Avon Lake News

Avon Lake homecoming festival this weekend

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Avon Lake

This year’s Avon Lake Homecoming Festival has been revamped.

Events kick off with the annual Avon-Avon Lake Rotary Club Pizza Bake-Off from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Avon Lake High School, 175 Avon Belden Road. The high school’s homecoming bonfire will begin at 7 p.m.

The high school’s varsity football team will play against Westlake High School for its homecoming game at 7 p.m. Friday …Read More

City, police dispatchers union reach pay agreement

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

A fact-finder has settled the dispute over pay and an arbitrator selection process between the city administration and the police dispatchers bargaining unit.

“We’re going to be cooperating with the fact-finder,” Mayor Greg Zilka said.

The fact-finder’s recommendation will give the dispatchers a 2-percent increase, matching that of the other unions, as well as increases of 25 cents an hour in the first year …Read More

New haunted trail Halloween event to give kid-friendly scares

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Monsters, ghouls, witches and ghosts will walk the trails of the Kopf Family Reservation this October, and they want the children of Avon Lake to come hear their stories.

The Trail of Haunted Tales is Avon Lake’s new Halloween event, aimed at children in elementary and intermediate schools. Ward 4 Councilman and Halloween lover Dave Kos has put together this new event in …Read More

Council considering 2-percent raises for nonunion full-time employees

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

City Council will entertain an ordinance granting the city’s full-time nonbargaining units 2-percent raises for three years.

The nonbargaining units, comprising mostly department heads, secretaries and inspectors, have not received raises since 2011, at which point they received a 2.75-percent raise. Given the city’s economic situation, the administration and council had not considered raises for the past almost three years.

Following the end of …Read More

Youth Fishing Derby returns to aquatic center

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

After a one-year hiatus, the Youth Fishing Derby comes back to the Ellen Trivanovich Aquatic Center, 32850 Electric Blvd., this Saturday.

City recreation Director Gary Gerrone said it’s time to put the fish back in the water.

“We had the human summer swim season, then the dogs had their day,” he said. “What more natural occupants of the water – fish are next, obviously.”

The …Read More