May 25, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
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Illustrators Tattoo inks a deal for needy children

ELYRIA — Andrew Papes has a soft spot for tattoos — and The Chronicle-Telegram’s Not-Forgotten Box. On Friday, Papes, 18, brought a toy fire truck to Illustrators Tattoo & Piercing and got a $10 coupon in return. The truck will go to the Not-Forgotten Box, while he used the coupon to offset the cost of Read More…

Girls soccer: Red senior all-stars edge Blue, but battle of Joneses ends in tie

EATON TWP. — The Red team’s Claire Jones of Avon Lake and Blue’s Celeste Jones of Elyria excelled by trickery of a sort. But Red’s Jessica Zurcher of Firelands used her head, and she cemented a 5-4 victory for her team on a cool, bright Saturday afternoon at Midview’s Ed Adelsberg Stadium. The occasion was Read More…

Boys soccer: Blue senior all-stars find offense in second half, put Red away

EATON TWP. — What started out looking like a low-scoring affair, turned into a shootout in the second half Saturday at the annual Lorain County Soccer Coaches Association boys senior all-star game on the artificial turf at Midview High. The Blue team found the net four times in the second half and went on to Read More…

Proposal to allow deer culling by police discussed in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — A proposed deer-kill ordinance sparked an emotional three-hour public hearing Thursday. The ordinance would allow Mayor Greg Zilka to authorize police officers and other city employees to shoot deer with rifles, to reduce the population of the animals. Ordinance proponents said more deer and deforestation in the city have increased deer-vehicle collisions. Read More…

Avon Lake’s Whitney Craigo named Lorain County Miss Volleyball

ELYRIA — Whitney Craigo thought about being named Lorain County’s Miss Volleyball for 2012. It was in the back of her mind. Way, way in the recesses of her mind. “I wasn’t thinking about it much,” said Craigo, Avon Lake’s 6-foot setter. “I’ve been concentrating on getting ready for (the University of) Maryland. Maybe I Read More…

High school football: Elyria’s Tracy Sprinkle, Midview’s Cody Callaway and Clearview’s Chad Anderson district players of the year

Every high school football player puts together a handful of goals before the season. Midview junior Cody Callaway trimmed his list to three. “One was to get all-state recognition,” Callaway said. “The others were to get to the playoffs and win a state title.” Two out of three ain’t bad. Callaway will earn his All-Ohio Read More…

Avon Lake officials want sit-down with FirstEnergy

AVON LAKE — In the aftermath of a week’s worth of storms, wind and extended power outages, city officials want to sit down with representatives of FirstEnergy to discuss how the firm responded to local communities. “There were all kinds of controversies over the length of time it took to get power back,” Mayor Greg Read More…

Levy failure means district reductions in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — Cuts are a given for the Avon Lake school district after Tuesday’s failure of a 9.04-mill emergency operating levy. Unofficial results show the five-year issue failed by a 6,744 to 6,029 vote. “We’re a little disappointed it didn’t pass, but the fact we lost by that much has us feeling good, given Read More…

College notes: Avon Lake grad headed to cross country nationals again

Matt Link is going national … again. Edinboro University defended its NCAA Division II Atlantic region cross country title Saturday, meaning the sophomore from Avon Lake will get to make another appearance at the national championships on Nov. 17 at Missouri Southern State University. Link finished seventh Saturday with a time of 31.33.01 in the Read More…

9-year-old LifeFlighted after being hit by car

AVON LAKE — A 9-year-old boy was LifeFlighted today after he was struck by a car in Avon Lake. According to police, the child was playing with other children on Deer Run Lane when he chased a ball into the street and was struck by the car just after noon today. Rescue squads arrived to Read More…