Avon Lake News

Council candidates: The race is on

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

As Avon Lake moves forward through sometimes stagnant economic challenges, it now has an exponentially-growing parks and recreation department; considerations on how to better utilize the lakefront being discussed at the county level and a fresh focus on economic development with a new director.

With three available at-large seats on Avon Lake City Council, only one of which is being contested by current council President Martin …Read More

Artist brings addiction awareness to Avon; local leaders try to move past awareness to recovery

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Avon/Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Mannequin legs topped with hypodermic syringes climbing a ladder only to fall into a garbage can once the highest rung has been reached.

Ryan Poignon’s art installation addressing the heroin epidemic by depicting users finding a high then falling into a low went up with no warning – an intentional choice made by the artist – yesterday morning.

Poignon originally displayed the piece outside …Read More

Alternative development would require fostering relationships with private enterprises

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

Speculative or shell buildings, surely, are not the centerpiece of Avon Lake’s economic development strategy.

The city’s economic development director, Ted Esborn, drove this point home, discussing the city’s potential development interests.

Yet, the tactic of working with private developers to build shell buildings, which would serve to attract expanding or new industries to the city, has come up in conversation among city officials.

While the city …Read More

Dan Bucci: Council’s business booster

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Dan Bucci decided to run for council in Avon Lake in 2009. At the time, the United States was in the throes of an economic decline being likened to the Great Depression. The local Ford plant had just announced hundreds of layoffs and that meant city coffers would suffer.

New businesses excited about their futures in Avon Lake

Friday, February 17th, 2017

It’s hard to tell whether husband-and-wife team Julie and Eric Huber are more or less excited than Todd Berry when they talk about the businesses they opened in Avon Lake last year.