June 29, 2016

Elyria
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Crushers feeling a little Bum-med after latest loss to Traverse City

AVON — Traverse City became the first Frontier League team to clinch a playoff berth Friday with its win over the Crushers. Saturday, the Beach Bums showed they weren’t done celebrating. Pouncing on Crushers ace Paul Fagan for three runs in the top of the first inning, Traverse City put a dent in Lake Erie’s Read More…

High school football: Avon Lake’s Jimmy Hessell provides the hustle as Shoremen hassle Avon

AVON LAKE — Avon Lake senior Jimmy Hessell said during camp that the Shoremen, who started poorly last year and narrowly missed a playoff berth, saw this year’s challenging non-conference slate as a chance to prove themselves. Hessell proved plenty. The athletic receiver/defensive back caught two touchdown passes, scored on a punt return and set Read More…

Suspect arrested in Avon carjacking

AVON – Two males are under arrest following an early-morning carjacking in which the stolen vehicle crashed into a pick-up driven by a Westlake man, and a Westlake school was put on lockdown for about two hours. According to Westlake police, the incident began at 6:43 a.m. when Avon police reported a Ford Taurus was Read More…

High school golf: Eagles edge host Pioneers

ELYRIA — Avon High finally lived up to its potential as an area power Wednesday by winning the seventh annual Pioneer Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Center on a near-perfect summer day. The Eagles shot a team score of 314, led by medalist Ryan Sikora’s 4-over par 74, and had two other players in the Read More…

2012 high school football preview: Despite losses, Avon expects to win

AVON — As if advancing to the Division II state championship game last season wasn’t tough enough, the Avon Eagles now face perhaps a bigger challenge: replacing 13 starters off that team, including their quarterback, top two receivers and entire linebacking corps. But to hear coach Mike Elder say it, there won’t be wholesale changes Read More…

Avon’s Ralph Smith to play football at Ball State

AVON — Mike Elder decided to take a flyer on four freshmen with great athletic ability three years ago. One of them was Ralph Smith. “Back then we were only 6-4 and we needed him and the others,” said Elder, the coach of the Avon Eagles. “Now they’re seniors. Time does fly.” Especially when you’re Read More…

Ex-officer pleads no contest to child porn, ID theft but plans appeal

ELYRIA — Former Avon police Officer Michael Kish pleaded no contest Wednesday to child pornography and identity theft charges, although defense attorney Dan Wightman said his client continues to maintain his innocence. The only reason Kish entered the plea, Wightman said, was so he can appeal Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Raymond Ewers’ decision to Read More…

Avon auto parts manufacturer will get abatement with expansion

AVON — City officials should know in about a week whether their tax incentive proposal is enough to sway an auto parts manufacturing company to embark on an estimated $14 million to $17 million expansion. “We should know in the next seven days whether they’re going to put the equipment they bought on trucks and Read More…

Avon, Avon Lake residents head to polls Tuesday

Voters in Avon and Avon Lake will cast ballots in Tuesday’s special election related to each city’s safety forces, and Avon Lake voters also will decide on two charter amendments. Those are the only issues on the ballot Tuesday — meanings those are the only voters who have to head to the polls. Residents of Read More…

Masters of the walkoff: Andrew Davis leads Crushers past Wild Things with another ninth-inning win

AVON — On Sunday, with a runner on third and one out, Washington Wild Things manager and former Cleveland Indian Chris Bando intentionally walked Russell Moldenhauer to get to Andrew Davis. The strategy worked. Davis grounded into a double play. Monday night, with two on and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Read More…