May 25, 2016

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High school wrestling: Elyria handles Lorain to advance in inaugural tourney

ELYRIA — The match of the night ended with a Lorain victory, but the dual meet was decidedly won by Elyria as the Pioneers and Titans competed in the inaugural state team tournament Wednesday. Elyria — the No. 3 seed in the Division I, Region 2-A bracket — defeated Lorain — the No. 6 seed Read More…

Girls basketball: Shoregals run away from Clippers

AVON LAKE — With a third-quarter run, Avon Lake created some breathing room in a close non-conference game with Clearview on Wednesday night. Then with success in what became a foul-shooting exhibition, the Shoregals pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 40-29 victory. Avon Lake shot no free throws in the first half. But Read More…

Avon Lake residents complain about medical chopper noise

AVON LAKE — City officials have been assured that medical helicopter flights heading to or from the Cleveland Clinic Richard E. Jacobs Avon Family Health and Surgery Center will do their best to hold it down. Mayor Greg Zilka said he had heard some complaints from people living in the southeast corner of the city Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon Lake hangs on for non-league victory over Avon

AVON LAKE — You can’t win if you can’t score. Avon had trouble from the outset Tuesday in its non-conference game against Avon Lake, totaling just five points in each of the first three quarters. The Eagles got hot in the fourth, scoring 20 points, but it still wasn’t enough, as the Shoremen prevailed, 43-35. Read More…

Avon Lake school board considers levy

AVON LAKE — The loss of state money and lower values for residential and commercial property is leading school officials to ask voters for more money this spring. The Avon Lake Board of Education will meet in a special session tonight to discuss and likely approve placing an emergency operating levy on the May ballot. Read More…

Avon Lake passes law allowing rifles to cut deer numbers

AVON LAKE — The city has concluded a sometimes contentious yearlong debate over how to go about reducing the city’s troublesome deer population. By a 6-1 vote, City Council passed legislation Monday night that authorizes Mayor Greg Zilka, Police Chief David Owad and other officials to hone a plan for controlling the city’s estimated 250 Read More…

Longtime Avon Lake assistant named new head football coach

Larry Laird watched Dave Dlugosz lead the Avon Lake football team to the Division II state championship in 2003. The longtime Dlugosz assistant is hoping to duplicate the feat himself, and he expects his mentor to still be right beside him on the sideline if it happens. Laird was approved as the Shoremen head coach Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon Lake turns up defense, drills Amherst

AVON LAKE — Believing can be a powerful thing. After a couple of tough losses to Brecksville and Berea in overtime early in the year, Avon Lake’s defense-first mentality paid huge dividends Friday as the Shoremen allowed just six first-half points and went on to hammer Amherst 52-27 in Southwestern Conference play. “Our kids have Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon Lake cuts down on turnovers to cut down undefeated Westlake

WESTLAKE — It’s early in the season, which means Avon Lake’s win over Westlake on Friday night had more going for it than just the knocking off of the Southwestern Conference favorite. Avon Lake (2-2, 1-2 SWC) defeated previously unbeaten Westlake (4-1, 2-1) at the Demons’ home. The Shoremen held Westlake to 27-percent field-goal shooting, Read More…

Man sentenced for driving into crowd in accident that killed Avon Lake man

CLEVELAND — A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for driving his car into an outdoor street festival in Cleveland, killing two people and injuring three others. Judge Brian Corrigan sentenced 35-year-old Timothy Spock of Lakewood today following Spock’s guilty plea to four charges, including two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide. The Read More…