February 10, 2016

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Crushers ready for another big year

AVON — The Lake Erie Crushers have existed for only three seasons. That hasn’t stopped the Frontier League franchise from quickly establishing itself as a consistent winner on and off the field. The Crushers were given the league’s Organization of the Year Award last season and they qualified for the playoffs for the second time Read More…

New light poles erected at All Pro Freight Stadium

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AVON — There’s something special about playing ball under the lights, and fans of baseball at All Pro Freight Stadium will get to enjoy night games right on schedule this year. The first three of eight new 120-foot light poles went up Wednesday with the help of some experienced installers and a 320-foot-tall crane. The Read More…

Avon Lake’s Lindsay Wolff ends 2nd at Avon 5K

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AVON — Women ruled the day at the sixth annual Neighborhood Alliance Home Run for the Homeless 5K on Saturday. Euclid’s Mary Pat Pavicic and Lindsay Wolff of Avon Lake were the class of the race, finishing 1-2 overall in a field of 78 runners. Pavicic, 29, an Aurora High School biology teacher, was never Read More…

Avon Jim Reynolds Relays: Shoregals second in field, first in field events

AVON — The Avon Lake girls were outstanding in the field Saturday. And largely because of that, they finished second at Saturday’s annual Avon Jim Reynolds Relays. The Shoregals had 60 points to finish well behind first-place Rocky River (86), which won the meet for the eighth time dating back to 1998 and for the Read More…

Strange plays loom large on first day of Prebis softball tournament; Elyria gets revenge on Poland Seminary

LAGRANGE — Two unusual baserunning plays and a rarity in the infield. It was as though some spooky force in the firmament influenced play on the softball diamonds at LaGrange Community Park on Friday. A baserunning controversy cost Midview two runs in a 4-3 loss to Strongsville in the opening round of the seventh annual Read More…

Attorney representing dismissed Avon worker asks mayor to resign; Smith declines request

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AVON — Mayor Jim Smith declined a request for his resignation earlier this week, stemming from the January firing of a longtime city worker. Smith called the demand for his resignation by attorney Gerald Phillips during this week’s City Council meeting “humorous.” Phillips is representing William Biro, a former streets superintendent who is appealing his Read More…

VIDEO: Singers try to get a chance to perform at a Crushers game

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AVON — Hannah Parson was nothing if not confident. The 12-year-old sixth-grader at Amherst’s Nord Junior High School was among about two dozen people who turned out for the first hour of Tuesday’s fourth-annual National Anthem tryouts at All Pro Freight Stadium. “I feel pretty good about it,” the soft-spoken girl said after her tryout Read More…

Westlake HR director to lead Avon Schools

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AVON — The current director of human resources for Westlake Schools has been tapped to take over as Avon Schools superintendent to replace Jim Reitenbach, who announced his retirement earlier this school year. The Avon school board announced Michael Laub as its selection Monday and will make the hire official at a special board meeting Read More…

Police log for April 23, 2012

Avon police Monday, April 16 8:33 p.m. — 4300 block of South Fall Lake Drive. Police dispatched to investigate a theft complaint. Sunday, April 15 3:10 a.m. — Detroit and Jaycox roads. Tyrone R. Cook, 41, charged with operating a vehicle intoxicated, and U-turn restricted. 10:07 p.m. — 32900 Detroit Road. Report of residents of Read More…

Avon Schools picks new superintendent

Avon Schools has picked a new superintendent, according to a news release sent out this morning. Michael Laub, who has experience in the Westlake and Strongsville districts and is an Avon resident, is expected to be approved for the job at a special board meeting May 2. Following the meeting, will be a 6 p.m. Read More…