Motorists who frequent Route 306 in south Mentor will have to find a new route

Motorists who frequent Route 306 in south Mentor will have to find a new route when a major resurfacing project gets underway. Drivers are being detoured between routes 84 and 20 for construction similar to last summer, however, officials said this reroute has to do with sidewalk improvements and won’t take nearly as long. Detours are scheduled to run through June 30.
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A badly decomposed body washed ashore in Willowick

A badly decomposed body washed ashore in Willowick. Willowick Police Chief Brian Turner said the department responded to a report of possible human remains, Wednesday (June 21), near the east end of the city, and officers were unable to identify race or gender because of decay, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. The Lake County Coroner’s Office was present at the scene, but the remains are being analyzed by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, Turner said.
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Police received little cooperation from a woman wounded during a home invasion

CONNEAUT — Police received little cooperation from a woman wounded during a home invasion incident early Monday morning. Jennifer Perry, 41, was “generally uncommunicative” as deputies interrogated her while she lay in bed at a Cleveland hospital Tuesday, recovering from a gunshot wound to the lower back which was fired by the owner of the Woodland Avenue house, Conneaut Police Chief Michael Colby said Wednesday. Officers will try and interview Perry again in a few days in hopes of getting some questions answered, Colby said.
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A driveby shooting in borad daylight is being investigated

ASHTABULA — A driveby shooting that happened in borad daylight at the intersection of West 38th Street and West Avenue is being investigated. A 57-year-old man was injured in the incident at about 4:10 p.m., Tuesday afternoon, in which witnesses told police a car came through the intersection and opened fire on an oncoming vehicle. The victim suffered a graze wound to the head, but his injuries didn’t appear to be life threatening, according to police reports.
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Tribe Beat O’s 6-3

The Indians capped off a 7-1 road trip with abnother win in Baltimore, while putting on an offensive show against an Orioles pitching staff that’s poised to set a record– of the wrong kind.. Austin Jackson had three hits and three RBI, Erik Gonzalez homered and the Indians pounded out 13 hits overall in a 6-3 win Thursday night. The Tribe won three of four from the O’s to complete a successful road trip that began with a four-game sweep of Minnesota. Cleveland has scored at least five runs and reached double figures in hits over nine consecutive games, and homered in 11 straight. Orioles pitchers have given up at least five runs in 19 straight games, one short of the major league record. Cleveland’s Mike Clevinger got the win. The Indians open a weekend series with the Twins tonight at Progressive. Coverage begins at 6:37pm on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Captains Win 8-7, Cavs Speculation at the Draft

The Captains’ Gavin Collins hit a solo home run in the top of the 10th inning to lead Lake County to an 8-7 win over the Dayton Dragons on Thursday. The Captains scored four runs in the eighth before Dayton tied the game 7-7 in the ninth. Lake County reliever Henry Martinez went three innings, allowing one run and two hits to get the win. He also struck out two and walked one. Catch the Captains live from Dayton this Sunday, with coverage beginning at 1:40pm on ESPN 970 WFUN.

The Eastern Conference Champion Cavaliers didn’t have a draft pick last night, but the event was still intertwined with speculation about the possible next move by Cavs superstar LeBron James and reports of disarray in the team’s front office. Much of that speculation seems to be that James wants to move to the Los Angeles Lakers when his deal expires. Cavs fans don’t want to hear this, but speculation about James’ next move is good for the business of the NBA and its media partners… even if it IS just speculation.

Lake County AM News

Lake County commissioners have begun the process of putting the senior services renewal levy on the Nov. 7 ballot. At their Thursday meeting, commissioners approved a request that the county auditor certify the funds for the general election. They’ve begun the same process with a children services levy. The ballot issue will ask for a renewal of the current .5-mill levy with an additional .3 mills to “help fill the critical gaps that exist due to the growing number of senior citizens” in the county. The current levy is set to expire at the end of the year.

An American college student who was held captive in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home was laid to rest Thursday among a packed crowd of mourners in Wyoming, Ohio. Otto Warmbier’s loved ones shared stories about his affinity for thrift-stores and rap music. The attendees included Ambassador Joseph Yun and Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman of the Cincinnati area.

Ashtabula AM News

Starting Monday, Conneaut firefighters will flush and examine the citiy’s more than 750 hydrants. The work will be performed weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. over seven weeks, until completion in early August. The schedule could be delayed by bad weather, emergency calls and other factors. Signs will be posted in neighborhoods the day before work starts. Affected residents should not do laundry during hours flushing is in effect. People should run cold water faucets — not hot — until the water is clear. Opening hot water taps can draw rusty water into hot water tanks. A complete schedule is posted at starbeacon.com.

Ashtabula County Medical Center’s Team Fun Run and Obstacle Course will be July 16 at Conneaut Middle School on Gateway Avenue. The cost is $10 per four-person team. ACMC Trainer Monica Brown said the course features a stream crossing, small hill climb, as well as other manmade and natural obstacles. For more information, contact Brown at (440) 206-6838, or Monica.Brown@ACMCHealth.org.

Billups Talks to Cavs, No Pick in 1st Round of the Draft

40-year-old former NBA star Chauncey Billups met with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert on Wednesday for the second straight day to discuss a front-office position with Cleveland, who are regrouping after losing to Golden State in the NBA Finals. Gilbert could be close to offering a job to Billups, according to an anonymous Associated Press source. Billups is the first to meet with Gilbert since he parted ways with general manager David Griffin this week when talks about a possible contract extension broke down. Billups was confirmed to be in Cleveland, but no official agreement has been announced.

With the NBA draft coming up, there have been a flurry of deals around the league, and the presumed No. 1 pick has changed hands from the Boston Celtics to the Philadelphia 76ers, who have brought their potential selection in for a workout. They are expected to take Washington guard Markielle Fultz to begin the action Thursday night. The Cavaliers have no selection in the first round.

Indians Beat Orioles 5-1

Carlos Carrasco struck out 10, Francisco Lindor homered and the Indians defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-1, on Wednesday for their seventh win in eight games. Carrasco allowed seven hits and zero walks over six-plus innings to win his third straight start. The right-hander struck out every Orioles’ starter except Trey Mancini to reach double figures in strikeouts for the 11th time in his career. Cleveland’s Jose Ramirez went 2 for 5, extending his streak of multihit games to nine — matching the club record held by three other players and last accomplished in 1936. Ramirez is 23 for 42 over his last nine games.
Not only did Baltimore lose for the 10th time in 14 games, but they have allowed at least five runs in 18 straight games — two short of the major league record set by the 1924 Philadelphia Phillies. The Tribe will try to get the O’s one step closer to that ignominious record tonight, with coverage beginning at 6:37pm on ESPN 970 WFUN.