Archives for December 2013

OSU men visit Purdue

Ohio State’s men’s basketball team begins Big Ten play this afternoon.

The Buckeyes come to Purdue at 1 p.m.

OSU has an undefeated record and USA Today’s #3 ranking.

The Boilermakers’ record sits at 10-3.

Cavaliers travel to Indiana

The Cleveland Cavaliers hope to begin their New Year’s resolution of winning games this afternoon.

The Cavaliers visit the Indiana Pacers at 3 p.m.

The Cavs hope to end a five-game losing streak. They have a 10-20 record this season.

The Pacers have the best record in the Eastern Conference at 24-5.

Don’t do it Tonight!

Northeast Ohio police remind locals that the peculiar tradition of shooting guns into the air at midnight on New Year’s Eve is illegal and what goes up comes down and people get hurt and killed.

Another store leaves the mall

Piercing Pagoda packed up and closed its kiosk Saturday, shoppers said.The store’s closing follows Kitchen Collection, Christopher & Banks, Fashion Bug, Payless ShoeSource and Sears, which have all vacated the mall in the past 18 months.
In November, Hallmark announced it’s closing up shop.

Tuesday AM Sports Stories–Last of 2013–Happy New Year

The Browns have asked for permission to interview the defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks, Dan Quinn, as they begin the search for a new head coach. Quinn’s defense allowed the fewest yards and points this season. And the Seahawks are eighth in the NFL in sacks. Quinn has coached for the Dolphins, the 49ers, the Jets and the University of Florida. Other candidates said to be in the Brown’s shopping list are Josh McDaniels, the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots, and former Lions’ coach Jim Schwartz. Jimmy Haslam, when asked when a coach will be hired said—could be a week. Could be a month.

At yesterday’s press conference owner Jimmy Haslam was presented with some angry quotes from fans collected by the media and he says he understands their frustration and will find a coach who can win football games. Ex-coach Chudzinski sounded like a man thrown under the bus expressing shock at his firing yesterday, but in a statement he thanked the Browns for letting him live his dream, and many analysts believe it’s only a matter of time before he gets another NFL head coaching job.

Today the Cavs take on Indiana in an afternoon game, and that game can be heard live on ESPN 970 WFUN. Then, later, it’s the Chik-Fil-A Bowl with Duke versus Florida A&M and that game, too can be heard live starting at 8 pm on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Tomorrow’s New Year’s Day sports programming on ESPN 970 starts with the Capitol One Bowl with Wisconsin against South Carolina at 1pm. The Rose Bowl with Stanford versus Michigan State at 5. And the Fiesta Bowl with UCF taking on Baylor at 8:30.

Ohio State opens up Big Ten season tonight at Purdue with an undefeated record. The Buckeyes are number-three in the “USA Today” Men’s Poll with a 13-and-0 record. The Boilermakers are 10-and-3.

Mentor comes home from the Arby’s Classic Invitational tournament in Bristol, Tennessee disappointed. They get a second place trophy. They lost their opener to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and then won the next game against Dobyns-Bennett, losing yesterday to Tabernacle Baptist 56 to 54 in a nailbiter. It was tied with 30 seconds left. A three pointer that would have won missed.

In high school boys basketball the Beachwood Bison beat Brush Saturday night at the Brush Holiday Tournament 75 to 62. And South beat Mayfield 72 to 48.

This is not a local story but last night in college basketball Southern University set a NCAA record for the most points scored by one team to open a game when they led Champion Baptist College 44 to nothing before they were scored on. They went on to win 116 to 12. They beat Champion Baptist by 104 points.

New Year’s Eve Events

Biggest New Year’s parties tonight will be at Public Square and at the House of Blues on Euclid Avenue and at the Agora. Drew Carey hosts Cleveland Rocks New year’s Eve 2013-Electric Ice, which is the long name for the big free party downtown including the electronic dance music band Krewella and food trucks and a beer garden and fireworks. Kicks off at 6.

At House of Blues Van Halen and Motley Crue cover bands The Atomic Punks and Motley, Inc., rock out starting at 9 tomorrow night. 25 dollars at Ticketmaster.

Cleveland MetroParks Zoo throws a countdown to noon tomorrow from 10am to 1pm for kids, including ice carving and costumed characters and there will be a ball drop at noon.

Big holiday inn New Year’s Eve Party at the Cleveland Airport Holiday Inn. DJ Sam Sylk is host and R&B artist Avant will perform along with others. 35 dollars and hotel packages can be had.

At the Cleveland Agroa, Ekoostik Hookah joins Carlos Jones, and Blue Moon Soup at the Cleveland Agora. 30 bucks-45 includes the after-party.

Free Coffee on Ohio Turnpike New Year’s Eve

For New Year’s Eve into tomorrow Ohio Turnpike service plaza vendors will be offering free coffee from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. tomorrow. Travelers can get their free cup of joe from A-Plus Convenience Stores, Burger King, Hardees and McDonald’s.

Police-Don’t Shoot Guns at Midnight

Northeast Ohio police remind locals that the peculiar tradition of shooting guns into the air at midnight on New Year’s Eve is illegal and what goes up comes down and people get hurt and killed. Police will enforce firearms laws.

Most Dangerous Intersections

The Ohio Department of Transportation analyzed data from northern Ohio counties including Lake and Geauga, and Cuyahoga and finds the most dangerous intersection at the 5-way intersection of East 55th, Woodland Road and Kinsman Road, but the second most-dangerous is where mentor Avenue intersections in Mentor with Broadmoor Road and Reynolds Road. Another very damgerous intersection is in Willoughby where SOM Center Road crosses Euclid, and where Mentor Avenue meets Old Johnnycake Ridge Road in Mentor.

Benefit Dinner for Victims of Truck-Train Crash

A benefit dinner and memorial for the two Ashtabula County cousins involved in a tragic train collision on Netcher Road this month will be held January 4 at the Jefferson United Methodist Church. 18 year old Alva Corron was killed and 20 year-old Brent was critically injured when their truck slid into a train. There will be a dedication speech area where friends can say what’s on their minds to share with family. 10 dollars for the dinner. Sponsors include The Ashtabula 4-H, Lowes, Home Depot, Boy Scout Troops 11 and 41 and others.