May 3, 2016

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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…

High school football: Dave Dlugosz retires as Avon Lake coach after 21 seasons, 200 wins

After 21 seasons as the Avon Lake head football coach, Dave Dlugosz is calling it a career. Dlugosz compiled a 200-44 record, won 18 Southwestern Conference championships — including 15 of the last 16 — and guided the Shoremen to the 2003 Division II state championship. His teams also earned academic all-Ohio honors from the Read More…

Avon Lake fire chief asks to be demoted

AVON LAKE — Saying he didn’t want to regret time away from his family put on him by demands the job, Avon Lake Fire Chief Glen Eisenhardt announced this morning he will ask for a voluntary demotion to the his former rank of lieutenant. Eisenhardt, 36, has served as chief for just under a year, Read More…

Just a sophomore, Shoregals’ Niki Schroeder likes Buckeyes for golf … and they like her

AVON LAKE — Niki Schroeder plays golf with a maturity that belies her young age. Is it any wonder she’s made her college choice before her sophomore year is even half over? Schroeder, who owns just about every Avon Lake High School girls golf record and finished second in the Division I state tournament in Read More…

High school basketball: Elyria uses strong first half to down Shoregals

AVON LAKE — Elyria senior Mary Jones has been waiting almost a year for a chance to finally beat Avon Lake. Good things come to those who wait. Jones had 14 points and sophomore Sybil Roseboro added a game-high 15 as the Pioneers avenged last year’s sectional loss with 48-35 win Monday in a non-league Read More…