Archives for August 2016

College football preview, OSU versus BGSU

With the 2016 College Football season right at our doorstep, there’s no doubt that quarterback T.J. Barrett is expected to be under center, but many questions remain.
The season opens this Saturday, Sept. 3, with a visit to Columbus from Bowling Green.
The 2016 Buckeye team isn’t much different than the 2014 national championship team, in that there are freshmen and sophomores all over the depth chart.
Position battles were plentiful in camp. That usually brings out the best in players, and Coach Meyer’s teams are always at their best when he can push the us-against-the-world button.
You can catch the OSU FOOTBALL-URBAN MEYER CALL IN SHOW today at 12:05PM on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Later this evening, catch up with all the news on the other side of the match-up on First-year Bowling Green Falcons coach Mike Jinks’ BGSU FOOTBALL-FALCON’S NEST COACH’S SHOW tonight at 6PM on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Kluber stellar in Tribe’s 8-4 win, sweep of Twins

Over the past two months, as the the Tribe’s offense has come up short and the defense has sprung leaks like a pool toy, the Indians have been able to count on one thing: Corey Kluber has been almost flawless.
And last night was no exception.
Kluber struck out a season-high 11 and notched his seventh straight win, leading the Indians to an 8-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins, whose losing streak has reached 13 games —just one shy of tying the club record.
Unbeaten since July 3, Kluber allowed three runs and six hits in eight solid innings. The right-hander is 7-0 with a 1.94 ERA in his last 10 starts, a stretch in which the Indians have inexplicably seized and maintained control of the AL Central.
Carlos Santana and Roberto Perez homered off Twins starter Pat Dean, and Jose Ramirez hit a two-run double during a five-run fifth as Cleveland swept the three-game series and extended the Twins’ late-summer slide.
Up next; The Indians have today off before opening a weekend interleague series against the Miami Marlins with the Tribe’s Carlos Carrasco facing Andrew Cashner.

Woman accused of Eastlake murder has bond reduced

An Eastlake woman accused of murdering her 21-year-old daughter waived her preliminary hearing yesterday in Willoughby Municipal Court.
50-year-old Sandra Speck of Lake Shore Blvd., was charged with an unclassified felony murder count after her daughter, Mindy Speck, was found deceased in her apartment.
During the waiver of the hearing, Speck’s attorney said that she was the “light of her life,” and she dedicated the last 21 years to taking care of Mindy, who was developmentally disabled.
Taking care of Mindy was reportedly a 24/7 job. Her daughter also had a medical situation that made things more difficult.
Speck pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing last week.
Her attorney said that Speck was not a threat to anyone and asked that her bond be reduced from $100,000 to $50,000 cash or surety, which was approved by the Magistrate.
Speck has no previous criminal record and has been living in Eastlake for less than a year. Eastlake Police said she was remorseful and contrite.

Creek KofC Banquet

The Knights of Columbus District No. 71 will host its annual Columbus Day Banquet Oct. 8 at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 3049 State Route 45, Rock Creek.

The Rev. Msgr. Robert Siffrin, vicar general of Youngstown Diocese, is scheduled to give the main address according to District Deputy Steve Hill. In addition, the District’s Knight of the Year honoree will be announced.

District No. 71 includes the Knights of Columbus Councils of Ashtabula, Conneaut, Jefferson, St.Mary’s (Orwell and Rock Creek) and Geneva-Madison.

Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. with the program to follow. Cost is $15 per person.

Orwell Community Fun Days

The Orwell Volunteer Fire Department will host Community Fun Days from 12-8 p.m. Sept. 10 and 11.
Activities will take place behind the Orwell Fire Department, 72 East Main St., and include food, crafters, kids’ games, cornhole, pie baking contest, live music, and a DJ. An Amish breakfast will be 10 a.m. Sept. 10 and the annual Chicken Dinner will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 11.

Ohio State depth chart has two starting QBs and six starting WR

Ohio State has released its depth chart for Saturday’s game against Bowling Green.

The Buckeyes have listed Mike Weber and Curtis Samuel as co-starting running backs.

They have also named six receivers as starters.

Freshman Michael Jordan has earned the starting position at left guard.

Meanwhile, coach Urban Meyer says he expects suspended receiver Torrance Gibson to remain with the program.

Browns finish preseason tomorrow

The Cleveland Browns play their final preseason game tomorrow.

The Browns host the Chicago Bears at 8 o’clock.

Hue Jackson said earlier this week that the starts would play tomorrow.

The Browns open the regular season Sept. 11 in Philadelphia against the Eagles.

Mentor shooting range cleared of any liability in suicide

A Mentor shooting range has been cleared of any liability in a suicide that took place inside the facility last month. Mentor police were investigating whether Point Blank was following permit protocol, when a 76-year-old Mentor man fatally shot himself, July 15, at the Heisley Road range. The investigation concluded that no laws were violated, and all conditions of the city issued permit were met, including having multiple security cameras, range safety officers, and allowing only valid CCW permit holders to bring a loaded firearm inside the facility.

man accused of sexually assaulting a child from 2014-2015 has learned his fate

A man accused of sexually assaulting a child from 2014-2015 has learned his fate. After a week long trial and two days of deliberations, Monday and Tuesday (Aug. 29-30), a Lake County Common Pleas Court jury found 38-year-old James Craig guilty of raping a preteen girl in Lake County and recording it was found guilty, Tuesday (Aug. 30) on eight of 11 charges. He faces life in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 3.

Fun at the fair ended with two people sick

JEFFERSON — Fun at the fair ended with two people sick. The Ashtabula County Health Department confirmed on Monday that two of 20 samples taken from people who attended the Ashtabula County Fair earlier this month tested positive for the swine flu. An estimated 20 pigs displayed at the fair were infected with the virus, according to a news release.