Archives for November 2013

Woman sought for questioning

A woman sought for questioning in the discovery of a fetus in Ashtabula Township earlier this week contacted Ashtabula County sheriff’s investigators Wednesday morning, according to reports.
The 28-year-old woman, who lives in the area, arrived at the sheriff’s department and was talking to detectives, according to Sheriff William Johnson.
The fetus, which was decomposed, did have a head and limbs, Johnson said. The man who found the fetus had been dating a woman who moved out of the address earlier this month, he said.

Big Day Shopping

The Christmas shopping season got an early start Thursday as area residents broke away from their Thanksgiving meals to get that special bargain.
Super Kmart and Wal-Mart were busy Thursday evening as carts wheeled out the doors with toys, televisions and dozens of other Christmas presents.
“I waited 45 minutes to get a wrist band to buy a TV, said one lady. She said her son spent two hours waiting in line for a video game.

Street Closed in Conneaut

A Conneaut residential street threatened by lake bank erosion has been partially closed to traffic as city administrators study repair options.
Burrington Heights, a U-shaped drive north of Lake Road, will be reduced to one lane at the point it parallels Lake Erie, according to City Manager Tim Eggleston. Barricades from the Public Works Department were on the scene ready for placement at either end of the affected portion .

Friday PM Sports Headlines

The Cleveland Browns welcome in the Jacksonville Jaguars to FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. The Browns have lost two in-a-row to slip to 4-and-7 on the season. The Jags have won two-of-three since starting the season 0-and-8. Cleveland beat Jacksonville 14-10 the last time the two teams met in 2011.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are on the road tonight in Boston playing the Celtics at TD Garden. The Cavs dropped to 4-and-11 after Wednesday’s setback to the Miami Heat. The Celtics also have 11 losses on the year but have won six games.

The Ohio State Buckeyes put their perfect record on the line tomorrow against the Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. The Buckeyes are 11-and-0 and third in the BCS Standings. Michigan is 7-and-4 overall. Ohio State defeated the Wolverines 26-21 last season at the Horseshoe.

Dion Waiters’ time with the Cavaliers might be short lived. ESPN is reporting Cleveland is looking to move the second-year shooting guard. They have engaged in talks with the Knicks, Bulls and 76ers

Friday AM Sports Stories

Brandon Weeden will be back under center for the Browns this weekend. Head coach Rob Chudzinski has named Weeden the starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against Jacksonville. Weeden was benched in favor of veteran Jason Campbell last month, but Campbell suffered a concussion this past Sunday against Pittsburgh and has not been cleared to play. The Browns are 0-and-4 with Weeden as a starter this season. Cleveland is 4-and-7 overall.

Dion Waiters’ time with the Cavaliers might be short lived. ESPN is reporting Cleveland is looking to move the second-year shooting guard. They have engaged in talks with the Knicks, Bulls and 76ers. Waiters is struggling this season averaging just under 14 points on 40-percent shooting with two assists and three rebounds.

Some high school football players and four local coaches received recognition with honors as members of the Northeast lakes All-District Team. Mentor Quarterback Conner Krisancic is Division I’s Offensive Player of the Year. Benedictine running back Jerome Baker is player of the year in Division 4. He ran for more than a thousand yards and 18 touchdowns. VASJ running back Marvelle Ross is Offensive player of the year in Division 6. And Vikings coach John Storey is coach of the year in that Division. Quaterback Vaughn Scott of Richmond Heights is top offensive player in Division 7. Division 3’s coach of the year is Lou Cirino of West Geauga. Other local coaches of the year in their divisions are Mark Iammarino of Chagrin Falls, Rob Clarico of Keystone and Shawn Dodd of Gilmour.

Ohio’s deer hunting gun season opens Monday, and the state has added another thirty minutes of hunting past sunset this year. The Division of Wildlife figures 80 to 90 thousand deer will be harvested the week after the Thanksgiving holiday. And that 420 thousand hunters will be creeping through the woods. During gun season deer can be taken with a plugged shotgun capable of holding no more than three slugs, a muzzleloader .38 caliber or larger, a .357 caliber handgun or larger, and bow hunters will join them, too. Deer bag limits are set by the counties. Hunters can harvest only one antlered deer.

Court Appearance for Woman Accused of School Embezzlement

In Geauga County a Middlefield Cardinal School secretary is charged with embezzling more than 3 thousand dollars in school funds. Shannon Mares had a pre-trial hearing this week on charges of theft and tampering with evidence. She also admitted to stealing money from a private scholarship fund, but hasn’t been charged with that.

Amish Girl, Parents Flee Chemo

The northern Ohio Amish girl whose parents stopped chemotherapy treatments is alive, but on the run. Sara Hershberger’s parents took the 10 year-old girl on the run when an Akron hospital won a court order to restart her chemotherapy. Doctors says Sarah will die without chemo for leukemia, but her parents say the treatments were worse than the disease.

Clothe-a-Child Continuing Through Christmas

The News Herald’s charity called Clothe-a-Child has 300 more children to take on shopping trips for warm clothes, and donations are gratefully accepted. So far 550 kids have been taken by volunteers to the Great Lakes Mall to get outfitted for winter clothes and shoes. The charity pays between 220 and 250 dollars per child for boots and coats and clothing, and shopping trips run from September through January for 900 registered kids.

And Wednesday they raised money for the Clothe-a-Child campaign at Lake County Juvenile Court which was home to a Christmas bazaar with bake sale and holiday crafts for sale and Chinese Auction of special offerings. Raised 17 hundred dollars.

Christmas Shoppe gift bazaar Saturday

Saturday is the annual Christmas Shoppe at St John School on Depot Road, which used to be Saybrook Elementary. It’s one of the premier Christmas bazaars, with 80 crafters selling hand-created items. Lunch and snacks will be served by Saybrook United Methodist and Santa will drop by. Saturday from 9am to 4pm.

Christmas Holiday Kicks off in Conneaut with Parade

The Conneaut Holiday Parade is Friday night, starting at 7 at the Conneaut High School Parking lot where the parade units will line up before stepping off and traveling along Jackson, Broad, State and Harbor Streets before ending at Main. Grand Marshalls are Keith and Ida Schreiber, who own the Conneaut Dairy Queen.

Immediately following the Conneaut parade the Chamber of Commerce throws the switch on the Lights of Love Christmas tree at Conneaut Savings Bank on Main.