Avon Lake News

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

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.

CRS hoping for another record-breaking SOUPer Bowl

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Avon/Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

The goal of every SOUPer Bowl is to surpass the previous year’s record. This year’s goal? Beat donations of $11,000 in cash and 4,500 pounds of food.

Avon-Avon Lake Community Resource Services is again asking for those communities to help restock its food pantry after a long and demand-filled summer.

Pam Ohradzansky, special events coordinator for CRS, said the food pantry is low on …Read More

New bike lane design at intersection required by ODOT

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

The intersection at Lear and Walker roads looks a bit different than it did before construction crews widened it and set up dedicated lanes. Another new feature in the design is the dedicated bike lane.

The new look of the intersection is a nationally approved design and procedure for bike lanes, Mayor Greg Zilka said. The city used Ohio Public Works Commission funding …Read More

Summer continues to rock with barbecue, brews and bands

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Delicious barbecue is still featured at many area eateries, along with cold beer to wash it all down with and live music for dancing the night away on the patio. So, get out there and enjoy the last few weeks of summer. Here are some of this month’s highlighted events.

Quaker Steak & Lube in Vermilion rocks every Thursday in August beginning at 6 p.m. with …Read More