February 27, 2015

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H.S. Football: Playoffs final scores

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Man sues Avon Lake to get skate park closed

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AVON LAKE — It was what James Pietrangelo II described as the “cacophonous noise” of a skate park near his house that caused him to file a lawsuit against the city on Wednesday, calling for the park to be closed. “I had to sue for my safety,” Pietrangelo said, describing how he has been harassed Read More…

High school football: Seniors-only meeting sparks Avon Lake past North Ridgeville

Avon Lake's Collin Lucas digs for long yardage as North Ridgeville's Jacob Ruoff and Shawn Stumpf try to stop him. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — It may have taken 21½ hours to complete the game, but Avon Lake coach Larry Laird isn’t complaining. His Shoremen rallied Saturday to pull out a 14-7 win over North Ridgeville in a game postponed by bad weather Friday night. Avon Lake improved to 3-1 while North Ridgeville fell to 2-2. The Read More…

Avon Lake deer survey results pinpoint overpopulation areas

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AVON LAKE — Results of a survey about deer have been released. The survey, available to all city residents, was completed by approximately 950 people. There were 50 people who did not provide addresses, so those surveys weren’t counted. The results were examined by the Avon Lake City Council, Mayor Greg Zilka, the Ohio Department Read More…