June 30, 2015

Elyria
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62°F

Following his own path: Football might be in his genes, but Avon Lake’s Ian Mack found success in lacrosse

It would have seemed natural for Avon Lake’s Ian Mack to become a star football player. After all, his father, Dick, was a starter for legendary Ohio State coach Woody Hayes, and his uncle, Tom, is enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame after a 12-year career with the Los Angeles Rams that included Read More…

High school softball: Austinson, Avon nearly perfect in opener

AVON — The Avon Eagles couldn’t have dreamed of a better start. In their season opener Tuesday against non-conference rival Avon Lake, the Eagles erupted for eight first-inning runs and battered the Shoregals for 14 runs on 14 hits in just four innings. Meanwhile, sophomore Dani Austinson (1-0) came within a bunt single of pitching Read More…

Meat from Avon Lake deer culling donated to regional food bank

David Wiedenheft, food resource coordinator for Second Harvest Food Bank in Lorain, opens one of the boxes containing a total of 338 lbs of venison that was delivered to the Lorain food bank after a recent deer cull in Avon Lake. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — The city’s recent culling efforts have resulted in the donation of more than 600 pounds of venison to a local food bank. Mayor Greg Zilka said the U.S. Animal Plant Health Inspection Wildlife Services, which the city entered into a $15,960 contract with to cull deer at Weiss Field using sharpshooters, are Read More…

Winning spelling bee is part of Learwood student’s repertoire

Emma Jankowski

EATON TWP. — It was Emma Jankowski’s bee to win. After placing runner-up in the 2014 East District Spelling Bee and being crowned the winner of the 2015 East District Spelling Bee this year, taking home the first-place trophy for the district finals Friday was sweet success. Emma, an eighth-grader at Learwood Middle School in Read More…

Info sought about Avon Lake World War II casualties

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AVON LAKE — Nine Avon Lake High School graduates have died while serving in the armed forces, but little is known about the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two who graduated in the 1940s. Avon Lake at-large Councilman John Shondel, who retired from the Army Reserve in 1985 and is sergeant-at-arms for Avon Lake American Read More…

Initial deer cull at eight in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — The city’s first culling operation at Weiss Field on Thursday night resulted in sharpshooters killing eight deer. Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka said it was a smooth process and culling will continue. “I wasn’t sure what they were going to get,” Zilka said. “But it was more than I was hoping for.” Read More…

Deer culling begins at Weiss Field in Avon Lake

Deer gather near Pin Oak Parkway in Avon Lake on Thursday evening. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — The city’s first deer culling operation at Weiss Field began Thursday evening silently and with little attention. People walked their dogs and kids played basketball and used the skate park up until 6 p.m. when police arrived, blocked off entrances and asked everyone to leave. Elyria resident Larry Best, who brings his Read More…

Avon Lake deer cull starts today at Weiss Park

AVON LAKE — A culling operation will occur today at Weiss Field with sharpshooters hired through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The announcement comes three days after City  Council passed a law allowing sharpshooting on public property. Public Works Director Joseph Reitz said shooters will meet with the Avon Lake Police Department for a briefing Read More…

Avon Lake deer culling to start soon

AVON LAKE — The city will move forward with a program aimed at killing deer at Weiss Field and the city landfill before the month’s end. City Council approved an ordinance Monday allowing sharpshooters hired through state or federal agencies to conduct culling operations on city property. Council also approved a service agreement with the Read More…

Avon Lake considers nuisance ordinance

AVON LAKE — In an attempt to hold partying, noisy, disruptive or filthy neighbors accountable for repeated offenses, City Council is considering a nuisance ordinance. The ordinance, sponsored by Council President Martin O’Donnell, would provide the city with a way to penalize owners of businesses or homes whose occupants engage in nuisance activities. A wide Read More…