August 1, 2014

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Crusading lawyer dies at 61

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Outspoken defense attorney Chris Crobaugh died of a massive heart attack Tuesday at the age of 61. “He was a loving and caring person, he really was, beneath that rough exterior,” said Susan Crobaugh, his wife of 25 years. Lawyers remembered him fondly Tuesday as news of his death spread through the Read More…

Mom angry autistic son was Tasered

LORAIN — The police officer who used a Taser to subdue a 14-year-old autistic boy acted within police policy, a police official said. Police Lt. Thomas Mize said he was not there Sunday night when officers made the decision to bring the teen under control with two short cycles from a Taser; however, a review Read More…

Legislature moves to ban cash-paying gaming machines

COLUMBUS — After a summer full of political wrangling and fingerpointing over the sudden proliferation of gaming machines, House Republicans said Tuesday they will introduce a plan they previously opposed: allowing game players to win modest prizes but not cash. The mind-boggling complexity of regulating machines with names like Tic Tac Fruit has House Republicans Read More…

Elderly driver plows into shopping plaza

AVON LAKE — Helen Garbash could only watch helplessly Tuesday afternoon as an elderly man pulled out of a parking spot in front of her eatery and plowed through two pillars on the front of her building, crashing to a halt on a tree trunk some 30 feet away. “With all the smoke and screeching, Read More…

Indians use home runs to down Verlander, Tigers

CLEVELAND — The Indians killed two birds with a number of very large stones Tuesday night at Jacobs Field. In addition to beating Detroit 7-4 to strengthen its lead in the Central Division race, Cleveland also helped C.C. Sabathia’s Cy Young cause by taking it out on one of his closest competitors — Tigers ace Read More…

Lorain Schools officials take on parents’ questions

LORAIN — A partnership between Oberlin College and Lorain Schools may be the key to putting instrumental music programs back in the elementary schools. Lorain Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson said Tuesday that she may seek the help of college students to teach the program if the district doesn’t receive a federal grant to restore the program. Read More…

Tribe notes: Blake apologizes to Tigers for HR celebration

CLEVELAND — A Detroit television reporter brought an apology from Casey Blake to the Tigers clubhouse on Tuesday, but it was an unnecessary one. Blake, who hit a walk-off home run to beat Detroit 6-5 in 11 innings on Monday night, felt as though he might have overdone it as he circled the bases yelling Read More…

Local briefs: Sept. 19, 2007

15-year-old Elyria boy again charged with BB gun attack ELYRIA — One day after police charged a 15-year-old boy with cruelty to animals for shooting his mother’s dog with a BB gun, the teen was back at it again — this time hitting a 19-year-old woman in the leg, a police report said. On Tuesday Read More…

Coughlin: With the Indians, home is where the hurt is

Casey Blake has played third base, first base and right field, and he has batted almost anywhere in the order. Name the role, he’ll play it. Maybe it won’t be his favorite role, but nobody will know that. He’ll keep his mouth shut and do it. Lately he’s been playing the hero role. Last Friday, Read More…

Browns analysis: Just when you think you know a team …

I’m still trying to get my head around what happened Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The embarrassing loss to the Steelers the week before I understand. I’ve seen it dozens of times. The Browns were outclassed, outplayed and outworked. But the 51-45 win over the Bengals was new territory. The Browns never play a game Read More…