April 27, 2015

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Ohio town split over Bible, teacher`s conduct

MOUNT VERNON — Demonstrations on the town square show just how divided people are over the school board’s decision to fire a science teacher accused of preaching his Christian beliefs in the classroom and using a device to burn the image of a cross in students’ arms. John Freshwater, who is battling to save his Read More…

The Bachelorette picks Amherst Steele grad

Jesse Csincsak, the professional snowboarder who grew up in Amherst but now lives in Breckenridge, Colo., was the surprise pick of "The Bachelorette" DeAnna Pappas. He asked her to marry him and she accepted.

UPDATE — Indians get prospects for Sabathia

It’s official — C.C. Sabathia has been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers. In exchange for Sabathia, the defending American League Cy Youing Award winner, the Indians receive highly touted minor league outfielder Matt LaPorta, Triple-A left-handed pitcher Zach Jackson, Class-A right-handed pitcher Rob Bryson and a player to be named. The player to be named Read More…

UPDATE — Sabathia is outta here

Reports that broke out of Milwaukee on Sunday night have been confirmed — the Indians are trading C.C. Sabathia to the Brewers. Cleveland has scheduled a 12:30 p.m. news conference today at Progressive Field, where the team is expected to announce that the defending American League Cy Young Award winner has been dealt to Milwaukee Read More…

Avon Lake pool seeks $4.5 million makeover

AVON LAKE — Extreme makeovers aren’t just for homes and movie stars.This fall, Avon Lake residents will vote on giving a new look to Ellen Trivanovich Municipal Pool, a staple in the community for 46 years. The pool, built in 1962, is one year older than the city’s mayor, Karl Zuber. “There has to be Read More…

Bars, clubs, restaurants line up to sell Keno

TOLEDO — More than 1,000 bars, restaurants, racetracks, bowling alleys and other establishments have applied to the state to bring the Ohio Lottery’s new Keno game to patrons, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Ohio Lottery Commission has approved 70 percent of the applications by outlets with liquor licenses, The (Toledo) Blade reported. Other applicants include Read More…

Avon/Avon Lake blotter: July 7, 2008

Avon Monday, June 30 10:39 a.m. – 36500 block Chester Road, a woman said an ex-boyfriend sent her harassing e-mails. 9:46 p.m. – 37800 block Birch Lane, a witness told police he saw a man hitting a woman. Tuesday, July 1 6:59 p.m. – Kohl’s, Detroit Road, shoplifting involving a juvenile girl. 11:58 p.m. – Read More…

Avon notebook: July 7, 2008

9/11 concert to benefit garden AVON LAKE —  A musical celebration of freedom will be performed 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Avon Lake High School by TrueNorth Chorale and Symphony. Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna,” portions of Rene Clausen’s “Memorial” and Mack Wilberg’s “Four American Folk Hymns” will be performed. The concert will be a fundraiser Read More…

Firefighters keep eye on smoldering building

ELYRIA — The smoke has mostly cleared over the charred remains of the old General Industries building, but firefighters are still stopping by the rubble to douse it when it does drift up. It’s a process they’ll likely have to repeat until the workers can clear the wreckage of the century-old factory at Olive and Read More…

Report: Summer camps lax on background checks

COLUMBUS — Just 42 percent of summer day camps surveyed by the state’s Department of Job and Family Services have completed mandatory background checks of employees, a newspaper reported on Sunday. But camps that fail to carry out the checks have little to fear. The state’s Department of Job and Family Services has little recourse, Read More…