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Avon boys basketball coach resigns to enjoy some free time

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Jim Baker may not know what to do with an abundance of free time, but he thinks he might enjoy finding out. The longtime Avon boys basketball coach resigned Tuesday, saying he felt like it was the right time in his life to say goodbye to the sport. “For 31 years I’ve taught and coached,” Read More…

Avon voters turn down new middle school

AVON — The Avon Schools secured a renewal of a combined operating levy but lost a bond issue in an even narrower defeat than that in November. The 3.21-mill, 10-year emergency operating levy was renewed by a fairly comfortable margin, according to unofficial returns which showed the issue passing by a vote of 3,328 to Read More…

State Wrestling: Avon’s Zane Zeman finishes strong, takes 3rd

COLUMBUS — Zane Zeman had dreams of winning four straight matches this weekend at the Division I state tournament. Unfortunately for the Avon senior, he accomplished the feat in the 145-pound consolation bracket instead of the championship bracket. After losing to eventual state champion Anthony Collica of Solon in the quarterfinals, Zeman won his final Read More…

State Gymnastics: Avon’s Whitney Stoops wins 2nd straight vault title

HILLIARD — Avon junior Whitney Stoops has left no doubt that she is one of the finest gymnasts in Ohio high school history. Stoops won her second straight vault championship Saturday at the state meet — posting the highest score of the day in any event with a 9.725 — and earned All-Ohio honors in Read More…

No champs this year: Lorain County wrestlers struggle at state meet, but five still have shot at third place

COLUMBUS — It was a dark day for Lorain County wrestling. Not just because of the torrential downpour surrounding Value City Arena on Friday during the high school state wrestling tournament, but because the county failed to place a wrestler in a state final for the first time in more than a decade. The area’s Read More…

Avon middle school student suspended for threat

AVON – An Avon Middle School student has been suspended and will be recommended for expulsion after he allegedly made a threat to induce panic. Superintendent James Reitenbach confirmed the incident which occurred Thursday afternoon. He declined to detail the incident because it involved a juvenile, but said the student was suspended after officials learned Read More…

Avon’s Ross Douglas chooses Penn State for football

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AVON — Ross Douglas wants Avon to have another banner year in football, and would like as few distractions as possible while he and his teammates try to achieve that. Douglas removed one big load from his mind Wednesday when he orally committed to attend Penn State University in 2013. “I want to concentrate on Read More…

Boys basketball: Senior guard makes sure Shoremen defeat Avon, live to play again

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EATON TWP. — Avon Lake jumped out to an 8-0 lead against Avon on Tuesday night and didn’t trail the entire game. Just an easy stroll in a Division I sectional opener, right? Wrong. The Shoremen needed overtime to get past the Eagles 55-45 and advance to Saturday’s Division I sectional final against Elyria. That’s Read More…

Leap Year babies embrace their lower-number birthdays

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AVON — When he first talks about his family, one rightfully might think Paul La Farciola is in some kind of twisted dynamic that you really don’t want to know about. “When our daughter Emma was 10 years old, so was my wife,” La Farciola said. See? But not to worry. You can read on Read More…

Police log for Feb. 27, 2012

Avon police Wednesday, Feb. 15 9:09 a.m. — 1600 Moore Road, Value Place Hotel, vandalism. 10:11 a.m. — 35810 Detroit Road, Ethan Allen, theft. 2:48 p.m. — 3442 Stoney Ridge Road, Tom’s Country Place, theft. 3:31 p.m. — Jaycox Road, motor vehicle accident. Thursday, Feb. 16 12:47 p.m. — Bentley Drive, disturbance. 2:09 p.m. — Read More…