September 2, 2015

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Baseball: Avon pitcher has ‘perfect’ day with help from defense

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AVON — It was about as perfect a game as Avon could want Monday without actually being a perfect game. Avon defeated Elyria Catholic 4-0 in a West Shore Conference game at All Pro Freight Stadium as senior Anders Mahon faced the minimum 21 hitters, despite giving up four hits. Mahon (4-0) struck out nine Read More…

Avon Council mulls two choices for president

AVON — City Council will have to fill two vacancies in the wake of this week’s resignation of Council President Clinton Pelfrey. Council most likely will vote within a few weeks to name a successor for Pelfrey, who resigned his seat Wednesday following his March 30 arrest on DUI charges. After Pelfrey’s successor is chosen Read More…

Softball: Rangers get big hit, big win over Avon

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AVON — In a tense pitchers duel, North Ridgeville scored three runs in the sixth to nip Avon 3-2 Thursday in West Shore Conference action. In the end, it was the bat of Ridgeville pitcher Kailey Demarco that turned the tide. Demarco, a junior, bounced a three-run double off the center-field fence with one out Read More…

Avon Council president resigns after DUI arrest

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Avon Council President Clinton Pelfrey announced his resignation today after being arrested and charged with DUI. Pelfrey was arrested by State Highway Patrol on March 30 on Stoney Ridge Road. According to the Highway Patrol, he was pulled over for a speed violation at 2:06 a.m., and his blood-alcohol content was .163, more than twice Read More…

Avon’s Claude Gray named Lorain County Mr. Basketball

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OBERLIN — His credentials were revealed before his name was spoken, yet Claude Gray said he had no idea. “When I heard 16 points and eight rebounds (per game),” Gray said. “I thought that could be anybody.” Gray is not anybody, even among the 22 other Lorain County boys all-stars sitting with him before the Read More…

Police log for April 2, 2012

Elyria police Saturday, March 31 1:27 a.m. — 300 block Clark St., woman reports tire slashed on her vehicle while it was parked outside a bar. 3:29 a.m. — 500 block Broad St., Gerald R. Bodiford, 26, Elyria, arrested on warrant for contempt of court through Elyria Municipal Court. Friday, March 30 9:58 a.m. — Read More…

Baseball: Four score in 7th, Avon wins over Amherst

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AVON — Frank DeSmit had a big smile on his face after Tuesday’s game. “It’s a good thing you didn’t see me a half-hour ago,” DeSmit said. Thirty minutes earlier, Avon was losing by three runs to non-conference rival Amherst, and showing few signs of life. All that changed in the bottom of the seventh Read More…

Avon pays schools almost $44,000

AVON — The city’s popular minor-league baseball stadium will ante up more than $40,000 to the school district. Avon City Council authorized a payment of $43,811 to the Avon Schools at Council’s Monday meeting, according to Mayor Jim Smith. “There was a quirk in state law that only stadiums affiliated with major-league baseball teams were Read More…

Police log for March 26, 2012

Lorain police Friday, March 23 4 p.m. — 1600 block Missouri Ave., vacant house entered through broken basement window, $2,500 worth of copper piping stolen. Saturday, March 24 12:49 a.m. — 1100 block Highland Park, Thomas Stern, 34, same address, charged with domestic violence, but not arrested. Stern’s girlfriend, whom police said had cuts on Read More…

Avon’s Emily Julius named Lorain County Miss Basketball

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ELYRIA — It might be apocryphal, but some people say Emily Julius’ picture appears in the dictionary beside the definition of consistent. Even if it’s only a myth, the use of her name synonymously with consistent is at least reasonable. For instance, not only has she been an honor roll student each grading period of Read More…