Avon Lake News

City, schools may pay for part of cost to appeal lowering of power plant real estate value

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

The city and school district in Avon Lake each plan on contributing $5,000 to the appeal against NRG Energy Inc.’s request to lower the real estate value of the power plant on Lake Road by millions of dollars.

Lorain County Auditor J. Craig Snodgrass said NRG will appear before the county Board of Revision to reduce the real estate property value from about …Read More

Underbudget asphalt street program helps city wrap up concrete work

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

City Council Monday night approved spending about $40,000 left over from the summer asphalt street program to finish the one remaining road in the concrete street repair program.

The city received a flurry of calls from residents of Cambridge Circle, a street that branches out from Marbrook Lane on Walker Road near Lear Road, when residents originally learned last week the city could …Read More

Local winery provides backdrop for annual Vine Arts Show

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Cynthia Schuster-Eakin

John Christ Winery in Avon Lake will provide the backdrop for the second annual Vine Arts Show on Sunday.

The scenic winery grounds will serve as the setting for the popular event, show-casing more than 30 fine arts and craft vendors. Show organizer Jen Kopf said that there are more exhibitors this year than there were at last year’s show.

“Last year’s show was …Read More

John Mackin, retired municipal court judge, passes away

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Former Avon Lake Municipal Court Judge John Mackin died Friday in his home.

Mackin, a still-practicing attorney and retired three-term judge, was 82. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary (nee O’Malley), and nine children.

Brendan Mackin, one of the judge’s sons, said that his father, first and foremost, was a great family man.

“He worked hard to provide for my mom …Read More

Suburban Ag: Community garden gives home to home gardeners

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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Over the years, several groups of people have tried to take the garden out of the backyard. One group recently succeeded, starting Avon Lake’s first community garden in 2011.