Archives for January 2015

Lake County residents are getting some help paying their heating bill this winter

Lake County residents are getting some help paying their heating bill this winter. The Council on Aging offers free support to Lake County seniors and adults with disabilities in applying for the popular federally funded Home Energy Assistance Program.

Willowick police arrested three Cuyahoga County residents accused of breaking into Mike’s Market

Willowick police arrested three Cuyahoga County residents accused of breaking into Mike’s Market. The trio are each charged in connection to the Vine St., store robbery, Wednesday (Jan. 28). Police say $500 in cash was stolen from the store along with numerous cigarette cartons. Preliminary hearings for all three suspects are scheduled for Feb. 4, as updated at


Angelers will find it easier to park at Conneaut Creek

Angelers will find it easier to park at Conneaut Creek. Two makeshift parking lots on Center Street and Keefus Road will get a nearly $14,000 makeover, making it easier to reach the water’s edge. Work on the Center lot will begin this spring.

An Ashtabula man, accused in a drunk driving accident, has learned his fate

An Ashtabula man, accused in a drunk driving accident, has learned his fate. Tyler P. Ashley, 27, who pleaded guilty to the November 2013 DUI crash on Walnut Boulevard, in which his then-girlfriend was seriously injured, was sentenced, Thursday, to one year behind bars. Ashley, along with three other passengers received minor injuries in the accident, according to posts.


Friday AM Sports Stories

The red hot Cavaliers take the court tonight against the Kings at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland beat the Blazers Wednesday to improve to 27-and-20. The Kings are 16-and-28.

And that game can be heard live starting at 7 on MAGIC 102.5FM and ESPN 970 WFUN.

LeBron is doubtful for tonight with a sprained right wrist. He hurt it against the Pistons Tuesday and sat out Wednesday.

Kyrie Irving is headed to his third All-Star Game. Irving was voted in by the coaches a reserve. He will be there along with LeBron, who was voted in as a starter by the fans. The 2015 All-Star Game will be played at Madison Square Garden on February 15th.

After testing positive for alcohol consumption, Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon addressed the situation in a letter on the website known as “The Cauldron.” Gordon discussed his upbringing and the specific incident that resulted in the failed test. He took responsibility for all of his mistakes, but also claimed to not be at addict of any kind.

The Browns are raising season-ticket prices for next season. It’s the first time the organization has made an increase in seven years. The previous time was after Cleveland went 10-and-6 in 2008.

D’Angelo Russell filled up the box score with 18 points, 14 rebounds and six assists helping Ohio State dominate number-13 Maryland, 80-56, at Value City Arena. Marc Loving paced the Buckeyes with 19 points as they improved to 17-and-5 overall and 6-and-3 in the Big Ten. Ohio State is off until they play at Purdue on Wednesday.

With signing day rapidly approaching the battle for recruits is heating up. According to 247Sports, cornerback Carlton Davis out of Miami has decommitted from Ohio State. Davis had an official visit with Auburn on Wednesday.

Kobe Bryant had successful surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. The 19-year
Lakers veteran and five-time NBA champion suffered the injury in last Wednesday’s loss at New Orleans. He’ll be out 9 months.

Four Arrested for Drug Smuggled Into Jail

Four people are under arrest after an inmate at the Geauga County Safety Center collapsed from a drug overdose and nearly died after taking a powerful drug combo smuggled into the jail. A prisoner from Mentor collapsed in the bathroom but was resuscitated. Arrested in the scheme to smuggle in and distribute the drug was the girlfriend of the inmate who collapsed. She is 31 year-old Idonna Laskowski and she cooperated in fingering the trio who sold her the drugs. Undercover cops set up a buy and arrested the three at the McDonalds in Chester on Mayfield Road.

Cardinal Boosters Urged to Build Athletic Field at New School

In light of the move toward consolidating four school districts into one large Geauga County High School, the dean of the KSU Geauga campus where the high school would be built is appealing to fundraisers trying to build an athletic field at the Cardinal District. Since there are currently no plans to build an athletic field at the new high school, Jarrod Tudor says he hopes the Huskie Nation fundraising would continue and the money would be used to build an athletic complex at the new school.

Ashtabula Not Giving Up on Charges Against Doctor

The Ashtabula County prosecutor is going to try to reinstate an indictment against a doctor accused of writing prescriptions to people who weren’t active patients. Dr. Shannon Swanson was charged with drug trafficking, and other counts. A judge threw that charge out because to be guilty of trafficking you have to profit, and she received no money for writing prescriptions.

Grand Valley Parents Cautioned About Pulling Kids from Tests

Grand Valley Local Schools will be hosting a meeting next month for parents who have served notice they will be opting their kids out of taking assessment tests. Superintendent William Nye says he sympathizes with parents who are sick of their kids being stressed out by highs takes tests, but says students who opt out will receive a zero, and missing out on must-pass tests for grade level assessment can keep them from advancing or graduating. For instance High school students who don’t take and pass the Ohio Graduation Test won’t get diplomas. And kids who opt out drag down the overall school report card, which can impact funding.

Thursday AM Sports Stories

Kyrie Irving exploded for a career-high 55 points to carry the Cavaliers to a 99-94 victory over the Trail Blazers at Quicken Loans Arena. Irving set a franchise-record with 11 from deep, including the go-ahead triple with six seconds left in the fourth quarter.
Timofey Mozgov helped out with a 12-point, 10-rebound, double-double as Cleveland earned its eight straight win. LeBron James did not play last night.

Highly regarded Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor will be at Spring Training with the big-league club for a second straight season. He isn’t expected to make the major-league roster. Pitchers and catchers report to Goodyear, Arizona on February 18th.

Ohio State shoots for another Big Ten win tonight hosting Maryland at Value City Arena. The Buckeyes are 16-and-5 overall and 5-and-3 in conference after beating Indiana by 12 on Sunday. Maryland is 18-and-3 and 6-and-2. That game can be heard live starting at 6:30pm on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Senior star player Carlton Bragg of Villa Angela St. Joseph is the first VASJ player to be named to the McDonald’s All-American High School Basketball game since 1987.

In girls high school basketball the Berkshire Badgers are still celebrating after their victory over Cardinal 29 to 15 on Tuesday. They play against each other again on February 7 at Cardinal.

Another local football star heading off to play in college. Kirtland inside linebacker Matthew Finkler is going off to Bowling Green and will sign a letter of intent next week. He chose Bowling Green over Miami of Ohio, Buffalo and Air Force.