Archives for September 2013

Ohio State’s Bryant breaks ankle

Ohio State senior Christian Bryant received a tough break Saturday — literally.

The Buckeyes safety broke his ankle in the team’s win Saturday over Wisconsin.

Bryant has already had surgery and may miss three months.

Cavs make minor front office moves

The Cleveland Cavaliers have made some changes to their front office.

The Cavaliers have made Trent Redden assistant general manager, and Koby Altman director of pro player personnel.

The team has hired Alex Moore as its high performance director.

Indians celebrate playoff berth

Like the rest of the baseball world, the Cleveland Indians sit and keep watch tonight.

Following its victory in Minnesota yesterday, the Tribe relaxes while awaiting their opponent for Wednesday.

The Indians have a game at Progressive Field on Wednesday night just after 8 p.m. They play the winner of tonight’s game between the Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Indians have won one more game than either one of these teams. The Rangers and Rays play each other tonight in Texas just after 8 p.m.

The winner of Wednesday’s game begins a division series in Boston against the Red Sox on Friday.

Meanwhile, Indians manager Terry Francona has decided to start Danny Salazar on the mound on Wednesday. Salazar has a 2-3 record with a 3.12 ERA in 10 games this season. He has struck out 65 while walking just 15.

grape jamboree big success

The 50th annual Grape Jamboree had two of the largest parades in its history, with over 100 units in the parades on Saturday and Sunday.
Parade chairman, Mary Kay Gersin, said, “I feel the Grape Jamboree was a very big success for its 50th anniversary.”

Health Exchanges

The health exchanges are launched tomorrow as state-by-state websites offering choices for people wanting to buy medical insurance. A former health secretary — Donna Shalala (shuh-LAY’-la) (now president of the University of Miami) — says there’s nothing to be afraid of; and there will be plenty of information for Americans who are confused about it. 08sec

Voting for November elections starts tomorrow

Early voting begins tomorrow.

People registered to cast ballots can do so should they know they cannot actually vote on Election Day for any reason.

Geauga County Elections Board Director Roberta Halford tells The News-Herald that her county having 60 percent voter turnout would make her happy.

Her Lake County counterpart Scott Daisher anticipates 40 to 50 percent of his county’s registered voters casting ballots.

Each county can set its own operating hours this election season because these elections do not include state or federal issues.

Mentor, Lake Co. seeking help on flood prevention

Mentor and Lake County continue working together to prevent flooding in the future.

This follows July’s storm that flooded many basements and properties.

The News-Herald reports officials wanting to assemble a proposal to hire an engineer or firm that knows both sanitary and stormwater systems.

The county gives the city sanitary sewer service, and officials want to know what causes backups and flooding into homes following heavy rain.

The city manager says officials hope to have something put together during the second half of this coming month.

Education on new health care law continuing

The Health Insurance Marketplace opens tomorrow for people to choose health care options.

Cathy Levine from Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio tells The News-Herald that her organization has with all kinds of people to help them learning about the new options and how to enroll.

For those who enroll by Dec. 15, coverage begins Jan. 1. Levin says the market remains open until the end of March, and then it reopens later in the year.

Open enrollment starts tomorrow for new health care law

Open enrollment begins tomorrow for those who want to shop for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

The federal government operates the state’s health insurance exchange where people can buy coverage.

The insurance department has left it up to health care providers and other organizations serving the poor to promote the new health care law to the uninsured.

Grape Jamboree parades biggest ever

The Grape Jamboree in Geneva had two of the largest parades in its history over the weekend.

The Star Beacon reports over 100 units in the parades yesterday and the day before.

Jon Bradbury from the Jamboree committee said new attractions this year included a laser light show last night. He said a company from Las Vegas came to town to run it.