February 9, 2016

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High school basketball: Elyria uses strong first half to down Shoregals

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AVON LAKE — Elyria senior Mary Jones has been waiting almost a year for a chance to finally beat Avon Lake. Good things come to those who wait. Jones had 14 points and sophomore Sybil Roseboro added a game-high 15 as the Pioneers avenged last year’s sectional loss with 48-35 win Monday in a non-league Read More…

Avon Lake businesses load up their plates for a ‘food fight’

Truck driver Ray Lopez helps load food Monday for Thogus Products at Pin Oak Parkway in Avon Lake. (CT photo by Steve Fogarty.)

AVON LAKE — A “food fight” that started a month ago between businesses operating along one of the city’s bigger industrial parkways will provide thousands of meals for area families this holiday season and beyond. Named the Pin Oak Parkway Food Fight, the charitable effort involving several large and small businesses generated enough money and Read More…

High school hockey: Avon starts fast, rolls past Avon Lake for first-ever league win

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NORTH OLMSTED — Avon’s 9-2 win over Avon Lake on Sunday at the North Olmsted Rec doesn’t put the Eagles in a league by themselves. But then, that’s sort of the point. The Eagles, who played their first two seasons as an independent, took advantage of a Shoremen team missing four players to pick up Read More…

High school wrestling: Amherst rolls to second straight K of C tournament title

AVON LAKE — It’s been a long time since Lorain County wrestlers had such a dominating showing at the season-opening Knights of Columbus wrestling tournament at Avon Lake High School. Over the past 10 years of the 32-year-old event, Lorain County never had more than seven individual champs, and you have to go all the Read More…

High school wrestling: Defending champ Amherst off to good start at K of C tournament

AVON LAKE — After one day of the 32nd annual Knights of Columbus Wrestling Tournament at Avon Lake High School, Amherst is right where it wants to be: at the top of the standings and in good shape to defend its title. The Comets outscored the 14 other teams in the field with 115 points Read More…

Irish Heritage Club in Avon Lake closing

AVON LAKE — They won’t be saying “failte” or welcome much longer at the city’s Irish Heritage Club. That’s because the center, which once hosted parties, receptions and cultural gatherings for hundreds of members will be closing in a few weeks. An e-mail sent out Wednesday stated the club, which is located at 726 Avon-Belden Read More…

Illustrators Tattoo inks a deal for needy children

ELYRIA — Andrew Papes has a soft spot for tattoos — and The Chronicle-Telegram’s Not-Forgotten Box. On Friday, Papes, 18, brought a toy fire truck to Illustrators Tattoo & Piercing and got a $10 coupon in return. The truck will go to the Not-Forgotten Box, while he used the coupon to offset the cost of Read More…

Girls soccer: Red senior all-stars edge Blue, but battle of Joneses ends in tie

EATON TWP. — The Red team’s Claire Jones of Avon Lake and Blue’s Celeste Jones of Elyria excelled by trickery of a sort. But Red’s Jessica Zurcher of Firelands used her head, and she cemented a 5-4 victory for her team on a cool, bright Saturday afternoon at Midview’s Ed Adelsberg Stadium. The occasion was Read More…

Boys soccer: Blue senior all-stars find offense in second half, put Red away

EATON TWP. — What started out looking like a low-scoring affair, turned into a shootout in the second half Saturday at the annual Lorain County Soccer Coaches Association boys senior all-star game on the artificial turf at Midview High. The Blue team found the net four times in the second half and went on to Read More…

Proposal to allow deer culling by police discussed in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — A proposed deer-kill ordinance sparked an emotional three-hour public hearing Thursday. The ordinance would allow Mayor Greg Zilka to authorize police officers and other city employees to shoot deer with rifles, to reduce the population of the animals. Ordinance proponents said more deer and deforestation in the city have increased deer-vehicle collisions. Read More…