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Demolition begins on dilapidated section of Shoreway plaza

April 29, 2009 in Uncategorized

SHEFFIELD LAKE — Mayor John Piskura took the first swing Tuesday during the demolition of 35,000 square feet of the Shoreway Shopping Center to make way for a green space and, ultimately, efficient buildings powered by renewable sources.
“We’re tearing down a public nuisance,” Piskura said of the south end of Shoreway’s strip. “This […]

UPDATE: Amherst woman doesn’t have swine flu

April 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

AMHERST — An adult female who was seen at Amherst Hospital for flu-like symptoms has tested negative for swine flu.
The woman and two juveniles were considered suspected cases for the illness, which has spread recently to five states and several countries.
Results on the two juveniles are not yet […]

Pro Football Weekly Draft Grades

April 28, 2009 in Uncategorized


I’m happy with our draft, but I wouldn’t necessarily consider it the best draft of the AFC.  However, Pro Football Weekly does.  Here’s the excerpt about the Browns they wrote:


Cleveland Browns — No team may have orchestrated trades and acquired more overall value better than the Browns, who traded back three times in the first round before landing their prize, Alex Mack, in front of a team (Vikings) that was considering selecting the draft’s first center. Brian Robiskie and Mohamed Massaquoi both have starter potential at receiver and could allow for a Braylon Edwards trade. David Veikune is a projected outside linebacker who has a great motor and fits the scheme. Kaluka Maiava could fill a nickel linebacker role. CBs Don Carey and Coye Francies could make the roster. DE Kenyon Coleman and DB Abram Elam, acquired from the Jets for the fifth pick, along with QB Brett Ratliff, could both be starters. Overall, the Browns may come away with six starters from this draft, while also adding character to the locker room and potentially replacing a fifth of the 53-man roster through the draft. GM George Kokinis and head coach Eric Mangini have received a fair share of criticism in their short tenure together, but they may have had the best draft of any AFC team.
Grade: Outstanding


Here’s the link to the full article.



I believe that Mel Kiper gave us a B-.  I’d have to say that my initial reaction to the draft was a result of built-up anticipation.  Now I’m thinking that Mangini might actually know what he’s doing.  We’ll see during the regular season.

Babysitter pleads guilty for death of 2-year-old

April 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

ELYRIA – A Cleveland man took a plea bargain today, entering guilty pleas to involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault and child endangering charges in the death of a 2-year-old Lorain boy he was babysitting.
In exchange for Damien Hiley’s plea, prosecutors dropped a murder charge and agreed to a 10-year prison […]

Stop signs raise red flags

April 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

Maria Kacik | The Gazette
BRUNSWICK — Drivers through some of the city’s subdivisions soon may be able to lay off their brakes a bit.
The city is considering eliminating several stop signs along Skyview Drive, as well as several others scattered throughout the city’s residential neighborhoods.
City Manager Bob Zienkowski said no official decisions have been made […]

How Elyria’s swine flu case was discovered

April 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

ELYRIA — Listening to the radio as she drove to work Friday, a pediatric nurse practitioner at EMH Regional Medical Center heard all about the worldwide threat of swine flu, not knowing that a few hours later her new-found knowledge would be put to the test.
Ohio’s first confirmed case of swine flu — […]

School schedule rattled by flu scare

April 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

ELYRIA — A confirmed case of swine flu involving a 9-year-old Ely School student has shuttered the building for the rest of the week, throwing into disarray the district’s Ohio Achievement Testing week.
Preparations for the state test that gauge a proficiency in reading, writing and math have gone on for weeks in anticipation […]

Flu victim doing well; two cases are suspected in Amherst

April 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

ELYRIA — City Health District phones have been ringing off the hook since news spread through the city of a 9-year-old Elyria boy with swine flu.
The boy is responding well to medical treatment and is recovering at home, but that has not stopped worried parents from calling with questions.
“Most people are […]

Lesbian couple legally marries in Iowa ceremony

April 27, 2009 in Uncategorized

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lesbian couple has apparently become the first same-sex couple to legally wed in Iowa since a court ruling took effect legalizing gay marriage.
Melisa Keeton and Shelley Wolfe were married in a ceremony on the Polk County administrative building in […]

GM to cut 21,000 U.S. factory jobs, shed Pontiac

April 27, 2009 in Uncategorized

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Corp. could be majority owned by the federal government and the United Auto Workers under a massive restructuring plan laid out Monday that will cut 21,000 U.S. factory jobs by next year and phase out the storied Pontiac brand.
The plan, which includes an offer […]