May 5, 2016

Elyria
Mostly cloudy
57°F
 

Northeastern municipalities tout growth

AVON — Four mayors each touted their respective community’s economic achievements while putting positive spins on each city’s future at the annual Mayors Luncheonon Wednesday at Tom’s Country Place. The audience heard similar reports, banter and jokes from mayors of Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield and Sheffield Lake, but it was Avon Mayor Jim Smith who Read More…

Police chief’s wife pleads no contest to theft charge

AVON LAKE — Elaine Freeman, the wife of North Ridgeville Police Chief Mike Freeman, pleaded no contest today to a theft charge stemming from her November arrest for shoplifting at the Target store in Avon. Elaine Freeman was ordered to pay a $250 fine and given a 30-day suspended jail sentence during her appearance in Read More…

Avon Lake ballplayers could wind up benched by ‘Harlem Shake’ video

AVON LAKE — An unknown number of Avon Lake High School baseball players could face discipline for shooting an inappropriate “Harlem Shake” video and posting it to YouTube. Avon Lake Schools Superintendent Robert Scott said the video was posted to the site March 6. It was removed Monday after he received an anonymous tip about Read More…

Avon Lake to use chopper to take deer census today

AVON LAKE — A helicopter may spend a good deal of the day today flying above the city. Its occupants, including an Avon Lake police officer, will count the city’s deer population as part of the community’s continuing efforts towards controlling the animals. “We are expecting snow tonight and early Wednesday, so we felt conditions Read More…

Boys basketball: Devon Andrews’ tip-in forces overtime, sparks Lorain past Avon Lake

EATON TWP. — The numbers didn’t lie … but they didn’t paint an accurate picture. Lorain was outrebounded in a big way and missed 18 free throws Friday, but sophomore Devon Andrews’ tip-in with 1.4 seconds left in the fourth quarter sent the game to overtime, where the Titans prevailed 66-59 over Avon Lake. The Read More…

Avon Lake employee earnings

AVON LAKE — Many people might assume the mayor of a community automatically sits atop the list of best-paid city workers, but that wasn’t the case in this lakefront city. Mayor Greg Zilka ranked 23rd among city workers for salaries paid in 2012 at $90,100.03. Avon Lake’s top-paid personnel came from the Fire, Police and Read More…

Division I district wrestling: Three from area grab seconds; seven moving on to state

CLEVELAND — All three Lorain County wrestlers who reached Division I district championship matches at Cleveland State on Saturday night lost, but they all feel confident after strong performances against top-tier opponents. Elyria junior Armando Torres lost a 3-1 decision to Brecksville senior Aaron Assad in the 113-pound final, Elyria freshman Ben Darmstadt lost 11-6 Read More…

Division I district wrestling: Disappointing day as two of area’s best don’t get to compete

CLEVELAND — The opening day of the Division I district tournament at Cleveland State was as memorable for the wrestlers who were missing as for those who battled their way into the championship semifinals. Lorain County saw a pair of sectional champions — Elyria’s Brandon Egnor at 132 pounds and Lorain’s Luther Washington at 160 Read More…

Boys basketball: Shoremen fall at ‘The Q’

CLEVELAND — Avon Lake had the chance Tuesday to do what many teams don’t — play on an NBA court in a 20,000-seat arena. And while the Shoremen will certainly remember the experience, they’ll take a few regrets back to Lorain County from downtown Cleveland. Strongsville beat Avon Lake 55-52 on Tuesday night at Quicken Read More…

Oh deer! Avon Lake woman’s blog post goes viral

AVON LAKE — Deer may not read, but people sure do. An online column by an Avon Lake resident who objects to “deer crossing” signs on grounds “deer cannot read, do not obey the law and probably cross where they wish” went viral after being posted by Gawker, where it had received more than 24,300 Read More…