Archives for October 2014

Police officer back on duty

The Ashtabula Police Department patrolman arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated this summer recently had the charges reduced to a misdemeanor and is now back on duty.
During the investigation, the police department discovered Patrolman Wayne Howell Jr., 33, met a former city jail inmate at a bar in Willoughby on the night of his arrest, Ashtabula Police Chief Robert Stell said.
Howell was stopped on June 21 by the Willoughby Police Department and released with a warning. He was told to arrange for a ride home but was not given a field sobriety test. When the officer left the scene, Howell got back in his vehicle and drove off, according to authorities. The officer was later suspended for three days, authorities said.

Friday AM Sports Stories

Thousands attended the welcome home party for LeBron James at the plaza across from Quickn Loans Arena before last night’s homeopener, but the Knicks spoiled the party when they beat the Cavs 95 to 90. LeBron had a bad night, shooting 5 of 15 from the field, 1 of 5 from thethree point line, and committing 8 turnovers.

He admitted he was out of synch and careless. Analysts saying t Cavs lack chemistry and that will come.

LeBron’s return to Cleveland as a Cavalier is inspiring a powerful new Nike ad that came out before the game.Titled “Together,” the two-minute long, black-and-white clip starts with the Cavaliers in a pre-game huddle that eventually spreads across the city of Cleveland. Fans are seen huddling on streets and in alleyways, arms across each other’s shoulders and chanting, “Hard work, together”.

Browns head coach Mike Pettine says he can tell it’s been tough on rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel to not play. He’s been the second straight QB behind Brian Hoyer. Pettine complimented Manziel’s work ethic in the job he’s had this season.

Ohio State takes on Illinois in Big Ten action. The Buckeyes are 6-and-1 and a perfect 3-and-0 in conference action. The Fighting Illini enter at 4-and-4 after snapping a three-game skid against Minnesota last weekend.

Buckeyes running back Rod Smith has left the Ohio State program, according to coach Urban Meyer. The “Columbus Dispatch” cited a source earlier this week stating that Smith had failed a drug test and was dismissed from the program. The senior ran for 101 yards on 24 carries and found the end zone four times this season.

Two Indians prospects will represent the club in the Arizona Fall League All-Star game. Baseball’s number-four prospect Francisco Lindor and pitcher Nick Maronde will be on the West Division All-Star team. Lindor hit .276 between Double and Triple-A last season.

Willoughby Man Sentenced for Molestation

Willoughby man described as learning disabled was sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually molesting his girlfriend’s year old boy 5 times when she was at work. After the boy, who is also learning disabled with developmental problems, was molested, the young victim began molesting another child. 23 year-old Michael Parsh told the court he was sorry but the judge said he doesn’t believe Parsh has any genuine remorse.

Willoughby man described as learning disabled was sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually molesting his girlfriend’s year old boy 5 times when she was at work. After the boy, who is also learning disabled with developmental problems, was molested, the young victim began molesting another child. 23 year-old Michael Parsh told the court he was sorry but the judge said he doesn’t believe Parsh has any genuine remorse.

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12 Years for Murder Attempts

A man was sentenced yesterday for trying to murder his ex-girlfriend, her mother and another man in Mayfield Heights in September of last year. 29 year-old Matthew Cepik broke into the victims’ apartment on Golden Gate Boulevard while they were sleeping and stabbed them all. Rushed to hospitals were the 21 year-old girlfriend, the 53 year-old mother, and a 30 year-old man. The man lost an eye, one of the women walks with a cane and the other lost the use of an arm. Cepik later ran into traffic and was hit by a truck but survived. His lawyer says he suffers PTSD from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. He got 12 years.

Hearing postponed for man who drove off cliff

A hearing for a man accused of driving drunk off a Walnut Beach cliff with a carload of friends was supposed to have a court hearing yesterday but it was put off because a trial was going on in the courtroom he was to appear in. 26 year-old Tyler Ashley is accused of the vehicular assault that injured 5 people, one seriously. When his Honda Civic crashed through a stop sign, crossed a yard and went off the cliff onto a private beach, passenger Katrina Welton was critically injured and continues to recover.

Lakeside High Stages Silent Movie Fundraiser

A must-attend Halloween season event at Lakeside High School where there is a restored theater pipe organ in the Performing Arts Center. The theater will show the classic silent movie from 1925, the original Phantom of the Opera. Renowned theater organist Dave Wickerham will accompany the movie with the original score. Lon Chaney Sr. stars as the deformed phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House. 7pm tomorrow night. 7 dollars adults, 5 for seniors and students. It’s a band booster fundraiser.

Pettine says Manziel frustrated

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine says he knows Johnny Manziel has had a tough time on the bench.

He marks the second straight quarterback to sit behind Brian Hoyer.

However, Pettine has complimented Manziel’s work ethic in the job he has had this season.

Gilbert calls relationship with LeBron positive

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has addressed his relationship with LeBron James.

In speaking to the media, he calls that relationship a positive one.

How Gilbert and James would get along served as a big question mark before James decided to come back to the Cavaliers.

Thursday AM Sports Stories

The San Francisco Giants have won their third World Series title in five years. Michael Morse drove in two runs including a go-ahead RBI-single in the fourth inning as the Giants defeated the Royals 3-2 in Game Seven of the Fall Classic at Kauffman Stadium. San Francisco is the first road team to win a World Series Game Seven since the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates. Jeremy Affeldt got the win. Despite just two days of rest, Madison Bumgarner came on in relief and threw the final five scoreless innings to earn the save and MVP honors. He went 2-and-0 while giving up just one run over 21 innings against the Royals. Pablo Sandoval finished 3-for-3 with two runs scored for the Giants, who earned their eighth crown overall. Sandoval set a Major League record with 26 postseason hits.

Cavaliers fans wanting to see LeBron James in his return will have to shell out big bucks for the privilege. CNN Money reports the average ticket price through secondary markets like StubHub and SeatGeek has spiked one-thousand percent, to 800-dollars each. It’s the most expensive sports ticket in Cleveland since the Cavs’ last playoff appearance in 2010.

The Cavaliers tip off the regular season tonight against the visiting New York Knicks. Cleveland wrapped up the preseason at 5-and-2 following a loss to Memphis last week. Kevin Love took a shot to the ribs during practice on Tuesday and left the court. Coach David Blatt said it was a precaution and that Love is fine.

That game can be heard live starting at 7:30 on both MAGIC 102.5FM and ESPN 970 WFUN.

The Browns are back in action on Sunday when the Buccaneers come to FirstEnergy Stadium. Cleveland topped the Raiders last weekend to improve to 4-and-3 and winners in three of its last four contests. Tampa Bay fell to the Vikings in overtime and sit at 1-and-6. Billy Winn could return to play on Sunday.

Ohio State is back on the field Saturday as they take on Illinois in Big Ten action. The Buckeyes are 6-and-1 and a perfect 3-and-0 in conference action. Ohio State is ranked 16th in the newly released College Football Playoff Ranking.