October 20, 2014

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Avon Lake crime: Man arrested during domestic violence situation

Avon Lake police 3:06 a.m. Dec. 22 — 32100 block Country Club Drive, a 911 call was made during a domestic violence situation between a man and his girlfriend. The man was arrested and taken to Lorain County Jail, no name given. Friday, Dec. 20 11:39 a.m. — 400 block Long Pointe Drive, lights were Read More…

Avon Lake’s Katie Mihalik caps big day by winning Miss Volleyball award

Miss Volleyball

ELYRIA — Katie Mihalik had an exciting Wednesday. The Avon Lake senior outside hitter signed her national letter of intent to play college volleyball at Cleveland State in the afternoon, then was awarded the Lorain County Miss Volleyball award at Elyria Catholic at night. “I signed with the school I love, Cleveland State, today,” Mihalik Read More…

National signing day: Three Avon Lake athletes, one from Amherst, headed to Division I schools

AL Signing

AVON LAKE — Brad Hamilton obviously has baseball in his blood. Hamilton is not only the son of Tom Hamilton, the radio voice of the Cleveland Indians, he’s also the brother of Nick Hamilton, a farmhand with the Indians who also was a standout player at Avon Lake and Kent State. Wednesday, Brad followed in Read More…

H.S. Football: Playoffs final scores

Playoffs Slider

Five local high school teams advanced to the football postseason. Friday’s games: Toledo St. Francis de Sales 14, Avon 38 Preview: Glenn following long line of solid Avon quarterbacks Recap: Avon overcomes early stumble, rolls over Toledo St. Francis de Sales Avon Lake 21, Highland 28 Preview: Opening lopsided loss motivated Avon Lake Recap: Avon Read More…

Boys regional soccer: Shoremen make long-awaited tourney trip

AL Soccer

AVON LAKE — Players on the current squad were infants and toddlers the last time an Avon Lake boys team advanced to a Sweet 16. Bill Clinton was still the president, the World Trade Center was still standing and Osama bin Laden, Iraq and Afghanistan were nightmares yet to come. That would make the year Read More…

Hearing begins in lawsuit to close Avon Lake skate park

Skate Park sue

AVON LAKE — An Avon Lake homeowner who is suing the city to close a skate park near his house claimed that he has been treated poorly by both the skate park users and one of the lawyers representing Avon Lake in a preliminary injunction hearing Thursday. In his opening statements, James Pietrangelo II called Read More…

For first time, a for profit corporation wins 2014 Difference Makers award

The founding members of 100 Women Who Care About Lorain County -- Nancy Sullivan, left, Sue Bowers, Libby Thuning and Marcia Miller -- were named difference makers this year.

ELYRIA – It goes without saying that a person or a non-profit can be lauded as a difference maker in a community because they are generally the first one to step up and help, but for the first time Leadership Lorain County has named a for profit corporation as one of its 2014 Difference Makers. Read More…

Girls golf: Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder wins Division I district title

Niki Schroeder

MASSILLON — Northeast Ohio has its share of elite talent with Geneva’s Danielle Nicholson, Massillon Jackson’s Landrie Grace and Cassie Pantelas, Magnificat’s Jillian Hollis, Highland’s Chloe McKinzie and Kent Roosevelt’s Nielsen sisters. None of them came close Tuesday to matching Avon Lake junior Niki Schroeder at the Legends of Massillon Division I district tournament. The Read More…

Avon Lake student wins label design contest

Torani

AVON LAKE — A Redwood Elementary School student’s artwork will be featured on a limited-edition Torani Raspberry syrup bottle. The student, 8-year-old Emilia Sansotta, was chosen as one of two winners in a national Art for Kids label design contest. Emilia’s artwork was selected from hundreds of entries submitted by after-school students around the country, Read More…

Man suing Avon Lake over skate park has litigious past

skatepark

AVON LAKE — For attorney James Pietrangelo II, the decision to file a lawsuit calling to close down a skate park was one of many attempts throughout his life to make his voice heard. “I’ve always dedicated myself to being the person who stands up,” Pietrangelo said. On Wednesday, Pietrangelo filed a lawsuit against Avon Read More…