November 23, 2014

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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…

Girls golf 2013: Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder has only one goal … to be the best she can be

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It’s usually not hard for Niki Schroeder’s family and friends to find her. All they have to do is check the golf course. Schroeder isn’t living the life of luxury, in fact, she’s striving to achieve her dream of being the best golfer in the state, the country and eventually the world. The Avon Lake Read More…

Avon Lake memorial honors legend of 2 sailors from Battle of Lake Erie

John Shondel, American Legion Post 211 Sergeant at Arms and Avon Lake Councilman at Large, delivers a short history of The Battle of Lake Erie during the dedication ceremony of the "Two Unknown Seamen" memorial marker at Lake Shore Cemetery. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE – No one knows who they are, or if they are even buried at Lake Shore Cemetery, but on a windy Sunday morning two unknown seamen were given a memorial there. President of the Avon Lake Historical Society Gerry Vogel said the legend of two seamen whose bodies washed ashore in the early Read More…

High school volleyball: Amherst grabs momentum after Madison Cruzado’s great play in Game 1, sweeps Avon Lake

Amherst's Mallory Sliman hits over Avon Lake's Bella Kneidel, left, and Lauren Bakaitis. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — A turning point can come at any time. In Amherst’s three-game sweep of Avon Lake, freshman Madison Cruzado made an early play that seemed impossible at the time she made it, and turned a tight match into an easy 25-23, 25-13, 25-15 victory. Amherst had not defeated the Shoregals in more than two Read More…

Avon Lake crime watch: Woman slapped in face with piece of pizza

Avon Lake police Thursday, Aug. 22 11:46 a.m. – 600 block Moore Road, theft of tires and oil from storage shed. Friday, Aug. 23 1:13 p.m. – 31900 block Walker Road, report of a woman wearing a hospital gown who walked out of Giant Eagle. Police were unable to locate the woman. 6:52 p.m. – Read More…

Avon Lake soliciting deer problem information from residents

AVON LAKE — Residents are being asked to complete surveys focusing on the reported deer problem in the area. Residents have reported that the city’s large deer population — which was once estimated to be 250 to 300 deer — have been eating their plants and running into roadways, causing accidents. City Councilman Dave Kos Read More…

Avon Lake Wellness Center to open this fall

AVONLAKE – A new wellness clinic,  focusing on combating drug addiction, will open in Avon Lake. The Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services – Avon Lake Wellness Center will open around October. The project was announced during Monday night’s City Council meeting. The city has been working with Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Read More…

Southview grad Jessica Tomazic makes huge strides in a year, goes from 70th to first in Vermilion Triathlon

VERMILION — Lorain County athletes made their presence felt in Sunday’s sixth annual Vermilion Harbor Triathlon and Duathlon at Linwood Park. Lorain’s Jessica Tomazic, 31, won the women’s title and finished ninth overall for the Olympic Distance race in a time of two hours, 27 minutes and 15 seconds. The event consisted of 1.5K swim, Read More…