June 28, 2016

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Avon Lake lineman finds Northwestern a perfect fit

AVON LAKE — At 6-foot-6 and 270 pounds, Avon Lake junior two-way lineman Ben Oxley was having no problem attracting interest from Division I football programs. But along with his size and athleticism, the football, basketball and track and field athlete also happens to excel in the classroom, ranking among the top five students in Read More…

Late taxes from Genon credited to Avon Lake Schools

AVON LAKE — Lorain County Auditor Craig Snodgrass’ office has agreed to advance Avon Lake Schools roughly $1.5 million worth of taxes paid late by the owner of the power plant in the city. Avon Lake Schools Treasurer Autumn Streng said Tuesday that decision doesn’t mean the district will get additional revenue but rather will Read More…

Avon Lake boy hits Pokemon fame

AVON LAKE — The world of competitive Pokemon may leave the rest of us scratching our heads. But for those who get it, the popular card game is a passion shared by a global community. “The first time we were at (the World Championships) last year in Hawaii, we got to meet people from Brazil, Read More…

Northeastern municipalities tout growth

AVON — Four mayors each touted their respective community’s economic achievements while putting positive spins on each city’s future at the annual Mayors Luncheonon Wednesday at Tom’s Country Place. The audience heard similar reports, banter and jokes from mayors of Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield and Sheffield Lake, but it was Avon Mayor Jim Smith who Read More…

Police chief’s wife pleads no contest to theft charge

AVON LAKE — Elaine Freeman, the wife of North Ridgeville Police Chief Mike Freeman, pleaded no contest today to a theft charge stemming from her November arrest for shoplifting at the Target store in Avon. Elaine Freeman was ordered to pay a $250 fine and given a 30-day suspended jail sentence during her appearance in Read More…

Avon Lake ballplayers could wind up benched by ‘Harlem Shake’ video

AVON LAKE — An unknown number of Avon Lake High School baseball players could face discipline for shooting an inappropriate “Harlem Shake” video and posting it to YouTube. Avon Lake Schools Superintendent Robert Scott said the video was posted to the site March 6. It was removed Monday after he received an anonymous tip about Read More…

Avon Lake to use chopper to take deer census today

AVON LAKE — A helicopter may spend a good deal of the day today flying above the city. Its occupants, including an Avon Lake police officer, will count the city’s deer population as part of the community’s continuing efforts towards controlling the animals. “We are expecting snow tonight and early Wednesday, so we felt conditions Read More…

Boys basketball: Devon Andrews’ tip-in forces overtime, sparks Lorain past Avon Lake

EATON TWP. — The numbers didn’t lie … but they didn’t paint an accurate picture. Lorain was outrebounded in a big way and missed 18 free throws Friday, but sophomore Devon Andrews’ tip-in with 1.4 seconds left in the fourth quarter sent the game to overtime, where the Titans prevailed 66-59 over Avon Lake. The Read More…

Avon Lake employee earnings

AVON LAKE — Many people might assume the mayor of a community automatically sits atop the list of best-paid city workers, but that wasn’t the case in this lakefront city. Mayor Greg Zilka ranked 23rd among city workers for salaries paid in 2012 at $90,100.03. Avon Lake’s top-paid personnel came from the Fire, Police and Read More…

Division I district wrestling: Three from area grab seconds; seven moving on to state

CLEVELAND — All three Lorain County wrestlers who reached Division I district championship matches at Cleveland State on Saturday night lost, but they all feel confident after strong performances against top-tier opponents. Elyria junior Armando Torres lost a 3-1 decision to Brecksville senior Aaron Assad in the 113-pound final, Elyria freshman Ben Darmstadt lost 11-6 Read More…