February 14, 2016

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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…

Who’s the master? Lorain’s Frank Guadalupe wins Park 2 Park Half Marathon

SHEFFIELD — Two-time defending champ John Kruszka of Avon sized up the competition quickly before toeing the starting line at Sunday’s ninth annual Park 2 Park Half Marathon. Kruszka recognized Lorain masters runner Frank Guadalupe and knew he might be running for second. Guadalupe, 48, set the tone from the start, leading nearly wire-to-wire to Read More…

Big 33 Football Classic: Midview’s Bill Albright savoring coaching Ohio’s top talent in prestigious all-star clash

Bill Albright said things have been a little bit crazy the past few weeks. The Midview coach said he’s been scrambling. He used the word hectic — twice. While Albright talked about how humbling it was to be named the Ohio team’s head coach for today’s Big 33 game in Hershey, Pa., he also knew Read More…

Bats still silent: Crushers fall to Grizzlies again

AVON — Lake Erie Crushers manager John Massarelli wants the team’s fans to know that the Crushers have nothing against Avon, or All Pro Freight Stadium. Rather, Lake Erie has the same problem away from home as it does here: The Crushers haven’t hit well all season. It’s just that on the road, so far, Read More…

Avon’s paperwork screw-up means police contract must be OK’d

AVON — The city failed to file notice that it was rejecting a fact-finding report on a proposed police contract, leading to the State Labor Relations Board concluding that the city must accept the three-year deal. “City Council screwed it up,” Kevin Powers, an attorney for the city’s police union, said. “They didn’t properly file Read More…

All-star football: Avon standouts know success, want same with East team

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While playing in the Lorain County All-Star football game isn’t considered a rare occurrence, having it be the 16th game of your senior season could certainly be labeled a special experience. Such is the case tonight for three members of the East team — Avon’s Greg Harrison, Jacob Mullins and Tyler Lance — who played Read More…

Former member of Avon Council pleads no contest to DUI

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AVON LAKE — Former Avon City Council President Clinton Pelfrey pleaded no contest Thursday to a DUI charge. Additional charges of speeding and having a high blood-alcohol level were dropped as part of the deal in Avon Lake Municipal Court, Pelfrey’s attorney, Dan Wightman, said. Wightman said his client made the decision to enter the Read More…

Division I regional track: Lorain girls overcome DQ on way to championship

AMHERST — While the rain and lightning put a damper on the Division I regional track meet at Amherst High School’s Richard S. Cooley Track on Friday, it certainly didn’t put a damper on Lorain’s girls. Despite a costly disqualification in the 800-meter relay, the Titans, led by seniors Melody Farris and Alicia Arnold, won Read More…