October 22, 2014

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High School Football: Avon at Avon Lake

Avon Lake's Cole Schmidt runs for a first down in the second quarter against Avon.
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AVON LAKE — There was no denying the secret to Avon’s success Friday night. The only debate after the Eagles’ 44-7 rout of rival Avon Lake centered on who was responsible. Junior quarterback Jake Sopko threw three first-half passes to senior receiver Zack Torbert that went for 133 yards and three touchdowns, and the Eagles Read More…

Four arrested in Avon break-ins

AVON — Four men were arrested after they were accused of vandalizing property and burglarizing garages in housing developments. Police arrested Nicholas Price, 19, of 38707 Berkshire Ave., Connor Fritsch, 18, of 31730 Schwartz Road, Shawn Dziurzynski, 18, of 36620 Bordeaux, and Benjamin Gibson, 19, of 37846 Lorie Blvd., on felony charges of burglary, and Read More…

Traffic restricted for water main break on Colorado Avenue in Avon

Avon crews are working to repair a water main break on Colorado Avenue. PHOTO COURTESY OF TWITTER USER @ZIPKICKER

AVON – City utility department crews are working on fixing a 12-inch water main break on Colorado Avenue. Crews are excavating the area to see what the problem is and if the water main can be repaired with a clamp versus cutting, according to Anthony Lorenzo, superintendent of utilities. He said the repair could take Read More…

Video: Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen completes Ice Bucket Challenge

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AVON — Mayor Bryan Jensen did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Sunday afternoon, challenging State Senator Gayle Manning, the Lorain County Commissioners and mayors of North Ridgeville, Sheffield Village, Sheffield Lake, Avon Lake and Westlake. Jensen’s wife Kimberley and daughter Brittney Reising dumped the bucket on Jensen. Reising’s dog, Pasley, can be seen dumping something Read More…

Family says Avon cemetery’s lack of care for gravesites a ‘disgrace’

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AVON — Helen Weaver simply wants her feet to stay dry while walking on fresh-cut grass when she visits her deceased son Walter Taylor’s grave. Taylor died after having a heart attack in his sleep in June 2013 at age 50. Weaver, 75, said she’s been given the runaround by the staff at Resthaven Memory Read More…

Avon OKs plans for senior living center

AVON — Construction of a senior living facility along Nagel Road near the Cleveland Clinic could begin in October, officials said. The Planning Commission Wednesday night approved general development plans for Michigan-based Edward Rose Properties to construct a 189,314-square-foot, three-story senior living facility on 32 acres. Phase 1 of the project calls for construction of Read More…

Avon, Avon Lake mayors ‘up the ante’ for high school football game

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AVON — Who will win the Aug. 29 high school football game — the Avon Eagles or the Avon Lake Shoremen? Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen is confident the Eagles will win, so he challenged Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka to a bet: The loser must wear the winner’s jersey the entire day of the council Read More…

Avon’s master sidewalk plan largely finished

AVON — Where does the sidewalk end? In Avon, plenty of places. The city has tried to connect the dots for two decades. Planning Department officials met with Parks and Recreation Commission officials Thursday night to talk about the slow process of connecting new sidewalks with existing ones. According to planning coordinator Jim Piazza, when Read More…

Family escapes Avon house fire Wednesday night

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AVON — Five residents narrowly escaped a fire in their home at 3659 Center Road about 10:25 p.m. Wednesday. Resident Sheila Bodnar said she and her daughter, Amber Bodnar, were outside by a small campfire set in the backyard 20 to 30 yards from the home. Bodnar said her daughter, saying she’d return quickly, went Read More…

Family-friendly park planned in Avon

AVON — Now that the city has plans to open a municipal aquatic facility in 2015, city officials are envisioning what the 7½ acres of woodland adjacent to the facility will be. During previous city meetings, it has been suggested the land will be transformed into a park with walking trails and a potential amphitheater Read More…