Avon Lake News

Avon Lake looks to secure 2016 funding with passage of Issues 12 and 13

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Residents of Avon Lake will decide on two 2016 renewal levy issues this Election Day.

Issue 12 is for the renewal of the city’s three-year, 2-mill paramedic levy that will raise $1.55 million a year. Issue 13 pertains to the five-year, $1.5 million operating levy that will raise $920,260 annually. As renewal levies, they are not tax increases.

Though up for a vote on …Read More

Kiwanis seeking project ideas from the community

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

After finalizing its budget for the next year, Avon Lake Kiwanis Club members are now looking to the community to help them figure out what to do with some extra funds.

Kyle Maurer, the club’s new president, said Kiwanis regularly sets aside about $1,000 in each budget for nonprofits and projects in Avon Lake and nearby communities if they request it.

“We’ve supported a …Read More

Miscommunication delays investigation of illegal hunting

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

An Avon Lake resident called the police in the early evening of Oct. 17 about a dead deer she found while she was walking through the Kopf Family Reservation. It was days later before law enforcement realized the deer had been illegally killed.

Amanda Sosnowski, the caller, said she was walking her dog through the reservation that day along the foot trail that’s …Read More

Board of Revision dismisses NRG’s complaint to lower power plant’s real estate value

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Citing lack of jurisdiction, the Lorain County Board of Revision Tuesday dismissed NRG Energy Inc.’s complaint to lower the real estate value of its power plant in Avon Lake.

According to a letter from the board, Lorain County Auditor J. Craig Snodgrass moved to dismiss the complaint because NRG did not file the proper paperwork with the state when making the complaint.

“While there …Read More

Avon Lake Regional Water working to prevent frazil ice this winter

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Though this year’s winter has been forecasted to be milder than last year’s, Avon Lake Regional Water is preparing to prevent another frazil ice situation.

Chief Utilities Executive Todd Danielson said ALRW has taken a number of steps to prevent its Lake Erie water intakes from freezing over as well as put plans in place should it still happen.

“We take our role as …Read More