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Kids love jumping in puddles. Recent heavy rain produced plenty of opportunities for them to test how far mud could spray. Now the Avon Lake Public Library and Lorain County Metro Parks have jumped in, too.

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When it comes to stress about putting food on the table, Bay Village resident Walter Harper has been there before. In 2008, he was temporarily laid off from his job at ArcelorMittal during the economic down turn. Years before that he lost his job at L.T.V. steel when it went out of business.…

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Avon is allowing restaurants and bars to increase their outdoor seating capacity, including into parking areas, through Oct. 31.

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The first of two murals went in at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Warren Road in Lakewood on May 27. Part of Lakewoodalive’s beautification project on Warren Road, local artist April Bleakney painted a deer inspired by a recent trip to Yosemite National Park. Phase two of the organiz…

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Readers young and old, book club members and library staff caught a break in recent weeks as nearly all area libraries began to slowly reopen with curbside service allowing patrons to obtain books and materials for the first time in two months.

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District tax collections are $72,000 behind predictions made just last November, Avon Lake City School District Treasurer Autumn Reed told the school board at a recent meeting when she delivered her May financial forecast. And that was just the start of the bad news.

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Avon City Council has approved a $2.8 million contract for a new 6,100-foot sanitary sewer system, new water lines and improved storm sewer drainage systems on Detroit Road and three nearby streets.

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While it can’t give you everything you ask for, it can give you a mask. Last week a giving tree, designed to provide face masks to those in need, went up at the Rocky River Senior Center. Created by Kira Krivosh and State Sen. Nickie Antonio, the tree is part of a new initiative called The G…

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For the first time since 1996, Rocky River Municipal Court is facing an operating deficit. If the court’s financial downturn isn’t averted, Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River and Westlake — the cities that use the court — will have to share in the expenses of running it.

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Social media, particularly Facebook city groups, exploded over the weekend, full of rumors, debunking rumors and starting new rumors. While some information proved to be factual, the posts showed both the danger of how rumors start and the growing divide in communities.

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If you need a good belly laugh, take a look at Progressive Insurance Co.'s latest television commercial. Flo, Jamie, Mara and the rest of the gang — just like so many of us — are relying on a videoconference platform to communicate from home. And just like us, they are working through some t…

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Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital President Dr. Rebecca Starck believes the COVID-19 crisis has led to innovations with proven benefit now and in the future, despite uncertainty about virus surges as communities reopen and the lack of an effective vaccine.

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Westshore residents found ways to honor those who gave their lives for their country this Memorial Day, including placing flags on the graves of veterans from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and the two World Wars in Lakeside Cemetery in Bay Vi…

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North Ridgeville High School seniors received their diplomas May 18-21 during an alternative ceremony at the North Ridgeville Academic Center. Each senior walked across the center’s stage solo, in front of a maximum of six friends and family members. The district supplied a photographer to r…

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Barbara Brady got her start in the Fairview Park City Schools in 1984, when she inquired about daycare for one of her four children and was offered a job on the spot as a Pre-K teacher at Coffinberry Early Education Elementary School.

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Two of the three eaglets hatched in April in the nest behind Redwood Elementary School in Avon Lake officially have names. The latest offspring of bald eagles Stars and Stripes were named Freedom and Glory by Redwood students. The third eaglet did not survive. You can watch the growing bald …

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Ground was broken on May 21 for 700 Lake, an estimated $30 million housing development. Developers Andrew Brickman and John Carney. Despite fierce pushback from the surrounding neighborhood, there were no protests at the ceremony and the last two people opposed to the project on Breezevale C…

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The Class of 2020 was surprised May 20 with a sign filled with their pictures on display in front of the Bay High School. Each of the about 211 students were featured on the 50 by five foot color banner. District officials are tentatively planning an in-person graduation ceremony for Aug. 1,…

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Residents and staff at Avon Lake's Independence Village on Lear Road knew high school students who work there were missing out this year on special traditions, including prom. So they decided to hold a prom for them.

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Avon Lake City Schools are planning to allow the high school’s 351 graduating seniors to receive diplomas in outdoor ceremonies at the district's football stadium June 3-5.

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We’re living in historic times, according to former Rocky River resident Frank O’Grady. That’s why he helped his eighth-grade history students at Menlo Park Academy in Cleveland document it.

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Mayor Bryan Jensen is feeling some heat over his decision to not open Avon's Aquatic Facility this summer. He's fine with that, and stands firmly by his decision.

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Families are a big reason why even after 60 years, Becker’s Donuts and Pastry in Fairview Park is going strong, according to owner Tom Becker, son of the bakery/restaurant’s founders.

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City officials are looking to give restaurants and bars flexibility in creating more outdoor dining space.

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With most businesses opening last week and this week, people are eager to get back into the world and patronize their favorite food spots. Gov. Mike DeWine’s order allowed Ohio restaurants to resume outdoor dining last week and indoor dining Thursday, but some are delaying their reopenings.