February 8, 2016

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Avon assistant fire chief hurt in ATV crash

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AVON — Assistant Fire Chief Timothy Golay was critically injured Friday in an all-terrain vehicle accident but has been upgraded to serious, according to Chief Frank Root. Root said he spoke Sunday with Golay, who suffered a broken clavicle, a broken lower back, broken pelvis and several broken ribs. “He told me, ‘They think I’m Read More…

Crushers go bust vs. Boomers again

AVON — At least they scored. After 16 innings of futility to start season, Jason Taylor and Russell Moldenhauer broke the Lake Erie Crusher’s drought Saturday night with back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning. However, it proved to be too little, too late as the expansion Schaumberg Boomers won 6-2 before 1,713 fans. The Read More…

Crushers opening day: Original Crusher Andrew Davis makes a life here

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Andrew Davis has been a Lake Erie Crusher longer than All Pro Freight Stadium has been open. The only people that have been with the organization longer are owner Steven Edelson, manager John Massarelli, hitting coach Dave Schaub and pitching coach Chris Steinborn. Davis and left-handed pitcher Paul Fagan are the only Crushers who were Read More…

Baseball: Avon stunned by one run, loses to Westlake

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LORAIN — Hello, Neumann. Goodbye, Avon. Kevin Neumann was the hero both on the mound and at the plate as second-seeded Westlake defeated No. 1 seed Avon 1-0 in a Division I district championship game Wednesday at The Pipe Yard. Neumann, who came into the game with a 1-4 record and three more walks than Read More…

Baseball: Matt Wentz wraps up a win for Avon

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LORAIN — The way Matt Wentz described it, you would have thought he collapsed like a house of cards in the seventh inning. Wentz did lose his no-hitter and his shutout in the seventh, but not the complete-game victory as Avon defeated Amherst, 7-2 in a district semifinal Tuesday at The Pipe Yard. “I knew Read More…

Avon considers consolidating soccer fields at Schwartz Park

AVON — The city is looking to build two regulation-sized soccer fields at the city-owned Schwartz Road Park. That move will help consolidate all of the city’s soccer fields in one park and allow the Detroit Road Veterans Memorial Park to devote its space to football and baseball. The new soccer fields — plans and Read More…

High school track: Avon boys thrill home fans with third West Shore title

AVON — Anytime a team can win a conference championship is a good time. But if that team wins when it’s hosting the meet, it makes it even sweeter. The Avon boys pulled off that feat Friday, winning their third West Shore Conference track championship with 189 points. North Ridgeville was second with 148. “This Read More…

Nagel Road interchange ahead of schedule

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AVON — The Nagel Road-Interstate 90 interchange may be finished as much as six months ahead of schedule. The $18 million project could be completed by the start of January or February instead of the original target date of September 2013, Mayor Jim Smith said Tuesday. “We’re trying to knock a significant number of months Read More…

Two men hurt after early-morning accident in Avon

AVON — One man was LifeFlighted and another was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries after an accident this morning on the Avon-North Ridgeville border. The Avon Fire Department, which handled the crash with assistance from North Ridgeville, responded to Mills Road and state Route 83 at 5:12 a.m., according to Lt. Eric Read More…

Baseball: Midview and Avon tie for WSC title

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EATON TWP. — The second edition of the Avon-Midview rivalry, which was the game to decide who’d win the West Shore Conference championship, had little in common with the first. Thursday’s game featured runs, hits and errors. The game the two conference rivals played April 17 was a tense pitcher’s battle in which only one Read More…