilities member Ian Hessel will resign from the board at the end of the month, leaving the seat before it goes up for election in November. What may complicate an otherwise straightforward board appointment is the Feb. 4 Lorain County Board of Elections filing deadline for board candidates, and how it would handle having more than one …Read More

Residents call police over seeing deer with arrow in it

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Three residents who live near Kopf Family Reservation called the Avon Lake Police Department over a period of three days, each reporting seeing a deer with an arrow sticking in its side.

The first call came in Dec. 31, 2014, from a Belle Road resident. Lt. Scott Fishburn said the officer who responded to the call saw the deer and the arrow, but …Read More

NRG appeals its lowered PUPP tax value, asking for drop of $12 million

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

NRG Energy Inc., the owner of the power plant in Avon Lake, has appealed its recent public utility personal property (PUPP) tax value assigned by the state, arguing its PUPP value is actually only $2.83 million, not $14.9 million.

The Ohio Department of Taxation lowered the power plant’s PUPP value in October 2014 from $16.3 million to $14.9 million. The utility company has …Read More