Avon Lake News

Lorain County Auditor, NRG negotiate settlement over Avon Lake power plant taxes

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017


Officials have reached a settlement over property tax issues for the Avon Lake power plant. Photo courtesy Bryan Wroten


AVON LAKE — Lorain County Auditor Craig Snodgrass said he has negotiated a deal with NRG involving millions of dollars in tax revenue related to the Avon Lake power plant on Lake Road.

Snodgrass said the agreement, which company officials have agreed to in principle last …Read More

NRG reorganization lets GenOn determine future of Avon Lake power plant

Thursday, September 7th, 2017


AVON LAKE – Whether the Avon Lake power plant remains open or closes in the coming months will again be up to GenOn Energy Inc.

The future of the coal-burning power plant that has operated on Lake Road since 1926 is murky because New Jersey-based NRG announced in July a major corporate reorganization that allowed GenOn Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG, to …Read More

Avon, Avon Lake scheduled for mosquito spraying

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017


The Lorain County Health District will spray at night throughout Avon and Avon Lake over the next week to reduce the mosquito population that could carry West Nile Virus.

Weather permitting, health district workers will spray in Avon Lake tonight, Wed., Aug. 23, or tomorrow night. Avon is scheduled for early next week. Spraying is done between 8:30-11:30 p.m.

Scott Pozna, the district’s environmental health …Read More

Services set for Avon Lake’s Piper Samuels

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Piper Samuels

Six-year old Piper Samuels, the Avon Lake girl who inspired hundreds of residents to tie pink ribbons to mail boxes and light posts across the city in support of her fight to “crush cancer,” passed away early Sunday after a year-long battle against Ewing’s Sarcoma, an aggressive pediatric cancer.

Calling hours are 1-4 and 6-8 p.m., Friday (Aug. 18), at Avon Lake United Church …Read More

Residents help shape proposed Lorain County lakefront plan

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017


This represents one of the options under consideration to spur economic development along the lakeshore in Avon Lake.


AVON LAKE – Residents who attended last Wednesday evening’s Lakefront Connectivity meeting may have arrived unfamiliar with the term “active transportation,” which means any self-propelled, human-powered mode of transportation, such as walking or bicycling.

But by the time they left 90 minutes later, attendees not only …Read More