April 1, 2015

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High school softball: Austinson, Avon nearly perfect in opener

AVON — The Avon Eagles couldn’t have dreamed of a better start. In their season opener Tuesday against non-conference rival Avon Lake, the Eagles erupted for eight first-inning runs and battered the Shoregals for 14 runs on 14 hits in just four innings. Meanwhile, sophomore Dani Austinson (1-0) came within a bunt single of pitching Read More…

High school baseball: Three-run first leads Avon past Elyria

Elyria catcher Caleb Henry chases Avon's Logan Doenges after Doenges got caught in a rundown during Monday's game at All Pro Freight Stadium. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

AVON — Anytime a team can put up a crooked number in the first inning, it’s usually a good sign of things to come. Avon was able to put up three runs without an RBI in the first inning thanks to a couple of throwing errors by Elyria, and it proved to be the difference Read More…

Winning spelling bee is part of Learwood student’s repertoire

Emma Jankowski

EATON TWP. — It was Emma Jankowski’s bee to win. After placing runner-up in the 2014 East District Spelling Bee and being crowned the winner of the 2015 East District Spelling Bee this year, taking home the first-place trophy for the district finals Friday was sweet success. Emma, an eighth-grader at Learwood Middle School in Read More…

Meijer in talks for Avon location on Nagel Road

AVON — Rumors that Giant Eagle planned to move from Avon Lake to land on Nagel Road have officially been debunked: Another large-scale grocery store has announced plans for the area. Avon Planning Director Jim Piazza said Thursday that Michigan-based Meijer intends to build a 192,900-square-foot grocery and retail store on 23 acres on the Read More…

Avon police called for missing roof

AVON — A man called the Avon Police Department on Wednesday morning because a crew was tearing his cousin’s roof off. The roofers, he told police, were at the wrong house. According to a police log entry, the crew arrived at 3343 Jaycox Road and started their work day, but they quit after police questioned Read More…

Avon, Olmsted Falls bars cited after fatal crashes

AVON — An Avon bar was cited after its employees served alcohol to a man who then died in a car crash in January, according to a representative from the Ohio Investigative Unit. On Wednesday, agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit charged Dusty’s Tavern in Avon with selling liquor to an already intoxicated Joel Schwartz, Read More…

Potential neighbors express concerns about Coptic church coming to Avon

AVON — Residents are concerned future construction of a church may exacerbate problems in the area. Dr. Osama Malak, of St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Cleveland, told City Council on Monday night his church would like to one day construct a church on 10 acres of land at 3441 Center Road. The city’s code Read More…

Avon takes first step toward eminent domain acquisition

AVON — City Council approved an ordinance Monday to move forward with taking land from local developer Matt Garland through eminent domain to create a park for flood control purposes. Mayor Bryan Jensen said the ordinance Council passed is one step in the process to acquire the property. The ordinance also authorizes the city to Read More…

Avon considers drug tests for student athletes

AVON — Student athletes in the district may soon be subject to random drug testing. Avon Athletic Director Erich Frombach recently presented the Board of Education with initial plans for randomly testing athletes. It’s similar to the policies Amherst, Vermilion and Elyria Catholic have implemented, he said. After attending drug-test workshops at county and state Read More…

Avon to seek land by eminent domain for park

AVON — City Council approved a resolution Monday declaring the city’s intent to take land from a private developer through eminent domain for use as a public park. After meeting in executive session to discuss imminent litigation and the purchase and sale of property, City Council members voted in favor of taking the land. Despite Read More…