Archives for October 2016

Pats trade Collins to Cleveland

The Browns upset conventional wisdom on the eve of the NFL trade deadline, and got a lot better on defense Monday.
New England coach Bill Belichick– who has Super Bowl rings on every finger– traded Pro Bowl linebacker Jamie Collins to Cleveland in exchange for a conditional third-round draft choice.
Collins is in the final year of his rookie contract.

Radio Sports Schedule, Nov. 1

Your Radio Sports Scedule for Tuesday, November 1st;

The reigning NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers get things started tonight as they host the Houston Rockets at Quicken Loans Arena, with coverage beginning at 5:30PM on MAGIC 102.5FM.

Why so early? Well, because your Cleveland Indians have a chance to clinch the World Series in Game 6 at Progressive Field tonight, as Josh Tomlin takes the mound for the Tribe against Chicago’s Jake Arrieta. with coverage beginning at 7pm on 98.3FM The Bull.

and the Falcons of Bowling Green State University travel to DeKalb in Northern Illinois to take on the Huskies. Coverage begins at 7PM on ESPN 970 WFUN.

College Football Playoff Rankings Today

The first College Football Playoff rankings of 2016 will be unveiled today, November 1st.
The top four spots should be Alabama at No. 1, and then a group of three that includes Michigan, Clemson and Washington, in no particular order.
All four are undefeated, but tough tests loom on the horizon for each.
LSU could create SEC chaos with a win over visiting Alabama on Nov. 5. The 5-2 Tigers are playing well.
If upsets occur Louisville and Ohio State will likely be on the heels of the top four. The Buckeyes are in an offensive funk right now, but they have time to figure it out.
Ohio State’s schedule gets beefy, beginning this week when Nebraska travels to Columbus on Saturday, with coverage beginning at 6:30PM on 107.5FM THE FOX.
Still, OSU can gain the most ground and potentially get back into the top four by defeating Michigan at home in the regular season finale.

Five Heroin Overdoses in Painesville Last Week

Lake County is not immune to the nation’s opioid crisis, evident as five heroin overdoses in Painesville Township show last week, between Oct. 28 and 30.
Painesville Township first responders administered the opioid overdose reversal medicine naloxone to all five people. They were all transported to TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township for treatment. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Frank Leonbruno said the ages of those who overdosed range from 28-37 years old.
Authorities have yet to be determined if fentanyl, a powerful, deadly synthetic opioid, contributed to the overdoses.
The sheriff’s office has seen an above-average number of overdoses in the four township they patrol. There have been 18 overdoses this month. Lake County saw a record-high number of heroin overdoses in 2015 and fentanyl deaths also increased dramatically, according to the Lake County General Health District.
There were 24 heroin overdose deaths in 2015, surpassing the 2013 record of 22. There were 15 fentanyl overdoses recorded in the county last year.

Ashtabula Coast Guard Station Set To Close In Winter

Ashtabula County commissioner Daniel Claypool said the U.S. Coast Guard will proceed with their plan, announced at a meeting earlier this month, to close its station in Ashtabula during the winter months.
While Claypool said the news was “disappointing,” local officials will continue fighting to keep the station open year-round.
He said nobody’s giving up.
A Coast Guard proposal stated that the Ashtabula station would be staffed on a seasonal basis, and its personnel moved to Fairport Harbor after the recreational boating season ends. Local governments along the lakefront, as well as police and fire chiefs, said the plan would make Lake Erie more dangerous to boaters.
A meeting on Oct. 5 included Rear Admiral June Ryan and others from the Coast Guard’s 9th District, all three county commissioners, city, police and fire officials, state and federal elected officials including U.S. senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman.
The Coast Guard plans to close the station when ice forms on Lake Erie starting in 2018.

The identity of a Painesville man killed in a fiery one car crash has been released

The identity of a Painesville man killed in a fiery one car crash has been released. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Chardon post,
Ian Foster, 25, veered into a concrete culvert on Route 528 near Chardon Windsor Road, Saturday (Oct. 29), and the car burst into flames. The exact cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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An early Sunday morning fire claimed the life of a 64-year-old Madison Township woman

An early Sunday morning fire claimed the life of a 64-year-old Madison Township woman. When fire crews arrived, the home on North Ridge Road was engulfed in flames and the woman’s husband and three other occupants, believed to be the couple’s grandkids, told officials that the woman was still in her bed, according to reports. The investigation into the cause of the fatal fire is ongoing.
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Two people are being called hereoes

Two people are being called hereoes, after saving a couple from a burning car in Perry Township. Authorities say the passersbys pulled the man and woman from the overturned vehicle at Middle Ridge Road near Townline, Saturday (Oct. 29). A 56-year-old passenger and the driver were taken to area hospitals with non-lifethreatening injuries.
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The fight to keep the U.S. Coast Guard station in Ashtabula open continues

The fight to keep the U.S. Coast Guard station in Ashtabula open continues. At a meeting earlier this month local officials were informed the facility would shutdown during winter months, but Ashtabula County Commissioners said while the news is a set back, they will keep working to keep the station open year-round. Under the proposal the Ashtabula station would be staffed on a seasonal basis, but local governments along the lakefront, as well as police and fire chiefs, said the plan would make Lake Erie more dangerous to boaters.
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Trick or Treaters got an early start

Trick or Treaters got an early start, beginning their treak for candy on the eve of Halloween, Sunday evening. Geneva, Geneva-on-the-Lake, Kingsville and Conneaut all had their trick-or-treat Sunday with various festivities for all the little ghouls and gobblins, including the 60th annual Halloween party at the Geneva-on-the-Lake fire department. Organizers said even though it was cold and wet, the decades old tradition still drew a big crowd.
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