Avon Lake News

Anne E. DeChant offers album prerelease perks with IndieGoGo campaign

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Avon Lake-born singer and songwriter Anne E. DeChant is working on her ninth album, “The Sun Coming In,” and she’s asking her fans to help make it a success with a new crowdfunding campaign.

The IndieGoGo campaign is a first for DeChant. She said she’s funded her CDs in the past, which is expensive, but she wanted to release another indie CD.

“I thought, …Read More

Avon Lake firefighter resigns during investigation into expense report

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Firefighter-paramedic Mark McGuire resigned from the Avon Lake Fire Department before a fact-finding hearing could look into an expense report he submitted to the city.

Mayor Greg Zilka said he has accepted the resignation, and City Council approved the resignation during its rescheduled council meeting Tuesday night.

“He said he’s resigning for personal reasons,” he said. “I take him for his word, and I …Read More

Middle school student arrested, suspended after attempting to sell pills

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

A seventh-grade male student at Learwood Middle School was arrested May 20 after he tried to sell pills to other students at the school.

Avon Lake School Resource Officer Brian Hurd said the seventh-grader approached a group of students at the middle school, asking if they wanted to buy some pills. One of those students later told a parent, who called the middle …Read More

City to use drone to study conditions of shoreline

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

The Avon Lake Public Works Department will use an aerial drone to routinely check the conditions of hard-to-reach areas along the shoreline.

Public works Director Joe Reitz said the drone will allow the department to monitor the shorelines and break walls in the lake without putting employees in dangerous conditions. The drone can create video records of the different conditions in order to …Read More

Love-A-Stray seeking help for abused cat’s vet bill

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Avon/Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Given what Samba, an 8-month-old black and white short-haired cat, has been through, it’s no wonder people think cats have nine lives.

Connie Field, of Love-A-Stray’s dog division, said she couldn’t believe what happened to Samba. His owner brought him into the Westpark Animal Clinic in February 2015, saying his fractured jaw was the result of a 20-month-old child falling on him, she …Read More