Archive for April 11th, 2012

Council President Clint Pelfrey resigns after facing DUI charges

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Avon

By Rebecca Turman

After serving the city of Avon as councilman for six years, Clint Pelfrey resigned from his position April 4.

In an April 3 letter addressed to Avon City Council members and Mayor Jim Smith, Pelfrey wrote, “Regretfully, I must inform you that in the early morning hours of Friday, March 30th, while returning home, I was stopped for speeding and ultimately cited for a …Read More

Worst-case scenario: Planning for the closing of the power plant

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Both the city and school district in Avon Lake are taking the “hope for the best, prepare for the worst” approach for the scheduled closing of the GenOn Energy Inc. power plant in 2015.

Now that more than a month has passed since the news broke of the planned closure of the plant, the city and district each have entered their own damage-minimization …Read More

Avon track and field teams aim for WSC crowns

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Avon

By Joe Ostrica

The Avon boys and girls track and field teams both finished second in the West Shore Conference championship last year. The boys took second with 129 points, just trailing winner Bay (136) by seven points. The Lady Eagles finished with 130 points, behind champion Rocky River (147).
After the graduations of two-time WSC champion Nate Furnas and long distance runner leader Tyler Kvach, the …Read More

Avon Lake track teams aim for SWC titles

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Avon Lake

By Joe Ostrica

The Avon Lake boys track and field squad will be racing for its third straight Southwestern Conference championship this spring. Last year the Shoremen won their fourth title since 2000 and first back-to-back league crown.
“Although we have a smaller team this year, with 68 athletes compared to 79 from last year, we have a great group of guys to work with this …Read More

Gibbs returns to helm at Avon with some work to do

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Avon

By Dan Gilles

After serving as the JV coach the last three years under Matt Brinda, who left to take over the tennis program at his alma mater, Elyria, Art Gibbs has come back to head coaching the varsity boys tennis team this spring.
Gibbs served as Avon’s varsity coach from 2004-06 and also helps out with the girls program. He’s been coaching tennis locally since 2000, …Read More