February 7, 2016

Elyria
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Avon Lake’s Whitney Craigo named Lorain County Miss Volleyball

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ELYRIA — Whitney Craigo thought about being named Lorain County’s Miss Volleyball for 2012. It was in the back of her mind. Way, way in the recesses of her mind. “I wasn’t thinking about it much,” said Craigo, Avon Lake’s 6-foot setter. “I’ve been concentrating on getting ready for (the University of) Maryland. Maybe I Read More…

High school football: Elyria’s Tracy Sprinkle, Midview’s Cody Callaway and Clearview’s Chad Anderson district players of the year

Every high school football player puts together a handful of goals before the season. Midview junior Cody Callaway trimmed his list to three. “One was to get all-state recognition,” Callaway said. “The others were to get to the playoffs and win a state title.” Two out of three ain’t bad. Callaway will earn his All-Ohio Read More…

Avon Lake officials want sit-down with FirstEnergy

AVON LAKE — In the aftermath of a week’s worth of storms, wind and extended power outages, city officials want to sit down with representatives of FirstEnergy to discuss how the firm responded to local communities. “There were all kinds of controversies over the length of time it took to get power back,” Mayor Greg Read More…

Levy failure means district reductions in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — Cuts are a given for the Avon Lake school district after Tuesday’s failure of a 9.04-mill emergency operating levy. Unofficial results show the five-year issue failed by a 6,744 to 6,029 vote. “We’re a little disappointed it didn’t pass, but the fact we lost by that much has us feeling good, given Read More…

College notes: Avon Lake grad headed to cross country nationals again

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Matt Link is going national … again. Edinboro University defended its NCAA Division II Atlantic region cross country title Saturday, meaning the sophomore from Avon Lake will get to make another appearance at the national championships on Nov. 17 at Missouri Southern State University. Link finished seventh Saturday with a time of 31.33.01 in the Read More…

9-year-old LifeFlighted after being hit by car

AVON LAKE — A 9-year-old boy was LifeFlighted today after he was struck by a car in Avon Lake. According to police, the child was playing with other children on Deer Run Lane when he chased a ball into the street and was struck by the car just after noon today. Rescue squads arrived to Read More…

High school football: Whitmer shuts down Shoremen

TOLEDO — Avon Lake has had plenty of nights when it’s won big football games and was the best team on the field. Saturday wasn’t one of those nights. Unbeaten Whitmer defeated the Shoremen 28-0 in a Division I, Region 2 quarterfinal game at Memorial Field with a stifling defense and a methodical offense that Read More…

Kyle Kuhar’s big play on both sides of the ball have Avon Lake rolling

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At 6-foot-2 and 240 pounds, junior Kyle Kuhar certainly has the size of a tight end or defensive end. Guess what? He quietly does both and does both very well for this year’s Avon Lake football team. “He’s a quiet kid, but has nice size,” Avon Lake coach Dave Dlugosz said. “He started last year Read More…

Shelter set up for Avon Lake residents whose power remains out

AVON LAKE — With prospects of falling temperatures and reports of power not being restored to some neighborhoods until Sunday or Monday, the city and the American Red Cross plan to open a reception center for anyone without heat. The center opened 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church and School at 2929 Lake Read More…

Local supporters warming up Romney crowd in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — Local supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are warming up the crowd before Romney takes the stage in the Avon Lake High School gym before a capacity crowd that includes students at the school. A.J. Torres, the Republican candidate for Lorain County sheriff, summed up the reason for Romney’s visit today. Read More…