Avon Lake News

NRG reorganization lets GenOn determine future of Avon Lake power plant

Thursday, September 7th, 2017


AVON LAKE – Whether the Avon Lake power plant remains open or closes in the coming months will again be up to GenOn Energy Inc.

The future of the coal-burning power plant that has operated on Lake Road since 1926 is murky because New Jersey-based NRG announced in July a major corporate reorganization that allowed GenOn Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG, to …Read More

Avon, Avon Lake scheduled for mosquito spraying

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017


The Lorain County Health District will spray at night throughout Avon and Avon Lake over the next week to reduce the mosquito population that could carry West Nile Virus.

Weather permitting, health district workers will spray in Avon Lake tonight, Wed., Aug. 23, or tomorrow night. Avon is scheduled for early next week. Spraying is done between 8:30-11:30 p.m.

Scott Pozna, the district’s environmental health …Read More

Services set for Avon Lake’s Piper Samuels

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Piper Samuels

Six-year old Piper Samuels, the Avon Lake girl who inspired hundreds of residents to tie pink ribbons to mail boxes and light posts across the city in support of her fight to “crush cancer,” passed away early Sunday after a year-long battle against Ewing’s Sarcoma, an aggressive pediatric cancer.

Calling hours are 1-4 and 6-8 p.m., Friday (Aug. 18), at Avon Lake United Church …Read More

Residents help shape proposed Lorain County lakefront plan

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017


This represents one of the options under consideration to spur economic development along the lakeshore in Avon Lake.


AVON LAKE – Residents who attended last Wednesday evening’s Lakefront Connectivity meeting may have arrived unfamiliar with the term “active transportation,” which means any self-propelled, human-powered mode of transportation, such as walking or bicycling.

But by the time they left 90 minutes later, attendees not only …Read More

Former camper now big booster of “cop camp

Friday, August 4th, 2017


Avon Lake resident Justin Donovan wanted nothing to do with Operation Open Heart when his mom first suggested he attend the camp with his younger brother. Donovan was 15 at the time, and the more his mom pushed, the less he wanted to go.

In the end, he relented.

Seven years later, Donovan just smiles recalling those first awkward days because now he is a member …Read More