Avon Lake News

Residents and officials ‘connect’ on lakefront development

Thursday, May 11th, 2017


Ideas – Residents of Lorain County lakefront communities gathered last week in Sheffield Lake to offer ideas to county and city officials working on plans to enhance opportunities for lakeshore usage and development. Here, residents look over maps as they brainstorm those ideas. (Press photo — Michele Murphy)

Sheffield Lake/Avon Lake

By Michele Murphy

A fishing pier. Linked bike paths, separated from roadways when possible. Bike stations. …Read More

Assist Communities unifies church community with recovering addicts

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Assist Communities has a new partner in Avon Lake United Church of Christ (UCC).

The church and the addiction advocacy group will be providing outreach to individuals in sober living homes. They’ll also be hosting drives for donations of hopeful letters and personal care items for recovering addicts.

Assist regularly hosts drives for care packages through its C.A.R.E. (Community, Advocacy, Resources, Education) Package program …Read More

Avon Lake police assist residents with burglary prevention strategies

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Avon Lake

By Michele Murphy

Dozens of neighbors on Bay Hill Drive in Avon Lake gathered last week to hear members of the Avon Lake Police Department present strategies to reduce the chances of their homes being burglarized.

Police Chief Duane Streator, Det. Justin Ludwig and patrol officer Tom Anadiotis offered safety tips to 36 neighbors, then broke them into smaller groups to walk around homes looking for …Read More

Standout football defender, grappler to join sports hall of fame

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Avon Lake

By Michael Fitzpatrick

A standout football player, wrestler and 1997 graduate is another in the 2017 Class of the Avon Lake Sports Hall of Fame.

Erik Mathisen was a two-time All-Southwestern Conference defensive end and also a three-time state qualifier in wrestling. He capped off his senior year by finishing second in the state in his weight class at the 1997 state wrestling tournament. That followed up …Read More

Avon Lake officials leave room for discussion before passing tougher social hosting laws

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake’s tone toward adults who allow teen partying is becoming zero tolerance.

Really, the city’s rhetoric is already tough on “social hosting.”

But officials are taking their time drafting the tougher legislation to find a line between zero
tolerance and needlessly making criminals.

The word “recklessly” was added to drafted legislation that also now specifies the law refers to incidents that take place in “public …Read More