August 31, 2015

Elyria
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Bendix officially announces relocation of headquarters to Avon

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Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC will build its new headquarters in Avon. The company announced Friday that it has signed an agreement to purchased about 60 acres of land about 10 miles from its current locale in Elyria. A groundbreaking date has not been set as the company is awaiting final approvals from state and Read More…

Cities hope for big money in state settlement with road salt companies

Lisa Roberson and Jon Wysochanski ELYRIA — Across the county, city officials are tallying what they have spent on road salt in hopes of getting a share of an $11.5 million settlement with Morton Salt Inc. and Cargill Inc. over past rock salt sales. “I have no idea what we will get,” Elyria’s Safety-Service Director Read More…

Elyria East rolls over Avon; date with Tallmadge looms

ELYRIA — Pitching, timely hitting and a bit of wildness from the opposing pitcher all added up to an 11-1 win for the Elyria East All-Stars (9-10) in the consolation bracket final over the Avon All-Stars in the District 3 Little League softball tournament. Elyria East will have its hands full Thursday night when it Read More…

North bats come alive to deny Avon state tournament bid

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Avon had two chances to win the Little League District 3 Majors championship, but couldn’t close the deal against Cuyahoga Falls North on Monday. North’s bats came alive for the second straight game, scoring in all but one inning in a 16-7 win to clinch a spot in the state tournament which Read More…

Avon wins deciding game against Cuyahoga Falls, advances to state

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AVON — Josh Putka is affectionately called “Pudding Cup” by his teammates. And Monday he delivered an early treat with a bases-clearing double to the fence to get Avon’s 10-11 all-stars going in an 11-8 District 3 championship win over Cuyahoga Falls North at Veterans Memorial Park. “They were just joking around,” Putka said of Read More…

Avon pool finally open to public

After some delays, the Avon Municipal Aquatic Facility on Detroit Road had its grand opening Monday. The facility is open 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends. The facility includes a 550,000-gallon, eight-lane competitive pool and separate 170,000-gallon recreational pool and children’s splash pad. For more information along with Read More…

Little League baseball: Avon 11-12 all-stars fall to Cuyahoga Falls North, but still have one more chance to make state

AVON — Cuyahoga Falls North got its revenge Saturday night, forcing a decisive game for the Little League 11-12 double-elimination championship with an 18-5 win against Avon. The teams will play again Monday at 6 p.m. in Cuyahoga Falls for the Ohio District 3 title and a berth in the state tournament, which begins July Read More…

Little League baseball: Solid pitching, seven-run inning help Avon knock off Elyria East in 9-10 consolation bracket final

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AVON — The Avon Little League All-Stars played Wednesday like a team that didn’t want its season to be over. Behind the strength of a complete-game five-hitter from Landon Wescott and a seven-run fourth inning, Avon defeated Elyria East 13-3 in five innings in the 9-10 consolation bracket final. Elyria East took a brief 3-2 Read More…

Avon pool nearly ready for public

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The final touches are being placed on the Avon Municipal Aquatic Facility. More specifically, it has water in it. Crews from the Mansfield-based Astro Pool Co., which constructed the pool, began filling the 550,000-gallon, eight-lane competitive pool and separate 170,000-gallon recreational pool and children’s splash pad Monday. It will take an estimated three quarters of Read More…

Little League baseball: Mason Bingham’s big blast lifts Avon 12-U team past Cuyahoga Falls and into championship game

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Mason Bingham only got one at-bat but he made the most of it Saturday. Avon’s 12-U Little League team entered the top of the sixth tied with Cuyahoga Falls when Bingham crushed a pitch to the parking lot for the decisive two runs in a 4-2 win, sending Avon to the championship Read More…