September 16, 2014

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Girls Basketball: Amherst’s Sydney Failing comes through at foul line

AMHERST — Comets senior Sydney Failing doesn’t actually spend all her spare time on the free throw line. But she spends a lot of it there — in the driveway at home, at practice and during games. Failing spent a big chunk of the fourth quarter on the foul line Saturday afternoon and she didn’t Read More…

College Basketball: Ohio State falters at end, falls to Spartans

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Deshaun Thomas was so good he made Michigan State’s Tom Izzo want to do something the coach said he has “never” done. If Ohio State’s star got the ball in the closing seconds with a chance to make an overtime-forcing 3-pointer, Izzo wanted the Spartans to foul him. Shannon Scott, though, Read More…

Pittsfield Township residents appeal, plan protest of waste pond

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Forty-three property owners have filed an appeal with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, alleging that a permit granted to build a human waste storage lagoon on Quarry Road was granted under false pretenses. The Pittsfield Township residents allege that French Creek BioEnergy LLC, the company that filed for a permit to dump Read More…

In her self defense

Reporter shares experience in protection course with deputy Read More…

Cavs finish road trip with loss to Jazz, 1-4 record

SALT LAKE CITY — Randy Foye scored 20 points, Derrick Favors had a season-high 19 and the Utah Jazz beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-98 on Saturday night. Utah (22-19) used a 31-point third quarter to take a 16-point lead into the fourth. The Jazz have won five of their last six, and six straight over Read More…

Man is wounded at gun show in Medina

MEDINA — A 62-year-old man was seriously injured Saturday afternoon when a pistol accidentally discharged at a gun show at the Medina County Fair Community Center. Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci said the shooting occurred about 3 p.m. when a gun dealer was attempting to unload a 9 mm semi-automatic Taurus pistol that he had Read More…

Jobs data provide mixed message about state of economy

The jobs report for last month shows that Ohio’s unemployment rate is continuing a slow, downward trend. But the number of jobs also is declining. The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services reported Friday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 6.7 percent — down from 6.8 percent in November and Read More…

Web rumor is wrong — DJ Joey is a-OK

LORAIN — “DJ Joey’s” father, David Ivey wants the public to know that his son is OK after rumors circulating on the Internet that Joseph Ivey had been shot. The rumors began Friday night, and according to David Ivey, they appeared on “Joey Lorain” and “Eminem is my buddy” Facebook pages. Ivey said he is Read More…

Seizure causes woman’s car to strike Subway

ELYRIA — A woman who had a seizure crashed into Subway on West River Road, but according to Elyria fire Lt. Robert Atkinson, the building was not damaged. Atkinson said the middle-aged woman was transported to EMH Elyria Medical Center after the crash. She was not responsive but did not appear to suffer any life-threatening Read More…