July 28, 2014

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Daniel visits his mother

Daniel Petric, the 16-year-old son of a pastor, accused of killing his mother and shooting his father, was granted private visitation at his mother’s casket today. His attorney had asked the court if Daniel could have a furlough to go to the funeral on Saturday. Instead, private visitation was granted. We went to cover the Read More…

Prep football: Midview, North Ridgeville rediscovering the richness of their rivalry

For a decade, it was a rivalry built in reverse. It was growing less intense with time. When North Ridgeville quarterback Eric Proszek was attending varsity games back in his middle school years, the Rangers no longer scheduled games with Midview — its oldest and most impassioned rival. Among fans, players and coaches, the grudge Read More…

District volleyball: Amherst digs deep, downs Olmsted Falls for first title since 2003

EATON TWP. — Down 23-20 in a pivotal Game 3, Amherst volleyball coach Laurie Cogan pleaded with her Comets during a timeout, telling them it wasn’t too late to rally. She was right. It wasn’t too late and Amherst did rally, winning its first Division I volleyball district championship since 2003 with a 24-26, 25-21, Read More…

Wedge sees bright future for Indians

CLEVELAND — It took a trip to the Amazon jungle for former Indians shortstop Omar Vizquel to get over the pain from a Game 7 World Series loss to the Marlins in 1997. Eric Wedge hasn’t gone to those extremes, but it’s been five days since his team finished off squandering a 3-1 ALCS lead Read More…

Red Sox rely on pitching this time, grab 2-0 Series lead

BOSTON — There’s more than one way to rough up the Rockies. Boston’s big bats battered them in the World Series opener. Then October ace Curt Schilling and a stingy bullpen shut down Colorado in Game 2. Relying more on guile than pure gas, Schilling pitched Boston to a 2-1 victory Thursday night and a Read More…

Report: County faces huge debt

ELYRIA — Lorain County’s financial future is bleak, according to an independent report presented to the county commissioners Thursday. The report, prepared by the Public Service Institute at Lorain County Community College as county voters get ready to vote on whether to allow a sales tax increase, said that the county could have a budget Read More…

Suspect in mom’s killing wants to be at her funeral

Daniel Petric’s attorney files papers so teen can go to services Read More…

Browns GM Savage savoring positives, .500 record

BEREA — General manager Phil Savage held a state-of-the-team news conference Thursday and spent the 45 minutes discussing offense, defense and special teams. That the topics didn’t include staph infections, motorcycle accidents and Cleveland’s woe-is-me attitude qualifies as progress. So does the team’s 3-3 record. “The good part about the first six games is we Read More…

Future of Avon Lake Ford plant hinges on UAW talks

AVON LAKE — The fate of the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake rests with the United Auto Workers, city officials said. The possibility that Ford Motor Co.’s Avon Lake plant could close was floated by the company to the union’s national negotiators during recent contract talks in which Ford sought favorable contract terms in Read More…

Browns notes: Top goal is getting a road win

BEREA — Coach Romeo Crennel has a singular theme this week: Win a road game. The Browns are 0-2 away from Cleveland Browns Stadium this year, losing 26-24 at Oakland on a blocked field goal in the final seconds and 34-17 at unbeaten New England. The 0-7 Rams host the Browns on Sunday in the Read More…