Monday, February 25, 2013
Meeting is second in a series of four.
The second hall-style meeting for issues concerning Ward II hosted by Mayor Greg Zilka is Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Learwood Middle School. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. A meeting geared for Ward I residents was Feb. 20. Although the four meeting are broken into wards, residents from any of Avon Lake's four wards can attend. Residents may attend, ask questions, raise concerns, give kudos or just find out what's going on in their ward. (See attached map to determine what ward you're in.) In addition to Zilka, Ward II Councilwoman Jennifer Fenderbosch and department heads will be in attendance to give a brief presentation and answer questions. This includes police, fire, service and a representative from the Avon Lake Municipal Utilities. …
Monday, February 18, 2013
All Ward 1 residents welcome to attend, ask questions, meet with department heads.
Mayor Zilka will once again hold town hall-style meetings for each ward beginning Wednesday, Feb. 20. The first meeting is for Ward 1 residents and will be held from 7 p.m. - 9 pm. at Learwood Middle School. Residents may attend, ask questions, raise concerns, give kudos or just find out what's going on in their ward. (See attached map to determine what ward you're in.) In addition to Zilka, each ward's councilperson and department heads will be in attendance to give a brief presentation and answer questions. This includes police, fire, service and a representative from the Avon Lake Municipal Utilities. Zilka brought back the popular ward meetings initially instituted by former mayor Rob Berner. “It’s an opportunity for department heads…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Woman at Avon Lake home treated for possible smoke inhalation; fire believed accidental
A fire at 111 Highland Ave. in Avon Lake caused more than $30,000 in an afternoon fire Aug. 26. A woman in the home was taken to the hospital for possible smoke inhalation, treated and released the same day. Avon Lake Fire Chief Glenn Eisenhardt said his department received a call at 1:30 p.m. “The woman was asleep, taking a nap and the smoke detectors alerted her,” Eisenhardt said. The home had upgraded smoked detectors that, in addition to sounding an alert, says “fire, fire, fire” and then beeps again. The woman, after seeing smoke in the upstairs hallway, found the back rear bedroom on fire. “She used a fire extinguisher which took some energy out of the fire,” Eisenhardt said. In addition to Avon Lake, departments from Avon and Bay …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Fire Department unsure of cause
The Avon Fire Department is investigating the cause of a house fire Tuesday afternoon at a Bridle Court home. No one was injured in the fire at 39011 Bridle Court, said assistant fire chief Tim Golay. A man and a dog were in the home when the fire broke out around 1:30 p.m., but both were safely out of the home by the time firefighters arrived. Firefighters from Avon, Sheffield Village, North Ridgeville and Avon Lake were on hand. It took less than five minutes to put out the fire, Golay said. It had not spread beyond the rear of the home or to the attic. The fire appeared to have started on or near the back deck of the two-story home, Golay said, and spread to the back of the house. Damaged siding and insulation had been tossed away from …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
There is a voluntary recall on a toy exclusively sold at Kohl's.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall on toy truck gifts given with the purchase of boys T-shirts exclusively at Kohl's because one caught fire and three others were smoldering. The toy is battery operated and there have been reports that the battery compartment can smolder or catch the trucks on fire, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers, according to a Fire Service Alert forwarded to Patch by Stow Fire Safety Educator Sandy Ray. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves Big Movers Super Car toy trucks that were gifts with the purchase of Big Movers T-shirts that were sold between February and March. The 4-inch long blue trucks have over-sized tires and a flashing light on top and were …
Monday, September 26, 2011
The annual Big Trucks event drew a big crowd and the Metro Life Flight.
More than 1,000 parents and kids came to the Avon Lake Safety Center, home of the city's police and fire departments, to get a first-hand look at a variety of trucks Sept. 25. Children were able to climb on and into a variety of safety force vehicles including police and fire trucks, SWAT vehicles, jet skis, Coast Guard and Army vehicles, the Lorain County HazMat vehicle and a variety of cleaned up city service vehicles such as wood chippers and tree trimmers. The city, with the help of the Avon Lake Preschool PTA, hosted a free lunch and both the police and fire stations were opened for tours. The annual event was topped off with the arrival of MetroHealth's Life Flight helicopter which arrived from the Lorain County airport after being …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Service Department union will swap PERS pickup for wage increase equivalent.
Avon Lake police and fire unions have agreed to a three-year wage freeze after negotiations were completed recently. City Council still needs to ratify the agreements, which are expected to save the city a minimal $441,000 annually had the unions been issued 2 percent raises. The new contracts are slated to go into effect July 1. Council is planning a special June 20 meeting to vote by motion whether to approve the contract. Avon Lake Human Resource Director George Wintermyer, who along with Mayor K.C Zuber negotiated the contracts with the Avon Lake police, fire and service unions, said the agreements will impact all 150-city employees, including service department employees in unions. The Avon Lake Service Department employees had …
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Cause of fire under investigation.
An early morning garage fire on May 29 caused between $75,000 and $90,000 in damages. The fire, at 263 Avon Belden Rd. was reported at 6:24 a.m. It caused significant damages, but no individuals were injured. Avon Lake Firefighter Eric Wagner said a small dog was rescued from the building and was being treated for heat exposure. Wagner said the fire was contained within 15 minutes. Avon Fire Department provided mutual aid to the Avon Lake Fire Department. Wagner said the cause of the fire in the two-story detached garage is still under investigation. No additional information was available. The names of the residents were not immediately available.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Pete Lancione, Katy Link have big night with multiple wins.
Avon Lake coach Rob Rocco got a Gatorade shower and with good reason Friday night. His Shoremen made history, winning back to back titles for the first time in school history at the SWC track and field championships. "This is sweet," a drenched Rocco said afterwards. "My old coach Coughlin got real close to it, so its an honor. We knew it was going to be a tougher field this year, so we tried to cover the other events and were able to spread the wealth. It really worked out." Avon Lake tallied 126 points on the night, more than 40 over second place Berea, who had 80 points. It marked the fourth time since 2000 that they had taken home the SWC crown. The Shoremen took several first place honors. Senior Pete Lancione won the 400 meter in …
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The cause of the fire and the woman's death remain under investigation.
Updated at 8:29 a.m. A woman has died in a house fire at 37955 Caroline Dr., Avon fire officials reported. Jane Rooney, 83, was found dead in the living room of the home by Avon firefighers, said Lorain County Coroner Dr. Paul Matus. The cause of her death had not yet been established, he said. Avon fire chief Frank Root said the cause of the fire appeared to be related to smoking, but that no official cause had been established. The state fire marshal's office is assisting Avon fire officials in the fire investigation, as is customary in fatal fires. The fire was reported around 8:23 p.m., said Avon Fire Captain Michael Emling. He reported heavy smoke coming from the single-story home. Root said neighbors, who called in the fire, tried …