July 4, 2015

Elyria
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74°F

Cabela’s announces plans for Avon location

AVON – Another big box store is coming to the city and this one will cater to the outdoor enthusiast. Nebraska-based Cabela’s, a hunting, fishing and outdoor gear retailer, announced today it intends to bring an 81,000-square-foot store to 13 acres of land along Chester Road owned by the Jacobs Group. Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen Read More…

H.S. Tennis: Avon Lake cruises to 2nd straight LCAAA title

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AVON LAKE — If it weren’t for the dominance of Avon junior Nico Mostardi, Avon Lake’s road to a second straight Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association boys tennis tournament championship would have been clear sailing. As it was, the Shoremen won four of the five championships en route to a 39-point performance and the team Read More…

Dessert Diva sells home-baked goods in Avon cafe

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Rachel Oakes, the Dessert Diva, and Avon Cafe owner Mike Petrillo.

AVON – Rachel Oakes has always loved to bake, but for the past 30 years she has only done it as a hobby. That changed when she recently transformed her hobby into a business called The Dessert Diva. She’s starting out small, baking from home and taking her baked goods to Avon Cafe and Coffee Read More…

Field dedicated to Maria’s prayer to bloom again

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AVON — The field stands fallow under still-cloudy skies, the ground soaking water and turning to mud after heavy March and April rains. But by summer’s end, it will come to life as a million sunflowers bloom and dance in the sun just in time for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. More than 250,000 Read More…

City, developer at odds over land for housing development

AVON — The city wants a judge to declare it has the authority to rescind an existing ordinance that gave developer Matt Garland a green light to build a housing development on flood-prone land. Garland purchased 56.8 acres of land along Riegelsberger and Schwartz roads in 2013 for $1.5 million. The land is valued at Read More…

High school softball: Avon rolls over WSC champion Midview

Avon's Anna Edwards pitches in a game against Midview on April 6. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON — The Avon Eagles had the date April 6 circled on their calendars. Not because it was the opening day of West Shore Conference softball play and not even because it started their week of spring break, but because it was the day Midview was coming to town. Avon took full advantage of its Read More…

High school softball: Austinson, Avon nearly perfect in opener

AVON — The Avon Eagles couldn’t have dreamed of a better start. In their season opener Tuesday against non-conference rival Avon Lake, the Eagles erupted for eight first-inning runs and battered the Shoregals for 14 runs on 14 hits in just four innings. Meanwhile, sophomore Dani Austinson (1-0) came within a bunt single of pitching Read More…

High school baseball: Three-run first leads Avon past Elyria

Elyria catcher Caleb Henry chases Avon's Logan Doenges after Doenges got caught in a rundown during Monday's game at All Pro Freight Stadium. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

AVON — Anytime a team can put up a crooked number in the first inning, it’s usually a good sign of things to come. Avon was able to put up three runs without an RBI in the first inning thanks to a couple of throwing errors by Elyria, and it proved to be the difference Read More…

Winning spelling bee is part of Learwood student’s repertoire

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EATON TWP. — It was Emma Jankowski’s bee to win. After placing runner-up in the 2014 East District Spelling Bee and being crowned the winner of the 2015 East District Spelling Bee this year, taking home the first-place trophy for the district finals Friday was sweet success. Emma, an eighth-grader at Learwood Middle School in Read More…

Meijer in talks for Avon location on Nagel Road

AVON — Rumors that Giant Eagle planned to move from Avon Lake to land on Nagel Road have officially been debunked: Another large-scale grocery store has announced plans for the area. Avon Planning Director Jim Piazza said Thursday that Michigan-based Meijer intends to build a 192,900-square-foot grocery and retail store on 23 acres on the Read More…