July 1, 2016

Elyria
Sunny
75°F
 

The Morning Hit–6/24/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. The celebration rolls on! LeBron James continues to Read More…

LeBron brings party home to Akron

AKRON — LeBron James wanted to share the love with his hometown. One day after an estimated 1.3 million people attended a lovefest for the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers in downtown Cleveland, the Akron native had a celebration of his own in the city where he grew up. Fire marshals stopped admission into Lock 3 Read More…

Locals spark victory in high school all-star baseball game

AKRON — It was an afternoon of fun in the sun for the Lorain County all-stars at Tuesday’s Northeast Ohio Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game at Canal Park. Lorain’s Brandon Bartlome and Brookside’s Dudley Taw each scored twice as the Blue team, which included all-stars from Lorain and Ashland counties, defeated the Green team 10-1. Read More…

(UPDATED) Division II state softball semifinal: Keystone shatters softballs, records on way to 18-0 victory over Ross

AKRON — Before the dogs were hot and the corn popped, Keystone was well on its way to another state final appearance at Firestone Stadium. The Wildcats had a record-setting Friday morning in routing Hamilton Ross 18-0 in the Division II state semifinals. Keystone (28-4), ranked second in the state, will play top-ranked and unbeaten Read More…

Huntington announces purchase of FirstMerit, creating largest bank in Ohio

NEW YORK — Huntington Bancshares said Tuesday that it will pay about $3.4 billion to buy rival FirstMerit, creating the largest bank in Ohio. Columbus-based Huntington has more than 750 bank branches in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. FirstMerit, headquartered in Akron, has nearly 370 branches in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Read More…

Elyria attorney Savoy dies at 70; remembered as great trial lawyer

ELYRIA — Attorney Jerome “Jerry” Savoy died Monday at the age of 70 after a brief illness. For years Savoy headed an Elyria law firm which specialized in personal injury, wrongful death, labor law, medical malpractice and probate law, and he was well known in the community. He is survived by his wife of 49 Read More…

Investigators look to wreckage, records for clues in Akron plane crash

AKRON — With no survivors and no sign of a distress call from the plane that slammed into an Ohio apartment house, investigators will comb charred wreckage, aircraft records, weather information and video for clues about what caused the crash that killed nine people onboard. The cockpit voice recorder from the aircraft was sent Wednesday to Read More…

Seven dead in Akron plane crash came from Florida real estate company; news conference scheduled today

AKRON — Seven of the nine people believed killed when a small business jet crashed into an apartment building were employees or executives in a Florida real-estate company, the firm confirmed Wednesday. Pebb Enterprises, based in Boca Raton, said on its website that two executives and five employees died Tuesday afternoon when the plane crashed and Read More…

Jury finds Ivery guilty in fatal shooting of off-duty Akron policeman

AKRON — An Ohio jury has convicted a man of aggravated murder and other charges in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Akron police officer at a bar last November. The jury in Akron on Thursday convicted 36-year-old Kenan Ivery after deliberating for two days. The same jury now will hear evidence on whether Ivery Read More…

Bridgestone Invitational: Justin Rose ends birdie drought in big way with a 63, moves into first-place tie with Jim Furyk

AKRON — Justin Rose never lost belief that he was playing well even as he went 30 consecutive holes without making a birdie in the Bridgestone Invitational. The streak ended on his first hole Saturday. And he kept right on going. Rose had a good start and a strong closing kick with three birdies over Read More…