October 20, 2014

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Today’s Amber Alert among first uses of CMAS alert system in Ohio

Cell phone users around Ohio woke up this morning to some important information — an Amber Alert involving a 16-year-old and her infant child who had been abducted from West Virginia and possibly brought into the state. Some were surprised to find this alert coming directly to their phones. This is part of the Commercial Read More…

Fligner’s smokehouse receives agriculture award

Christopher Urmetz and Tyler Fox work Tuesday at Great Lakes Smoked Meats  in Lorain. (CT photo by Steve Fogarty.)

LORAIN — Ron Pickworth called it one of the area’s best-kept secrets. The longtime Lorain County Fair board member and county fair director was among those who turned out for Tuesday’s presentation of a state agriculture award to Great Lakes Smoked Meats. “So many people don’t even know this is here, but it’s great to Read More…

16-year-old and infant daughter found safe; Amber Alert canceled

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An Amber Alert has called off for a 16-year-old girl and her 7-month-old daughter who were believed to have been abducted in West Virginia and brought to Ohio. Shaina Nicole Tenney and her daughter, Grace Hope Tenney, were found by West Virginia State Police on Interstate 79 near the town of Weston safe and unharmed, Read More…

Browns stay busy, sign LB Quentin Groves

The Browns aren’t resting on Day 2 of free agency. Cleveland signed outside linebacker Quentin Groves to a two-year deal this morning, The Chronicle-Telegram confirmed. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was first to report the deal. Groves (6-foot-3, 265 pounds) started seven games for Arizona in 2012, totaling a career-high four sacks and 46 tackles. Groves, who Read More…

Highway Patrol: Ohio drunken driving arrests up, crashes down in 2012; Lorain County No. 2 for arrests

The State Highway Patrol is happy to announce that a slight increase in drunken driving arrests may have significantly reduced the number of OVI-related crashes in 2012. According to numbers released yesterday, OVI arrests were up 3 percent in 2012, and OVI-related crashes decreased by 14 percent. Throughout 2012 troopers made 24,520 OVI arrests statewide. Read More…

Amherst officer’s suspension reduced by a day

AMHERST — The Amherst Police Department has reached an agreement with a part-time officer to reduce a suspension imposed on him for threatening to arrest a supervisor at the Lorain County Jail last year. Officer Kyle Gelenius originally was given a three-day suspension with one day held in abeyance, but he filed a grievance arguing Read More…

Boys basketball: Oberlin relies on senior leader to do a little bit of everything

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It doesn’t take long to realize just who’s in charge on the court for Oberlin’s regional-bound basketball team. It’s 6-foot-3 senior Jason Moore. Just watch him for a few plays and one realizes his importance. He handles the ball the majority of the time. He defends the opposition’s best player. And, of course he can Read More…

Girls basketball: Lake Ridge star named to All-Ohio first team

After a high school career that spanned two schools, two years of missing the postseason and two district championships, Lake Ridge senior Sydney Clark will be remembered by two words — All-Ohio. Clark was named to the 2012-13 Associated Press Division IV All-Ohio first team Tuesday night, a week after the 5-foot-9 guard was named Read More…

More black smoke means no pope yet

VATICAN CITY — This time there was no doubt. There was no new pope yet, and the mystery of who — and when — was as thick as the unmistakable heavy black smoke billowing from the Sistine Chapel chimney. As thousands waited in a cold night rain in St. Peter’s Square, the cardinals signaled Tuesday Read More…

Cavs still win without Kyrie Irving

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CLEVELAND — Who needs Kyrie Irving? For at least one night, the Cavaliers survived without their star player, doing enough right to beat the Washington Wizards 95-90 in the Lottery Bowl on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland (22-42) could have overtaken the Wizards (20-42) for the third-worst record in the league with a loss, Read More…