July 7, 2015

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Avon mulls limit on cat ownership

AVON –— City officials are considering putting a cap on how many cats a resident can own. They think such a law could provide the city with a way to deal with animal hoarding situations. Law Director John Gasior said City Council is in the process of discussing a potential ordinance that draws on language Read More…

Avon pool opening delayed again

AVON — The Avon Municipal Aquatic Facility won’t open this weekend due to delays in the construction process. The pool was expected to open Memorial Day. That deadline was pushed back after bids for construction came back in November nearly $2 million higher than expected, and project managers suggested relaxing the deadline to create a Read More…

Little League Softball: Elyria East rallies, beats Avon in sixth inning

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AVON — Elyria East’s Alexis Qualls didn’t want to come back out to pitch extra innings. Catcher Emma Barnes made sure she didn’t have to. Barnes led off the bottom of the sixth inning by reaching base on an Avon error and slid into home with the winning run after a wild pitch to cap Read More…

Piazza, shepherd of Avon’s growth, retiring

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AVON — If former mayor Jim Smith was “just a barber” turned mayor, then Jim Piazza was just a flower-grower turned planning coordinator. Piazza, 66, who owned and operated a family greenhouse until 2004, retires today after more than 20 years with the city’s Planning Department. He came on board in 1994, chairing the Planning Read More…

Young Indians fan makes friends with Tigers slugger Cabrera after highlight-reel catch

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AVON — A Cleveland Indians cap was placed on Dominic Opron’s head shortly after he was born. Some might say his fate was sealed from then on. But not to hear the soft-spoken 11-year-old tell it when he speaks of the episode that transpired at Tuesday night’s Indians/Detroit Tigers game. Dominic’s spur-of-the-moment catch of a Read More…

Avon City Council passes pool rules

AVON — City Council approved a set of rules Monday for its soon-to-open Municipal Aquatic Facility, which includes punishments for violators that could include misdemeanor charges or jail time. The ordinance passed unanimously, and city officials said violators would be charged with crimes only as a last resort. The law says first-time violators could face Read More…

2 Lorain County teachers receive summer fellowship

Two Lorain County teachers are going back to the classroom this summer, this time as students. The Ashbrook Center named Elyria High School teacher Anne Runion and Avon resident Gregory Stringer, a teacher for Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, among the 100 recipients of the Buchwald Summer Fellowship on Tuesday. Through this fellowship, both teachers will Read More…

PHOTOS: 2015 Duck Tape Festival

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Did you miss the weekend’s Duck Tape Festival in Avon? Or did you have so much fun there that you want to see more of it? Well, we have photos.

Chris Henning, Amanda Morrow earn top bowler awards

AVON — What does it take to be the best bowler in the Elyria Bowling Association? For Chris Henning, it took a season-record seven 300 games and a pair of 800 series. Amanda Morrow needed a record 20 700 series and a 300 game of her own. On Thursday night, Henning and Morrow were named Read More…

Avon drafting pool rules with ‘bite’

AVON — Pool rules are being drafted for the soon-to-open Avon Municipal Aquatic Facility and rule-breakers could face fines, misdemeanor charges or jail time. Gone are the days of unbridled summer fun in the swimming hole: The long list of rules governs personal behavior and hygiene, tailored to an era in which municipalities must guard Read More…