September 20, 2014

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Lorain Schools get their bearings

School staff, parents get acquainted with new facilities; new school start times announced Read More…

Two area charter schools get poor ratings

ELYRIA — An Elyria charter school received its third consecutive poor rating from the Ohio Department of Education, but the school falls outside the realm of a law that would require it to close due to the poor performance. Life Skills Center of Elyria received the designation of academic emergency — the lowest rating a Read More…

State audit criticizes charter board compensation

COLUMBUS — A group of Northeast Ohio taxpayer-funded charter schools paid some board members multiple times for attendance at a single meeting, a business practice that was legal at the time but was classified as abusive in a review by state Auditor Mary Taylor. Taylor also found improper credit card purchases, faulty documentation and misallocation Read More…

First things first: Indians down Tigers, pull even in Central

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Eric Wedge wondered whether his team was tough enough to pull itself out of a funk that had engulfed the club for the better part of the second half. He got his answer Wednesday night. On the verge of losing their season-high fifth straight game and falling further behind the Tigers Read More…

Tribe notes: Barfield takes seat on bench as changes continue

CLEVELAND — After listening to Indians manager Eric Wedge blast his hitters following his team’s fourth straight loss on Tuesday, it was probable that heads were going to roll. Josh Barfield’s was the first on the swivel. For the second game of a significant series against Detroit on Wednesday, Wedge benched the struggling second baseman, Read More…

Browns’ Thomas proving to be a quick study

BEREA — Kamerion Wimbley dropped his shoulder and sped to the outside. Joe Thomas went with him. Wimbley started outside and spun toward the middle. Thomas wasn’t fooled. Wimbley put his head down and went straight ahead. Thomas didn’t budge. The education and evolution of Thomas has been one of the best stories to come Read More…

Browns notes: Carter trying to leave injuries behind

BEREA — Despite missing all but one day of the last two weeks, receiver Tim Carter said he didn’t feel lost on his first day back in team drills. “I feel real comfortable in the system, with the concepts,” he said Wednesday after practice. “I didn’t feel off, like I had been out for a Read More…

Browns camp: Wednesday lowdown

TODAY’S SCHEDULE PRACTICE: 2:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m., is the last practice before the Lions game Saturday. WEDNESDAY WHAT HAPPENED: The Browns worked in shorts and focused on going against Detroit’s schemes. For the second straight day the defense played with an edge, hitting a little harder and knocking more offensive guys down. BRADY UPDATE: Read More…

Dan Coughlin: You have to have drive to be on TV

Technology is a two-edged sword. It makes newspapering easier. It makes television more difficult. I’m writing this on a computer in my little home office. I could write in a press box. I could write in a plane or on a park bench. No wires. No electricity. When I started in this racket we went Read More…

‘Beanie’ wants to be Ohio State’s main man, vows to not drop the ball

COLUMBUS — There were moments during his freshman season at Ohio State when Chris “Beanie” Wells showed the breathtaking potential that marked him as one of the top high school recruits in the country. Seconds later, he’d fumble the ball away. But even when things went wrong, Wells turned it into a ray of sunshine. Read More…