June 29, 2016

Elyria
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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…

Avon Lake businesses load up their plates for a ‘food fight’

AVON LAKE — A “food fight” that started a month ago between businesses operating along one of the city’s bigger industrial parkways will provide thousands of meals for area families this holiday season and beyond. Named the Pin Oak Parkway Food Fight, the charitable effort involving several large and small businesses generated enough money and Read More…

High school hockey: Avon starts fast, rolls past Avon Lake for first-ever league win

NORTH OLMSTED — Avon’s 9-2 win over Avon Lake on Sunday at the North Olmsted Rec doesn’t put the Eagles in a league by themselves. But then, that’s sort of the point. The Eagles, who played their first two seasons as an independent, took advantage of a Shoremen team missing four players to pick up Read More…

High school wrestling: Amherst rolls to second straight K of C tournament title

AVON LAKE — It’s been a long time since Lorain County wrestlers had such a dominating showing at the season-opening Knights of Columbus wrestling tournament at Avon Lake High School. Over the past 10 years of the 32-year-old event, Lorain County never had more than seven individual champs, and you have to go all the Read More…

High school wrestling: Defending champ Amherst off to good start at K of C tournament

AVON LAKE — After one day of the 32nd annual Knights of Columbus Wrestling Tournament at Avon Lake High School, Amherst is right where it wants to be: at the top of the standings and in good shape to defend its title. The Comets outscored the 14 other teams in the field with 115 points Read More…

Irish Heritage Club in Avon Lake closing

AVON LAKE — They won’t be saying “failte” or welcome much longer at the city’s Irish Heritage Club. That’s because the center, which once hosted parties, receptions and cultural gatherings for hundreds of members will be closing in a few weeks. An e-mail sent out Wednesday stated the club, which is located at 726 Avon-Belden Read More…

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…