August 1, 2014

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Boys basketball: Middies score final 7 points, stay unbeaten on own court

EATON TWP. — Somehow, Midview won its sixth straight game Tuesday night to remain unbeaten at home. After trailing by six points halfway through the fourth quarter, the Middies (8-2) bounced back to defeat Avon Lake 50-49 in a non-conference thriller that gave fans their money’s worth. They did it with a streak of good Read More…

College football: Playing time sparse, but former Avon Lake standout Ryan Scherer happy at Penn State

Ryan Scherer could have studied and played football at an Ivy League School or somewhere in the Mid-American Conference. Had he chosen either of those routes, his impact on college football fields likely would have been far greater than it has been at Penn State, which plays today in the TicketCity Bowl against Houston in Read More…

Father indicted in incident that left infant with fractured skull

ELYRIA — The father who allegedly fractured the skull of his infant son during a domestic dispute with the boy’s mother has been indicted on charges of endangering children and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle and two counts of domestic violence. Victor Cabrera-Zamora, 23, was trying to leave the woman’s Avon Lake home Read More…

New rules may affect Avon Lake power plant

AVON LAKE — The fate of the Genon Energy coal-fired lakeshore power plant hinges on whether company officials choose to comply with stricter U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mercury regulations announced Wednesday or close the plant. Mark Baird, a Genon spokesman, said after the announcement that the company may need a few months to make a Read More…

High school hockey: Avon Lake scores late goal to salvage tie with Avon in Lorain County Tournament

ELYRIA — Zach Little said he never saw the pass that gave him the chance to give Avon Lake its first point of the Lorain County Tournament. “I just crashed the net and put it in,” Little said. “I didn’t see who passed it. I just saw the puck out front and buried it.” It Read More…

Man arrested for attempted carjacking in Avon Lake

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AVON LAKE — A man from Euclid was arrested Thursday after he reportedly tried to carjack a woman at Speedway. Bryan Schiffbauer, 23, is charged with robbery and assault and is being held in the Lorain County Jail, according to Avon Lake police. Police were called to the gas station, at state Route 83 and Read More…

Greg Zilka defeats Karl Zuber in Avon Lake

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AVON LAKE — Tuesday’s mayoral runoff was nonpartisan, but Democrat Greg Zilka attributed his unofficial razor-thin, 29-vote defeat of incumbent Mayor Karl “K.C.” Zuber to party crossovers. “It was frustrating when party politics kept on being brought into the race (but) frankly, I won because I received quite a few votes from people who registered Read More…

Democrats criticize Kasich’s involvement in Ford deal

Gov. John Kasich, left, and Ford Vice President of North American Manufacturing Jim Tetreault talk Tuesday at the Ohio Assembly Plant. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

While Gov. John Kasich was in Avon Lake on Tuesday formally announcing a tax credit deal designed to help Ford Motor Co.’s $128 million upgrade of its Ohio Assembly Plant, Democrats were taking political jabs at the Republican governor during a conference call with reporters. U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, D-Copley Township, and state Rep. Matt Read More…

Avon Lake voters head to polls for mayor runoff

AVON LAKE — Voters will choose their next mayor in a special runoff election today, but low turnout is anticipated. About 30 percent of the city’s 16,000 registered voters are expected to cast a ballot, said Paul Adams, director of the Lorain County Board of Elections. Incumbent Mayor Karl “K.C.” Zuber will face Council President Read More…

Truck line coming to Avon Lake Ford plant

The Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake is seen Monday. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

AVON LAKE — The Ohio Tax Credit Authority on Monday approved a 15-year, 50 percent job retention tax credit deal for Ford Motor Co. on the eve of today’s announcement to bring a truck line from Mexico to the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake. Avon Lake Mayor Karl “K.C.” Zuber confirmed the approval late Read More…