Avon News

Students meet weekly, encourage others to become politically active

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

The topic today is the federal travel ban. Or is it a Muslim ban?

Nobody talks.

After all, it’s late on a Friday afternoon and most Avon High School students have headed home for the weekend.

Sarah Jessup, president of the school’s Junior State of America (JSA) group, which meets every week, dives into the topic. About 15 of her peers listen patiently before adding …Read More

Local superintendents fight against state testing

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Local superintendents, educators, parents and city officials are fighting back against state-mandated testing.

Big or small, businesses blossom in Avon

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Avon

By Michele Murphy

They have permanently changed the landscape along Nagel Road in Avon with sleek, shining buildings that include a health center, hospital and rehabilitation facility. In reality, the Cleveland Clinic has done so much more than that.

The huge nonprofit is committed to taking care of the hearts – and other body parts – of the thousands of humans who cross their thresholds at the …Read More

Clinic’s focus on community wellness contributes to economic health as well

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Avon

By Michele Murphy

They have permanently changed the landscape along Nagel Road in Avon with sleek, shining buildings that include a health center, hospital and rehabilitation facility. In reality, the Cleveland Clinic has done so much more than that.

The huge nonprofit is committed to taking care of the hearts – and other body parts – of the thousands of humans who cross their thresholds at the …Read More

From ‘no,no,no’ to ‘grow, grow, grow,’ Avon is an economic juggernaut

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Avon

By Michele Murphy

Before 1960, Avon was a village of fewer than 5,000 residents. When it became a city in 1961, it struggled with issues that included residents fighting about installation of sanitary sewers and the construction of Interstate 90.

According to a history written by long-time Avon resident Taylor Smith, published in 2005, the state had imposed a building freeze on Avon in 1968. Smith wrote, …Read More