February 6, 2016

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Avon Council wants to make it easier for businesses to provide outdoor dining

Ashley Anderson, 19, cleans off the tables Thursday outside Whistlers Ice Cream Shoppe and the Pizza Rak on Detroit Road in Avon. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

Avon City Council wants to make it easier for restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream stands and other businesses to provide outdoor seating areas for their customers. The proposal will streamline the process for the city, too. The proposed measure comes after plans were presented to the city’s Planning Commission for the Market Place of Avon Read More…

Little League softball: Avon happy for another shot at state

AVON — For the girls on Avon’s Majors Little League team that begins state tournament play today, softball is anything but child’s play. This group of 11- and 12-year-olds that defeated Elyria East to win the District 3 championship has been playing softball almost year round for the past two years. Their primary focus: Making Read More…

Two Crushers winning streaks gone with the wind in loss to Miners

AVON — All good streaks have to come to an end sometime. Though the Southern Illinois Miners mustered only three hits off of a quartet of Crushers pitchers, they still eked out a 2-1 win over Lake Erie on Saturday night in front of 1,981 fans at All Pro Freight Stadium. The loss snapped the Read More…

Little Legaue softball: Big inning leads Avon past Elyria East and into Majors state tourney

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AVON — State tournament, here they come … again. Coach Todd Austinson’s Avon team defeated Elyria East 8-2 in the Little League Majors (ages 11-12) District 3 softball title game Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Park. The majority of the girls on the team were state runners-up as 9- and 10-year-olds two summers ago. “I’m Read More…

Bottom of the order carries Crushers past Miners

AVON — When the bottom four hitters in your batting order account for all the damage, you know things are rolling downhill and gathering steam. That’s how it was Friday for the red-hot Lake Erie Crushers, who rallied from an early two-run deficit to beat the Southern Illinois Miners 5-2 for their season-best seventh straight Read More…

Better than even? Feels even better: Crushers down Rippers, top .500 for first time this season

AVON — Slow starts are nothing new to the Crushers. Last season, they didn’t climb above .500 until the start of the second half of the season. This year, it didn’t take as long. Thanks to a two-run bottom of the fourth, Lake Erie pulled away from a tie game, then withstood an 18-minute rain Read More…

Crushers cut it close, still beat Rascals for fifth straight win

AVON — This time, it was close. But just like in the Lake Erie Crushers’ previous two games against River City, the result was the same. J.C. Figueroa’s RBI single in the bottom of the fourth gave the Crushers the lead and three relievers combined to toss five scoreless innings as Lake Erie downed the Read More…

Eight runs in fifth carry Crushers past Rascals and to fourth straight win

AVON — There’s nothing like a big inning to keep a team hot. The Lake Erie Crushers scored eight runs on nine hits in the fifth inning to bury the River City Rascals for an 11-6 victory at All Pro Freight Stadium on Thursday night. The suddenly red-hot Crushers sent 13 batters to the plate Read More…

Two hurt in Avon crash

AVON – Two people were flown to the hospital following a crash on state Route 611 this morning. Police were dispatched to state Route 611 at Chester Road at 7:08 a.m. for a motor vehicle crash involving a car and a semi tractor-trailer. According to a press release, a 1992 Honda was traveling eastbound on Read More…

All-Star game at Progressive Field all about memories for Lorain County players

CLEVELAND — Amherst’s Seth Zavodny couldn’t help but think of former Cleveland Indian Kenny Lofton as he stood in center field Tuesday at Progressive Field. Why wouldn’t he? Lofton, who starred on so many of the Tribe’s best teams of the 1990s,  was Zavodny’s favorite player growing up and now Zavodny was playing the same Read More…