Archives for October 2013

Hoyer addresses injury, vows quick return

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer says he remains determined to return from what he calls the most disappointing thing that has ever happened to him.

Hoyer has spoken to reporters for the first time since his season-ending knee injury.

He says he plans to return to the field sooner than expected.

Hoyer led to the Browns to two straight wins before getting hurt.

Lots of Halloween Fun

Ghosts and goblins will be seeking Halloween treats and good-natured scares in a variety of communities this evening.
Much of the fun is centered in North Kingsville, where village leaders will hold their third annual Trunk or Treat event in the municipal building parking lot between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Vehicles adorned in seasonal finery will be parked in the lot and kids will be invited to visit each one for goodies. The event is particularly popular with folks who donÕt feel safe with door-to-door trick-or-treating, said Mayor Terry McConnell. Hayrides will be available.

three write in candidates

The Geneva city council race is shaping up as an interesting contest. Three council seats will be filled this election day, and there are five candidates. Only one candidate will appear on the ballot. The other four are running as write-ins.
There is only one incumbent in the race, Timothy A. Miller, although there is another candidate with council experience. All the candidates are active in local affairs.

Thursday AM Sports Stories

Kyrie Irving posted 15 points, nine assists and seven rebounds to guide the Cavaliers to a 98-94 win over the new-look Nets in their home opener at Quicken Loans Arena. Tristan Thompson scored a team-high 18 points to go with nine boards for Cleveland. Jarrett Jack had 12 points off the bench in the win. Kevin Garnett registered eight points and 10 rebounds in his Brooklyn debut. This was Jason Kidd’s first game at the helm of his former team.

Notable local high school football matchups this week. On Friday University School travels to Geneva, and that game can be heard live starting at 6:30 on ESPN 970 WFUN. Other games include Lakeside at Chardon, Jefferson at Conneaut, Grand Valley at Ledgemont, Pymatuning Valley at Southington, Riverside at Madison and Perry at Chagrin Falls. Kenston at Aurora. NDCL at Lake Catholic. North at South. Saturday sees West Geauga at Beachwood and Edgewood at Lutheran East.

The Star Beacon looked at the record books and says if Grand Valley beats the Ledgemont Redskins Friday night, they will be the first team in area history to lose the first five games of the season and come back and win the next 5 in a row.

In high school boys soccer, Mentor beat St Edward 1 to nothing in double overtime and will face Massilon Jackson in a D-I regional final Saturday at Rocky River.

Browns wide receiver Davone Bess has just gotten a promotion, even after three dropped passes and a muffed punt Sunday against the Chiefs. He was next man up when Travis Benjamin, the punt returner, suffered a torn right anterior cruciate ligament in Kansas City and is out for the season. It’ll take maybe a year for him to be back at 100%. Meantime, Davone Bess will step up and try to fill Benjamin’s blazing shoes as the primary returner.

Woman Wins 71 Thousand for 20 Years

A Willoughby gas station called Lost National Convenient sold a woman the winning Cash Blowout instant game ticket. Evelyn Gummow will collect 71 thousand a year after taxes for 20 years.

New Home Construction Up-Down

Lake County new home construction went down in the third quarter. But Geauga County new home construction rose a bit in this year’s third quarter compared with last.

Man Sentenced for Raping Mentor Girl, 9

A 24 year-old man was sentenced yesterday to 15 years for raping a girl who is now 14 when she was just 9. At the time the man was dating the victim’s aunt and was staying in their apartment. The girl was scared but told the court she came forward so other girls wouldn’t get hurt. The man convicted earlier of sexual abuse of another victim in Illinois.

Girl Struck by Car in Willoughby Hills

A Willoughby Hills girl is recovering after being hit by a car walking on Chardon Road. The girl was crossing the street from Giant Eagle toward Willoughby Hills Towers at 8 o’clock at night not in a crosswalk, when she was hit by a Toyota, whose driver had the right of way and who stopped immediately. The victim taken to Hillcrest Hospital.

Ashtabula Man Pistol-Whipped Over Woman

Ashtabula police are looking for four men who jumped an 18 year-old man on Center Street, beating him, pistol whipping him, and trying to break his thumb. They took his cell phone and the victim was taken to Ashtabula Medical Center. The man told cops it was a dispute over a girlfriend.

Halloween Trick or Treat Hours and More

It is Halloween, but Ashtabula, like other towns in Northeast Ohio, will shift trick or treating to the weekend. Official trick or treating in Ashtabula is Saturday evening from 5 to 7. But Ashtabula Township trick or treats tonight from 5 to 7. Tonight is also trick or treating in Conneaut from 5 to 7, Sehffield Township from 6 to 8, and North Kingsville from 5:30 to 7:30 tonight. Other Saturday trick or treat locations apart from Ashtabula are Saybrook township, Plymouth Township, and Kingsville Township, all 5 to 7.

Good chance of thunderstorms Halloween night.

Tonight in North Kingsville the Trunk or Treat event is in the municipal building parking lot from 5:30 to 7:30, and kids can walk between decorated vehicles instead of door to door for candy.