Lake Erie Crushers Announces Baseball Camps: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville

Avon, Ohio

It’s time to hit the ball at the Lake Erie Crushers Baseball Camps presented by TeamSafe Screening. Camps are open to players ages 6-14. Campers will receive three days of professional instruction from Crushers players and staff, a camp jersey, lunch, a voucher for a Home Box ticket to a 2022 regular season game, and on-field recognition during of a Crushers game. The cost for individual campers is $195. Team discounts are available for five or more players ($180 per camper). Session 1 is June 27-29. Session 2 is August 1-3. For more information, email [email protected] or call 440-934-8232.

Register now for Lake Erie Crushers Summer Baseball Camps.

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Lake Erie Crushers Mercy Health StadiumMarc Bona,

The Lake Erie Crushers open the 2022 baseball season on May 13 by hosting the Trois-Rivières Eagles of Canada.


McConnell Meats is now open: In June 2021, I announced McConnell Meats would be coming to Avon. For months many have been asking when it will open…well the wait is finally over and the store is now open at 35840 Chester Road (plaza across from Walmart). McConnell Meats is a “fourth generation company offering farm-to-table fresh meats and other products”. The shop is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

Swimming team: Registration for the 2022 Avon Eagle Swim Club season is open April 11-22. The season begins the week of June 5, with the first home game on June 14. For more information, visit

Republican Club meeting: The Avon-Avon Lake Republican Club will meet April 14 at the Father Ragan Knights of Columbus Hall, 1783 Moore Road. US Representative Bob Latta; Senator Nathan Manning; Ohio Representatives Gayle Manning and Dick Stein; and nominees John Adams (Secretary of State); Kirsten Hill (State Senator); and Sarah McGervey and Marty Gallagher (State Representatives) who will be available at 5 p.m. Keynote speaker Congressman Bob Latta will discuss conservative principles including supporting pro-life, restoring economic prosperity, encouraging job creation, fighting inflation, securing and strengthening our southern border. The cost is $5 for guests.

New officer: Congratulations to Patrol Constable Timothy Ackerman who was recently sworn in by Mayor Bryan Jensen as the newest member of the Avon Police Department.

Democratic meeting: The Avon Democratic Club will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on April 14 at the Avon Senior Center, 36786 Detroit Road. Guests will include several Democratic candidates listed on the primary ballot. All Lorain County Democrats are invited to attend and hear from District 13 State Senate Candidates Anthony Eliopoulos and Josh Garcia about their backgrounds, campaigns and plans for the county. On the judicial front, 9th District Court of Appeals nominees Amber Crowe, Thomas Teodosio and Erica Voorhees will attend the meeting. Lorain County Court of Common Pleas nominee Kim Meyers will also be on hand to answer questions. A Zoom option is available if you cannot attend in person. For the Zoom link, email [email protected]

Garden club meeting: The Avon Garden Club will meet on April 19 in the Orchid Room at Miller Nature Preserve, 2739 Center Road. Danny George of Willoway Nursery will present ‘Exciting New Varieties for 2022’. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the free program starting at 7 p.m. The public is welcome.

Introducing Bomb City USA: A description of Cleveland’s bloody mob war that gave Cleveland the nickname “Bomb City USA” will be presented by local storyteller, author and historian Dennis Sutcliffe at 7:30 p.m. April 21 at Knights of Columbus Council #3269, Fr. Ragan Hall at 1783 Moore Road. Brother Jim Teubl will also briefly describe the benefits of being a Knight. Please RSVP by April 18 with your name, number of attendees, phone number and email address at 440-930-0251 or [email protected] The conference is free and all are welcome. Snacks and refreshments will be served after the conference.

Shredding day: A free Shred Day event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 23 at JL Smith’s main office, 36610 Detroit Road, to destroy all unnecessary personal documents.

Foot care for seniors: Dr. Jill Hosking will be available at 11 a.m. April 12 at the Avon Senior Center, 36784 Detroit Road, for anyone in need of foot care. Pre-registration is required. Contact Dr. Hosking’s office at 440-282-1312 by April 11 to register.

Medicare questions: Will you soon be eligible for Medicare? Are you on Medicare, but still have questions? Are you helping a family member with health insurance issues? Learn about Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage Plans, and Medicare Supplemental Insurance during a presentation at 5:00 p.m. April 13 at the Avon Senior Center, 36784 Detroit Road. The event is presented by the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP).

To scream: Congratulations to Avon City Council for passing a resolution last week in “support of all efforts of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people to maintain their freedom and reject Russian invasion and call on the federal government to extend to the ‘Ukraine all military and humanitarian aid to their effort.’


Rock Off winners: Congratulations to the band members Seeing Scarlet for winning the 25th Tri-C High School Rock Off Final Exam held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently. Band members include Amelia Von Glahn (guitar and vocals) and Erin Roberts (guitar) from Avon Lake High School. The other members of the group come from Huron and Sandusky.

To scream: Last November and December, members of the Avon Lake Police Department were allowed to grow beards in exchange for donating money to a local charity. This year the department chose Love A Stray Cat Rescue for the donation. The department recently presented a check to the association. Thank you! For more information on Love a Stray, visit


Spring Festival, egg hunt: The Lake Ridge Academy Parent Association is hosting a Spring Festival and Giant Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 9 on campus, 37501 Center Ridge Road. The cost is $10 per child 12 and under. Event includes crafts, games, prizes, petting zoo (rescue animals), ponies, scavenger hunt, cake walk, special golden eggs with prizes, and more again. There will be a giant hunt of 6,000 eggs at noon divided by age. Dough Daddy Donuts will also be there with Horizon ATA, Kona Truck, a local makeup artist from IFeltDesign studio and Ingita, and a local balloon artist. The association also collects all old shoes for a local charity. Registration is required for the event, go to

Open drive-in: A sure sign that summer is fast approaching, Drive-in Aut-O-Rama is now open. Check the website for movies and showtimes,

Spaghetti dinner: The Senior Center, 7327 Avon Belden Road, is hosting a spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m. on April 29, sponsored by Liston Funeral Home. Enjoy spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread and salad. Cost is $7 for adults, seniors are $6; children 10 and under are $4; dessert is $1; and pop is $0.50 more. Take out is available.

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