September 3, 2014

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Vote for Victor, shrink the NHL and read more

Mail call, with answers by Dr. Demento … Seeing as Kobe Bryant wants out of L.A., what are the chances he’ll be traded to the Cavaliers? — Steve D., Vermilion. A — Oh, yeah … That’s just what the Cavaliers need — a lab experiment. Would be like adding fulminated mercury to, er … whatever Read More…

Old reliable fastest again

Bourdais takes provisional pole CLEVELAND — The Champ Car drivers have changed from their familiar Lola chassis to the new DP-01. They will begin the Grand Prix of Cleveland with a standing start — a first here and a practice that will be used in the remaining series races. But the one constant at Burke Read More…

Shooter at top of wish list

Guards will get most of attention in free agency The Cavaliers will take their best shot at finding a shooter or two when the NBA free-agent bidding period begins July 1. If that person can also play some point guard, general manager Danny Ferry will be even quicker to open the checkbook of Cavaliers owner Read More…

Candidate: U.S. Rep. Kucinich too busy running for president

Journalist plans bid for House seat in 2008 The mother of a fallen soldier with ties to Lorain County plans to run against U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Cleveland, in the May 2008 primary. Rosemary Palmer, 59, a former copy editor for The Chronicle-Telegram, said Kucinich “is so busy running for president, he doesn’t have time Read More…

Quarterback duel

Avon Lake has Brady Quinn, Avon has Charlie Frye AVON LAKE — The future of the Cleveland Browns dwells in the cities of Avon and Avon Lake. Brady Quinn, the recently drafted quarterback out of Notre Dame, officially made Avon Lake his home after purchasing a Britannia Estates property on June 15. Charlie Frye, last Read More…

Have you driven a Model A Ford lately?

80-year-old gets a dream ride ELYRIA — Rodney Lind turned 80 on Friday, and it ended up being a pretty special day: He got to indulge in a longtime dream of taking another ride in a Model A Ford. “I couldn’t have been anymore surprised,” Lind said from the window of the polished red-and-black 1930 Read More…

Off the Beat 06/23/07

Buddying up to Coach? When Al “Bubba” Baker was asked why Cleveland Browns quarterbacks Brady Quinn and Charlie Frye chose Avon Lake and Avon as their homes, respectively, the former Cleveland Browns player and owner of Bubba’s-Q World Famous B-B-Q and Catering in Avon didn’t hesitate to put in a plug for his restaurant. “I Read More…

Lorain teen's body found in lake

Undercurrents claim boy, 15, as summer’s first lake fatality LORAIN — The frantic search for a 15-year-old boy lost in Lake Erie after swimming with friends turned tragic hours into the second day of the search. Shortly after 11:30 a.m. Friday, family members watched as the Lorain Police Department’s dive team pulled Christopher Pacheco’s lifeless Read More…

‘We just wanted to have some fun’

Friends, family recall ‘Kiki,’ events leading to drowning LORAIN — Christopher “Kiki” Pacheco wasn’t afraid of anything. The 15-year-old, who had just finished the eighth grade at Clearview’s Durling Middle School, loved life and was fearless about embracing it, his family said. “He woke up each day knowing the day was going to be a Read More…

Vietnam memorial to be dedicated today

AMHERST — For years, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee has been trying to raise money to honor the 98 Lorain County residents who died in the Vietnam War. Today, the memorial its members worked so hard to build will be unveiled in Amherst. “It will be a day of honor and respect,” said Joyce Young, Read More…