Beleaguered Former Mayor’s Home up for Sheriff’s Sale

Vince Urbin's Fredricksberg Drive home set for Feb. 20 sheriff's sale.

Former Avon Lake mayor Vince Urbin’s Fredericksberg Drive home is in foreclosure and set for a sheriff’s sale.

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled a sale of the home at 172 Fredricksberg Drive for Feb. 20. (Note: Sales can be cancelled prior to auction.)

Urbin owns the house with his wife, Evelyn. The home has been appraised at  $174,000. A minimum bid is set at $116,000.

Urbin held the city’s top office from Oct. 5, 1992 through his resignation March 7, 2001. At the time of his resignation, he had been charged with several felony counts. He was ultimately found guilty of tampering with evidence, complicity to tampering with evidence and two counts of unlawful interest in a public contract.

Urbin was sentenced to supervised probation and 90 days in jail with work privileges in 2003. He met the time requirements needed to have his record expunged in March 2010, removing any association of a felony conviction.

He later told the (now shuttered) Avon Lake Ledger he would consider a run for mayor in November 2011.

In July 2011, in Bowling Green June 30, 2011. He pleaded no contest to one charge of solicitation, a third degree misdemeanor on July 1 in Bowling Green Municipal Court..

He resigned from his position as community services director of the Lorain County Community Action Agency the following week.

He later wrote a letter to the community apologizing for his actions.

Urbin had no comment on the home’s foreclosure or pending sheriff’s sale.


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