May 3, 2015

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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…

Avon Lake artist crafts giant guitar for Rock hall project

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AVON LAKE — Judy Kean would have loved to score a couple of tickets for this weekend’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction of acts including the Beastie Boys, Donovan, Guns N’ Roses and The Miracles. “Of course they were all sold out in about 10 minutes,” the Avon Lake artist said with a Read More…

Baseball: Avon Lake gets rare win at Amherst in ugly game

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AMHERST — Avon Lake hung on to beat Amherst, and that was about all one could have said about Wednesday’s Southwestern Conference game. It was maybe the only positive thing one could say about the 10-9 decision. The game included 14 errors, 20 bases on balls and 11 unearned runs on a frigid afternoon that Read More…

Softball: Amherst sees win over Avon Lake coming

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AMHERST — For decades, Amherst’s high school sports teams have been called the Comets. After Wednesday’s 4-1 Southwestern Conference win over Avon Lake, the softball team might want to change its name to Clairvoyants. Why? Comets center fielder Karina Del Valle, who hadn’t yet found her hitting stroke, said she had a feeling she’d have Read More…

Miller Nature Preserve looks to inspire with conservatory display

A themed garden is seen at Miller Nature Preserve in Avon Lake.

Hyacinths, hydrangeas and violas are supplying the color and — in some instances — the rich fragrances that will accompany imaginative ideas come to reality in the “Big Ideas in Small Spaces” display. The flowers are on view in the 5,000-square-foot conservatory of the Miller Nature Preserve in Avon Lake through May 13. The Lorain Read More…

Avon Lake glass artist crafts 10-foot guitar for Rock hall project

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AVON LAKE — Judy Kean would have loved to score a couple of tickets for this weekend’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction of acts including the Beastie Boys, Donovan, Guns N’ Roses and The Miracles. “Of course they were all sold out in about 10 minutes,” the Avon Lake artist said with a Read More…