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Football playoffs: Tiffin Columbian, Avon have similar styles

Fans looking for a comparison to Avon’s Division II regional championship opponent don’t have to look very far. Tiffin Columbian boasts a balanced offense that can control the game with the run or the pass, with the right amount of big plays sprinkled in for good measure. Sounds a lot like the top-seeded Eagles, right? Read More…

Football: 3 county players named tops in district

Lorain County was all about defense last season. Three of the Northeastern Lakes all-district defensive players of the year hailed from the county in 2010. This season, the county flipped to the other side of the ball and three seniors were named the district’s Offensive Players of the Year on Wednesday. With a bumper crop Read More…

Two Avon athletes pick colleges

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AVON — Avon’s Zane Zeman has been wrestling almost as long he’s been walking. As a preschooler, he played on the mats at Elyria while his father, former Kent State wrestler Kent Zeman, worked out. Zeman, who’s been wrestling competitively since first grade, signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to continue wrestling at the Read More…

Avon Schools to combine money requests

AVON — Voters likely will see a bond issue for a new school and a combined renewal operating levy on the March primary ballot. The school board has voted to merge two separate levies into one 3.21-mill issue for the ballot. The combined issue will raise $2.5 million a year and run for 10 years, Read More…

Police log for Nov. 14, 2011

Avon police Wednesday, Nov. 2 7:31 a.m. — 2000 block East Reserve Circle, disturbance. 11:30 a.m. — 2000 block Julia Avenue, theft. 1:28 p.m. — Interstate 90, motor vehicle accident. 3:39 p.m. — 1500 block Rosewood Blvd., unruly juvenile. 3:49 p.m. — 36968 Detroit Road, Dairy Mart, juvenile complaint. 7:30 p.m. — Rosewood Boulevard, disturbance. Read More…

Sudden impact: After slow start, Eagles go crazy in second half, blow away Toledo Central Catholic

FREMONT — Who flipped the switch? That had to be the question everyone was asking Friday night when Avon completely turned Toledo Central Catholic on its ear in the third quarter to advance to next week’s regional final with a 49-28 victory over the Irish at Fremont Ross’s Don Paul Stadium. Or maybe the more Read More…

Avon’s Matt Eckhardt has second half to remember

FREMONT — So where was Matt Eckhardt for the first two quarters of Friday’s Region 6 semifinal? Did he miss the bus to Don Paul Stadium? And just who was that player wearing No. 3 for Avon? It was Eckhardt. It just wasn’t the Eckhardt Avon fans and the Eagles’ opponents have come to know Read More…

High school football: Avon’s D-linemen ready to attack opposing offenses

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They’re big, fierce and not very nice — at least in the wild and on the football field for Avon. They’re bears. They scare campers, they sometimes randomly attack and, in a best-case scenario, they occupy opponents’ offensive lines long enough for linebackers to make plays. In Avon, the bears are four defensive linemen charged Read More…

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…