Avon Lake News

Avon Lake resident sheds pounds; hopes to inspire others

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake/Avon

Rick Otto sits outside the The Fitness Center at University Hospitals Avon Health Center after an afternoon swim. Press photo, Nicole Hennessy.

Every morning Rick Otto heads to Veterans Memorial Park to read the newspaper on one of the benches that look out onto the lake. After that he heads to The Fitness Center at University Hospitals Avon Health Center.

Not too long ago, …Read More

Avon Lake talks bikes; economic development initiatives underway

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

All signs are pointing to Avon Lake becoming a more inclusive cycling community.

Keeping with this trend, city officials are now considering eliminating the city’s $1 bicycle license fee.

The city’s finance director, Steve Presley, said charging the nominal fee is considered more hassle than it’s worth.

As trivial as the fee may be, officials are also hoping that eliminating it will encourage more residents …Read More

Solar-powered crosswalk signals to improve problematic crossing locations

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

Two solar-powered crosswalk signals will soon be installed at problematic locations around Avon Lake.

The signals are intended to improve safety in problem areas identified by the city’s safety committee.

One signal will be located at Walker Road Park.

“That’s one of the areas that we’ve had a lot of complaints that it takes a long time for people to cross the street there,” said Councilman …Read More

Health district focuses on long-term prevention

Friday, June 24th, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon/Avon Lake

The Lorain County General Health District will begin controlling for mosquitoes across the county.

In Avon, the district will treat the city as usual.

Since Avon Lake will remain with the Lorain City Health Department for the remainder of 2016, the district will not be treating the city. However, it will begin scouting Avon Lake for problem areas so it can effectively treat the …Read More

City moves forward with economic development director on board

Friday, June 17th, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Edward Esborn, Avon Lake’s new economic development director, addressed Avon Lake City Council June 13 after council members voted to approve his appointment. Press photo – Nicole Hennessy.

Avon Lake

Edward Esborn, Avon Lake’s new economic development director, scanned a packet listing the city’s businesses Monday night, just after Avon Lake City Council approved his appointment.

It is no secret that Avon Lake has many economic challenges, …Read More