OSU Women v. Penn State Sunday

Ohio State women’s basketball clinched at least a share of the Big Ten championship for the second year in a row on Thursday night as a result of Maryland’s loss to Michigan. The Buckeyes, who are 23-6, 12-3 in the Big Ten, can win the outright title on Sunday at Penn State. Led by 27 points from superstar Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State beat Penn State by 30 points in their first meeting on January 31st. Coverage begins Sunday morning at 11:45am on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Tribe Face Reds Today

From Spring Training in Goodyear, Arizona; Newly- acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso– hoping to improve his power statistics– altered his swing last season, and the baseball began to fly. After hitting just 39 home runs in his first seven major league seasons, Alonso hit 28 dingers in 142 games for Oakland and Seattle in 2017, and the Indians are counting on his power surge following Carlos Santana’s departure to Philadelphia. Cleveland signed the 30-year-old Alonso, who became something of a poster boy for Major League Baseball’s new trend, as Alonso implemented a higher leg kick and a bigger upper cut. The Tribe take on Cinncinati in Cactus League action today at 2:59pm on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Wiz Beat Cavs 110-103

Washington’s Bradley Beal scored 18 points and the Wizards withstood a late assault by LeBron James to beat the new-look Cavs 110-103 on Thursday night. Washington is 8-2 since Wall went down with a knee injury. King James, back from winning MVP honors at the All-Star Game, scored 32 — 14 in the fourth — as the Cavs dropped to 2-1 since acquiring four new players before the trade deadline. J.R. Smith added 15 for Cleveland, who have lost 14 straight when trailing heading into the fourth quarter. The Cavs travel to Memphis tonight, with coverage beginning at 7:30pm on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Columbus Student Protest

Students in the state capitol and across the nation are saying they no longer feel safe in their classrooms. A youth-led rally Columbus was the first of many such rallies and protests for students saying they want a change. Students from multiple schools protested at the Ohio Statehouse Thursday, wanting lawmakers to hear their message loud and clear. Enough is enough when it comes to gun violence. The motto was Policy and change over thoughts and prayers.

Lake Erie Prof Off to Nigeria

Katie Krammer, an associate professor of special education at Lake Erie College, was selected to travel to Nigeria for a special school commissioning ceremony. Krammer was chosen because of her contribution to a unique project through Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., involving international special education. She has served as an online instructor since 2011, teaching the online Educating Deaf Students with Disabilities Graduate Certificate Program. Krammer also serves as a consultant for the school’s curriculum for students who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or have Autism.

New Roaming Shores Chief

Former Orwell Patrol Sgt. William Roskos was sworn in Tuesday as Roaming Shores’ new police chief. The 45-year-old Warren native spent 11 years with the Orwell department as a patrol officer and 12 years as a patrol sergeant. Roskos has been part-time at the Shores department for a few years – one of the reasons administrators eyed him for top cop, according to Mayor Jennie D’Amicone, who spent more than 30 years in law enforcement, including the U.S. Marshals Service.

Park Speaks in DC

Coordinator Katie Park of the Ashtabula County Prevention Coalition, recently presented at the Community Drug-Free Coalitions of America’s National Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. Park was among 3,000 community leaders who attended a four-day event to learn the latest strategies to address and prevent substance abuse. She presented lessons learned in Ashtabula County about addressing the local opioid crisis. Her presentation focused on innovative ways the County and its partners have addressed substance abuse prevention by increasing awareness and reducing risk factors.

Village employees will soon be getting a little extra cash in their paychecks

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE – Village employees will soon be getting a little extra cash in their paychecks. After March 26 – the village is giving workers a 3 percent raise. Council voted to give village employees the increase – a regular yearly cost of living raise – at its Monday meeting, saying they want to show the current village employee they are appreciated. The best way to do that, coucil said, is to increase wages or salaries.

IN OTHER VILLAGE NEWS…..

ROAMING SHORES – Former Orwell Police Department patrol Sgt. William Roskos was sworn in Tuesday as the village’s new police chief. The 45-year-old spent 11 years with the Orwell department as a patrol officer and 12 years as a patrol sergeant, one of the reasons administrators said, they felt like he earned the top cop spot. The former chief, brought on in summer 2016, left the department last year, and Sgt. Dan Bennett has been serving as the department’s acting chief, but is leaving the department. Council also resolved Tuesday to begin the search for Bennett’s replacement as a sergeant.
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Tribe Media Day

Wednesday marked the Cleveland Indians’ annual photo and media day, during which players suit up in full uniform and run through a list of media stations that include photos, video interviews and radio liners to be used during the season. The Indians went through their typical spring workout a little later than normal, going through various fielding drills and taking batting practice. Nick Goody, Josh Tomlin and Tyler Olson were among the players who participated in batting practice, readying for game action starting on Friday.

Edgewood Beats Chardon 84-65

It appeared on Tuesday that Edgewood High School’s Hayden Kanicki couldn’t miss as he nailed nine 3-pointers to guide the Warriors to an 84-65 victory over Chardon High School. But, it wasn’t only 3-pointers for Kanicki as the junior hit from just about every spot on the court and finished with a whoppong, game-high 44 points in the Edgewood win. Kanicki went 16 of 20 from the field, including 9 of 10 3-pointers and flawless from the free-throw line. Edgewood came out using a seldom-used zone defense to work out the kinks and it kept Chardon to 14 points in the opening quarter.