Wickliffe woman injured in police chase settles with city

The city of Euclid has reached a $675,000 settlement with a Wickliffe woman who was seriously injured as a result of a high-speed police pursuit. Regina Hardesty says she was driving on Euclid Avenue when a vehicle fleeing from police struck her car, on March 28, 2013, according to a news release from Hardesty’s attorney. He said that when the driver fled the traffic stop, the officer initiated a pursuit without adequate justification during rush hour, traveling at speeds of 100 miles per hour, and endangering other motorists.
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Fairport Harbor man accused of having sexual contact with an underage girl has learned his fate

A Fairport Harbor man accused of having sexual contact with an underage girl has learned his fate. After a three-day jury trial Matthew Irvine, 30, was sentenced Monday (Oct. 16) to four years in prison for inappropriate sexual contact with the girl between July 2015 and April 2016, starting when she was 14 and he was 28. The victim was an acquaintance of Irvine’s, officials said. Irvine must also register as a sex offender for 15 years when he’s released.
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Family wants murder suspect to stay behind bars

ASHTABULA – The family of a Geneva woman who was kidnapped, raped and murdered is mounting a campaign aimed at denying parole to the man accused in the gruesome death. Timothy Whitsell, 45, has served 32 years in the 1987 beating death of, Kathleen Miller. Ashtabula police arrested Whitsell within days after Miller’s body was discovered. He received a life sentence.
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Ashtabula father injured in plane crash identified

The Ashtabula father who was injured when he and his son crash landed a single engine plane Monday night near Gardner Barclay Road has been identified. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Robert Gale, 71, of Jefferson, was attempting to land at a privately owned airstrip, when it came in too low, struck a tree, and skidded into an open field about a half a mile away. Gale was being treated at an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries. His 50 year old son, who was a passenger in the palne appeared to be ok.
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Elliot to Play Against Niners

Former Ohio State Buckeye and current Dallas Cowboy’s star Ezekiel Elliott was granted another legal reprieve on Tuesday night in the sophmore NFL running back’s fight to avoid a six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations. A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order blocking the league’s suspension, clearing Elliott to play against San Francisco. U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty’s ruling comes five days after a federal appeals court overturned a Texas court’s injunction that had kept Elliott on the field.

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Oct. 18, 2017 12:13 AM CST
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Browns Virtually On the Clock for 2018 Draft

Are the lowly Cleveland Browns already on the clock for the first pick in the 2018 NFL Draft? Virtually out of the running for the postseason at 0-6, the Browns reportedly have a 63.5 percent chance of getting the No. 1 overall pick for a second straight year, according to ESPN’s FPI. That’s more than twice the percentage points as the SanFrancisco 49ers, the team with the next-best odds at 29.6. The Browns host the Tennessee Titans this Sunday in a noon start.

Zeke Elliott Will Play Against Niners

Former Ohio State Buckeye and current Dallas Cowboy’s star Ezekiel Elliott was granted another legal reprieve on Tuesday night in the sophmore NFL running back’s fight to avoid a six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations. A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order blocking the league’s suspension, clearing Elliott to play Sunday at San Francisco. U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty’s ruling comes five days after a federal appeals court overturned a Texas court’s injunction that had kept Elliott on the field.

Cavs Beat Celts, 102-99

The Boston Celtics’ season changed in an instant during Tuesday night’s season opener in Cleveland, as Gordon Hayward, one of the new Celtics who was going to help them close the gap on the defending NBA Eastern Conference champs, broke his left ankle just five minutes into his debut, and Boston was beaten, 102-99, by LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Hayward’s horrifying injury overshadowed Kyrie Irving’s return to the Q, and redirected Boston’s immediate future. After the 27-year-old Hayward was wheeled from Quicken Loans Arena on a stretcher, offering a thumbs-up on his way to the ambulance, the Celtics rallied but came up short. King James scored 29 points in his most extensive action in three weeks. He fed Kevin Love for a critical 3-pointer to put the Cavs up 102-98. Irving had a chance to tie the game with a 3-pointer at the horn, but his shot was short. As the crowd exhaled, Irving shared a warm handshake and embrace with James.

Chardon Couple’s Suit Dismissed

A Chardon couple who filed a lawsuit claiming their developmentally challenged son was baptized at an evangelical church without their permission have been thwarted by a federal judge. The couple claimed that a designated Big Brother repeatedly spoke to their son about religion in 2015-and-16, violating their express wishes. They sued Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio and others in U.S. District Court for federal and state civil conspiracy. Judge Patricia Gaughan dismissed the suit Monday.

October Is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

The Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village shelter and Adventure Subaru in Painesville Township invite the public to the Certified, Pre-Owned Adopt-A-Thon, scheduled from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 21st. An October 12th media release from Rescue Village explained the event saying [quote] “October is ‘Subaru Loves Pets’ month and dealers across the country are teaming up with local shelters to put on adoption and fundraising events,” [end quote] The Geauga Humane Society reminds you that October is also Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.