September 16, 2014

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LeBron James undergoes Lasik eye surgery

CLEVELAND — LeBron James’ court vision might get even better. James had Lasik eye surgery over the weekend to improve his vision, according to Dr. Kerry Assil, who performed the procedure at The Assil Eye Institute in Beverly Hills, Calif. James has been cleared to resume his offseason workouts. The 22-year-old has had a busy Read More…

Surgery sidelines Oden for rookie season

PORTLAND, Ore. — Greg Oden’s rookie season with the Portland Trail Blazers ended before it started when the 7-footer had knee surgery Thursday. The top pick in the June draft went in for an exploratory procedure on his right knee and ended up having microfracture surgery, which means he will sit out the season. “Greg Read More…

Ohio State looking to limit turnovers vs. Washington

COLUMBUS — One of the weekly goals of the Ohio State offense is “no critical turnovers.” The thing is, it’s hard to find one that isn’t. A week ago the Buckeyes had five turnovers and struggled to get going before expanding a baseball-like 3-2 halftime edge into a 20-2 victory over Akron. Sure, 10th-ranked Ohio Read More…

Bar melee felony charges dropped

LORAIN — Felony charges were dropped Thursday against six men and women who say Lorain police used excessive force at the Red Parrot Cafe in July. Lorain city Assistant Prosecutor Jeff Szabo asked Municipal Court Judge Thomas Elwell to drop the aggravated rioting charges because of discussions he had with Lorain police. But Szabo said Read More…

High school volleyball: Solon stops Elyria

ELYRIA— One could argue that Game 1 of a volleyball match between two evenly matched teams determines the outcome most of the time. That certainly was the case Thursday as tall, talented Solon knocked off Elyria in four games. The Comets rolled out to a 13-3 advantage in the first game and won easily, 25-14. Read More…

Defendant takes stand, points finger

Teen says he ran away before Lorain man was shot in stomach ELYRIA — Willie Evans IV denied killing Michael Smith when he took the stand at his murder trial Thursday and pointed the finger at Barry Williams, who a day before had said he saw Evans pointing a gun at Smith just moments before Read More…

Teen crash victim dies

ELYRIA — A 19-year-old Elyria teen has died from injuries he received in a Wednesday evening crash in Ashland County. Kyler Roysdon was a passenger in his brother’s 1999 Acura when the car went airborne, striking trees and a utility pole along the eastbound lane of Ashland County Road 40, according to the Ashland post Read More…

Pallardy drops bid for Council

ELYRIA — Thomas Pallardy is dropping his bid to become an Elyria city councilman. That leaves only independent Mark Craig actively challenging Councilwoman Bonnie Ivancic, D-4th Ward, who is running for a second term. Pallardy But Pallardy’s name will still appear on the ballot as a Republican, said Marilyn Jacobcik, deputy director of the county Read More…

Football Week 3: Keystone turns offense into wins

The season wasn’t even two hours old and the Keystone Wildcats were gassed. As temperatures soared toward 100 degrees on the night of their season opener in Monroeville, Keystone entered halftime with its players on the verge of collapse. “We were spent — we all were taking off our shoulders pads and could barely move,” Read More…

County briefs: Sept. 14, 2007

Stammitti plans re-election bid ELYRIA — County Sheriff Phil Stammitti wants to stay on the job. Stammitti Stammitti, who has been in office for the past seven years, announced Thursday that he will seek re-election next year. In a news release, Stammitti said he still has several issues he wants to address, including overcrowding in Read More…