April 2, 2015

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Tax break approved for Avon plant expansion

AVON — City Council has approved a tax break for a food production company whose plans call for the firm’s plant to nearly double in size and add 17 employees over a three-year period. Avon City Council voted 7-0 Monday night to OK legislation authorizing Mayor Jim Smith to enter into an agreement with Custom Read More…

Police log for Nov. 28, 2011

Elyria police Friday, Nov. 25 1 p.m. — 600 Abbe Road, theft of air conditioner. 1:30 p.m. — 500 block Bell Ave., theft by deception complaint regarding debt collector. 3:02 p.m. — Midway Mall Spencer Gifts, Ernest Early, 36, Cleveland, charged with theft of a belt. 3:47 p.m. — 200 block Washington Ave., cash change Read More…

One more to go: Avon rolls over Aurora and into state championship game

PARMA — Avon’s high-flying and versatile Eagles have secured a date in the Division II state championship game in Massillon. The Eagles, ever improving and seemingly peaking at the just the right time, rolled over Aurora 43-20 Friday at Byers Field to advance to next Friday’s title game against Trotwood Madison at 7 p.m. at Read More…

Avon’s Ralph Smith making his presence felt during postseason

PARMA — When Avon is looking for MVP candidates for this year’s postseason, the obvious names are going to pop up. Senior quarterback Justin O’Rourke, senior wide receiver Matt Eckhardt and junior running back Ross Douglas are all near the top of the list. But those guys have been putting up big numbers for the Read More…

Four senior linebackers leading the way for Avon’s defense tonight

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The Avon Eagles have four senior linebackers who have been instrumental to the team’s success and postseason run this year. Three of the four are members of the “Tough Street” club, and the fourth will probably join soon. “We don’t put that many kids in that club,” Eagles coach Mike Elder said. “Tough Street is Read More…

Aurora player dies in car crash a day before tonight’s Avon game

AURORA — A high school football player in Ohio has died in a car crash after practice the day before his team’s state regional game. Aurora police say a car driven by 16-year-old Paul W. McGhee drifted across a lane of traffic before crashing into a tree Thursday afternoon. His team, the Aurora High School Read More…

High school football: Special years for Firelands, Avon pay off in top awards

Good players, good teams, good coaches and good seasons pretty much go together. Just ask Avon and Firelands, two of the top football teams in Lorain County this season and the teams that dominated the special awards in this year’s All-Lorain County voting. Avon, which is 12-1 and playing in the Division II state semifinals Read More…

Avon asking fans to see Eagles off

AVON — The Avon football team will get a royal sendoff to its Division II state semifinal football game on Friday. Avon (12-1), ranked No. 5 in the final state poll, faces sixth-ranked Aurora (12-1) at 7:30 p.m. at Byers Field in Parma. Avon High School is asking the community to line the streets Friday Read More…

Football playoffs: Avon seniors remember meeting Aurora in first game

For Avon’s seniors, Aurora was the opponent in the first game of their high school football careers. The Eagles upperclassmen are hoping the Greenmen won’t be their last. The teams meet Friday night at Byers Field in Parma in a Division II state semifinal. The first meeting between the schools came in Week 1 of Read More…

Deal-driven shoppers already camping out for Black Friday

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AVON — Tuesday’s heavy rain did not deter early Black Friday bargain hunters camped out at the Avon Best Buy, 1600 Center Road. Desiree Laurenzi, 30, was determined to be first in line when the store opens its doors at midnight Thursday for the annual Black Friday sales. She’s been camped out in front of Read More…