Archives for October 2017

BGSU Beats Kent State 44-16

The Bowling Green State University Falcons got a big win over Kent State on Tuesday night, 44-16 over the Golden Flashes in a Mid-American Conference matchup heard on ESPN 970 WFUN. Bowling Green will take on Buffalo next Tuesday, November 7th, followed by a matchup with Toledo on Wednesday, November 15th. You can catch the BGSU FOOTBALL—FALCONS NEST COACH’S SHOW at 6pm next Monday on ESPN 970 WFUN, before the Falcons travel to Buffalo for Tuesday night’s game, which can also be heard at 6:30pm on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Dodgers Force Game 7

The Dodgers beat Houston’s best and in doing so, L.A. made good on Yasiel Puig’s promise of a Game 7 at Dodger Stadium. After managing just one baserunner in five innings against the Astros’ Justin Verlander, the Los Angeles Dodgers scored twice on the Houston ace in the sixth and held on for a 3-1 win on Tuesday to force a decidng game in the the World Series tonight, with Houston’s Lance McCullers facing LA’s Yu Darvish

Lue Clarifies Intimidated Remarks

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue clarified his statement following the Cavs loss to the Knicks that Cleveland players are “intimidated” by playing with LeBron James, saying [quote] “I don’t know if ‘intimidated’ was the right word, but if you play with LeBron…I’ve had the chance to play with greats and you just find yourself deferring to those guys and not wanting to step on toes. I just told Jae Crowder, Derrick Rose and the new guys, just play your game, be aggressive, be who you are. LeBron, Kevin Love and those guys are unselfish, so they’re going to be able to adjust to you. We don’t want you to be worrying about if you’re taking too many shots or if you’re being too aggressive, running too many pick and rolls. Just play your game, and if you do it too much we’ll let you know.” [end quote] The Cavs host the Indiana Pacers tonght at the Q, with coverage beginning at 6:30pm on ESPN 970 WFUN

Not Guilty, Insanity in Willoughby Kidnapping

The man accused of kidnapping three family members in his father’s Willoughby basement was found not guilty by reason of insanity on Tuesday in Lake County Common Pleas Court. Following the half-hour, non-jury trial, Judge Eugene Lucci determined 34-year-old Michael Ribaudo was not sane when he committed the three felony kidnapping offenses involving his father, mother and aunt– who managed to escape confinement in Ribaudo’s father’s basement and notify authorities on February 24th. Lucci said he didn’t know he was doing anything wrong.

Highland Heights Dealer Sentenced in Fatal Overdose

22-year-old Alec Steinberger of Highland Heights was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for selling fentanyl that resulted in the fatal overdose of a Cleveland teen. Steinberger previously pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Cleveland to possesion distribution of a controlled substance and other drug charges as well as use of a communication facility in furtherance of a drug offense. Steinberger took delivery of Xanax and fentanyl through the U.S. mail starting on Jan. 30, 2016.

Ten Departments Respond to Hartsgrove Fire

Hartsgrove Township officials called upon first responders from at least 10 departments to handle a house fire at 5539 Route 534. Smoke billowed from the roof of the old home as firefighters battled a blaze late Tuesday afternoon. Rome Township Fire Chief Ed Koziol was in charge of the fire response. He said a metal roof was built on top of the house, and the fire moved through the walls making it difficult to extinguish. One woman was treated by an ambulance crew at the scene, but it was unclear if she was injured in the fire or needed oxygen as a result of a medical condition. Firefighters from Windsor, Montville, Trumbull, Middlefield, Hambden, Mesopotamia and Morgan Hose were called to the scene, along with emergency medical responders. A large group of people watched from a grassy area to the north of the house as they battled the blaze. A portable water tank and numerous hoses were brought to the scene.

Some Painseville residents will have to wait until the afternoon to take their morning showers, Wednesday

Some Painseville residents will have to wait until the afternoon to take their morning showers, Wednesday (Nov. 1). The City announced that on Nov. 1, water line work will be done on a stretch of Olive Street from 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. betweetn River and Williams streets and on Williams Street to Olive, and water will be shut off for residents/businesses in those areas.

Willoughby Hills Mayor Robert Weger has sued his own city

Willoughby Hills Mayor Robert Weger has sued his own city. Weger filed the suit Friday (Oct. 27) in Lake County Common Pleas Court against the City Council for overriding his veto of Acting Law Director Stephen Byron, who he says was appointed illegally after the former director resigned in September. The Willoughby Hills Charter states the mayor shall appoint all department heads with confirmation by at least four members of council. The suit contends the council appointed Byron with no input from Weger.

Trick or Treat tips

Haloween should be fun and police say with thses tips it can be safe too. State Police urge parents to make sure your kids costumes are visible, never cut across yards or use alleys, trick-or-treat in groups, make sure they have a cell phone, and remember to inspect all candy before eating.

Glenbeigh gets new home

ROCK CREEK – A $3.2 million, 15,000 square-foot facility will soon be the new home for some Glenbeigh (glen bay) drug and alcohol addiction treatment patients. Even though it doesn’t officially open until Wednesday, they began moving into the new, 32-bed residential facility, Tuesday, at the campus along State Route 45. Officials gathered Monday afternoon for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.