May 24, 2015

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Avon Lake Council looking into deer hunting recommendation

AVON LAKE — A recommendation that would permit bow hunting of deer in designated parts of the city isn’t sitting well with one city councilman. “I was totally stunned when I saw the areas of the city deemed to be sufficient as hunting grounds,” said David Kos, the city’s 4th Ward councilman. “Some are no Read More…

Avon Lake student wins top honors in ‘Stop the Hate’ essay contest

Julia Jantz, 14, was the winner in her age group for the Maltz Museum “Stop the Hate” essay contest. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

Julia Jantz’s thoughtful words about the ache of isolation and the soothing comfort and joy of acceptance and friendship put her into some rarified company recently when her essay earned a first-place in the annual “Stop the Hate: Youth Speak Out” contest. A finalist selected from more than 1,800 students in grades six through 12 Read More…

Old theater gets something to cheer about

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AVON LAKE — Robin Ewest glanced around the cavernous, empty space that she and her fellow co-owners of Infinity Athletics vow will be ready to host an open house next week. “We were here till 3:30 a.m. this morning painting the logo,” Ewest said with a laugh, pointing to a large blue and white emblem Read More…

Avon Jim Reynolds Relays: Shoregals second in field, first in field events

AVON — The Avon Lake girls were outstanding in the field Saturday. And largely because of that, they finished second at Saturday’s annual Avon Jim Reynolds Relays. The Shoregals had 60 points to finish well behind first-place Rocky River (86), which won the meet for the eighth time dating back to 1998 and for the Read More…

Softball: Amherst makes move with key league win over Avon Lake

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AVON LAKE — The late innings have become bad news for Avon Lake’s softball team. Take away Thursday’s sixth inning and the Shoregals defeat Amherst in a big Southwestern Conference matchup. Take away Wednesday’s seventh inning and the Shoregals not only dump Westlake, but stand alone at the top of the SWC standings this morning. Read More…

Baseball: Run in seventh sinks Avon Lake

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WESTLAKE — Brett Kiser breezed through the first five hitters he faced. Kiser, who came in to pitch with one out and two runners on base in the fifth inning, got Avon Lake out of a jam in the fifth and retired the side in order in the sixth. Then came the seventh inning, when Read More…

Avon Lake man to give talk on West Point book

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AVON LAKE — The golden helmet and sword that adorn the coat of arms of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., have long intrigued Avon Lake’s Clyde Cocke, a 1977 graduate of the academy and author of a new book that focuses on the cadet experience. “There is a sword which is a Read More…

Softball: Black River, Avon Lake win at Firestone tournament

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SPENCER — In a come-from-behind thriller, Black River scored three runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to nip Northwestern 5-4 on Thursday night. The last-minute drama unfolded in the opening round of Black River’s annual J.B. Firestone softball tournament at Firestone Park. More photos below. The big blow came in Read More…

Love affair with sundials leads to new endeavor for Avon Lake man

AVON LAKE — Chet Roberts’ love affair with sundials began with a desire to have one for his wife, Audrey. It seemed only fitting since she serves as president of the Avon-on-the-Lake Garden Club — and gardens are where most sundials are found. The couple’s search for the perfect one was not an easy task. Read More…

Track and field: Shoremen win third straight Midview-Lorain County Invitational; Amherst grabs girls title

EATON TWP. — Last year’s 22 meet records proved a tough act to follow, but Friday night’s performance at the Midview-Lorain County Track and Field Invitational had plenty going for it. Try nine outright records and one tied. The Avon Lake boys won their third straight title, topping Avon 126-119½ at Ed Adelsberg Stadium. Led Read More…