September 2, 2014

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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

CT photo by Bruce Bishop.

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…

Girls basketball: Avon Lake’s Stephanie Haas just Mag-nificent

Stephanie Haas, an Avon Lake resident, has led Magnificat to a 20-3 record and its first trip to regionals in 10 years. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

Stephanie Haas has wanted to play basketball at Magnificat High School for as long as she can remember wanting to play basketball. “My three older sisters went here,” the Avon Lake resident said. “I grew up watching Magnificat basketball.” She’s doing a lot more than watching these days. Haas, a 5-foot-7 senior guard and the Read More…

Avon Lake power plant to close in 2015

AVON LAKE — The city’s Genon power plant is scheduled to close in April 2015, according to an announcement made Wednesday by the Houston-based company. The 732-megawatt coal-fired plant is one of eight Genon facilities set to close between June 2012 and May 2015. The closings include a 217-megawatt plant in Niles this summer, as Read More…

Avon Lake power plant to go idle in 2015, company says

GenOn expects to deactivate its power plant in Avon Lake by April 2015, according to a news release from the company. The coal-fired plant will be deactivated along with seven others because forecasted returns on investments necessary to comply with environmental regulations are insufficient. Another Ohio plant in Niles will be deactivated, along with five Read More…

Boys basketball: Senior guard makes sure Shoremen defeat Avon, live to play again

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EATON TWP. — Avon Lake jumped out to an 8-0 lead against Avon on Tuesday night and didn’t trail the entire game. Just an easy stroll in a Division I sectional opener, right? Wrong. The Shoremen needed overtime to get past the Eagles 55-45 and advance to Saturday’s Division I sectional final against Elyria. That’s Read More…

District wrestling: Elyria’s Matt Canon flips the script on St. Edward’s domination, wins title

ASHLAND — There wasn’t much deviation from the St. Edward show during Saturday’s action at the Division I district wrestling tournament at Ashland University. The Eagles advanced all 14 wrestlers to the state tournament and put 13 in the finals. They had few hiccups along the way, but one of the biggest came at 120 Read More…

Avon Lake Council finds openness refreshing

AVON LAKE — For years, Avon Lake City Council hashed out the merits and drawbacks of candidates for Council openings, committee posts and other jobs behind closed doors. But that changed last month when Council held the majority of interviews for a Council vacancy in open sessions. And Council members say they’d like to keep Read More…

Avon Lake looks to free firefighters from dispatching

AVON LAKE — The city’s Fire Department is looking at ways to handle its dispatching without using a firefighter to do it. Fire Chief Glen Eisenhardt said he is preparing a proposal to take before the City Council and the administration about the possible options and which one would be the most cost effective. The Read More…