Avon Lake News

CRS expands Santa’s Closet for holiday gift program

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Avon-Avon Lake Community Resource Services hopes its new Christmas present program is as much a gift to parents as it is for their children.

Susan Poole, executive director for CRS, said the organization ran its Adopt-A-Family program for years. CRS clients would write and turn in wish lists. Donors would take the lists and fulfill them as best they could. As CRS served …Read More

City, water utility and schools refinance bonds for substantial savings

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Lowered interest rates have proven attractive to the city, Avon Lake Regional Water and the school district – as all three have refinanced bonds.

City finance Director Steve Presley said the city is refinancing the 0.41-mill pool construction bond voters approved in 2008. By refinancing the bond to save roughly $150,000 in interest, he said, that should help lower property taxes for residents.

“It’s …Read More

Police find more cases of illegal hunting in Avon Lake

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Avon Lake police are aware of two new incidents of what appears to be more illegal hunting in the city.

A call for service report on Nov. 11 states police responded to a report of a dead deer in a side yard of a property on Pondside Drive. Lt. Mike Bulger said the deer had a hole in it that appeared to be …Read More

Avon Lake firefighter Larry Heczko to be laid to rest today

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Larry Heczko

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

The family, friends and coworkers of Avon Lake firefighter-paramedic Larry Heczko, along with the community at large, remember and honor his life today.

Heczko, 53, died in a construction accident Nov. 13. He was working with a construction company repairing a seawall during his off-duty time from the fire department.

His funeral service is at 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph Church, …Read More

City Council to review pay for mayor, council members

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Years since the positions have received a pay increase, City Council’s Human Resources Committee will soon decide whether to increase the pay for the mayor and council members.

The committee briefly discussed the matter at its Nov. 3 meeting. Committee Chairman and Councilman at Large Dan Bucci said it was a discussion item only and the other members should take some time to …Read More