Avon Lake News

Avon Lake Regional Water working to prevent frazil ice this winter

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Though this year’s winter has been forecasted to be milder than last year’s, Avon Lake Regional Water is preparing to prevent another frazil ice situation.

Chief Utilities Executive Todd Danielson said ALRW has taken a number of steps to prevent its Lake Erie water intakes from freezing over as well as put plans in place should it still happen.

“We take our role as …Read More

CIC wants to partner with economic development group for micro-lending program

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Avon Lake’s Community Improvement Corporation has proposed linking with the nonprofit Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) to grant loans to local businesses.

The goal of the CIC is to review applications and possibly grant short-term, low-interest loans to local businesses to help the companies buy equipment, expand or make other improvements. Typically, regular banks don’t handle such small loans to businesses.

According to …Read More

Police, Metro Parks looking into case of suspected deer poaching

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Avon Lake police believe someone illegally killed a deer recently in the Kopf Family Reservation.

Lt. Scott Fishburn said the body of a deer was found Sunday morning with a wound that appears to be from an arrow. No arrow was found in the deer or in the immediate area, however.

Lorain County Metro Parks are going to take a report on it, he …Read More

October is Beer Fest month at the Winking Lizard Tavern

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The Winking Lizard Tavern continues its celebration of beer with a special Beer Fest menu, available through Nov. 9.

Warm Bavarian beer pretzels are served with cheese sauce and spicy brown mustard ($7.79). Beer cheese dip made with hoppy IPA beer and spicy red pepper, white cheddar and cream cheese is accompanied by warm crostini ($8.24). Homemade potato and cheese pierogi are covered in beer cheese …Read More

NRG presents case to lower power plant’s property value

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Lorain County

By Bryan Wroten

The Lorain County Board of Revision began hearing on Thursday NRG Energy Inc.’s case to lower the Avon Lake power plant’s real estate value.

Currently valued at $54 million, of which $18,877,279 is taxable, the energy company has said it’s only seeking an accurate value of the building. In August, that amount appeared to be $9.2 million, of which $3,224,500 is taxable. During …Read More