October 31, 2014


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…

Bo Jackson’s group buys land to construct indoor training facility off I-90 in Avon

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AVON — Supporters of a Bo Jackson-backed, domed athletic facility hope it will be a bigger hit than the one Jackson put on Brian Bosworth. City Council members on Tuesday sold a nine-acre property off Recreation Lane to Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports Development Group LLC, for $1, according to Mayor Jim Smith. Jackson, the 1985 Read More…

Avon mayor endorses candidate Bryan Jensen

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AVON — Mayor Jim Smith said candidate Bryan Jensen is the best choice for mayor, announcing his endorsement Thursday afternoon. Smith said Jensen is the best candidate for the job because of his ties to the city, civic involvement and his work as councilman. “Bryan has been community-involved for many years, not just now at Read More…

Avon City Council OKs plans for $34 million middle school

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AVON – City Council approved plans for a new middle school during its meeting Monday night. Superintendent Mike Laub said construction now can begin on the 160,000-square-foot facility. Plans for the $34 million building were released to the public in May and include two academic wings with learning labs and a cafeteria, gymnasium and administrative Read More…