Avon Lake News

Avon Lake issues $30 million in notes; city entities seek savings

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

Construction on the Walker Road waterline is just one of many Avon Lake Regional Water Projects currently underway. Press photo – Nicole Hennessy

The City of Avon Lake is issuing more than $30 million worth of notes, most of which – almost $20 million – are new issues for 2016.

“This is unusual for a city to issue this large amount of notes …Read More

Council passes RNC policing agreement signed months ago

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka agreed to send four of the city’s police officers to Cleveland this week for the Republican National Convention (RNC).

The agreement between the two cities was signed months ago although Avon Lake City Council only approved the measure by emergency vote on its first reading July 11.

This comes after city officials, as well as those from surrounding communities, questioned various conditions …Read More

Avon Lake gardens abuzz with bee houses

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Bee house at the Avon Lake Public Library. Press photo, Nicole Hennessy.

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

Nine new homes are being constructed in various locations throughout Avon Lake – tiny residences intended for bees.

The bee house project is a collaboration among the Avon-on-the-Lake Garden Club, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department and BeeGAP (Gardeners Adding Pollinators), a joint initiative of the National Garden Clubs and Crown Bees, a company …Read More

Area students return from Galapagos Islands

Friday, July 15th, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon/Avon Lake

Raeley Maxwell of Avon Lake, one of the students on the Galapagos trip, learns about local agriculture. Photo courtesy of Daniel Grigson

Students from districts throughout the area recently returned from the Galapagos Islands – the trip of a lifetime.

During the 10-day trip, students – four of whom are from Avon Lake – tracked tortoises through the highlands, snorkeled, worked closely with Galapagos National Park …Read More

Businesses awarded through Job Growth Incentive Program

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

Results for the Avon Lake Job Incentive Program, which includes 118 businesses of all sizes, are in.

At a June 30 press conference at Avon Lake City Hall, city officials presented checks to five of those businesses: Alumalloy Metcasting Co. Inc. 33665 Walker Road; Mexichem Specialty Resins Inc., 33653 Walker Road; Lubrizol Advanced Materials, 550 Moore Road; Spevock’s Nautical Lanes, 184 Miller Road and Sisters and Co. …Read More