August 20, 2014

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New hotel could be coming to Avon

AVON — A top-tier hotel is being proposed for The MarketPlace at Avon retail project. The city’s third hotel, a 112-suite Cambria Suites Hotel, could start construction this spring. It would be the 20th location for the upscale hotel chain. “It’s a new and upcoming member of the Choice Hotels family,” developer Stu Friedman said. Read More…

Ohio liquor sales climbed to a record $849 million in 2012

COLUMBUS — The state says total liquor sales in Ohio climbed to a record $849 million in 2012, up 7 percent from the previous year. The Ohio Division of Liquor Control said today that wholesale sales of spirits to restaurants, bars and clubs increased by more than 5 percent to $257.8 million. The state noted Read More…

President Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

WASHINGTON — Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama today unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. A month after that Read More…

Lorain man accused of having sex with 12-year-old girl

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LORAIN — A 32-year-old Lorain man was arrested Tuesday after allegations that he had sex with a 12-year-old girl during a party. The man, Jonathan Pack, was arrested at his home in the 1800 block of Crehore Ave. and charged with criminal child enticement. The arrest was made after the alleged victim’s sister told police Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon Lake hangs on for non-league victory over Avon

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AVON LAKE — You can’t win if you can’t score. Avon had trouble from the outset Tuesday in its non-conference game against Avon Lake, totaling just five points in each of the first three quarters. The Eagles got hot in the fourth, scoring 20 points, but it still wasn’t enough, as the Shoremen prevailed, 43-35. Read More…

Amherst police seek robber after gas station holdup

The Pure gas station in Amherst was robbed by a man with a knife Monday, according to police. According to Lt. Dan Jasinski, police received a call from the clerk of the store, 1999 Cooper Foster Park Road, at 7:40 p.m. Monday. The clerk said a man entered the store with a mask on and Read More…

Elyria police investigating rollover accident on Gulf Road

ELYRIA — Police are investigating a rollover crash on Gulf Road yesterday evening. According to a crash report, a northbound silver Toyota 4Runner went off the right side of the road as it was entering a curve, struck several wooden barriers and ended up rolling over in the parking lot of Hilltop Park about 8:15 Read More…

Boys basketball: Unbeaten streak ends for Raiders

PARMA — There’s no secret to Columbia’s philosophy: Push the ball, shoot often and then do it all over again. It’s also no secret the Raiders are good at it, with an 11-0 record entering Tuesday night’s non-conference matchup with Parma. The danger, of course, lies in those nights when, either because of an opponent’s Read More…

Boys basketball: EC lets district foes know they’re still dangerous

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ELYRIA — It’s an old math theory that the sum is greater than the parts. Tuesday that theory played out at the Coliseum at Elyria Catholic as the Panthers grinded out a 54-42 non-conference win over Oberlin. It was truly a team victory for EC (5-7), which managed to outhustle, outrebound and outscore the Phoenix Read More…

Boys basketball: Middies somehow force overtime, win over Keystone

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EATON TWP. — It might have taken Midview the better part of four quarters to get its act together, but after suffering through a four-game losing streak the outcome was well worth the wait for the Middies. Behind a game-high 22-point performance from senior Wes Davic, the Middies caught fire in the final 1:40 of Read More…