July 5, 2015

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Avon Lake Schools pair to retire, be rehired after this year

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AVON LAKE — A pair of successful men within the school system will retire at the end of the current school year but will be hired back at greatly reduced salaries for the 2012-13 school year. The school board plans to vote to rehire head football coach Dave Dlugosz and William Zurkey, who heads the Read More…

High school tennis: Vermilion’s Chaz Hansen suffers first loss, finishes second at sectional

ROCKY RIVER — It’s tough to beat a good team, or good tennis player, three straight times. Rocky River’s Henry Grierson proved there’s validity in that old saying. He lost twice over the last two weeks to Chaz Henson of Vermilion. Saturday, though, was another story as he defeated the previously unbeaten Henson, 6-2, 2-6, Read More…

High school track: Amherst girls end drought, win first SWC title since 2001

AMHERST — Balance, depth and record-setting performances by their two sprint relays propelled the Amherst girls to their first Southwestern Conference championship since 2001 on Friday at Richard S. Cooley Track. Amherst scored 124 points as it held off second-place Avon Lake (108). Brecksville was third (98). Junior Sher Champe lit the spark for the Read More…

Avon Lake Council looking into deer hunting recommendation

AVON LAKE — A recommendation that would permit bow hunting of deer in designated parts of the city isn’t sitting well with one city councilman. “I was totally stunned when I saw the areas of the city deemed to be sufficient as hunting grounds,” said David Kos, the city’s 4th Ward councilman. “Some are no Read More…

Avon Lake student wins top honors in ‘Stop the Hate’ essay contest

Julia Jantz, 14, was the winner in her age group for the Maltz Museum “Stop the Hate” essay contest. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

Julia Jantz’s thoughtful words about the ache of isolation and the soothing comfort and joy of acceptance and friendship put her into some rarified company recently when her essay earned a first-place in the annual “Stop the Hate: Youth Speak Out” contest. A finalist selected from more than 1,800 students in grades six through 12 Read More…

Old theater gets something to cheer about

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AVON LAKE — Robin Ewest glanced around the cavernous, empty space that she and her fellow co-owners of Infinity Athletics vow will be ready to host an open house next week. “We were here till 3:30 a.m. this morning painting the logo,” Ewest said with a laugh, pointing to a large blue and white emblem Read More…

Avon Jim Reynolds Relays: Shoregals second in field, first in field events

AVON — The Avon Lake girls were outstanding in the field Saturday. And largely because of that, they finished second at Saturday’s annual Avon Jim Reynolds Relays. The Shoregals had 60 points to finish well behind first-place Rocky River (86), which won the meet for the eighth time dating back to 1998 and for the Read More…

Softball: Amherst makes move with key league win over Avon Lake

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AVON LAKE — The late innings have become bad news for Avon Lake’s softball team. Take away Thursday’s sixth inning and the Shoregals defeat Amherst in a big Southwestern Conference matchup. Take away Wednesday’s seventh inning and the Shoregals not only dump Westlake, but stand alone at the top of the SWC standings this morning. Read More…

Baseball: Run in seventh sinks Avon Lake

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WESTLAKE — Brett Kiser breezed through the first five hitters he faced. Kiser, who came in to pitch with one out and two runners on base in the fifth inning, got Avon Lake out of a jam in the fifth and retired the side in order in the sixth. Then came the seventh inning, when Read More…

Avon Lake man to give talk on West Point book

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AVON LAKE — The golden helmet and sword that adorn the coat of arms of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., have long intrigued Avon Lake’s Clyde Cocke, a 1977 graduate of the academy and author of a new book that focuses on the cadet experience. “There is a sword which is a Read More…