AVON LAKE - For more than 60 years, Jan Jewelers has bedazzled area residents, selling rings, bracelets, watches and other jewelry. The Avon Lake jewelry store will close in a few months as owners Mike and Athena Janapolis prepare to relax and retire.
NORTH RIDGEVILLE - The North Ridgeville school board will try again to get voter approval for an operating levy package.
Lifelong village resident Matt Bliss plans to seek the pro tempore post being vacated by Carolyn White when her term ends Dec. 31.
AVON - A Mentor developer is proposing to build an industrial park in Avon along the north side of Avon Commerce Parkway near Moore Road.
NORTH RIDGEVILLE - The North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is ready for its annual citywide holiday open house on Saturday.
AVON - Community spirit and support were evident when the Avon High School marching band returned home from a national competition with an “excellent” rating.
NORTH RIDGEVILLE - The walking and running trail at the Shady Drive Complex will soon be extended with plans to add fitness features and exercise equipment.
AVON LAKE - What was in Larry Scott’s Bay Village basement gathering dust for at least 20 years now is a treasure for Heritage Avon Lake.
AVON - Negotiations between the city and the owners of the Lake Erie Crushers started last week with one possible result being extending the baseball team's lease at Sprenger Stadium for five more years.
AVON LAKE - Planners envision Avon Lake will look a lot different in 30 years while maintaining its present character.
NORTH RIDGEVILLE - North Ridgeville City Schools will ask voters to approve a 10-year replacement levy on the March 17 special election ballot. The measure, like the levy voters rejected Nov. 5, consolidates four operating levies due to expire in the next four years and will not raise taxes …
NORTH RIDGEVILLE - The Center Ridge Road project will take about one more year to finish and will come in at least $1.5 million over budget.
The city jail in Sheffield Lake might need upgrades to maintain its status as a 12-day facility, police Chief Tony Campo said. The designation means prisoners can be jailed there for that long, saving the city the cost of housing them in the county jail.
Full- and part-time Sheffield Village government employees, police and firefighters will receive a 2.5% pay increase Jan. 1 and an extra paid holiday as part of a new three-year wage deal council approved Nov. 18.
NORTH RIDGEVILLE - As the city prepares to start work on the $1.7 million project to extend Ranger Way near North Ridgeville High School the question many are posing is: Will the extension alleviate traffic, or create more of it?
LORAIN - The Summer Market has found a new home. The popular event is overseen by the Avon Lake-based nonprofit Girls Girls Give Back and benefits local organizations in need, will be at the waterfront Black River Landing in Lorain next year.
AVON LAKE - Avon Lake City Schools will establish a mentoring and intervention program early next year to reduce the chances of at-risk students dropping out.
NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Kevin Corcoran is looking forward to his new accommodations in North Ridgeville City Hall. Instead of just having a council member mailbox, Corcoran will move into the mayor’s office on Jan. 1.
AVON - As Avon continues to grow, so will its school system to better accommodate students and maintain operations.
NORTH RIDGEVILLE - School officials and supporters are disappointed by the failure Nov. 5 of issues 16 and 17, but they are not giving up. The questions, according to Superintendent Roxann Ramsey-Caserio, are when and how to put the issues before voters again.
Sheffield Lake City Council was expected to pass an emergency ordinance Tuesday night authorizing Mayor Dennis Bring to work with real estate investment company Marcus & Millichap to identify a prospective buyer for Shoreway Shopping Center.
NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Voters will be asked Nov. 5 to approve $136.6 million plan to remake and update the North Ridgeville school district and also to provide money to keep the district operating.
AVON LAKE - A meaty kind of tradition with a little bit of spice will spoon out who's got the best bowl of chili in town this weekend.
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…
AVON LAKE - Bill Schubmehl couldn’t understand what the big deal was when he got home from choir practice just after noon on Oct. 29.
AVON LAKE - Ford Motor Co. will invest $900 million at the Ohio Assembly Plant and add 1500 jobs as part of a settlement with the United Autoworkers.
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…
FAIRVIEW PARK - As a visiting artist, longtime video producer Natalie Bauman is teaching students at Lewis F. Mayer Middle School the art of storytelling so they can record and preserve old family stories and traditions in a digital way.
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 …
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.
NORTH RIDGEVILLE - June Yost still remembers the boy whose family sought help from North Ridgeville Community Care at Christmastime 20 years ago.
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.
AVON - The 80-year-old retired chief of the Avon Fire Department faces a felony charge of pandering sexually-oriented material involving a minor.
AVON LAKE - Members of Heritage Avon Lake will no longer be digging up bones from under the stones at the city's historic Lake Shore Cemetery — but one of the spirits may have a bone to pick with the city.
NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Edward “Marti” Garrow used to recall how children would chase after fire trucks as they sped down rural roads while he was growing up in Columbia Station.
AVON LAKE - The 8th Annual Empty Bowls by the Lake benefit will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at the American Legion Post 211 in Avon Lake.
NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Lorain County Community College has made entering the healthcare field a little easier with a new apprenticeship program.
AVON - The city plans to spend $5.3 million on two sewer projects that will eliminate 143 home septic systems, many that are fouling waterways with raw sewage.
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.
Many of the area's most traveled streets and highways are looking like parking lots these days. We all understand that the Ohio Department of Transportation and locally funded road work occurs in spring and summer.