August 5, 2015

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Teacher at Avon school fired after putting child in locker

AVON — A Catholic school teacher has been fired after putting a student into a locker and shutting the door. According to a Catholic Diocese of Cleveland spokesperson, an unnamed eighth-grade teacher was fired from Holy Trinity School earlier this month. The school declined to discuss the incident, and the diocese declined to comment outside Read More…

City considers hike in fees to tap into water, sewer

Revenue received through tap-in fees AVON — City Council is mulling an increase to sewer and water tap-in fees. The proposed ordinances, discussed during a work session Monday night, would add a fee for 1.5-inch water lines, which didn’t previously exist, and increase tap-in fees for water and sewer lines with diameters of 3 inches Read More…

Avon officials weigh discipline for firefighter

AVON — The Avon mayor and fire chief are deciding whether to discipline a firefighter who was found guilty of violating a temporary protection order last year. Mayor Bryan Jensen said he plans to meet with Fire Chief Frank Root and Law Director John Gasior on Monday to go over the case of Dennis Danczak, Read More…

Motorcycle dealer teaches safety in May

Motorcycles are lined up in the showroom at Lake Erie Harley-Davidson in Avon on April 30.

May is Motorcycle Awareness Safety Month and it comes with motorcycle deaths skyrocketing over the last 20 years. Between 1993 and 2013 motorcycle deaths increased 86 percent from 2,346 to 4,381, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which analyzed National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics. Car crash deaths decreased 29 percent from 29,994 Read More…

Avon latest police department to offer Craigslist transaction safe zone

Internet commerce has opened up a virtual marketplace where buyers and sellers literally have the world at their fingertips. But along with the pros of conveniently buying goods online by way of sites such as Craigslist comes the possibility that a buyer might unwittingly put himself in harm’s way. There’s no shortage of news stories Read More…

High school softball: Pitching in the spotlight at Prebis Classic

For area softball fans or college scouts passing through town, this has to be one of the best weekends of the year. The collection of pitching talent that will take the field at the Prebis Memorial Classic beginning today in LaGrange and Wellington could be the best in the 10-year history of the event. This Read More…

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…