Archives for April 2014

, Long-term look at the Mentor Lagoons Marina

The Mentor administration is taking steps toward an in-depth, long-term look at the Mentor Lagoons Marina.
The city recently hired CT Consultants to evaluate several aspects of the facility in order to plan for the future.
“What we’re really trying to do here is taking the long view about the potential to maintain that facility properly over time,” City Manager Ken Filipiak said. “It’s an aging facility. The infrastructure that we’re talking about, a lot of it is 75-plus years old.”

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a 22-year-old Ashtabula man accused of beating a 9-month-old baby to death last year in Pennsylvania.
Chad Chadwick, 1389 Hamlin Drive, Ashtabula, is charged with general homicide, as well as other charges that include felonious assault and child endangering, according to court records.
“The Commonwealth (of Pennsylvania) has filed the required notice to seek the death penalty,” Mark T. Aaron, Clarion County district attorney, said Tuesday. “The notice is based on the aggravating circumstance that the victim of the homicide was a child under 12 years of age.”

Pettine does not want to start rookie at QB

During a meeting with the media yesterday, Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said he would prefer not to start a rookie this season.

Brian Hoyer took reps at mini-camp yesterday after coming off a major knee injury.

Meanwhile, Browns tight end Jordan Cameron would not discuss anything involving a potential contract extension with the team.

Cameron could test free agency next season, but the team would have the ability to use the franchise or transition tag.

Captains look to rebound tonight

The Lake County Captains try to begin another winning streak tonight.

The Captains host the West Michigan Whitecaps at 6:30 this evening.

The Whitecaps won last night’s game at Classic Park 4-0 to end the Captains’ two-game winning streak.

Wednesday AM Sports Headlines

Carlos Santana got the Tribe on the board in the 6th inning with that shot over the fence driving in Mike Aviles, but it wasn’t enough for the Indians, as they lost to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 6 to 4. It was the middle of a three game set. Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI and Michael Brantley added a double and an RBI for the Indians, losers in five straight. Corey Kluber allowed four runs — three earned — on eight hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings.

The Cleveland Browns are looking at all options for a new quarterback. And they are thinking outside the NFL rookie box. General manager Ray Farmer told an interviewer that the team will look at QB Vince Young. Tyler Thigpen is also on the list for a work out. Young hasn’t played in the NFL regular season since 2011.
Ray Farmer spoke to the media in general about the upcoming NFL Draft Monday. Among the things he talked about was his admiration for former Clemson wideout Sammy Watkins and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. The Browns are picking fourth in next month’s draft.

Former Browns quarterback and television commentator Bernie Kosar pleaded no contest to a charge of reckless operation of a vehicle. He was arrested in September, and OVI and speeding charges were dismissed. Kosar was driving 74 miles-per-hour in a construction zone, and his attorney says the reckless driving charges are not related to alcohol.

The News Herald has announced its roster for its upcoming Senior Bowl, an annual celebration of high school football excellence. They have chosen more than 70 players for the complete roster, including 16 all-Ohioans, who will be in uniform one more time before going off to college. This year it will be June 27 at Wildcat Park at Mayfield High School.

Mentor Company Lays off 100

Low demand for a Mentor company’s product is being blamed for the loss of nearly 100 jobs. STERIS officials say they’ll close one of their Mentor factories next year as sales of a medical device sterilization system were hurt by increased competition.

School Notes

A couple of school headlines. Richmond Heights accepted the resignation of the buildings and grounds director. Richard Muse was accused of partnering with the ex-superintendent in shaking down a school contractor. And in Kenston the assistant superintendent got promoted into the corner office.

Man Pays Price for High Speed Chase

A Bedford Heights man has made a plea deal to serve 18 months in prison for leading Wickliffe cops on a high speed chase in January in return for charges of heroin possession and carrying a concealed weapon to be dropped. 23 year-old Bernard Evens took off when police pulled him over and police pursued at 70 miles an hour on Euclid Avenue, Lloyd Road and Lakeland boulevard before he crashed. He loses his license for 6 years and has to pay Wickliffe 18 hundred dollars.

FirstEnergy Drops Plan to Charge Customers for Bad Winter

FirstEnergy customers in northeast Ohio won’t have to foot the bill for our brutally cold winter. The utility has backed off plans to charge residential customers five-to-15-dollars to cover a weather-related spike in power costs. State regulators had threatened to open an unfair business practice investigation if FirstEnergy went through with the surcharge.

No Expalanation for Man Hit By Train

The man who was hit and killed by a CSX freight train in Geneva Sunday was identified as 41 year-old Jeffrey Janosek from Conneaut. Police say he was walking on the railroad tracks from Painesville when a train came up behind him. Despite it sounding its horn twice , Janosek didn’t get off the tracks. It is not known if he was depressed or simply preoccupied.