Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Four-term councilman will seek seat in November 2013 election.
The first candidate hoping to replace Mayor Jim Smith is in. Four-term Avon City Councilman Bryan Jensen, 52, announced he is running for the mayor’s seat in Avon in the November 2013 election. Five-term Avon mayor, Jim Smith, has said he will not seek re-election. Smith began serving as the city’s part-time mayor in 1994. His term ends at the end of 2013. The position is now full time. “It has been a pleasure to work with Mayor Smith under whose leadership we’ve seen amazing growth in Avon,” Jensen, who represents Ward 1, said. “My goal is to continue that legacy of smart growth and to do my part to keep Avon a wonderful and safe place to live and work.” For the past eight years, Jensen, the president and owner of Pinehaven Greenhouses…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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 …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
We've got all the info you need right here at Avon Lake Patch Election Central
Election season is upon us, and Avon Lake Patch has all the information you need to stay informed about the 2011 candidates and the issues. In 2011, Avon Lake voters will decide on a number of candidates Nov. 8. All four council ward seats will be decided on, as will the three Board of Election seats. The candidate filing period with the Lorain County Board of Elections closed on Aug. 10. CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR *The winner will serve a four-year term. Race is non-partisan; party ID is include for informational purposes only. Robert J. Berner Greg Zilka Karl “K.C.” Zuber, incumbent CANDIDATES FOR CITY COUNCIL *Each winner will serve a four-year term. Race is non-partisan; party ID is include for informational purposes only. Ward 1: William…
Friday, April 15, 2011
Are you not checking in every day? Here's just a few of the stories you might have missed.
We move fast in the Patch. Here's a sampling of more than 20 articles we posted this week. Make sure you sign up for the daily newsletter so you know what's going on in town.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Zilka, a 25-year council veteran and current council president, says current mayor not doing enough for economic development. City now has a 3-way race.
Avon Lake Council President Greg Zilka has announced his candidacy for the 2012-16 mayoral term, creating a three-way race for the seat. Former mayor Rob Berner and current mayor K.C. Zuber have also announced they will be on the November General Election ballot. In 2007, Zilka, who had recently retired as a Avon Lake High School teacher, briefly entered the mayoral race as a challenger to Berner, who was the mayor. Zilka opted not to pursue the seat so he and his wife Patricia could travel. Soon after, Zuber entered the race, beating Berner in the 2007 General Election. Zilka is no stranger to city government. He has been on Avon Lake City Council since 1985 and twice held the position of council president, from 1992-1995 and 2000 to the …
Friday, March 18, 2011
A quick way to get up to speed on news happening near you!
Read more about the stories featured in today's Patchcast: Rockne's to Open in July or August Local Governments Would Lose Money Under Proposed State Budget Close to 200 Acres of Blossom Music Center Land Sold to the National Park
Monday, March 14, 2011
Former mayor cites economic development, regionalization and efficiency as areas of focus.
Former Avon Lake Mayor Rob Berner announced March 14 he will run for mayor in the November election for the 2012-16 term. Berner, who was elected in 2001 to replace Vince Urbin, lost the seat to K.C. Zuber in the 2007 Avon Lake election. “I believe leadership is needed now more than ever in the city of Avon Lake,” Berner said in a press release. “I have the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to lead the city of Avon Lake during these challenging economical times. My success in managing two cities, a regional non-profit government utility along with owning and managing a full-service financial company gives have given me the experience necessary to lead Avon Lake.” After leaving office, Berner was safety-service director for Port …