September 2, 2014

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Can’t drive 65? Police crack down on triple-digit speeders

COLUMBUS — State troopers issued 1,416 speeding tickets last year to drivers going more than 100 mph, an offense that Ohio labels a minor misdemeanor and is punishable by a $150 fine. In Ohio, local judges have leeway to impose court costs and other fines for speeding and reckless operation, another common charge in speeding Read More…

Author to discuss time travel — for real

Time travel, once considered a science-fiction fantasy, is becoming reality. Ronald Mallett, a theoretical physicist at the University of Connecticut, is trying to design a working time machine. Mallett’s long journey began when he was 10, when he experienced the devastating death of his father. “The sun rose and set on my father,” he said. Read More…

Rick Noland: Questions abound as new Cavs season approaches

The Cavaliers kick off training camp this morning with their annual media day, so here’s a look at a bunch of questions surrounding a franchise that is coming off its first trip to the NBA Finals: How will the Cavaliers respond to the pressure of being defending Eastern Conference champs? Will they win the Central Read More…

Biffle wins as crashes jar Chase standings

Greg Biffle scored his first victory of the season Sunday — even though his car ran short on fuel before crossing the finish line — in a wild race that jumbled the Chase for the championship standings. The Chase field imploded at Kansas Speedway, where rain and impending darkness cut the race short by 85 Read More…

Police roundup: Oct. 1

Man accused of exposing himself LORAIN — A Homewood Drive resident told police that her neighbor was harassing her and had exposed himself to her, a police report said. The woman, 26, said the man, 49, approached her on at least three occasions Tuesday evening, and at one point he had actually exposed himself while Read More…

Volleyball players team to fight breast cancer

When the pink ladies of Elyria High School take the court Tuesday, they’ll be spiking to defeat more than just the opposing team from Strongsville. This pastel match is dedicated to defeating a deadly adversary that does not play fair: breast cancer. The 34 volleyball players of the three EHS teams — freshman, JV and varsity Read More…

Queen of cuisine: Consultant helps ‘good restaurants become great’

If there’s one thing in life that Shelley Prueter knows, it’s what makes a good restaurant. She should, after all, given that her father, Eddy Solomon, owned and operated the venerable McGarvey’s in Vermilion for 42 years. But rather than making the choice to dive entirely into operating a restaurant herself, Prueter of Lorain opted Read More…

Words of wisdom from restaurant consultant Shelley Prueter

What is your secret to balancing so much — volunteering, consulting and so on? I do the consulting to afford the volunteering. It is hard to balance I admit, but if I would cut out the free advisory services, the people that need the most help and can’t afford the consulting fees of $150 per Read More…

Presentation talks Tribe’s history on the radio

The folks at the Avon Historical Society are getting a real history lesson that dates back to the early 1930s, when TVs were just being invented and radios were the entertainment medium of choice. We’re talking radio broadcasting history, or, more precisely, the history of the Cleveland Indians announcers. Names such as Herb Score, Tom Read More…

Avon/Avon Lake blotter: Oct. 1

Avon Lake police Friday, Sept. 21 7:12 p.m. – 100 block South Point Drive, a man told police that his estranged wife had signed for a postal delivery and had refused to give him the letter. Monday, Sept. 24 5:34 a.m. – Miller Road Park, a boat that had been anchored offshore drifted and got Read More…