December 20, 2014

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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…

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…