Avon News

Press Profile: Dr. Rebecca Starck, M.D., president, Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital

Sunday, May 7th, 2017


by Michele Murphy

She bounds around a corner, all smiles. “Have you ever had an official tour of the hospital?” she asks. So she looks up at the massive windows in the front entry of Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital as she tells the story about the great care given to the building’s design. She explains the emphasis on light and other natural elements is to bring …Read More

Local district stays close to state funding debate

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Avon/Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Local Schools (and other districts, like Avon Lake) sends a disproportionate amount of funding per student to charter schools compared with what it receives from the state.

To be exact, annually, Avon receives just over $1,000 per student in funding from the state, yet it pays about $5,700 to privately owned, publicly funded charter schools for each Avon student that opts to …Read More

Dog swimming center moves forward despite doubts

Saturday, April 29th, 2017


By Nicole Hennessy

Not everyone on Avon Planning Commission was convinced an indoor dog pool is a great idea.

Even those who voted “yes” were skeptical of the proposed 7,468-square-foot Doggie Paddle Aquatic Center, though the plan was ultimately approved by the Planning Commission April 19.

The only “no” vote came from commission member James Malloy, who expressed doubts about a planned outdoor area near residents’ homes and …Read More

City officials urge resolution rejecting state income tax collection

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Avon Lake/Avon

By Nicole Hennessy

City officials urged Avon Lake City Council to pass a resolution opposing a controversial income tax provision buried in the state’s 2017-2018 budget during Monday’s work session.

Several cities, including Lorain and Elyria, have adopted similar resolutions opposing state-mandated centralized collection of net-profit income taxes.

Steve Presley, Avon Lake’s finance director, who also sits on the board of Ohio’s Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA), …Read More

Avon joins fight against state legislation

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017


By Nicole Hennessy

The city of Avon is now onboard with a lawsuit in response to the State of Ohio’s adoption of Senate Bill 331 (SB331).

Avon joins about 30 other municipalities opposing the bill, which originally pertained to rules regarding Grove City, Ohio, pet stores. The Ohio Senate passed this version of the bill in May. The House Finance Committee proceeded to add language to the …Read More