September 2, 2014

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Truck line coming to Avon Lake Ford plant

The Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake is seen Monday. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

AVON LAKE — The Ohio Tax Credit Authority on Monday approved a 15-year, 50 percent job retention tax credit deal for Ford Motor Co. on the eve of today’s announcement to bring a truck line from Mexico to the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake. Avon Lake Mayor Karl “K.C.” Zuber confirmed the approval late Read More…

Baby hospitalized for fractured skull, dad arrested

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AVON LAKE — A 2-month-old baby boy has a fractured skull but is expected to be OK after a domestic fight on Vinewood Drive Monday evening. The baby’s father, Victor Cabrera-Zamora, 23, is charged with abduction, felonious assault, two counts of domestic violence and improperly handling of firearms in a vehicle. Officers were called to Read More…

Boys swimming: Avon Lake’s Ethan O’Rourke driven to succeed

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Ethan O’Rourke was right there in the hunt for the state cut during his junior season last year. He was on the bubble, but it didn’t happen. The Avon Lake swimmer missed qualifying to state at-large for the 200-yard individual medley, just off by 0.74 of a second. He wasn’t quite as close in the Read More…

Karl Zuber, Gregory Zilka headed for runoff for Avon Lake mayor

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Absentee ballots will be available beginning Monday for voters who want to vote in the Dec. 6 runoff election between incumbent Avon Lake Mayor Karl “K.C.” Zuber and Councilman Gregory Zilka. The Lorain County Board of Elections accepted the recommendation of three attorneys not to wait for certification of the Nov. 8 Read More…

College cross country: Avon Lake’s Matt Link, Amherst’s Devan Molnar ready for nationals

Avon Lake High product Matt Link competes for Edinboro University during the Division II Atlantic Regional Championships.

Lorain County runners Matt Link of Avon Lake and Devan Molnar of Amherst get to test their wheels at Saturday’s NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships in Spokane, Wash., at the Plantes Ferry Athletic Complex. No doubt, Link and his Edinboro University teammates were both thrilled and relieved on Nov. 5. The Fighting Scots captured Read More…

Avon Lake man gets 14 months for sending rifle scope to South Korea

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An Avon Lake man was sentenced Thursday to 14 months in federal prison for illegally shipping infrared rifle scope components to South Korea. Kue Sang Chun, 67, pleaded guilty earlier this year to exporting defense articles on the U.S. Munitions List without obtaining an export license and filing a false tax return. “This defendant violated Read More…

Avon Lake mayoral race heads to runoff

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AVON LAKE — Voters in Avon Lake will return to the polls Dec. 6 for a runoff election between the top two finishers in Tuesday’s mayoral election — incumbent Mayor Karl “K.C.” Zuber and City Council President Greg Zilka. Neither man managed to take more than 50 percent of the vote in the three-way race Read More…

State cross country: Avon Lake’s Trevor Norris earns All-Ohio honors

HEBRON — Trevor Norris wore the look of both pain and disgust in the finish chute at Saturday’s Division I state cross country championships. The Avon Lake senior had high hopes of a top 15 or possibly top 10 finish, but it didn’t happen. Norris finished 24th out of 154 runners with a time of Read More…

Regional volleyball: Avon Lake swept in semifinals

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NORWALK — The Shoregals didn’t look like a bunch of girls just trying to get their feet wet. Avon Lake dived into unfamiliar waters head first. “We came out really excited,” setter Whitney Craigo said. “All day at school we were excited to play. We came out hard. We weren’t intimidated. We weren’t scared.” “We Read More…

Cross country: Avon Lake’s Norris, Avon’s Fasciana and Elyria Catholic’s Foisy make state

TIFFIN — Trevor Norris had fire, anger and disappointment in his eyes as he tried to absorb Saturday’s disappointing results at the Tiffin regional cross country championships. But first, there was some good news. The Avon Lake senior finished second overall to Maumee senior Willy Fink (15:50.53) with a time of 15:52.41. It was the Read More…