March 27, 2015

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EMH cuts 55 positions

ELYRIA – A total of 55 positions are being eliminated by EMH – most at the EMH Elyria Medical Center — as the hospital system continues to grapple with rising costs of uncompensated care and shrinking reimbursement for medical care. The job reductions were announced Thursday by Dr. Donald Sheldon, EMH president and CEO. Although Read More…

Voters narrowly reject Avon school levy

AVON — The city continues to experience population growth as new homes are being built, but the resulting overcrowding in schools won’t be eased anytime soon. Voters narrowly rejected a 2.25-mill, 32-year bond issue Tuesday that would have generated $32 million to build a new middle school housing sixth through eighth grades to ease crowded Read More…

Police log for Nov. 7, 2011

Lorain police Wednesday, Nov. 2 8:11 a.m. — 1000 block Hawthorne Ave., several cars were broken into or entered overnight. The items reported stolen were later discovered in a stolen vehicle. 1:05 p.m. — 1000 block Archwood Ave., $5 in change stolen from vehicle. Thursday, Nov. 3 10:02 a.m. — Ohio Gold and Diamond, 863 Read More…

After more than 40 years. Avon library’s Charlotte Picha is retiring

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Charlotte Picha will be shelving a book for the last time at the end of this month when she retires from her job as branch manager of the Avon Public Library, a position she’s held for 22 years. “It’ll be hard,” said Picha, as she fought back tears. “What I’ll miss most is the people.” Read More…

State cross country: Avon Lake’s Trevor Norris earns All-Ohio honors

HEBRON — Trevor Norris wore the look of both pain and disgust in the finish chute at Saturday’s Division I state cross country championships. The Avon Lake senior had high hopes of a top 15 or possibly top 10 finish, but it didn’t happen. Norris finished 24th out of 154 runners with a time of Read More…

High school football: Avon puts last year behind it with impressive win over Highland

AVON — A ceremony of sorts was held Friday night at Avon Stadium. The Eagles officially buried the memories of their 2010 playoff appearance. Avon, which entered last year’s postseason ranked No. 1 in Region 6, committed seven turnovers in a loss to Sandusky. The Eagles were champing at the bit to atone for that Read More…

High school football: Avon keeps it simple, focuses defense on Highland’s Scholle

AVON — How hard could it be? Medina Highland has made no bones about its offensive game plan this season, and didn’t figure to change much heading into the opening round of the Division II, Region 6 playoffs Friday night against Avon. Senior quarterback Jerry Scholle was responsible for 56 percent of the Hornets’ points Read More…

National wrestling champ Anthony Robles bringing his inspiring story to local fundraiser

It’s hard to believe that a nationally known inspirational sports figure would find his way to Lorain County, but if Doug Gigliotti and Tom McCartney have their way it’ll become a biennial occurrence. The pair are at the center of this Sunday’s “Kickoff for the Cure of Parkinson’s” event that will feature 2011 NCAA wrestling Read More…

Regional football: Matt Eckhardt is Avon’s go-to guy

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Those who sit in the press box at high school football games, especially this time of year, often are the envy of cold or rain-soaked fans subjected to 2½ hours of less than ideal elements. But there’s another, less obvious perk of watching games from that space: listening to coaches sitting there talk — or, Read More…

Regional soccer: Avon girls lose to Wadsworth

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ROCKY RIVER — Avon’s girls soccer team left the field Wednesday a 2-1 loser to Wadsworth in a Division I regional semifinal in Rocky River. But what the Eagles (9-6-5) have done this season can hardly be termed a failure. Making their second trip to the regional tournament in the last five seasons, the Eagles Read More…