Former High School counselor sentenced for having affair with student

A former Euclid High School guidance counselor, who pleaded guilty to having an affair with an 18 year old boy, has learned her fate.
Ronetta Smith, 36, of Cleveland Heights, was sentenced, Thursday (Sept. 22), to one year in prison for the illicit relationship with the student. She will also have to register as a Sexual Offender for life. Smith was placed on administrative leave Jan. 29 during a sexual battery investigation involving the 18-year-old victim. She has since resigned.
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A woman has been arrested in connection with a brutal home invasion-robbery in Eastlake this summer

A woman has been arrested in connection with a brutal home invasion-robbery in Eastlake this summer where a Willowick teen was shot. 20-year-old Tanika Givhan was apprehended, Tuesday (Sept. 20), in connection to a June 30 incident at a residence on East 337th Street where she and some others threatend the residents with guns as they robbed them, before pistol whipping several of the victims and then shooting the 16-year-old who was found hiding in a bedroom during the incident. A preliminary hearing for Givhan is scheduled for Sept. 27.
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Questions of police brutality

JEFFERSON — Questions of police brutality are being raised after a Sheriff’s Department sergeant is seen on video assaulting two already handcuffed suspects. Jefferson Village police released body camera footage, Thursday (Sept. 22), from the Sept. 11 incident, which shows the officer jumping one of the suspects who is down on the ground. Sgt. James A. Truckey is also accused of lying about what happend in his report. The 42 year old was indicted Tuesday, in the incident, in which police were chasing the two men they suspected of robbery.
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A less than 2-minute video shows just how long it took to rob the Waffle House along GH Drive

AUSTINBURG — A less than 2-minute video shows just how long it took to rob the Waffle House along GH Drive in Austinburg, Monday night. The suspect, who employees said was armed with a knife and wearing a Halloween mask, reportedly jumped behind the counter and grabbed $300 from the register. Police are reviewing the one-and-a-half minutes of surveillance, and say footprints left behind are also being examined.
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Browns’ Coleman out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

The Cleveland Browns have lost rookie wide receiver for four to six weeks.

However, he does not need surgery for his broken right hand.

PV hosts St. John in football tonight

St. John visits Pymatuning Valley tonight in high school football.

Coverage begins at 6:30 on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Cleveland closes in on AL Central, 5-2 win over KC

Cleveland slugger Carlos Santana has been on a tear lately, hitting a three-run homer in the sixth inning last night to push the Cleveland Indians to a 5-2 win over Kansas City and move a step closer to winning the AL Central for the first time since 2007.
Santana then saluted NBA free agent J.R. Smith who was in attendance at Progressive Field, and whose outside shooting helped the Cavaliers win an NBA title earlier this summer and end the city’s 52-year drought without a major pro championship. More good ju-ju for the Tribe…
Rookie Mike Clevinger started and went five innings. Dan Otero pitched two scoreless innings, Bryan Shaw worked one and Cody Allen pitched a perfect ninth for his 29th save.
The Indians can wrap up a playoff spot against the White Sox. Trvor Bauer opens the series for the Tribe tonight, with coverage beginning at 6:37pm on 98.3 The Bull.

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Sep. 22, 2016 11:17 PM CST
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Cleveland closes in on AL Central, 5-2 win over KC

Cleveland slugger Carlos Santana has been on a tear latey, hitting a three-run homer in the sixth inning last night to push the Cleveland Indians to a 5-2 win over Kansas City and move a step closer to winning the AL Central for the first time since 2007.
Santana then saluted NBA free agent J.R. Smith who was in attendance at Progressive Field, and whose outside shooting helped the Cavaliers win an NBA title earlier this summer and end the city’s 52-year drought without a major pro championship. More good ju-ju for the Tribe…
Rookie Mike Clevinger started and went five innings. Dan Otero pitched two scoreless innings, Bryan Shaw worked one and Cody Allen pitched a perfect ninth for his 29th save.
The Indians can wrap up a playoff spot against the White Sox. Trvor Bauer opens the series for the Tribe tonight, with coverage beginning at 6:37pm on 98.3 The Bull.

Arrest warrant issued for Browns’ Gordon

Bad news comes in bunches, especially, it seems, for your Cleveland Browns.
Reports are now surfacing that an arrest warrant has been issued for the Browns embattled, and currently suspended, wide receiver Josh Gordon, for allegedly failing to respond to subpoenas in a paternity suit filed by a Maple Heights woman.
Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Judge Alison Floyd authorized the arrest warrant on Aug. 31, according to a report on Cleveland.com.
The woman, Christina Lockhart, claims Gordon is the father of her 1-year-old daughter. The complaint was filed on July 2, 2015, according to the report, which says Gordon was ordered to supply a DNA sample by Sept. 25thof last year, but failed to do so.
The Browns said in a statement issued Wednesday, (quote) We are aware of the situation,(end quote.)
The Cleveland Browns, the National Football League, Addidas and Gordon’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus are also named in the lawsuit. Sounds like a crowded room…

Eastlake shooting suspect arrested

A woman has been arrested in connection with an aggravated robbery in Eastlake where a 16-year-old boy from Willowick was shot in the shoulder.
On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the U.S. Marshals Service’s Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested 20-year-old Tanika Givhan on a first-degree felony aggravated robbery charge.
The charge stems from a June 30 incident where the 16-year-old was visiting friends at a residence on East 337th Street.
Witnesses at the residence said three people came to the home claiming to be aquainted with a friend of the resident.
The resident said he didn’t know them, called the friend, who said he didn’t know them either and asked them to leave.
The suspects drew firearms on the people in the home and demanded money and cellphones. The victims were pistol whipped, then the suspected shooter entered an upstairs bedroom where the 16-year-old victim was located.
After the shooting, the suspects fled on foot. The victim was treated at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland and released.