Avon Lake News

Bikers build support for affordable housing across America

Friday, July 14th, 2017

As they make their way across America on bicycles while talking to folks about the importance of affordable housing, three women from Bike & Build enjoy a rare evening resting on a real bed instead of a sleeping bag on a church floor. Pictured left to right are Casey Wesh and Bri Yablonski, both from Pennsylvania, and Kerry Aszklar from Maryland. The group was …Read More

Dominant sibling swimming duo to enter sports hall of fame

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Avon Lake

By Michael Fitzpatrick

A pair of brothers who were dominant swimmers are members of the 2017 Avon Lake Sports Hall of Fame.

Brad and Ray Bartel both made it to the state swimming tournament while competing for the Avon Lake Shoremen boys swim team during the 1990s.

The sons of Judy and Ray Bartel led the Shoremen to some of the best seasons in school history and …Read More

Residents and officials ‘connect’ on lakefront development

Thursday, May 11th, 2017


Ideas – Residents of Lorain County lakefront communities gathered last week in Sheffield Lake to offer ideas to county and city officials working on plans to enhance opportunities for lakeshore usage and development. Here, residents look over maps as they brainstorm those ideas. (Press photo — Michele Murphy)

Sheffield Lake/Avon Lake

By Michele Murphy

A fishing pier. Linked bike paths, separated from roadways when possible. Bike stations. …Read More

Assist Communities unifies church community with recovering addicts

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Assist Communities has a new partner in Avon Lake United Church of Christ (UCC).

The church and the addiction advocacy group will be providing outreach to individuals in sober living homes. They’ll also be hosting drives for donations of hopeful letters and personal care items for recovering addicts.

Assist regularly hosts drives for care packages through its C.A.R.E. (Community, Advocacy, Resources, Education) Package program …Read More

Avon Lake police assist residents with burglary prevention strategies

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Avon Lake

By Michele Murphy

Dozens of neighbors on Bay Hill Drive in Avon Lake gathered last week to hear members of the Avon Lake Police Department present strategies to reduce the chances of their homes being burglarized.

Police Chief Duane Streator, Det. Justin Ludwig and patrol officer Tom Anadiotis offered safety tips to 36 neighbors, then broke them into smaller groups to walk around homes looking for …Read More