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AVON - The case against retired Avon Fire Chief Frank Root Jr. of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor has been referred to a Lorain County grand jury. Meanwhile, his son and successor, Avon Fire Chief Frank Root III, has gone on medical leave, with Assistant Chief Mike Eml…

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AVON - Wallace "Wally" Pence was part of a U.S. Navy crew that were saved by a fisherman in the Pacific Ocean after it abandoned ship on the way to provide support to other vessels during World War II. , but that didn't keep the sailors from helping keep the war efforts afloat after they wer…

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AVON LAKE - Avon Lake will continue its white-tailed deer management program another year, citing continued deer-car crashes and the need to mitigate tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease. The continuation allows state-approved sharpshooters to shoot deer spotted in excess near homes and …

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AVON - City Council wants to regulate massage parlors and require workers to have a minimum of 100 hours of job-related training following a raid July 31 at a Detroit Road business where officials believe prostitution occurred.

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AVON LAKE - The Summer Market, an annual two-day event in July that draws more than 10,000 people, is leaving Avon Lake and will move to an as-yet unnamed lakefront community.

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AVON - City officials plan to spend nearly $13 million over the next three years to make improvements along nearly 2 miles of Detroit Road and adjacent roads.

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE - More than 1,000 from across the U.S. attended last Saturday’s 18th Annual Skunfest at South Central Park in North Ridgeville. In addition to about 50 de-scented skunks being coddled and fussed over, the event included raffles, contests and more than 40 booths with food and…

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE - It is billed as the “The largest skunk convention in the world.” It is true? Maybe. But what is certain is that skunk lovers will gather Saturday in South Central Park for a day of games, raffles, food, music and … dressed-up skunks.

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Avon Lake Boy Scout Nick Zangas is building a replica of an airplane weather vane that used to be in front of the T. Kekic gasoline station on Lake Road for many years. The sign is the 16-year-old's Eagle Scout project.

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 AVON - The Avon War Memorial, installed this summer and built to honor the city’s fallen veterans, will be officially dedicated at 10 a.m. Sept. 14 near Every Child’s Playground, behind the police headquarters at 36145 Detroit Road.

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AVON LAKE - Drivers ignoring school bus stop signs will face tougher punishment in Avon Lake, effective immediately. City council voted 7-0 Monday to increase fines and add jail time to motorists illegally passing a bus that is loading or unloading students.

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AVON - The Avon Brewing Company plans to open a new location in the former ZZ’s Big Top, a popular bar at the corner of Jaycox and Detroit roads that closed in October 2018.