September 1, 2015

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Kids get Super instruction: EC grad Matt Wilhelm, who won an NFL title with the Packers, lends his insight at football camp

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The inaugural T3 Performance youth football camp took place Saturday morning, yet the stars were out during the four hours of training. The biggest was former Elyria Catholic standout Matt Wilhelm, who won a national championship at Ohio State in 2002 and a Super Bowl ring with the Green Bay Packers in Read More…

Community gardeners plan green education in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — The folks who tend plots in the Avon Lake Community Garden are always on the lookout for pertinent programs to better educate residents in all phases of gardening. The organization will sponsor its first-ever program on organic methods of pest control 7 p.m. Tuesday at the garden site at Troy Intermediate School Read More…

Body of man who went missing in lake is found

AVON LAKE — The body of a Warren-area man who disappeared below the waters of Lake Erie near the GenOn power plant discharge channel Wednesday night has been identified. According to Avon Lake police, the body of 23-year-old Anthony Norman was spotted floating in the water by security personnel of the GenOn plant about 7:30 Read More…

Cleveland man missing in lake near Avon Lake power plant

AVON LAKE — The search for a Cleveland-area man presumed drowned Wednesday resumes this morning. The search was suspended about 12:05 this morning near the deadly discharge channel by the Genon power plant. “All we can go on is the point he was last seen,” Avon Lake fire Lt. Jeff Moore told distraught relatives of Read More…

Avon Lake’s Zack Zamiska answers when combines come calling

AVON LAKE — Zack Zamiska had a junior season to build on, landing first-team All-Lorain County and All-Southwestern Conference honors in football. However, that wasn’t nearly enough for the Avon Lake defensive tackle, who was gearing up to make a splash in the college recruiting process. So, the 6-foot-5, 260-pound senior-to-be took part in a Read More…

Who’s the master? Lorain’s Frank Guadalupe wins Park 2 Park Half Marathon

SHEFFIELD — Two-time defending champ John Kruszka of Avon sized up the competition quickly before toeing the starting line at Sunday’s ninth annual Park 2 Park Half Marathon. Kruszka recognized Lorain masters runner Frank Guadalupe and knew he might be running for second. Guadalupe, 48, set the tone from the start, leading nearly wire-to-wire to Read More…

Big 33 Football Classic: Midview’s Bill Albright savoring coaching Ohio’s top talent in prestigious all-star clash

Bill Albright said things have been a little bit crazy the past few weeks. The Midview coach said he’s been scrambling. He used the word hectic — twice. While Albright talked about how humbling it was to be named the Ohio team’s head coach for today’s Big 33 game in Hershey, Pa., he also knew Read More…

Detective briefs citizens group on drug deaths

Mehling

AVON — With prescription drug and heroin addiction on the rise, a veteran drug warrior on Wednesday briefed parents of addicts on the problem and how police are dealing with it. Detective Greg Mehling, of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office and Lorain County Drug Task Force, said there were two fatal drug overdoses this weekend Read More…

Avon Lake gives go-ahead for park wine-tasting

AVON LAKE — The city has granted a one-day exemption to a standing ban on alcohol in city parks for a wine-tasting event in July. But one councilman said it’s the wrong move. “I’ve voiced my concerns about this since the first day it was discussed,” Councilman Larry Meiners said. He cast the lone “no” Read More…

Avon Lake dedicates community garden

Troy Intermediate School teacher Ed Citro and his wife, Jeanne, set up frames for raised bed gardens. Intermediate school students will “learn by doing” when they harvest this fall.

AVON LAKE — Community gardens have steadily grown in popularity for years, and now it’s Avon Lake’s turn to be added to the list. The Avon Lake venture joins similar programs in North Ridgeville, Bay Village, Rocky River and Lakewood, according to Dale Cracas, an Avon Lake school board member who co-chaired a group dedicated Read More…