September 23, 2014

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High school hockey: Midview nips Avon Lake

ROCKY RIVER — On a night when the goaltending on both sides was magnificent, it would only have been fitting that a seeing-eye goal would dictate the outcome. That was what happened in Midview’s 2-1 victory over Avon Lake in a Blue West game Tuesday. Manny Ceja managed to poke his stick through a tangle Read More…

High school wrestling: Columbia’s Brandon Heidinger wanted title, gets MVP award, too

COLUMBIA STATION — Two years ago, Brandon Heidinger won a championship at the Columbia Wrestling Invitational Tournament. After missing last year’s tournament with a back injury, he knew this was his last chance to claim some hardware at his own tournament. Little did he know he’d get more hardware than he could imagine. Thanks to Read More…

15 people file to fill at-large Avon Lake Council seat

AVON LAKE — A number of Avon Lake residents have filed to fill the at-large seat on City Council vacated by Greg Zilka after he won election as mayor last month. Fifteen people have submitted resumes, according to Council Clerk Barbara Dopp. The field includes a pair of former Council members — Holly Kowalski and Read More…

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…