Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Obama's last-minute arrival announcement too soon to rearrange schedules.
President Obama’s speech in front of an intimate audience of less than 300 at Lorain County Community College (LCCC) on April 18 did not include two local dignitaries. The announcement of Obama’s visit to Lorain County Community College late Monday meant attendees would need to shuffle their schedules --although not everyone could--or would. Obama spoke on job creation in front of an invited audience of only 250, including unemployed LCCC students in a speech that began at 2:30 p.m. Avon Mayor Jim Smith who said he did not want to reschedule a talk to fifth- and sixth-graders and Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka had a prior commitment. Smith said he had planned his talk to students months ago and did not want to reschedule the event or other …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Dumped kittens Kenny and Kendra healthy and friendly
If you need to turn over cats and kittens for adoption, you can contact Love-A-Stray through its shelter website. Dumping cats and kittens is not a good solution. It's dangerous for them. Kenny and Kendra were dumped near the Avon Love-A-Stray cat shelter recently, in a taped-closed cardboard box. That left them vulnerable to the elements, as well as other animals. Kenny and Kendra are just fine in spite of their narrow escape. The fun and friendly duo are fixed and up-to-date on their shots. If you're interested in one or both of the kittens, or want to see other cats and kittens available for adoption from Love-A-Stray, call volunteer Marge Spaeth at 440-777-1081 or contact Love-A-Stray through its website. Love-A-Stray also needs people…
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Ninth ranked in the state, Avon Lake's cross country team preps for Saturday's SWC championship.
The Avon Lake High School Shoremen Cross Country team is quietly building a strong tradition. Currently ranked 9th in the Division I state poll, the team has beaten two of the teams ranked ahead of them. The Shoremen have won the Lorain County Division I title the past five years based on their finish at the district meet at LCCC. The team, which won the Southwestern Conference Championship in 2009 and 2010, are are looking to three-peat this coming Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. (The Shoregals run at 10:40 a.m. Middle school runners compete at 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. ) In both preceding years, the Shoremen also had the SWC MVPs: Matt Link earned the honor in 2009 and Michael Parsons in 2010. The Junior Varsity Shoremen and the Open Shoremen…
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Community turns out for one of the big events of the Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Eric Bonzar
Sunday, June 19, 2011
On Saturday, hundreds lined the streets of Avon to show their love for duct tape and marvel in the sights and sounds of the annual event sponsored by ShurTech and the Duck Brand duct tape. With the theme of “Real Fans Stick Together,” many participants created their own versions of the theme-displayed in floats- strictly out of duct tape. From back yard barbecues to NASCAR racing, the creations of their imaginations provided many visual delights for those in attendance. Grand Marshal, Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan, local organizations such as Lorain County Community College and Avon Patch, along with Avon Lake Patch and Westlake Patch, also participated in the day’s event. Children and adults alike had a good time not only watching …
Friday, February 25, 2011
City road crews expect Avon roads to be cleared by 9 p.m.
Updated at 3:17 p.m. Schools in Avon are closed on Friday as the latest winter storm slammed the region. As of 6 a.m., Cleveland TV stations were reporting more than 400 closings of schools and businesses throughout Northeast Ohio. Lorain County Community College is also closed. The latest winter storm warning from the National Weather Service in Cleveland is set to expire at 4 p.m. Friday. By 3 p.m., the snow had tapered off in Lorain County and skies began to brighten. The Lorain County Sheriff's Offfice declared a Level 2 Snow Emergency, meaning that driving is extremely hazardous and that you should stay off the roads if at all possible. In spite of that, the Lorain County 911 scanner reported multiple cases of cars off the road in …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
He was a past president of the Avon Lake Kiwanis Club.
David Manwell Jr. began selling cars at Scoggin Ford in Avon Lake well over 40 years ago. In 1971, he and fellow salesman Harry Lloyd purchased the dealership and dubbed it Lloyd-Manwell Ford. Manwell, who died Jan. 15 at age 86, sold his interest in the business to Lloyd and retired in 1989. The dealership is now Kowalski Ford. The lifelong Lorain resident also had served as president of the Avon Lake Kiwanis Club and belonged to the Avon Lake Business Association. Manwell volunteered at Our Lady of the Wayside Curiosity Shop for many years. He cleaned and repaired items donated by the public, so they could be resold. Proceeds went to the Wayside home for developmentally disabled children in Avon. He was born Sept. 19, 1924 in Lorain…