July 3, 2015

Elyria
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Avon Lake residents told to move large ‘monument’ mailboxes

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AVON LAKE — An estimated 160 residents are being told by the city that they have to remove or relocate large mailboxes encased in stonework or overly large posts to keep the city from losing out on as much as $2.4 million in state and federal funds to repave Lake Road and state Route 83. Read More…

Avon Lake school district plans levy

AVON LAKE — Voters here will be asked to approve a new operating levy come November. The need for a new levy comes as the district continues to be beset by financial woes that have included loss of state money and shrinking funds from devalued property. The school board voted Monday night to send two Read More…

Avon Lake High School student vying for Miss Ohio Teen

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This weekend, Avon Lake High student Rachel Sodee will compete as a state finalist in the National American Miss Ohio Teen Pageant in Columbus. Daughter of Leeanne Sodee, Rachel Sodee, 17, will vie for top awards of $1,000 cash along with other items including air transportation to California to take part in the national pageant Read More…

Kids get Super instruction: EC grad Matt Wilhelm, who won an NFL title with the Packers, lends his insight at football camp

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The inaugural T3 Performance youth football camp took place Saturday morning, yet the stars were out during the four hours of training. The biggest was former Elyria Catholic standout Matt Wilhelm, who won a national championship at Ohio State in 2002 and a Super Bowl ring with the Green Bay Packers in Read More…

Community gardeners plan green education in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — The folks who tend plots in the Avon Lake Community Garden are always on the lookout for pertinent programs to better educate residents in all phases of gardening. The organization will sponsor its first-ever program on organic methods of pest control 7 p.m. Tuesday at the garden site at Troy Intermediate School Read More…

Body of man who went missing in lake is found

AVON LAKE — The body of a Warren-area man who disappeared below the waters of Lake Erie near the GenOn power plant discharge channel Wednesday night has been identified. According to Avon Lake police, the body of 23-year-old Anthony Norman was spotted floating in the water by security personnel of the GenOn plant about 7:30 Read More…

Cleveland man missing in lake near Avon Lake power plant

AVON LAKE — The search for a Cleveland-area man presumed drowned Wednesday resumes this morning. The search was suspended about 12:05 this morning near the deadly discharge channel by the Genon power plant. “All we can go on is the point he was last seen,” Avon Lake fire Lt. Jeff Moore told distraught relatives of Read More…

Avon Lake’s Zack Zamiska answers when combines come calling

AVON LAKE — Zack Zamiska had a junior season to build on, landing first-team All-Lorain County and All-Southwestern Conference honors in football. However, that wasn’t nearly enough for the Avon Lake defensive tackle, who was gearing up to make a splash in the college recruiting process. So, the 6-foot-5, 260-pound senior-to-be took part in a Read More…

Who’s the master? Lorain’s Frank Guadalupe wins Park 2 Park Half Marathon

SHEFFIELD — Two-time defending champ John Kruszka of Avon sized up the competition quickly before toeing the starting line at Sunday’s ninth annual Park 2 Park Half Marathon. Kruszka recognized Lorain masters runner Frank Guadalupe and knew he might be running for second. Guadalupe, 48, set the tone from the start, leading nearly wire-to-wire to Read More…

Big 33 Football Classic: Midview’s Bill Albright savoring coaching Ohio’s top talent in prestigious all-star clash

Bill Albright said things have been a little bit crazy the past few weeks. The Midview coach said he’s been scrambling. He used the word hectic — twice. While Albright talked about how humbling it was to be named the Ohio team’s head coach for today’s Big 33 game in Hershey, Pa., he also knew Read More…