November 1, 2014

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Funeral home worker indicted for fondling dead woman

TOLEDO — A Michigan man has been indicted in Ohio on an abuse of a corpse charge following accusations that he fondled a dead woman’s body when he worked at a funeral home. Lawrence Clement of Temperance, Mich., was indicted Tuesday in Lucas County. The 57-year-old has been fired from H.H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home in Read More…

Softball: Amherst pitcher Zoe Beetler helps team pound St. Joseph

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AMHERST — Freshman pitcher Zoe Beetler started her first varsity game and picked up the victory Tuesday afternoon as Amherst pounded St. Joseph Academy, 10-1. Beetler, who hurled the first four innings, was in the circle when St. Joe scored its unearned run. It was a non-conference season opener for both teams on a sunny, Read More…

Firelands superintendent resigns; district also hoping to fill board position quickly

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Firelands Superintendent Greg Ring submitted his resignation last night at the district’s school board meeting. Ring will take over as the superintendent of the Lorain County Educational Service Center Aug. 1. Ring acknowledged his resignation may come as a surprise to some. “I had anticipated being here for a few more years, but this opportunity Read More…

Keystone softball ready to flex new muscle in quest for state championship

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The Keystone Wildcats have spent the last 10 months traveling the country, hitting the weight room and refining their skills all in search of one more win. Keystone, which is ranked 20th in the nation in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Softball Rankings, has eight starters returning from last year’s team that lost to Poland Read More…

College basketball: Which Buford shows up could determine how far Buckeyes go

Ohio State guard William Buford (44) tries to shoot against Syracuse forward Rakeem Christmas, center, and forward James Southerland, right, during the second half of the East Regional final game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Saturday. (AP photo.)

COLUMBUS — When it comes to unpredictable, game-changing performers at a Final Four, most of the time the discussion revolves around a precocious freshman. Ohio State fans, however, have grown accustomed to warily keeping an eye on the Buckeyes’ lone senior. Which William Buford will show up? Will it be the one who lit up Read More…

Indians’ LaPorta, Chisenhall sent back to the minors

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — A pair of relatively big names for the Indians have left the building. First-round draft choice Lonnie Chisenhall, and the key cog in the CC Sabathia trade and another first-round pick, Matt LaPorta, were optioned to Triple-A Columbus prior to Cleveland’s 7-1 loss Tuesday to the White Sox at Camelback Ranch. The Read More…

Sixers’ Jodie Meeks goes off; Cavs just way off

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PHILADELPHIA — As Rod Thorn waited outside Cleveland’s locker room for coach Byron Scott to finish addressing his team, the Sixers general manager had a good idea what was being said in the postgame speech: How could the Cavs let recently benched Sixers guard Jodie Meeks get a career-high 31 points? “I don’t think anyone Read More…

Baseball: Four score in 7th, Avon wins over Amherst

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AVON — Frank DeSmit had a big smile on his face after Tuesday’s game. “It’s a good thing you didn’t see me a half-hour ago,” DeSmit said. Thirty minutes earlier, Avon was losing by three runs to non-conference rival Amherst, and showing few signs of life. All that changed in the bottom of the seventh Read More…

Vermilion woman in critical condition after accident

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FLORENCE TWP. — The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating a two-car crash that resulted in one critical injury. According to the patrol, the crash occurred at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Mason and Joppa roads. Kenneth Criss, 60, of Amherst, and Mary Jimes, 53, of Vermilion, were involved in the crash. Criss was Read More…

Court says Vermilion police brutality lawsuit can go forward

ELYRIA — An appeals court has upheld a county judge’s decision to allow a jury to decide a lawsuit accusing two Vermilion police officers of brutality. The lawsuit centers on the Feb. 19, 2005, arrest of Jill Garvey on a charge of wrongful entrustment after she and her husband, Richard Garvey, were stopped by then-Vermilion Read More…