January 31, 2015

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High school football Week 7: Avon won’t pass on run


Avon quarterback Justin O’Rourke threw incomplete twice on the Eagles’ opening three-and-out possession last Friday night at Rocky River. The wind was whipping, the rain was falling sideways and it was clear Mother Nature might not cooperate with Avon’s potent passing game. So the Eagles made a quick adjustment: After their defense forced a punt, Read More…

Girls tennis: Carmela Mostardi, Emily Witt live up to seeds

Magnificat’s Emily Witt, a Grafton resident, returns a shot during Tuesday’s Division I sectional. Witt advanced to next week’s district. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

OBERLIN — After rain wreaked havoc on the first two days of the Division I girls tennis sectionals at Oberlin College, the majority of the singles players finally got their chance to shine Tuesday in the warmer weather. When the sun went down Tuesday, only four singles players were left standing — the four district Read More…

Girls golf: Avon, Avon Lake move on; Kaitlin Eagles’ Neumann wins


AVON LAKE — Nothing could stop Avon’s Kaitlin Neumann on Tuesday. Not the standing water on the Legacy Course at Sweetbriar Golf Club and not the other players in the 15-team field at the Division I sectional golf tournament. Not the way Neumann played. The Avon junior shot a 3-over-par 75 to win individual honors Read More…

Avon to honor fallen firefighters with granite memorial, service

Rene Reyes, of Brian-Kyles Construction in Avon, builds a retaining wall Tuesday for the Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the Avon Fire Station on Detroit Road. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

AVON — The city and its firefighters union will host a memorial service at noon Sunday to honor firefighters who have given their lives to save others. The service will see the dedication of a granite memorial in front of the Avon Fire Station on Detroit Road, according to Avon Fire Lt. Eric Dudziak. “We Read More…

Police log for Oct. 3, 2011

Lorain police Friday, Sept. 30 2:01 p.m. — 200 block W. 38th St., juvenile female charged with obstructing official business and unruly child for allegedly screaming profanities at officers and hampering their investigation. 2:10 p.m. — 2500 block Skyline Drive, a man reported someone came to his door pretending to be an employee from the Read More…

Stomper is headless no more

Stomper's Head

Boys soccer: Unbeaten Avon blanks Bay, nears WSC title

Avon's No. 22 Daniel Minotti takes the ball from Bay's No. 18 Alec White. (CT photo by Linda Murphy.)

BAY VILLAGE — Bay coach Bobby Dougherty joked after Wednesday evening’s game between the Rockets and fellow perennial West Shore Conference contender Avon that he owed the fans a partial refund for the teams’ listless first half. Whether it was the weather-forced early start time of 5 p.m. for the varsity matchup — the junior Read More…

Avon considers reopening Avon Road during interchange construction

AVON — It would be cheaper to temporarily reopen Avon Road to traffic during construction of the Lear Nagel Road/Interstate 90 interchange than to keep it closed. At least that’s the view of Mayor Jim Smith, who is studying whether to reopen the road, which was closed to traffic in 2009 over unsafe conditions. While Read More…

Crushers’ mascot sidelined while new head is on order

Stomper, in happier times, gives a hug to Jessica Jones in August.

Stomper, the Lake Erie Crushers’ team mascot, has been absent from games recently, but he should return shortly. That’s because a thief made off with the costume’s head about a month ago, said Daniel Helm, vice president of business operations for the team. Helm said he thought the head was taken as a prank. Someone Read More…

Schools look for alleged T-shirt offenders

Two North Ridgeville High School students told administrators Monday they saw three people at Friday’s Avon vs. North Ridgeville football game wearing “mean-spirited, homemade shirts” mocking Alexander Sismour’s death, according to a statement from Avon principal Kristina Dobos Buller. Dobos Buller said the shirts said something to the effect of, “At least we know how Read More…