Michelle Obama flouts Saudi dress code for women, goes without headscarf during visit

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live. Joining President Barack Obama for a condolence visit after the death of the King Abdullah, Mrs. Obama stepped off of Air Force One wearing long pants and […]

Michelle Obama defies Saudi dress code for women, goes without headscarf during visit

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live. Joining President Barack Obama for a condolence visit after the death of the King Abdullah, Mrs. Obama stepped off of Air Force One wearing long pants and […]

Box scores and highlights for high school bowling, gymnastics and wrestling for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Here are box scores and highlights for high school bowling, gymnastics and wrestling for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.  BOYS BOWLING Akron Springfield 2,561, Kent Roosevelt 2,461 High series: Pastorius (AS) 221-212; Hoskin (KR) 222-217. Baker: AS, 237-212-208; KR, 276-177-210. Twinsburg 2,273, Mayfield 1,970 High series: Tucker (T) 201-212; Conti (M) 201-154.  Baker: T, […]

Inside No. 1 St. Vincent-St. Mary boys basketball’s 68-58 win against No. 16 Warrensville Heights: Top plays, stats, reaction (video)

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio – Last season, the St. Vincent-St. Mary boys basketball team saw a double-digit fourth quarter lead evaporate at home, as Warrensville Heights came back for the win. This year, there would be no comeback, as the No. 1 Irish (14-0) exacted some revenge with a 68-58 victory against the No. 16 Tigers […]

Statewide girls basketball scores from across Ohio for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Here are statewide girls basketball scores from across Ohio for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.  Archbold 61, Holland Springfield 56 Arlington 53, Mt. Blanchard Riverdale 36 Ashville Teays Valley 60, Cols. Hamilton Twp. 49 Attica Seneca E. 58, Upper Sandusky 53 Baltimore Liberty Union 42, Circleville 30 Beechwood, Ky. 52, Cin. SCPA 10 […]

Avon gymnast, sprinter Kamryn Sharer answers 7 questions: Varsity Timeout

AVON, Ohio — Kamryn Sharer started doing gymnastics at Flippers Gym Program in Avon since she was old enough to walk, by her account.  The gym is a family business, owned and operated by her mother, Kris Sharer.  Kamryn’s experience has paid dividends throughout her time in the sport. Recently, she finished first all-around at […]

Avon shoplifting suspect crashed after fleeing the scene

AVON, Ohio — An Elyria man suspected of shoplifting from an Avon Kohl’s crashed into a parked car after he fled the scene, police said. Richard Bouska, 30, is charged with theft, hit-skip and failure to maintain control. A Kohl’s employee called police about 4:50 p.m. Jan. 21 and said Bouska and another man had […]

Avon will buy flood-prone land, developer cautiously optimistic

AVON, Ohio – Local developer Matt Garland was pleased Monday night when city council passed a resolution to buy his property by eminent domain because he believed the land would be sold “at a fair price.” After a lengthy executive session, council voted to buy the flood-prone 57-acre site of Creekside Place and turn it […]

Groundhog Day means winter is half over: Press Run

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio – As holidays go, Feb. 2 stands out for several reasons. For one, it marks the midpoint of winter, half way between the Winter Solstice on Dec. 21 and the Spring Equinox, March 21. Joan Rusek, Sun News  Rooted in celestial events tied to Earth’s orbit around the sun, it also has […]

Catalytic converters stolen from cars on Mercantile Road: Beachwood police blotter

THEFT FROM AUTO, MERCANTILE ROAD: A Beachwood Service Department worker notified police Jan. 23 that while he was at work at the department, 23355 Mercantile Road, someone stole the catalytic converter from his car. THEFT FROM AUTO, MERCANTILE ROAD: A woman reported that someone stole the catalytic converter from her car as it was parked Jan. 23 […]