Avon News

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

Addiction advocates watch state funding, continue to focus locally

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Avon/Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

With the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the future funding of Medicaid and Medicare up in the air, Elaine Georgas, executive director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Board of Lorain County, is doing more than awaiting news from the state.

Georgas says she and her colleagues have remained active in communicating to regional and state legislators how important …Read More

Running program promotes positive self image for young girls

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy


(Left to right) Jordis Issaac, Lilly Haas, Maria LaCivita, Reilly Small and Kendalyn Klesh from Avon Heritage South Elementary School participated in last year’s Girls on the Run 5K. Photo courtesy of Girls on the Run.

Maureen LaCivita has worked with Girls on the Run for eight years, watching girls blossom from shy and unsure to expressive and confident.

LaCivita is a representative of the Northeast Ohio chapter …Read More

Salute to Scouts for dedicated service here and across America

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Today is National Boy Scouts Day. March 12 is National Girl Scouts Day and Aug. 1 is National Eagle Scouts Day. Great youth deserve special days to recognize them and Scouts are among the very deserving.

According to the websites of Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts USA, there are currently just under 5 million Scouts across the country, ranging in age from 6 to …Read More

Avon seeking grant for multipurpose path

Friday, February 3rd, 2017


By Nicole Hennessy

Avon’s multipurpose path project is back on the table.

City officials are working on securing a grant through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Clean Ohio Trails Fund Program to build the path, which would run from SR 254 (Detroit Road) to SR 611
(Colorado Avenue), following the existing high-tension power line route.

The $500,000 grant being sought would offset the estimated $1,200,000 project.

Diane Corrao, director …Read More