November 22, 2014

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College signing: Family ties play important role in Avon Lake baseball standout Brad Hamilton picking Kent State

AVON LAKE — Brad Hamilton had plenty of reasons to choose Kent State to continue his baseball career. The Avon Lake catcher liked the program, for one, and a recent trip to the College World Series certainly didn’t hurt. But with rave reviews from two siblings, the program didn’t need to do much more convincing. Read More…

Boys golf: Westlake captures Comet Invitational for second win in as many weeks

OBERLIN — Westlake High School is already serving notice that it’s a team to watch this high school golf season. Need proof? The Demons won the annual Comet Invitational at Oberlin Golf Club with a score of 316, five strokes better than runners-up Olmsted Falls and Avon Lake at 321. Still not convinced? Just last Read More…

Dream season was always in Nightmares’ plans: Lorain County semi-pro football team opens playoffs today

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The Lorain County Nightmares didn’t even have a full roster yet when first-year coach Terry Murray set his goals for the season: go undefeated in the Ohio Football League’s Cardinal Conference and qualify for the playoffs. Done and done. The first-year semipro football team did just what Murray envisioned, going 10-0 in conference play (10-2 Read More…

Vintage truck heads back to the fire house

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AVON LAKE — A 1938 American LaFrance fire truck will be restored by the Fire Department after a local family with multiple generations of firefighters returned it to the city’s possession. In service from 1938 to 1967, the small vehicle was purchased by the city for about $4,100, and later acquired by Bud and Ron Read More…

Avon grad Kaitlin Neumann stays hot in the heat, shoots 77 to win Ohio Girls Golf Foundation tournament by seven shots

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AVON — Kaitlin Neumann was hot. Actually, everyone was Monday during a sweltering day at the Ohio Girls Golf Foundation’s 12th annual tournament at Avon Oaks Country Club. It’s just that Neumann, a recent Avon High grad, had a game to match the weather, taking first place with a 5-over-par 77. “Yes, it was hot,” Read More…

Lake Road closed in Avon Lake due to water main break

AVON LAKE — Traffic is being re-routed in Avon Lake following a water main break on Lake Road. The break occurred on Lake Road near Rice Park between state Route 83 and Jaycox Road, according to Elizabeth Gedeon, administrative assistant to Mayor Greg Zilka. City crews were said to be working on the break as Read More…

Avon Lake business gets eyes-on with Google Glass device

Ed Skimin, president of Emerge Inc. in Avon Lake, wears the company’s demonstration unit of Google Glass.

When the Internet first appeared, Ed Skimin, responding to a gut feeling about its potential, co-founded the software development company Emerge Inc. He jumped in again when he noticed a trend of electronic wearables. “I’m a big fan of disruption and changing the status quo,” said Skimin, a Lorain native whose business is in Avon Read More…

NHRA Summit Nationals Notes: Grafton’s Ronald Matcham finding success in first year in Super Stock … at age 54

NORWALK — In six national events this year, Grafton’s Ronald Matcham has been the top qualifier five times and won five rounds to make it to the semifinals just a few weeks ago in Bristol, Tenn. Not bad for a 54-year-old rookie. “One year,” Matcham said when asked how long he’s been racing. “I actually Read More…

Avon Lake mayor says Genon will stay open

AVON LAKE — The Genon power plant, scheduled to close in April 2015 and take its tax dollars with it, will remain open albeit in a reduced role for the power grid. Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka on Monday said NRG Energy, which acquired the plant earlier this year, will keep the plant open, and Read More…

Avon Lake Council president to seek re-election

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AVON LAKE — Avon Lake City Council President Marty O’Donnell will seek another term to his at-large seat come November. The eight-year member of Council stressed the need to continue his work to approve legislation “that meets the needs of residents and businesses” in announcing his candidacy for the November general election. “We must always Read More…