Archives for November 2013

Ashtabula Suspect Shooter Arraigned

This week two men were found fatally shot in a house on Hiawatha Avenue, and police tracked the person they call the shooter, An Ashtabula man, to an eastside motel. They are still collecting evidence, but on the basis of what they found when they arrested him they arraigned 27 year-old Edward Smith, known as Booman, on charges of felony drug and weapons possession.

Weeden to start Sunday for Browns

The Cleveland Browns have named Brandon Weeden their starting quarterback for Sunday’s game at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Weeden lost the starting job to Jason Campbell last month, but Campbell suffered a concussion this past Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Campbell has not received clearance to play.

The Browns have lost all four games that Weeden has started this season.

ESPN: Waiters may leave Cavs

Dion Waiters’ time with the Cleveland Cavaliers may soon come to an end.

ESPN reports the Cavaliers may trade Waiters, and that they have talked to the New York Knicks, the Chicago Bulls, and the Philadelphia 76ers about it.

Waiters has averaged just under 14 points, two assists, and three rebounds per game this season. He has shot just 40 percent from the field.

Ohio down on Obama

Only 34 percent of Ohio voters approve of Obama’s job performance
while 61 percent disapprove, his lowest score in any poll nationally or in any state.

Suspect Arrested

An Ashtabula man, who police suspect shot two men to death inside a Hiawatha Avenue home Monday night, has been charged with felony drug and weapons possession, authorities said Wednesday.
Edward “Booman” Smith, 27, of 1120 Alfred Drive, was nabbed at an eastside motel at 7 a.m. Tuesday and arrested by local law enforcement without incident, police said.

Thanksgiving AM Sports Stories

Another LeBron James return to Cleveland resulted in another victory as the Heat put down the Cavaliers, 95-84. James led the way with 28 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

Dwyane Wade hit 10-of-14 shots on his way to 22 points and Michael Beasley added 17 points and nine boards off the bench. Miami won its eight straight game. Despite trade rumors surrounding his name, Cavs guard Dion Waiters put together a strong performance off the bench with 24 points and six rebounds. Kyrie Irving missed 13 of his 19 attempts and all five from behind the arc along with four turnovers.

The Cavaliers have lost four in-a-row.

Lebron James will be saying thanks today at his house in northeast Ohio with those he is thankful to be playing with, the entire Miami Heat basketball team. LeBron changed the Heat schedule seeing that he would be playing in Cleveland the night before Thanksgiving, so that he could host a Thanksgiving extravaganza at his house for his teammates. Dwayne Wade was quoted as saying that since they can’t be home with their families it is good they can be at somebody’s house, and a nice house it is, where he will probably take his shoes off at the front door.

At Quicken Loans Arena last night people were wearing T shirts saying Come Home LeBron as part of a populist campaign to persuade him to return to Cleveland when he could become a free agent in the summer. James won’t talk about next summer.

Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier earned Big Ten defensive player of the week for his performance against Indiana. Shazier won the award for the fifth time this season with his 20 tackles.

Turkey day football includes Oakland against Dallas, The Detroit Lions against the Green By Packers, and the Ravens versus the Steelers.

Cleveland Chips In for Browns Stadium Upgrade

Improvements at FirstEnergy Stadium will be funded in part with money from the city of Cleveland. City Council voted this week to approve spending 30-million-dollars over 15 years, getting the 12 of 18 votes needed to make it happen. The Browns will spend 120-million-dollars overall to add more lower-bowl seating, new scoreboards and more escalators, among other upgrades.

Group Warns of Dangerous Toy

Tis the season for the annual list of dangerous toys. Parents are getting a warning about toys that could be dangerous for their kids. The Ohio Public Interest Research Group’s annual “Trouble In Toyland” report lists dozens of toys that contain toxic chemicals, pose a choking threat or make loud noises. You can find the full list of problem toys online at

Mercy Killer May Get Leniency

The man convicted of killing his wife as she lay in a hospital bed may receive a lighter sentence. A Summit County judge told attorneys for John Wise she’ll consider a six-year sentence for manslaughter, instead of a 20-years to life sentence for aggravated murder. Prosecutors say Wise’s age, health and mindset when he gunned down his wife at Akron General Hospital make him a candidate for leniency.

ODOT Says Be Aware of Plows

With the first taste of a snowstorm the Ohio Department of Transportation reminds drivers to be aware of and courteous to the snow plows. It had more than a hundred trucks out putting down salt and sweeping snow to the side of roads yesterday. They put to use their newest plows which can do two lanes at once. Give plows plenty of space.