Archives for March 2015

Man pleads guilty in Eastlake incident involving snowblower

An Eastlake man has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault following a fight over snow.

Police say a man three weeks ago shoveled a neighbor’s sidewalk on East Overlook Drive as 69-year-old Larry Myers shoved him.

Myers told the man to stop shoveling, calling the sidewalk his property.

Police say the man kept shoveling, and Myers came back with a snowblower. They claim Myers tossed snow on him on purpose.

The judge wants a pre-sentence report. No one has set a sentencing date.

Ashtabula honors four retiring fire department members

Four members of Ashtabula’s fire department have received their send-off.

Trustees and fellow fire personnel have thrown a party for firefighters Pete Teston, Jody Bancroft, and Pete Pitchet, as well as dispatcher Jodi Foderetti.

The four of them leave with a combined 135 years of experience.

Austin signs with Eagles

The NFL Network reports Miles Austin has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Austin caught 47 passes for 568 yards with the Cleveland Browns last season, scoring two touchdowns.

The Browns have signed receivers Brian Hartline and Dwayne Bowe for next season.

Bauer pitches well, Indians beat White Sox in Arizona

Trevor Bauer pitched into the seventh inning yesterday as the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox in Arizona 4-1.

Bauer gave up just one run on four hits while striking out seven and walking just one.

Indians prospect Bradley Zimmer hit a two-run homer in the fourth to put them ahead 2-1.

Brett Hayes and Jerry Sands also homered for the Indians.

The Tribe plays at 4:05 today against the Seattle Mariners. Bruce Chen starts for the Indians, and Felix Herandez for the Mariners.

Ashtabula County Basketball Foundation Hall of Fame inductions Apr. 12

The Ashtabula County Basketball Foundation holds its annual Hall of Fame inductions Sun., Apr. 12.

Inductees include Krystal Henson Force from Grand Valley.

The ceremony takes place at the Conneaut Human Resources Center.

Ohio State receives another running back recruit

An already crowded Ohio State backfield has room for one more running back.

Demario McCall has verbally committed to join the Buckeyes.

They have also received commitments from Kareem Walker and George Hill.

Indians decide on pitching rotation

The Cleveland Indians’ starting rotation has come into focus.

Manager Terry Francona has named Zach McAllister the starter for the home opener a week from Friday, with T.J. House to follow him.

With the season opening in Houston, the Indians have slated Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, and Trevor Bauer as the pitchers for that series.

Shumpert and Love banged up from Sunday

As the Cleveland Cavaliers get some rest, they hope Kevin Love and Iman Shumpert can recover from injuries from Sunday’s game.

Love left midway through the final quarter with a lower back issue, and Shumpert hurt his left ankle.

The team has not released any details on those. It does not play again until Thursday.

Browns GM Farmer suspended four games for sideline texts

The National Football League has suspended Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer for the first four games of the season.

The unpaid suspension results from texting the sidelines during games last season.

The league has also fined the Browns $250,000, but the team does not lose a draft pick.

During his suspension, Farmer cannot participate in any team matters. He cannot come to the team offices, the practice facility, or the games.

The league has not found any evidence that Browns ownership or other team executives knew about the texts, which violate the NFL’s electronic community policy.

Farmer admitted texting the sidelines at the NFL Combine in February.

Reports indicated that the texting issue may have contributed to the resignation of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan not long after the season ended.

Case against Timberlake’s mayor and clerk dismissed

The case against Timberlake’s mayor and clerk-treasurer has disappeared.

Five village residents have agreed to dismiss their complaint that requested their removal from office.

The complaint accused the mayor and clerk of gross misconduct stemming partially from two police officers convicted of theft in office.