April 24, 2014

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Sergio still on top

Garcia shakes off shank, has two-shot lead after steady 71 Doug Ferguson The Associated Press CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — A shank for Sergio Garcia. A duck-hook for Tiger Woods. Both shots were shocking to see on the opening hole at Carnoustie. The bigger surprise Friday at the British Open was which player recovered — not the Read More…

No escaping Barry Bonds’ gigantic head

ST. GEORGE ISLAND, Fla. — You don’t know where this place is. Lemme help. You get here by a double causeway that doglegs out from the town of Apalachicola. That’s in the Panhandle on the Gulf side of Florida. Down here they call it The Forgotten Coast. Lately, though, they’ve been remembering The Forgotten Coast. Read More…

Off the Beat 07/21/07

Ladies crazy over Becks, even injured An injured ankle may keep drop-dead handsome soccer star and fashion icon David Beckham from making his U.S. debut today. But no matter. He seems to cause a ruckus on or off the field. Beckham was sitting in a suite at Thursday’s MLS All-Star Game a stone’s throw from Read More…

County cancels purchase after ethics issue raised

ELYRIA — The county is backpedaling on its purchase of a heavy-duty icemaker after concerns were raised questioning the procedures used to buy the equipment. On Thursday, the commissioners rescinded the July 3 invoice for $500 to buy the icemaker from county maintenance worker Tim Bring, who originally had offered to simply give the county Read More…

Murder suspect wants in on death penalty hearing

ELYRIA — A Lorain man who could face the death penalty if convicted on charges of raping and killing an Elyria woman in a church bathroom wants to join a motion a county judge is considering on whether to declare the state’s lethal injection process unconstitutional. In a motion filed Friday, attorneys for Ronald McCloud Read More…

3 robberies of shoppers may be linked

Police in Amherst and Lorain are searching for the robber or robbers in pickup trucks who pointed guns at three elderly shoppers and stole money from two of them in store parking lots on Tuesday. In the meantime, Amherst police Lt. Joe Kucirek recommended that the elderly shop with a friend, walk with other shoppers Read More…

Elyrian drowns,another missing

Body of one man recovered; search of lake scheduled to continue today AVON LAKE — Residents who kept a watchful eye on the shoreline near Miller Road Park led rescuers to the body of a 19-year-old man who went missing late Thursday while swimming with friends in the choppy waters of Lake Erie. The discovery Read More…

Friend who missed fateful trip mourns

AVON LAKE — It was only a matter of minutes. But that’s all it took for Anthony Jordan to miss taking a tragic dip in Lake Erie with two friends. The body of one of his friends was found Friday; the second still is missing, and the search for him was to resume this morning. Read More…

Suit alleges doctor groped employee

 Woman is second in week to claim Elyria physician sexually harassed her ELYRIA — Two women have filed separate sexual harassment lawsuits against the same Elyria doctor, whom they’ve accused of touching their breasts. Elyria police also have talked to the women about their allegations against Dr. Somnath Roy, said Jim Walther, an attorney for Read More…

Ax falls in Lorain

Lorain school district releases list of job cuts  LORAIN — The Lorain Schools on Friday officially cut ties with 243 teachers and 22 preschool teacher aides — some of whom learned for the first time Friday that their tenure with the district was over. Christine Miller, head of the teachers union, said some of the Read More…