Archives for June 2014

Euclid Schools may have a different bus stop for the 2014-15 academic

Students at Euclid Schools may have a different bus stop for the 2014-15 academic year as the district is rolling out new group stops.
Group bus stops will be at common areas across the city where students will meet and then be picked up all at once.

Private property grass not cut by the city

Employees in Conneaut’s Public Works Department have plenty of chores this summer, but cutting grass on private property won’t be one of them.
The city has retained the services of a Painesville man to mow grass and weeds on property ignored by owners, relieving city workers of that duty, said City Manager Tim Eggleston. The mower already performs a similar service for the city of Painesville,

Captains visit Dragons tonight

The first-place Lake County Captains visit the Dayton Dragons tonight at 7 o’clock.

The Dragons beat the Captains yesterday 3-2.

SPIRE’s Snow sets world record in 1500

Many people at the SPIRE Institute have come to know and appreciate Scott Snow as a person, but he outdid himself at the USATF Jr. National Championships on Thursday.

Snow placed 12th in the decathlon, not an easy thing to do for anyone given the number of events involved.

However, in the final event, he set a world junior decathlon record. Snow ran the 1,500 meters in 4:06.21.

Monday AM Sports Stories

The Mariners scored a 3-0 win over the Indians at Safeco Field, paying the Tribe back for the shutout the night before. T.J. House surrendered two runs in six frames to suffer the tough loss for the Indians, who have lost six of their last eight. Lonnie Chisenhall tallied the lone hit for Cleveland in the loss.

Tonight the Indians play the LA Dodgers in LA and that game can be heard live starting at 9:37 on ESPN 970 WFUN.

The Lake County Captains lost to the Dragons in Dayton, 3 to 2. The Captains jumped out to an early lead with a run in the second inning but the Dragons tied it in the third. After the Dragons went ahead the Captains tied it again in the 9th inning 2 to 2, but the Dragons put it away with a sacrifice fly driving in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 9th.

A big day Saturday for Mentor hockey player Nick Magyar, who was picked by the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL draft. Magyar was selected as the team’s third pick of the 4th round, and he was the 93rd pick of the draft. He said it was the most emotional time of his life and his parents started crying when they heard his name called. Nick is an 18 year-old right-winger and has played this past season for the Kitchener Rangers in the Ontario Hockey League. He had 20 goals and 26 assists.

In case you missed it the News Herald Senior Bowl, featuring the stars of local high school football in one last blast before getting on with their lives, was on Friday. The White Team beat the Blue Team 16 to 7. Brush quarterback Stephen Shorts was the MVP n the game that saw him score a 34 yard touchdown in the 4th quarter on a keeper that put the game away.

Chargin Falls Has No Grocery

Chagrin Falls lost its only grocery store Saturday. Giant Eagle blamed the closing on the small size of the store and said it was unable to meet customer’s expectations, but locals posting on an online comment board blamed bad service and bad selections for the failure of the store.

Serious Motorcycle Crash in Munson Twp

In Munson Township two people riding on a motorcycle were hospitalized when the bike crashed Saturday afternoon where Wilson Mills crosses Fowler’s Mill. The driver went to University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center and the passenger was taken to Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights and then both were transferred to a Cleveland hospital.

Elderly Driver Backs Into Wife

An 82 year-old Painesville Township woman is recovering after her husband backed up their car in their garage pinning her to the back wall. After the 86 year-old husband mistakenly put the car in reverse and realized his wife was behind him, he panicked and quickly drove forward, smashing through the front corner of the garage and ending up out in the yard. The woman suffered fractured legs but her injuries are not life threatening.

Ashtabula Ending Leaf Bag Program

Ashtabula Council has concluded the leaf bag program where the city sells leaf bags and stickers and picks up yard waste isn’t working. The city doesn’t have the money or manpower to collect the bags. So they have been letting people use up their bags by picking up yard waste for free this month. A new program would only pick up yard waste in the homeowners own leaf bags in April and May and October and November.

Conneaut Vs Tall Grass

In the ongoing battle between Conneaut and property owners who let their grass grow too long, the Public Works Department has hired a Painesville man to mow all the overgrown grass, and his bill of 20 dollars an hour will be passed to the property owners, who will also face court hearings if they continue to ignore the grass and weeds.