Avon News

Superintendents weigh in as state sorts out new standards

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Avon/Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

The state of Ohio’s April deadline for sending its proposed plan to align with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to the U.S. Department of Education has been pushed back to September – a small victory for advocates against excessive testing.

In the meantime, local educators are pushing for what they see as fair standards.

Last month, over 100 people from both Lorain …Read More

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