Lions to Mark 100th Birthday with Clock Near Avon Circle Park

AVON – The Avon Lions Club is working on putting up a pole clock near Circle Park to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Lions Club International. According to Avon Lion Jim Carney, Lions Club International asked local clubs across the country to organize small centennial projects. After tossing around ideas for a small monument or a park bench, the club settled on a decorative clock. "With a bench, nobody knows who put it there unless … [Read more...]

Avon Wrestler Joins Team USA

AVON — Who said high school wrestlers needed to be boys? Don't tell that to Avon junior Joye Levendusky, who is currently 22-5 and the No. 1 ranked female wrestler in Section V. Levendusky is a national champion and a four-time USAW All-American who was recently selected to be a part of Team USA whom she will represent in Sweden next month. "It's really exciting, and at the same time, it feels like a lot of responsibility because I'm … [Read more...]

Avon Truck Crash Critically Injures Driver

UPDATE: State Police now say that the injured driver is age 75, not age 41. AVON – A car collided with a box truck on Rte. 15 (Lakeville Road) on Wednesday. According to first responders on scene, the driver of the sedan, a 75-year-old female, sustained critical injuries when the vehicles collided at about 3 p.m. Two passengers in the box truck were not injured. Firefighters had to free the driver of the sedan. NYS Police said that … [Read more...]

BOYS BASKETBALL: Braves On The Rise With Big Win

CALEDONIA — The Avon Braves defeated the Cal-Mum Raiders 43-28 in both teams first league game of the season. For Avon, Connor Taylor led the Braves with 10 points. Aaron Ghent added 9 points and worked the boards for 22 rebounds. The game had a special meaning to the Avon community as family of Gloria McKeown, who recently passed away, were in the crowd wearing t-shirts that read 'I love Busia,' which in Polish means 'Grandma.' Her … [Read more...]

Traditional Avon Luminaries Illuminate the Best in Neighbors

AVON – The return of the luminaries to the sidewalks of Avon is shedding light on the Village's best side. The luminaries, which are white paper bags, jars, milk jugs and anything else that will safely emit a soft glow with a candle inside, can be homemade, picked up at the Allstate Office, 65 East Main Street, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through Friday or delivered for a $2 donation, half of which goes to the Avon Food Pantry. However, some … [Read more...]

Cops Find Wanted Man in Livingston County Jail

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office found that a man wanted in Connecticut for theft charges was staying at their jail on Monday. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Robert Hennekens, 54, was held as a fugitive from justice after a routine check of warrant status. Hennekens was held at the jail on a Criminal Possession of a Weapon charge and was to be released by order of an Avon Village … [Read more...]

Truck Burns at Fastenal in Avon

AVON – A dump truck caught fire Wednesday afternoon outside of Fastenal on Rte. 15 (Lakeville Road). According to eyewitnesses, the smoke was visible from I-390 nearby as the fire started just before 3:30 p.m. Firefighters with the East Avon Fire Department responded to the scene alongside multiple assisting departments. There are no reported injuries. Investigators are now trying to determine the cause of the fire. Fastenal sells … [Read more...]

Head-On Crash in Avon Hospitalizes 3

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LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A head-on collision on East River Road seriously injured three people Wednesday morning. According to Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, a total of four people were involved. Three were transported to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The vehicles collided at about 7 a.m. on East River Road near Barber Road. The Sheriff's Office is investigating. Deputies reconstructed the accident and used one … [Read more...]

Truck Hits Avon Boy Trying to Save Dog

AVON – A large truck hit an Avon boy who ran into traffic to save a pet dog on South Avon Road on Saturday. According to Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, the 12-year-old suffered a serious leg injury and the dog was fatally injured. The boy was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital. The Sheriff's Office is still investigating the incident. No charges have been filed. … [Read more...]