September 17, 2014


Avon Planning Commission approves Cleveland Clinic expansion

AVON — The Cleveland Clinic’s plan to expand the Richard E. Jacobs Health Center got approval from the the city’s Planning Commission on Wednesday. City Planning Coordinator Jim Piazza said construction is expected to begin in the spring. Representatives of the Cleveland Clinic presented their plan to expand the facility during a Planning Commission meeting Read More…

High school football: Avon’s first loss is a tough one as Highland edges Eagles 24-21 to make Division II final four


BRUNSWICK — Time ran out on Avon’s bid to make the Division II final four Friday night as the Eagles fell 24-21 to Highland at Brunswick Auto Mart Stadium. “I’m disappointed in the outcome but I’m not disappointed with my kids and their effort,” Avon coach Mike Elder said. “Our kids played their hearts out. Read More…

‘Backers to the forefront: Four senior linebackers making sure Avon’s defense continues its dominating ways

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The amount of attention paid to Avon’s defense outside the Eagles locker room is wildly disproportionate to the attention paid to it inside.
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H.S. Playoffs: Scores and more from Avon vs. Perrysburg

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The Avon Eagles travel to Kalahari Field at Huron Memorial Stadium to face the Perrysburg Yellowjackets in the Division II regional semifinal game at 7:30 tonight. Share your tweets and photos using #playoffsCT on Twitter and Instagram. Your posts will appear in our feeds below. Follow our Twitter feed for scores and updates from the game. Read More…

H.S. Playoffs: Ticket information for Avon vs. Perrysburg

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The Avon Eagles will face the Perrysburg Yellowjackets in the Division II regional semifinal game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Kalahari Field at  Huron Memorial Stadium. Presale tickets are available for $7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Avon High Read More…

H.S. Football: Playoffs final scores

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Five local high school teams advanced to the football postseason. Friday’s games: Toledo St. Francis de Sales 14, Avon 38 Preview: Glenn following long line of solid Avon quarterbacks Recap: Avon overcomes early stumble, rolls over Toledo St. Francis de Sales Avon Lake 21, Highland 28 Preview: Opening lopsided loss motivated Avon Lake Recap: Avon Read More…

Bryan Jensen to be first new Avon mayor in 20 years

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AVON — Bryan Jensen didn’t have a flashy celebration planned for the election Tuesday night. In fact, he was traveling around the city picking up election signs when he heard the news that he had been elected the next mayor. When he heard the news that he received 2,624 votes, or 44 percent, he hurried Read More…

AVON’S TURNING POINT: Four seek to succeed Mayor Jim Smith


AVON — Four men with varying backgrounds and experience are seeking to replace popular Avon Mayor Jim Smith, who is not running for re-election. The new mayor will walk into a far different world than the one Smith entered 20 years ago. Avon, once a quaint farming community, is now a booming town — one Read More…

Avon’s Quartermaster General shop supplies TV, movie productions

Quartermaster General in Avon has many unique colonial reproductions, furnishings and primitives within the store.

AVON — The small, white frame house that dates to the mid-1800s sits in the middle of a commercial complex. The Quartermaster General shop may not be as well-known to many in the area as owners Sherie and Jim Selander would like, but it has a very big reputation in the world of historical re-enactors Read More…

Attorney: Alleged Avon shooter in jail on ‘terrorists’ bond


AVON LAKE — Accused shooter Ryan Raider returned to Lorain County Jail on Thursday after an Avon Lake Municipal Court judge refused to lower his bond. Raider’s attorney, Ross Haffey, asked Judge Darrel Bilancini to lower Raider’s bond because he said the shooting was accidental. He said the $500,000 bond is an amount that usually Read More…