Archives for February 2018

Eastlake woman charged in 2016 DUI headon collision pleaded guilty Monday

An Eastlake woman charged in a 2016 DUI headon collision pleaded guilty Monday (Feb. 26) in Lake County Common Pleas Court. Amber Klapka, 38, is accused of causing the wrong way crash on I-90, just west of Bishop Road in Wickliffe, June 8, 2016, in which a couple suffered serious injuries. Klapka faces up to 11 1/2 years in prison when she is sentenced April 2. In exchange for her plea, 15 other counts were dismissed. Klapka remains free on bond pending sentencing.

Flip flop winter bad news for the area roadways

A flip flop winter, with temp’s in the 30’s one day and 70 the next, has been bad news for the areas roadways, and that’s not good for motorists. The Geauga County Engineer’s Office said in a statement, that the freeze/thaw cycle helps weaken the pavement, making them more prone to potholes. With more freeze/thaw cycles this year, area departments are seeing worse roads than usual. It can also damage your wallet. The agency said it can cost hundreds of dollars for car repair pothole-related damage.

Conneaut police beefing up patrol at public schools in a way you might not expect

CONNEAUT – Conneaut police are beefing up patrol at the city’s four public schools in a way you might not expect. Police Chief Michael Colby said officers are taking the time to visit with students and staff throughout the day, as a way to connect. The new policy comes in the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting at a Florida, high school that left 17 dead.

No plea from Ashtabula man accused in domestic dispute turned shooting

ASHTABULA – A 24 year old Ashtabula man accused in a domestic dispute turned shooting on Saturday morning was arraigned Monday in Ashtabula Municipal Court. According to a county Sheriff’s Department report, Dakota V. B. Roby, fired a handgun at his brother at a residence along Jefferson Avenue, before fleeing the scene with a small child in his car. Roby reportedly was taken into custody at his E. 49th St., home shortly after the shooting incident. He did not plead to one count of improperly discharging a firearm at his Monday court appearance. A preliminary hearing is set for March 6 in Ashtabula Municipal Court.

OSU Women v. Penn State Sunday

Ohio State women’s basketball clinched at least a share of the Big Ten championship for the second year in a row on Thursday night as a result of Maryland’s loss to Michigan. The Buckeyes, who are 23-6, 12-3 in the Big Ten, can win the outright title on Sunday at Penn State. Led by 27 points from superstar Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State beat Penn State by 30 points in their first meeting on January 31st. Coverage begins Sunday morning at 11:45am on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Tribe Face Reds Today

From Spring Training in Goodyear, Arizona; Newly- acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso– hoping to improve his power statistics– altered his swing last season, and the baseball began to fly. After hitting just 39 home runs in his first seven major league seasons, Alonso hit 28 dingers in 142 games for Oakland and Seattle in 2017, and the Indians are counting on his power surge following Carlos Santana’s departure to Philadelphia. Cleveland signed the 30-year-old Alonso, who became something of a poster boy for Major League Baseball’s new trend, as Alonso implemented a higher leg kick and a bigger upper cut. The Tribe take on Cinncinati in Cactus League action today at 2:59pm on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Wiz Beat Cavs 110-103

Washington’s Bradley Beal scored 18 points and the Wizards withstood a late assault by LeBron James to beat the new-look Cavs 110-103 on Thursday night. Washington is 8-2 since Wall went down with a knee injury. King James, back from winning MVP honors at the All-Star Game, scored 32 — 14 in the fourth — as the Cavs dropped to 2-1 since acquiring four new players before the trade deadline. J.R. Smith added 15 for Cleveland, who have lost 14 straight when trailing heading into the fourth quarter. The Cavs travel to Memphis tonight, with coverage beginning at 7:30pm on ESPN 970 WFUN.

Columbus Student Protest

Students in the state capitol and across the nation are saying they no longer feel safe in their classrooms. A youth-led rally Columbus was the first of many such rallies and protests for students saying they want a change. Students from multiple schools protested at the Ohio Statehouse Thursday, wanting lawmakers to hear their message loud and clear. Enough is enough when it comes to gun violence. The motto was Policy and change over thoughts and prayers.

Lake Erie Prof Off to Nigeria

Katie Krammer, an associate professor of special education at Lake Erie College, was selected to travel to Nigeria for a special school commissioning ceremony. Krammer was chosen because of her contribution to a unique project through Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., involving international special education. She has served as an online instructor since 2011, teaching the online Educating Deaf Students with Disabilities Graduate Certificate Program. Krammer also serves as a consultant for the school’s curriculum for students who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or have Autism.

New Roaming Shores Chief

Former Orwell Patrol Sgt. William Roskos was sworn in Tuesday as Roaming Shores’ new police chief. The 45-year-old Warren native spent 11 years with the Orwell department as a patrol officer and 12 years as a patrol sergeant. Roskos has been part-time at the Shores department for a few years – one of the reasons administrators eyed him for top cop, according to Mayor Jennie D’Amicone, who spent more than 30 years in law enforcement, including the U.S. Marshals Service.