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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.