Archives for February 2015

You can help feed the hungry in Geauga County

You can help feed the hungry in Geauga County. Beginning next week all Public Libraries in Geauga County will be collecting food for Geauga County food pantries as a way to supplement dwindling donations from the Cleveland Food Bank. All donations help feed the community’s hungry.
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They’re getting healthy at St. Gabriel church

newsherald.com – They’re getting healthy at St. Gabriel church. Along with Altercare of Mentor, the church is offering a public Health & Wellness Fair, March 8 in the church on Johnnycake Ridge Road in Mentor. Health and fitness experts from the community will be on hand to share the latest in exercise and healthy living. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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A discrimination suit continues to haunt Wickliffe

newsherald.com – A discrimination suit continues to haunt Wickliffe. A 2012 lawsuit against the city by a Willoughby resident claims Wickliffe officials denied his request to open a restaurant on Euclid ave, because it would, “attract a clientele consisting primarily of African Americans.” Wickliffe officials said the City was not concerned about the racial makeup of the clientele.
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Snow days at area schools have cut into classroom hours

starbeacon.com – Snow days at area schools have cut into classroom hours. Local districts have been forced to close many days this winter because of February’s brutal cold, and administrators hope to makeup that lost time without having to extend the school year. Superintendents will be conferring soon on the best ways to resolve the issue.
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Greater Cleveland Food Bank officials is challenging the community to help feed the hungry

Greater Cleveland Food Bank officials is challenging the community to help feed the hungry. kicked off the annual Harvest for Hunger fundraiser with an appeal to businesses and the community stretching all along the lakefront. Donations will feed nearly 750-thousand people served by four regional food banks.
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An Ashtabula couple apologized in court, Wednesday, for videotaping an act of animal cruelty

starbeacon.com – An Ashtabula couple apologized in court, Wednesday, for videotaping an act of animal cruelty. According to reports at starbeacon.com, the pair said they made a stupid mistake when they balled up two cats and tossed the felines back and forth. The Ashtabula Police Department received several calls about the video, Feb. 16, and the cats were rescued. The cat tossers pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges.
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Friday AM Sports Stories

LeBron James went off for a season-high 42 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to power the Cavaliers past the Warriors 110-99 at Quicken Loans Arena. Kyrie Irving put up 24 points while Kevin Love tallied 16 points and eight boards in Cleveland’s fifth win in six games. Timofey Mozgov logged a 10 point 10 rebound double-double in the victory. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for just 31 points on 10-of-30 shooting as Golden State lost for the second time in three outings. David Lee led the Warriors with 19 points off the bench in defeat.

Tonight, the Cavs are playing in Indiana, and that game can be heard live starting at 6:30pm on MAGIC 102.5FM.

Also on the air tonight is the high school basketball game between the boys of Madison and Lakeside. That game can be heard live starting at 7pm on ESPN 970 WFUN. High school basketball continues on ESPN 970 tomorrow night with Eastlake North at Geneva at 7pm.

The Indians are getting ready for their first Cactus League game on Tuesday against the Reds. It will be the first of a three-game series against their in-state rivals. The team announced yesterday that 32-year-old Gavin Floyd will get the start in its Spring League opener. Floyd is in his first season with the Tribe after a fractured elbow ended his season with the Braves last year.

The Buckeyes bounced back from their upset loss to Michigan with a dominating 81-57 victory over Nebraska at Value City Arena. Jae’Sean Tate put up 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Sam Thompson scored 15 for Ohio State, which improved to 20-and-8 and 9-and-6 in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes continue their push towards an NCAA Tournament berth Sunday against Purdue.

Maple Sugar Season

Maple Sugaring Weekends start tomorrow at Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland. Visitors can see the whole process from tapping the trees to producing the finished product from 9 to 5 Saturday and Sunday. Those who want to participate can tap a tree and hang a bucket.

Bruce Willis Movie Suspends Production

Production of an action movie in Greater Cleveland is over after less than ten days of work. News reports have it that crews have stopped shooting the independent film “Wake” after the money ran out. Bruce Willis and other stars were in the Cleveland area for filming since February 16th.

Geauga Food Drive Next Week

March is next week and all Public Libraries in Geauga County are collecting food for the needy. The need locally is greater because donations from the Cleveland Food Bank to the Geauga County food pantries are down 90%. The Geauga Hunger Task Force says all donations in Geauga County will stay in the county.