July 30, 2014

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Indians notes: Terry Francona confident in team’s mindset as it chases playoff spot

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona is confident his team is entering a make-or-break stretch in the right frame of mind. “We’ve done a good job of staying in the moment and not getting ahead of ourselves,” said Francona, whose club sat a half game out of the American League’s second wild-card spot through Wednesday, Read More…

Browns players trying to get over shock of Trent Richardson trade, return focus to season

BEREA – Linebacker and captain D’Qwell Jackson has learned to expect the unexpected after seven-plus years with the Browns. He didn’t expect the call he got Wednesday night while getting a massage at home. Running back Trent Richardson phoned to let him know he had been traded. The No. 3 pick in the 2012 draft Read More…

Police: Woman tried to abduct girl from bus stop

ELYRIA – An 11-year-old girl waiting for her bus Wednesday morning near the entrance to a park told police a woman approached her and told her she’d take her to school and tried to get her to hug her. The incident happened just before 7 a.m. near the entrance to High Point in the Park Read More…

New cellphone tower planned for North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A new 300-foot cellphone tower planned for a site behind City Hall should improve service for residents and the city’s emergency services. The new tower could be up by next summer or fall once the project gets approval from the city, Federal Communications Commission and Federal Aviation Administration. The new tower will Read More…

Lorain County Children Services board OKs search firm

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Children Services board approved a firm that will search for the agency’s new executive director. Bill Harper, vice president, recommended the proposal that the board hire Waverly Partners LCC at a flat fee of $30,000 at the Children Services board meeting Wednesday. Board members approved the hiring as well as Read More…

Off-duty police to regularly patrol Wellington schools

WELLINGTON — Wellington Schools has entered into an agreement with the Wellington Police Department, which will provide off-duty police officers at the school. Superintendent John Nolan said the off-duty officers will patrol the school buildings at a cost of no more than $30,000, which will come from the district’s general fund. The village was offered Read More…

Avon teacher suing board of education

AVON — A teacher is suing the Avon Schools Board of Education for not raising her salary and not recognizing her position as a regular teacher rather than a substitute. Susan Hutner originally was hired by the board as a substitute teacher for Amber Jarrett during Jarrett’s long-term leave of absence in 2010. However, when Read More…

Statue of Our Lady of Fatima makes stop in Avon

Mary of Fatima

AVON — St. Mary of the Woods Senior Living and Rehabilitation welcomed a visit from what many in the Roman Catholic Church consider an international symbol of peace. The International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima was taken to St. Mary of the Woods on Wednesday morning, where it remained on display at the Read More…

Avon Lake deer survey results pinpoint overpopulation areas

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AVON LAKE — Results of a survey about deer have been released. The survey, available to all city residents, was completed by approximately 950 people. There were 50 people who did not provide addresses, so those surveys weren’t counted. The results were examined by the Avon Lake City Council, Mayor Greg Zilka, the Ohio Department Read More…

Former county auditor agrees to return most of unused sick time payout

ELYRIA — Former Lorain County Auditor Mark Stewart has agreed to return most of the $18,080 he was paid when he cashed out 1,000 hours of unused sick time earlier this year, county Auditor Craig Snodgrass said Wednesday. Stewart, who did not return calls seeking comment, worked for four hours on a Saturday in April Read More…