Archives for February 2014

Two arrested

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Ashtabula men in a reported beating and burglary in Painesville Township.
Kalvin Kangas, 22, of 6237 Lake Road W., and his brother Eric Fortune, 24, of 1211 W. Prospect Road, have been identified as the alleged co-conspirators in this case based on the investigation of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office detective bureau, according to a Feb. 28 news release from the Sheriff’s Office.
Probable cause warrants were obtained for the men.
The two were located in Ashtabula County, arrested and are now in the Lake County jail, according to the release.

How much snow?

Congratulations, Ashtabula County and the rest of northeast Ohio, for enduring one of the 10 most snowiest Februarys in Ohio weather history.
This month bumped into the record books with a 22.8 inch snowfall total through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service’s Cleveland office. That amount nudged aside the 22.6 inches that fell in 1900, a total that sat at the No. 10 spot for a February.

Friday PM Sports Headlines

The Cavaliers continue their push to make the Eastern Conference playoffs tonight hosting the Jazz. Cleveland coming off an impressive win over the Thunder on Wednesday that moved them to 23-and-36, four game behind the Hawks for the eighth seed in the East.

That Utah Jazz versus Cavs game can be heard live starting at 7 on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Former Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas will have his number retired during the team’s March 8th game against the Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena. His number-11 jersey will be raised to the rafters at the half.

Former Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson didn’t want to leave the organization. He told the media yesterday he was willing to restructure his contract, but Jackson and the organization couldn’t agree on the number.

Jake Lowery hit a grand slam as the Indians dominated the Reds, 12-3, yesterday in Goodyear during Cactus League action.

Penn State swept its two-game season series with number-20 Ohio State defeating the Buckeyes, 65-63, at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Gulity of embezzling

A Lakewood man has admitted embezzling more than $1.8 million from a Euclid credit union to pay his personal credit card accounts.
William J. Memmer, 63, pleaded guilty Feb. 27 in U.S. District Court in Akron to one count each of embezzlement and making false entries in credit union records and reports.
He will be sentenced May 28

No signs of foul play in King Sr death

The father Russell King Sr. of one of three teens killed in a northeast Ohio school shooting was found dead Thursday, the second anniversary of his son’s death, a sheriff’s investigator said.
A family member found 48-year-old King Sr. dead inside his home, said Lt. John Hiscox of the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department. The cause of death had not been determined, and a coroner was investigating. Hiscox said there were no signs of foul play.

Friday AM Sports Stories

The Cavaliers continue their push to sneak into the Eastern Conference playoffs tonight hosting the Jazz. Cleveland coming off an impressive win over the Thunder on Wednesday that moved them to 23-and-36, four game behind the Hawks for the eighth seed in the East.

That Utah Jazz versus Cavs game can be heard live starting at 7 on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Former Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas will have his number retired during the team’s March 8th game against the Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena. His number-11 jersey will be raised to the rafters at the half. There will also be a tribute before the game along with a special patch on each jersey.

Former Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson didn’t want to leave the organization. He told the media yesterday he was willing to restructure his contract, but Jackson and the organization couldn’t agree on the number.

Jake Lowery hit a grand slam as the Indians dominated the Reds, 12-3, yesterday in Goodyear during Cactus League action. Carlos Santana made his debut at third base for the tribe switching over from catcher and first base. Carlos Carrasco tossed two scoreless innings.

Penn State swept its two-game season series with number-20 Ohio State defeating the Buckeyes, 65-63, at the Bryce Jordan Center. Ohio State missed nine free throws and missed 12-of-17 from behind the arc. The Buckeyes are 22-and-7 and 9-and-7 in the Big Ten.

Today is the deadline for registering for the Cleveland Indians new Online On-Sale ticket buying system. Those who register will get a password allowing them to participate in an exclusive early sale of single-game tickets beginning Monday which will include home opener tickets. The Indians are trying to get fans to buy early this season and is providing incentives. Last season the Tribe was 29th out of 30 teams in home attendance, even though the team did significantly better than the previous year. Go to Indians.com and click tickets and then click register today for online on sale.

Father of Chardon School Shooting Victim Found Dead

There has been another victim of the Chardon School shooting of two years ago. The father of one of the three teenagers killed on that terrible day was found dead in his home yesterday. While the cause of death has not been determined, police say there is no sign of foul play. 48 year-old Russell King Sr. was the father of Russell King Jr, who was 17 when he was shot at Chardon High School by another teenager.

Chardon students and teachers and community members gathered for a vigil at Chardon High School last night to remember the victims and come together to heal.

Meanwhile the Russell family is part of a lawsuit by the relatives of the three students killed in the shootings, a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the Chardon School District and the Lake Academy Alternative School in Willoughby. The shooter was a Lake Academy student who was required to change buses at Chardon High at the time he entered the cafeteria and started shooting. The suit says the district should have known of the unacceptable danger posed by at-risk students or intruders.

Monroe Twp Firefighter Hurt on Way to Emergency

In Conneaut a Monroe Township firefighter was hurt Wednesday when his car hit a city dump truck. 18 year-old David West was going west on South Ridge responding to an emergency when his car slid and hit a parked Conneaut dump truck head on. He was taken to UH Conneaut Medical Center and treated for minor injuries though the injuries to his car weren’t so minor.

Conneaut to Demolish More Eyesores

In Conneaut the city is planning to knock more blight houses down to continue last year’s razing of eyesores and dilapidated buildings. As many as 15 more houses could be flattened and hauled away with money already allocated for last year’s demolition.

Elderly Denmark Twp Man Loans Car to Crooks

An elderly Denmark Township man admits he is too trusting which is why he loaned his car two two crooks who didn’t bring it back from the bogus funeral they claimed they needed it for. Deputies say this is not the first time this 83 year-old gentleman has been duped by crooks. Before he lost the car he used it to drive the man and woman to various stores where they reportedly bought items using a credit card the male stole from his grandmother. They remain at large.