November 26, 2014

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Avon Lake trash bills going up

AVON LAKE — Faced with laying off city workers and trimming city services, City Council approved legislation that ends a 20-year-old trash collection subsidy for residents. To take effect July 1, the measure will save the city about $350,000. The entire $700,000 that the city budgets for trash service would be saved in 2013. The Read More…

Softball: Avon Lake survives cold, EC

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AVON LAKE — The temperature was barely 40 and the wind was brisk out of the north Thursday afternoon on the Avon Lake High School campus. So what? Elyria Catholic’s softball bats got hot in the sixth inning of its non-conference game with Avon Lake. Hot, but not hot enough. The Panthers rallied for five Read More…

Donor steps forward, replaces man’s breathing machine

AVON LAKE — Frank Herceg said he’s always believed in people’s basic decency and compassion, but never more so than on Tuesday. “This reaffirms my faith in this community,” Herceg said after a family donated a breathing machine for his son Steven, whose costly portable unit was taken from an Avon Lake driveway Monday morning. Read More…

Avon Lake runner Katy Link commits to North Carolina college

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Katy Link is heading south. One of the most successful distance runners in the history of Avon Lake High School, Link has orally committed to the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Link, a two-time state qualifier, also considered Loyola University Chicago and Butler in her final pool before choosing UNC-Greensboro. “I really liked the location,” Link Read More…

Vermilion girls second in 800 relay, fifth overall at indoor state championships; Avon’s Madison Cooper second in high jump

AKRON — The Vermilion girls set the bar pretty high for themselves, but with the success they’ve had at the state level the last three years, high standards have become the norm. Saturday at the eighth annual Ohio Association of  Track and Cross Country Coaches track and field championships, the Sailors proved they have good Read More…

Avon Lake councilman asked to testify before Senate subcomittee

AVON LAKE — The U.S. Senate Subcommittee for Clean Air and Nuclear Safety has invited Rob James, the city’s Ward One councilman to testify regarding the scheduled deactivation of the city’s’ GenOn Energy Inc. power plant. The Houston, Texas-based corporation announced last month that the Avon Lake facility was one of eight facilities the company Read More…

Avon Lake Schools officials planning for loss of taxes after plant closes

AVON LAKE — Officials of Avon Lake Schools already are starting to plan for life without the tax money generated by the Genon plant, which is set to close in the spring of 2015. Exactly how much will be lost hasn’t been pinpointed, Superintendent Robert Scott said. “We receive our property tax payment in a Read More…

VIDEO: 17-unit apartment building destroyed by fire

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AVON LAKE — A fire ripped through a 17-unit building at Somerset Luxury Apartments off Moore Road on Thursday morning and left 28 people homeless, according to fire officials. Chris Ilcisko, 29, escaped with the clothes on his back and his dog Cooper after his roommate alerted him that a man was running through the Read More…

Fire damages Avon Lake apartment building

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AVON LAKE — Dozens of people are homeless today after a fire ripped through a unit in the Somerset Apartments off Moore Road. Chris Ilcisko, 29, escaped with the clothes on his back and his dog Cooper after his roommate alerted him a man was running through the halls yelling “Fire! Fire!” “I got the Read More…

Girls basketball: Stephanie Haas shines, but Magnificat falls

STRONGSVILLE — Stephanie Haas had the game Magnificat has come to expect Tuesday against Wadsworth. The only problem was nobody else really dazzled the scorebook like the senior shooting guard did. Add it up and it wasn’t difficult to see how the Blue Streaks lost a 54-42 Division I regional semifinal to Wadsworth. Haas, an Read More…