Avon Lake News

Bond refinancing to save about $826,000 for Avon Lake Regional Water

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

The refinancing of a 2005 water revenue bond will take off two years of its life and save about $826,000 in interest costs.

City finance Director Steve Presley said the city looked at refinancing the water revenue bond for Avon Lake Regional Water because interest rates have dropped since 2005. Working with Chief Utilities Executive Todd Danielson, Presley said he was able to …Read More

City Council considering police security check-ins during meetings

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

As part of the city’s efforts to make City Hall more secure, City Council members are considering whether to have a police officer attend its weekly meetings.

Council President Marty O’Donnell said the idea stems from earlier discussions on making City Hall safer, which lead to replacing the building’s physical key locks with number pads requiring individualized codes to unlock the doors. The …Read More

Local salon to hold art show to benefit art therapy program

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

To help fellow artists, the Mona Lisa Café Eco Salon & Spa will host an art show for an art therapy program for people with developmental disabilities.

The art show will feature Ave. ART, artwork created by members of New Avenues for Independence Inc. art therapy program. The show and artist meet-and-greet will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Mona …Read More

Area mayors share successes, challenges and visions at annual lunch

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Avon/Avon Lake/Sheffield Lake/Sheffield Village

By Bryan Wroten

The mayors of Lorain County’s four northeastern-most municipalities came together March 18 at the North Coast Chamber of Commerce’s annual Mayors’ Lunch at Tom’s Country Place in Avon to share a little of what has gone on in their communities in the past year.

Sheffield Lake

The passage of the city’s half-percent income tax ballot issue has “been a blessing,” Sheffield Lake …Read More

After taking another eight deer, sharpshooting ends at Weiss Field

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Sharpshooters from the U.S. Department of Agriculture took another eight deer March 19 at Weiss Field, ending this portion of the city’s culling operation.

Public works Director Joe Reitz, who served as the project coordinator for the culls, said the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) gave the city an additional five deer permits, bringing the total to 25. The city had originally …Read More