May 29, 2016

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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…

Division I district wrestling: Disappointing day as two of area’s best don’t get to compete

CLEVELAND — The opening day of the Division I district tournament at Cleveland State was as memorable for the wrestlers who were missing as for those who battled their way into the championship semifinals. Lorain County saw a pair of sectional champions — Elyria’s Brandon Egnor at 132 pounds and Lorain’s Luther Washington at 160 Read More…

Boys basketball: Shoremen fall at ‘The Q’

CLEVELAND — Avon Lake had the chance Tuesday to do what many teams don’t — play on an NBA court in a 20,000-seat arena. And while the Shoremen will certainly remember the experience, they’ll take a few regrets back to Lorain County from downtown Cleveland. Strongsville beat Avon Lake 55-52 on Tuesday night at Quicken Read More…

Oh deer! Avon Lake woman’s blog post goes viral

AVON LAKE — Deer may not read, but people sure do. An online column by an Avon Lake resident who objects to “deer crossing” signs on grounds “deer cannot read, do not obey the law and probably cross where they wish” went viral after being posted by Gawker, where it had received more than 24,300 Read More…

High school hockey: Shoremen see why Iggy’s tops

BROOKLYN — This time, Goliath won. And it wasn’t close. There was no upset of biblical proportions Monday as St. Ignatius, the top-ranked hockey team in the state, blasted Avon Lake 13-0 in district tournament play at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. The Wildcats (28-5-3) will face Elyria Catholic in the semifinals at noon in the Read More…

Division I sectional wrestling: Midview’s Zach Frambach hands St. Edward its only loss

LORAIN — Midview’s Zach Frambach put the lone blemish on another stellar opening night for St. Edward at the Division I sectional tournament Friday at Lorain High School. Tied at 1 after regulation, Frambach took down Robbie Rodgers with 20 seconds left and piled up five points for a 6-1 overtime decision at 160 pounds Read More…

District swimming: Shoregals have frosh force

Brittany Menzer and Catrionna Bruce first crossed paths five years ago in the fourth grade at Westview Elementary School. New to the district, Bruce was a move-in from Denver. They then went to Troy Intermediate School together in fifth and sixth grades. A friendship of sorts started last year from gym class at Learwood Middle Read More…