February 6, 2016

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Ex-officer pleads no contest to child porn, ID theft but plans appeal

ELYRIA — Former Avon police Officer Michael Kish pleaded no contest Wednesday to child pornography and identity theft charges, although defense attorney Dan Wightman said his client continues to maintain his innocence. The only reason Kish entered the plea, Wightman said, was so he can appeal Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Raymond Ewers’ decision to Read More…

Avon auto parts manufacturer will get abatement with expansion

AVON — City officials should know in about a week whether their tax incentive proposal is enough to sway an auto parts manufacturing company to embark on an estimated $14 million to $17 million expansion. “We should know in the next seven days whether they’re going to put the equipment they bought on trucks and Read More…

Avon, Avon Lake residents head to polls Tuesday

Voters in Avon and Avon Lake will cast ballots in Tuesday’s special election related to each city’s safety forces, and Avon Lake voters also will decide on two charter amendments. Those are the only issues on the ballot Tuesday — meanings those are the only voters who have to head to the polls. Residents of Read More…

Masters of the walkoff: Andrew Davis leads Crushers past Wild Things with another ninth-inning win

AVON — On Sunday, with a runner on third and one out, Washington Wild Things manager and former Cleveland Indian Chris Bando intentionally walked Russell Moldenhauer to get to Andrew Davis. The strategy worked. Davis grounded into a double play. Monday night, with two on and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Read More…

Crazy finish: Crushers’ sacrifice bunt leads to error, two runs, win over Road Warriors

AVON — One of the most bizarre three-game series in the Lake Erie Crushers’ history came to a close Friday night with a game that ended on a sacrifice bunt. The strange finish came after a road series with the London Rippers was switched to a home series with the Road Warriors, and after the Read More…

Little League baseball: Avon returns to state, seeks better outing

Avon’s 11-year-old all-stars celebrate their regional victory over Tallmadge last week. Avon returns to the state tournament for the second straight year. (CT photo by Linda Murphy.)

AVON — Last season, the Avon Little League 10-year-old all-stars qualified for the state tournament, but were eliminated without getting a victory. One year later, they are going back to state after winning the 11-year-old Little League District 3 Tournament last weekend. Last year’s 0-2 performance is still on their minds. “As coaches, we learned Read More…

Avon defensive back to play for Michigan after decommitting from Penn State

How do you improve on a breakfast of steak tips, hash browns and chocolate pancakes? It’s not easy to do, but Ross Douglas found a way Tuesday. The Avon High School senior football standout, just one day after giving up a scholarship to Penn State, capped off his meal at IHOP by agreeing to be Read More…

Little League baseball: Avon 11-year-olds win third straight game by mercy rule, roll into state tournament

AVON — Mission accomplished. Avon’s 11-year-old boys defeated Tallmadge 10-0 Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park to successfully defend their District 3 championship. Jack Roesch tossed a three-hitter as the champions won their third straight mercy-rule game to send them to the state tournament at Clyde. “Our goal has been to get back to the state Read More…

Kids get Super instruction: EC grad Matt Wilhelm, who won an NFL title with the Packers, lends his insight at football camp

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The inaugural T3 Performance youth football camp took place Saturday morning, yet the stars were out during the four hours of training. The biggest was former Elyria Catholic standout Matt Wilhelm, who won a national championship at Ohio State in 2002 and a Super Bowl ring with the Green Bay Packers in Read More…

Avon officer hurt in crash unable to return to force

Soto

AVON — For two years, Pete Soto worked as hard as he could in hopes of reclaiming his career as a police officer after a devastating traffic accident. “If anyone could have come back, it would have been Pete,” Avon Police Chief Richard Bosley said Monday. “He has always been a very active officer … Read More…