Archives for August 2014

Friday AM Sports Stories

Browns starting quarterback Brian Hoyer played just one series against the Chicago Bears on Thursday night and took Cleveland on a 13-play, 85-yard drive that ended with a Ben Tate touchdown run. Hoyer completed 6-of-8 passes for 69 yards on the drive as the Browns rolled to a 33-13 victory in the preseason finale for both teams. Rookie Johnny Manziel connected on 6-of-17 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown. The Texas A&M product also carried the ball four times for 55 yards. Isaiah Crowell carried the ball 13 times for 102 yards and a score for the Browns, who start the regular season at Pittsburgh on Sept. 7.

Carlos Carrasco fanned seven batters in six-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball to lead the Indians to a 3-2 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Carrasco improved to 6-and-4 with the win and Cody Allen finished it off for his 18th save. Jose Ramirez tallied a pair of hits and an RBI while Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis plated a run for Cleveland, which has won four of five.

If pot was legal, Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon would be playing this season. And according to a survey of NFL players, they agree with President Obama that pot is no more dangerous than alcohol. 75% of players agree with that statement and consider onerous having to enter the League drug program if they test positive for marijuana. The NFL says changes in the policy would have to be negotiated in collective bargaining.

ESPN reports that Gordon wants to explore the alternative of playing in the CFL this season, but a CFL official says they are not allowed to sign a suspended player under contract from another league.

The News-Herald lists some notable high school football matchups that are coming up within the next few weeks that promise fireworks. They begin with tonight’s clash between Chagrin Falls and Madison, then the focus moves a week beyond when Riverside plays West Geauga and Mentor plays St Ignatius. On Saturday September 6 VASJ plays Euclid for the first time in 12 years. Also on that day Youngstown Ursuline plays Benedictine.

Ohio State freshman defensive back Marshon Lattimore will be forced to redshirt this season. Lattimore had surgery on his hamstring yesterday. He was a highly-regard prospect that played both wide receiver and corner in high school. Ohio State hits the field on Saturday in Baltimore against Navy.

Winter Wipes Out Local Peach Crop

The chances of finding Ohio-grown peaches this year at local farmers’ markets is virtually zero. The Ohio Fruit Growers Marketing Association says this year’s brutal winter nearly wiped out the state’s peach crop.

Seniors, Vets Free at Geauga County Fair

Today is Senior Citizen and Veteran’s Day at the Geagua County Fair. Everybody 65 and up and anyone who has served or who is serving in the military is free. Speaking of the military the Blue Angels will fly in the Cleveland National Air Show tomorrow through labor Day.

Defendant Admits Killing Foster Mother

A guilty plea yesterday from the Lake County teenager accused of killing her foster mother. Sabrina Zunich was to cop to an aggravated murder charge in exchange for a 30-years to life prison sentence. Zunich has admitted to killing Lisa Knoefel in 2012 after having an affair with Knoefel’s husband.

Body Found in Missing Woman Search

A body has been found in the Cuyahoga River at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park where a search has been focused on a missing woman. They are not saying it’s Hillary Sharma. The body found by Park Service Rangers.

Conneaut Street Repairs to Begin

The Conneaut street paving season starts next week. The contractors will start blocking off streets on its list Tuesday.. Included in the next couple of months’ work will be portions of Williams, Buffalo, Mill, and Day streets and Park Avenue.

Beer Important to Ohio Economy

The Beer Institute says Ohio ranks sixth in the nation for the number of jobs supported by the brewing industry. Nearly 83-thousand people help brew, bottle and serve beer in the state.

Grants Put More Ashtabula Deputies on Street

Ashtabula County Sheriff William Johnson says grants his department applied for and were approved for will allow the county to pay 61 thousand above what’s in the regular budget to hire off duty deputies to increase traffic patrols in the county.

Geneva City Manager Retiring

It was 40 years ago that James Pearson signed on as a rookie police officer in Geneva, and 11 years later he became the police chief. He retired from the first in 2000 and took the job as city manager in 2001. And now he says it is time to relax. He announced this week he will retire in January to give council plenty of time to settle on a replacement.

Thursday AM Sports Stories

The White Sox sank the Indians 3-2 at U.S. Cellular Field. Corey Kluber gave up all the runs in six-and-a-third innings for the loss. Lonnie Chisenhall went deep for Cleveland, which had won three in-a-row.

Tonight the Chicago series ends and that game can be heard live starting at 7:37 on ESPN 970 WFUN.

The Lake County Captains beat the Great Lakes Loons last night and clinch a berth in the Midwest League Playoffs for the third time in the past 5 seasons.

The Browns wrap up the preseason tonight hosting the Bears at FirstEnergy Stadium. Cleveland is 0-and-3 so far in the preseason. Starting quarterback Brian Hoyer is expected to play the first quarter before being replaced by rookie Johnny Manziel. The Browns begin the regular season Sunday, September 7th at the Steelers.

For tonight at the stadium Cleveland city officials are reminding fans that the eastern part of the Muny Lot will open to tailgaters at noon today, with the rest of the lot opening at 5:30.

Tonight the Browns vs Chicago Bears game can be heard live starting at 6pm on 107.5FM The Fox.

The Cleveland Browns will be without star wide receiver Josh Gordon for the entire season. NFL officials yesterday upheld Gordon’s year-long suspension for another violation of the league’s ban on marijuana use. Some sources report Gordon can apply for reinstatement after the 2014 season, while others say the ban includes next year’s training camp.

Braxton Miller is getting ready for the road to recovery. During the Big Ten’s weekly conference call yesterday Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said Miller had successful surgery on his torn labrum in his right shoulder. Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett will be the signal caller on Saturday when the Buckeyes head to Baltimore to take on Navy.