Archives for December 2017

College Foot-Bowl Monday on ESPN

It’s College Football Monday on ESPN 970 WFUN, starting with Fighting Irish of Notre Dame facing the Louisiana State University Tigers in the Citrus Bowl, with coverage beginning at 12:30PM. Up next the Georgia Bulldogs take on the Oklahoma Sooners in the Rose Bowl’s opening College Football Playoff semifinal game beginning at 4PM, and the New Year’s Day college football schedule is capped off with the second CFP semifinal game between the defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tigers of Clemson University in the Sugar Bowl, immediately following the Rose Bowl, on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Jazz Beat Cavs Again 104-101

Donovan Mitchell scored 29 points, and the Utah Jazz handed LeBron James and the Cavaliers their third straight loss, 104-101 on Saturday night. James had 29 points, eight rebounds and six assists on his 33rd birthday as Cleveland lost at Utah for the sixth straight time. The Cavs’ three-game losing streak is their second this season. They host the Portland Trailblazers on Tuesday, with coverage beginning at 6:30pm on Magic 102.5FM

Browns Woe and Sixteen

The headline reads; Woe and Sixteen. After a genuinely valiant effort against the 2nd seed in the AFC playoffs, the Cleveland Browns joined the 2008 Lions as the only teams in NFL history to go 0-16 when they failed to find a way to beat the 13-and-3 AFC North Champion Pittsburgh Steelers in a 28-24 loss on Sunday. The Browns season was encapulated in their final drive late in the fourth quarter, as rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer scrambled to avoid the Steelers pass rush and threw a fourth-down pass for a strike to Corey Coleman– which would have put the Browns around the Pittsburgh ten yard line with time on the clock and a chance to take the lead– but it slipped right through Coleman’s fingers and fell incomplete. Owner Jimmy Haslam maintains that coach Hue Jackson will be back next season to coach the 2018 Browns. Kizer finished with 314 passing yards and two touchdowns to Rashard Higgins, but also threw his NFL-leading 22nd interception.

Fentanyl Leader in OH Opioid Deaths

In 2016, the surgical grade synthetic opioid fentanyl was the leading contributor to drug overdose deaths for the first time in both Lake County and the state of Ohio. The medical anesthetic– 50 to 100 times more powerful than heroin– contributed to 70 percent of Lake County’s 2016 overdose deaths and more than 58 percent of the state’s total. Fentanyl analogues are nothing new to Lake County. Last year, Crime Lab Chemistry and Toxicology Supervisor Doug Rhode was the first to discover a case in Ohio. The drug was soon found around Ohio and elsewhere—it was identified as one of the drugs that contributed to the death of the musician Prince. Other fentanyl analogues also surfaced in Lake County for the first time in 2016. More new analogues have been found this year. The crime lab noted that heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil powders all look the same, and that many opioid victims are not aware that heroin has been laced with fentanyl.

Ashtabula Man Charged with Assault

The Star Beacon reports that police believe an Ashtabula man with a violent criminal history wounded another man during a domestic disturbance at a westside home. 50-year-old Jose Collazo was charged Friday with felonious assault and tampering with evidence after police were called to the 900 block of Seymour Drive at 7:08 p.m. December 26th. Authorities were told the victim, whose name is not being released, drove himself to the hospital with a small caliber gunshot wound to the head. Officers found the victim at Ashtabula County Medical Center, where he told police he was hit in the head with a fireplace poker. Police took his statement and then returned to the house with a search warrant. They found two handguns, according to police reports. Collazo was arrested and charged with assault. He bonded out of jail on a $15,000 or 10 percent cash or surety bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2:15 p.m., Thursday, January 4th in Municipal Court.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office says they are following all leads in Christmas eve armed robbery

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says they are following all leads in an armed robbery case at a Leroy Township gas station on Christmas eve. According to the department, the BP Gas Station on Vrooman Road was robbed Dec. 24. The suspect fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. The clerk was shaken up but unharmed, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Tased suspect fails to appear in court

A man who Mentor police used a Taser to subdue during a traffic stop on Christmas Eve, failed to appear at his arraignment this week. Gregory Caito was set to be arraigned Wednesday (Dec. 27). A failure to appear letter was issued Thursday (Dec. 28) according to court records. Police say the officers involved in the brief scuffle with Caito were ok, and suffered only minor injuries in the incident. Caito faces several misdemeanor charges, including drug possession, and resisting arrest. His arraignment is now set for Jan. 3.

Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations

ASHTABULA -Two events will be held in January commemorating the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr., whose birthday is celebrated by a federal holiday on the third Monday of January. A Martin Luther King Jr. Living History, Oratorical and Artistic Rendering Contest, will be Jan. 13, and the Kiwanis Club’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast and Service will be Jan. 15. The MLK breakfast and service are free.

Ashtabula man shot in the head during domestic disturbance

ASHTABULA – Police believe an Ashtabula man was shot in the head during a domestic disturbance at a westside home. Police were told the victim drove himself to the hospital with a small caliber gunshot wound, but told police he was hit in the head with a fireplace poker during an argument with another man, according to Court records. Police said they found two handguns at the house and a man was arrested and charged. A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Jan. 4, court records show. The incident remains under investigation, Ashtabula Police Chief Robert Stell said.

Weekend Broadcast Sports Schedule

College Football Bowl action kicks off your weekend sports broadcast schedule with VIRGINA taking on NAVY in the MILITARY BOWL— with coverage beginning at 1:30PM on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Friday Night it’s HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL with GENEVA @ LAKESIDE. Coverage begins at 7PM on ESPN 970 WFUN, and The Ohio State BUCKEYES take on the University of Southern California Trojans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas in the COTTON BOWL CLASSIC. Coverage begins at 7PM on
107.5FM THE FOX, JOINED IN PROGRESS ON ESPN 970 WFUN at the conclusion of the Geneva-Lakeside game.
Saturday it’s OSU MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. MIAMI, OHIO— with coverage beginning at 11:30AM on ESPN 970 WFUN.

It’s the NBA on Saturday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers travel to UTAH to take on the Jazz. Coverage begins at 7:30PM on ESPN 970 WFUN