July 31, 2014

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Browns notes: Crennel hasn’t picked starting QB

BEREA — There will be no coin flip to determine who the Browns’ starting quarterback will be this week. Playing rock, paper, scissors or odds and evens, however, hasn’t been ruled out. Cleveland coach Romeo Crennel said he would wait until just before kickoff on Saturday night before deciding whether Charlie Frye or Derek Anderson Read More…

Browns camp: Thursday lowdown

TODAY’S PRACTICE: The Browns are off today before their preseason game Saturday night vs. the Detroit Lions. The next practice is Monday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. THE LOWDOWN WHAT HAPPENED: Practice started about a half-hour late because commissioner Roger Goodell was meeting with the team. Once they hit the field, the Browns worked on red zone Read More…

Ritter library expansion plan unveiled

VERMILION —  A design rendering of what Ritter Public Library will look like once an anticipated expansion project is completed was unveiled Thursday.The glass front, elevator and added meeting space were all met with approving nods from local residents. The plans, drawn up by a Cleveland architecture firm, calls for razing the annex, formerly a Read More…

Nikki Chiricosta is ready for singles’ spotlight

Ever wonder what it takes to win a state championship in high school tennis? Avon Lake’s Nikki Chiricosta — who should know because she won the Division I state doubles championship as a freshman last year with sister Christine — says it takes at least an hour of practice each day, a lot of mental Read More…

County to fund new airport hangars

ELYRIA — The county commissioners approved spending $411,033 to develop 12 new hangars at the Lorain County Regional Airport. The contract, with Kwest Group, will create the hangars to be sold to pilots and airplane owners. The project will be paid for using a combination of funds from Community Development Block Grants, Johnston Aviation and Read More…

N. Olmsted police, firefighters face off on gridiron

NORTH OLMSTED — The city’s fire department has a little score to settle on the football field. Last year, the department suffered a defeat to the city’s police department during a charity flag football game that raised $7,000 for the Lorain County chapter of Special Olympics. “We whipped their butts,” said police Sgt. Dave Huspaska. Read More…

Grafton couple wants to end contest on a high note

GRAFTON — Scott and Mary Joss know their music lyrics — well enough to get a shot on the national stage. Since May, the Grafton couple have belted out the lyrics to various tunes at local establishments during karaoke night, including the Harry Buffalo in Elyria and the LaPorte Inn. JASON MILLER / CHRONICLE Mary Read More…

Giambi won’t face punishment

NEW YORK — With a bright-eyed smile stretched across his rosy face, Jason Giambi bounced around the field during batting practice and posed for photos with fans. The New York Yankees slugger had plenty to be happy about Thursday. Giambi escaped punishment from commissioner Bud Selig because of his charitable work and cooperation with baseball’s Read More…

Litke: Selig makes the right call

We could have done without commissioner Bud Selig’s self-serving plug on behalf of Jason Giambi and his charitable work. Considering that George Steinbrenner is paying the Yankee slugger $23 million this season for what amounts to a part-time job — injuries have limited Giambi to less than half of New York’s games — giving something Read More…

Jockeying begins after Ohio’s Pryce says she’s done

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republicans scrambled to find a candidate for one of the nation’s most competitive congressional districts Thursday as Rep. Deborah Pryce, nearly a casualty of the 2006 Democratic surge, announced that she would not seek a ninth term. Also announcing that he will not run for re-election in 2008 was Rep. Chip Read More…