July 23, 2014

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Fundraiser planned for trustee hospitalized after being run over by tractor

PENFIELD TWP. — Penfield Township Trustee Lloyd Gordon continues to improve after he was run over by a tractor on his farm Aug. 4. Gordon was listed in stable condition Wednesday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Gordon’s family has reported that Gordon is receiving physical therapy, although menial tasks Read More…

Browns Notes: K Billy Cundiff glad to be back, happy to be replacing Phil Dawson

BEREA – Billy Cundiff resurrected his kicking career in Cleveland once, and is looking to do it again. He’s also embracing replacing Browns legend Phil Dawson. “I think it’s a good thing to come in after a guy who’s played at such a high level,” Cundiff said Wednesday. “The bar is set high. You’ve got Read More…

Criticism of Browns cornerbacks doesn’t shake their confidence

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden, left, tackles Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey Aug. 24. (AP photo)

BEREA — Cornerback Joe Haden expects to follow speedy Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace all over the field Sunday in the season opener. That takes care of one worry for the Browns. The bigger concern is what happens when Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill throws away from Haden. Buster Skrine will get the start on the other Read More…

Traveling pool players indicted for stealing $800 in quarters from car wash

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A pair of men who police said traveled the country as professional pool players have been indicted for the June theft of $800 in quarters from a local car wash bill-changing machine. A county grand jury returned indictments Tuesday against Larry M. Scearce, 35, on charges of tampering with coin machines, a Read More…

Buzzkill: Firefighter’s beer stains Avon’s long-time clean audit record

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AVON — One beer tarnished the perfect audit record of Mayor Jim Smith. The $4.25 beer, purchased by an Avon fireman, was included in a list of city expenses. The discrepancy was caught by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s office. “It aggravates me because we’ve had nothing but good reports,” Smith said. The beer was included Read More…

Faux gunman tells Burger King employee he’s coming back with a real gun

ELYRIA – Two separate robbery attempts occurred around the same time in Elyria on Monday night.  However despite their close proximity and time, police don’t think the incidents are connected. The first incident began around 8:40 p.m. when a man entered a Burger King on the 600 block of Broad Street in Elyria, holding a Read More…

Four transported after head-on crash in Lorain

A Ford F-150 was struck head on by a Buick LaSabre (not picture) on West Erie Avenue Wednesday morning. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

One man was hospitalized after a head-on collision Wednesday morning on near 1609 W. Erie Ave. in Lorain. David Joseph Ambers, 22, of Lorain, was driving a 1990 Buick LeSabre westbound on West Erie Avenue at 8:20 a.m. when he went left of center and struck a 1997 Ford F-150, driven by William Acevedo, 35, Read More…

Police identify drivers in North Ridgeville crash

North Ridgeville fire and police respond to a two-car head-on collision on Route 83 at Shawville Station overpass in North Ridgeville.

North Ridgeville police have released the names of the two drivers involved in a head-on crash Tuesday  on Route 83. Julie Maley, 79, was driving a Chevy Oldsmobile Alero northbound over the railroad overpass on Route 83 when she crossed left of center, colliding with a GMC Sierra truck driven by Michael Smith, 62, according Read More…

UPDATED: Escaped convict arrested at Westlake nursing home

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WESTLAKE – After a police search and call to the public for assistance, a Missouri man and wanted felon was arrested on Wednesday in Westlake, according to police. Brian James Adkinson, 23, of Columbia, Mo., was arrested at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday at the Huntington Woods nursing home at the intersection of Cahoon Road and Westchester Read More…

New Browns kicker Billy Cundiff happy for chance to replace Phil Dawson; rookie Barkevious Mingo limited in practice again

BEREA – Billy Cundiff is embracing replacing Phil Dawson as Browns kicker. “It’s a good thing,” Cundiff said today. “The bar is set high.” Cundiff won a tryout Tuesday and signed a one-year contract. His first practice with the team was this afternoon. The season starts Sunday against Miami. Dawson left for San Francisco in Read More…