September 16, 2014

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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

Bryan Jensen

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…

Vermilion graduate Adam Beach shakes off the rust, helps Crushers down Bums, clinch division title

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AVON — Looking for a local-boy-makes-good story? Look to the Lake Erie Crushers. Needing just one win in their final two games to wrap up the first East Division championship in the five-year history of the franchise, the Crushers turned to Vermilion’s own Adam Beach. And he delivered. Coupled with some big offense in the Read More…

High school girls soccer: Defenses rise to the occasion as Avon and Elyria Catholic battle to scoreless tie

AVON — Elyria Catholic and Avon, two undefeated contenders for the West Shore Conference girls championship, battled to a scoreless tie Wednesday night. As expected, it was a thriller that went down to the wire and had fans on both sides on their feet as time ran down. The goalkeepers, Panthers freshman Stevie Holbrook and Read More…

Escaped Missouri convict wanted for slew of charges runs from local authorities

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An escaped convict was seen in Avon recently and police are asking the public for its help in finding a 23-year-old wanted for kidnapping, domestic violence, rape, burglary and violating a temporary protection order charges in Missouri. Early in the morning on Sept. 3 a Westlake Police officer tried to question a man sleeping in his Read More…

Avon crime watch: Woman reports money scam outside Kohls

Avon police Monday, Aug. 19 2:55 p.m. – 35900 block Detroit Road, a woman told police she met a woman at the Commons by Kohls, who found a wallet with $100,000 in it and she said she wanted to split the money with her. The suspect told the woman to meet her back at the Read More…

Boys cross country 2013: Avon’s Austin Fasciana has healthy outlook on senior season, chance to make state a fourth time

Avon's Austin Fasciana on his way to a 17th-place finish at last year's Division I state cross country meet. The senior's time of 15:46 was the fastest ever for a Lorain County athlete. He's looking to make it to a state for a fourth time. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

Austin Fasciana understands the highs and lows that come with running. The Avon High senior has experienced the extremes. The highs? That’s an easy one. A three-time state qualifier in cross country, Fasciana took Division I All-Ohio honors last year by finishing in the top 25 at the state meet. His 17th-place finish in 15:46.12 Read More…

Route 611 bridge enhancement in Avon moving along

Vonstruction on state Route 611, in front of B.J.'s Wholesale, has been backing up traffic heading to and from I-90 in Avon. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON — Milling and resurfacing has begun on state Route 611 as part of a bridge enhancement project. Construction will take place on state Route 611 from Detroit Road to the intersection south of the Interstate 90 bridge near BJ’s Wholesale Club. The phase is projected to be completed by Sept. 9, according to a Read More…

Crushers’ losing streak hits five with 10th-inning loss to Boomers

AVON — Baseball can be a funny game sometimes. One week you’re hot, the next you’re not. That’s how it’s been for Lake Erie. Just after setting a franchise-best 11-game winning streak, the Crushers have dropped five straight, including a 4-3, 10-inning setback Saturday to Schaumburg. “We’ve got to get off this bad streak we’re Read More…