September 3, 2014

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Ground broken on new Avon interchange

AVON — The economy might still be sluggish, but Avon mayor Jim Smith predicted a flurry of development when ground was broken today on the $18 million Nagel Road/Interstate 90 interchange. A facility planned by the Cleveland Clinic is just the first of many projects he expects to come to the area. Without mentioning Elyria Read More…

Girls soccer: Double trouble for Avon in loss to Rocky River

Avon’s Holly Ohradzansky, right, maneuvers around Rocky River’s Stephanie Davis during a 3-1 loss to the Pirates on Wednesday. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

ROCKY RIVER — The Avon Eagles suffered two losses on Wednesday. On the field Avon dropped a 3-1 decision to West Shore Conference foe Rocky River. Prior to making the trip to Rocky River, the Eagles coach Tony Dimacchia found out he would be without his starting goalkeeper Holly Kraus for at least the next Read More…

Crushers swept: Joliet, injuries too much to overcome

AVON – At several points during this season, it looked like the Lake Erie Crushers wouldn’t be in the postseason. But against a lot of odds, the Crushers battled back from being 10 games under .500 and needing two wins without the team’s best player, Andrew Davis, and punched their ticket to the playoffs for Read More…

Avon finally getting repaid for Crushers stadium

AVON — Three years after it applied for the money, the city is being repaid for a small portion of the cost of its minor league All Pro Freight Stadium. The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission voted Thursday to authorize a $200,000 reimbursement to the city. “It’s been a long time coming,” Avon Mayor Jim Smith Read More…

Lake Erie Crushers drop playoff opener to Slammers

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JOLIET, Ill. — Round I was close, but the Slammers got the decision. The Lake Erie Crushers went into the fifth inning of Wednesday’s Frontier League East Division playoff opener tied at 1 only to see the Slammers score three runs in the bottom half of the inning and never look back en route to Read More…

Boys soccer: Avon gets a win over top-team Elyria Catholic

Elyria Catholic's No. 2 Ryan Lutke and Avon's No. 18 Brendan Cannon chase after ball. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

ELYRIA — For the second time in this young season, Avon played the role of giant killers. This time the victim was Elyria Catholic. The Eagles scored three unanswered goals Wednesday to escape Knights of Columbus Field with a 3-1 win in a West Shore Conference match. Earlier in the season, Avon (5-0, 2-0 WSC) Read More…

Two established car dealers moving to Avon

The future location of Joyce Buick, on the north side of Interstate 90 along Chester Road in Avon. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

AVON — In a world that increasingly seems to dictate how we shop by the amount of time it takes to get somewhere, the new locations for two longtime area auto dealerships makes perfect sense. “A lot of people and businesses have migrated away from Elyria and Lorain,” Kevin Joyce, co-owner of Joyce Buick GMC Read More…

Man taken to Cleveland hospital following rollover accident

CT photo by Bruce Bishop.

AVON — A man was taken by LifeFlight from the EMH Avon Emergency Care Center following a rollover accident a little before 9 this morning. The accident, which was at the intersection of French Creek and Moon roads, shut down the road for about an hour and a half. The driver, an 81-year-old from Avon, Read More…

Playoffs? Crushers say yes, down Beach Bums in must-win game

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – It couldn’t have looked more dreary to the Lake Erie Crushers than it did Friday. Sunday, despite rains that postponed the start of the biggest game of their season, the Crushers saw nothing but sunshine. That’s right, the Crushers somehow pulled off the improbable, winning their final two must-win games of Read More…

Cross country: Shoremen find reason to smile after taking second at Earlybird

ELYRIA – You don’t fist pump when you finish second. Shaking hands? That’s a different story and definitely OK, especially when second place means something. It did Saturday for the Avon Lake Shoremen who, for the second time in three years, took runner-up honors in the Maroon Division race at the Avon Lake Earlybird Cross Read More…