APD Looking For Experienced Cops

The Ashtabula Police force is looking for a few good, qualified men and women. The city is considering a new hiring method for police recruits in an effort to bolster the number of applicants. City Manager Jim Timonere said the city is looking for so-called “lateral transfers,” where veteran officers from other departments in the state can transfer to Ashtabula. Right now, the department has 30 full-time officers — that’s down one officer after a recent retirement, according to Ashtabula Police Chief Robert Stell. The city currently hires from a list of applicants who have passed the civil service test — but that list keeps shrinking, according to Timonere. In the absence of a long list of civil service applicants from which to choose, Chief Stell recommended that city officials look into the possibility of accepting applications from veteran officers from other Ohio police departments and law enforcement agengies with three years of full-time experience, five years of part-time experience, or both.

Reds Beat Tribe 5-1

The Reds’ Scott Feldman struck out a season-high nine while ending Cincinnati’s long stretch of ineffective starts, and Scott Schebler homered for the third straight game Monday night, leading Cincinnati to a 5-1 victory over the Indians. The Reds took the opener of the annual intrastate series. The teams will play two games in Cincinnati followed by two in Cleveland. The Indians had won their last four at Great American Ball Park and six straight overall in the All-Ohio series. Feldman got the first victory by a Reds starter since May 9. He gave up four hits, including Jason Kipnis’ homer, while becoming the first Cincinnati starter in the last 10 games to put in a quality statrt, or to make it through six innings. The Reds’ rotation is last in the National League in ERA and innings pitched. They’ll play again tonight in Cincy before heading home again on Wednesday for a richly deserved homestand. Coverage begins at 6:37pm on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Captains-Lugnuts Today on ESPN 970 WFUN

The Lake County Captains and West Michigan Whitecaps series finale was rained out on Sunday. Since the teams don’t play again in the first half of the Midwest League regular season, the game will not be made up.
Next for the Captains are back-to-back four-game road series against the Lansing Lugnuts in Michigan and the Bowling Green Hot Rods in Kentucky . The Captains return to Eastlake and the friendly confines of Classic Park on May 30 to open a three-game series against Lansing.
But you can catch the Captains on the road today as they open a series against the Lugnuts at 10:15 this morning on EPSN 970 WFUN.

Lake County AM Tuesday

Ronald Henry of Oakwood Village is facing multiple charges after an alleged assault that occurred in downtown Willoughby, in the Citizens Bank parking lot about 2:30 a.m., on Sunday, May 21. When Police arrived on the scene, a white Ford Fusion struck another vehicle in the parking lot twice. Bystanders said the man in the care had been causing the disturbance. The trapped driver then fled on foot to avoid apprehension. He was captured by police and identified himself as Lorenzo Edwards, but bystanders told police his real name was Ronald Henry.

Five patriotic Perry High School grads– who have made the commitment to join various branches of the United States armed forces– were honored earlier this month. Each was recognized during the school’s military commitment ceremony, according to a Perry Schools news release. The annual program was designed by Perry High School Assistant Principal Scott Niedzwiecki, and included representatives of veterans’ organizations and recruitment officers from the various branches of service.

FBI now involved in South Euclid bank robbery investigation

The Cleveland office of the FBI is now involved in an investigation of a bank robbery in south Euclid. Three masked men, at least two of them armed with what police say appeared to be a Tec 9 assault-style pistol and a possible assault rifle, stole an unspecified amount of cash from the Firefighters Credit Union on Dean St., Saturday morning (May 20), according to the FBI’s release. Anyone who has any information about this crime is asked to contact the Cleveland FBI office, Crimestoppers or call the South Euclid Police Department.

Willoughby Brewing Co., faces a lawsuit for music license fee violations

Willoughby Brewing Co., faces a lawsuit for music license fee violations. The lawsuit, filed by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers claims royalties are to be paid whenever an artist’s songs are played in public, whether live or recorded. A general manager of the Willoughby brewery told The Plain Dealer that he’s certain the business has paid in full. The brewery was the only Ohio location named in the lawsuit.

Bad weather blamed in injury accident on I-90

KINGSVILLE – Bad weather in the area may have played a role in an injury accident involving two motorcyclists. Both drivers were on separate bikes when they collided on Interstate 90 just east of Ohio Route 193 Sunday afternoon, the Saybrook Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported. Police said the heavy rains was most likely the main contributing factor in the accident, though at this time the cause is still under investigation. Both men were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

A little boy who’s foot got caught in a lawn mower is recovering

ANDOVER – A little boy who’s foot got caught in a lawn mower is recovering. An officer took the child to St. Joseph’s Emergency Room in Andover, Village Police Sgt. Ray Kulisz said, adding the child was later transported to another hospital. He said the child’s foot was seriously cut, but he is doing well now that he has been treated. The boy was injured Sunday when he was playing too close to a power mower that was being used by a family member and the mower struck the child’s foot.

Tribe Sweep Stros, 8-6

The defending American League champion Cleveland Indians left Houston feelin’ pretty good after sweeping the AL West-leading Astros, who hold the best record in baseball. Yan Gomes homered and tied a career high with five RBI to lead the Tribe over the Astros, 8-6 Sunday. Gomes’ third-inning homer off Joe Musgrove gave the Indians a 3-1 lead, and the Tribe added three more runs in the fourth. With the series sweep the Indians are 5-1 against Houston this season, dealing the Astros two of their three series losses in 2017. Danny Salazar got the win, giving up three runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts, but manager Terry Francona is still looking for more from Salazar. Josh Tomlin gets the start tonight in the opener of a two-game series at Cincinnati. Tomlin will look to bounce back after allowing seven hits and six runs in 2 1/3 against Tampa Bay in his last start. Coverage begins at 6:37pm on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Cetics Beat Cavs in Game 3, 111-108

The Boston Celtics fought back at Quicken Loans Arena Sunday night to take game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the reigning champion Cleveland Cavaliers, 111-108. The Cavs took the first two games in Boston, and lead the series 2-1. It was announced before the game that Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas will consult with specialists on Monday to determine the best path to rehabilitate his injured right hip, with one option being offseason surgery. The Celtics said Saturday that Thomas will not play again this postseason. Cleveland led at the half, 66-50, and Kevin Love’s seven three pointers at the break set an NBA record. LeBron James was surprisingly quiet the whole game. He put up just 11 points and didn’t score in the fourth quarter. And; Avery Bradley buried the game-winning three with a fraction of a second left on the game clock. Game 4 is Tuesday night at the Q, with coverage beginning at 8pm on Magic 102.5FM.