December 20, 2014

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Fantasy football: The top 15 running backs in 2007

The running back position is the heart of any fantasy football team. You need a back that is going to give you lots of yardage and touchdowns. It’s an added bonus when you grab one who also catches the ball. That double threat is invaluable in fantasy leagues. I don’t think there is any doubt Read More…

Former West students remember the senior class that wasn’t

ELYRIA — As far as class reunions go, the group of 20-somethings that call themselves the “Elyria West Class of 1997” are a positively elusive lot. Like phantoms in the opera house or albino alligators in the Florida Everglades, they’re virtually impossible to track down. Consider this: The group — perhaps 120 or so students Read More…

Callipare, Sharp win at Sandusky Speedway

SANDUSKY — The second annual Buckeye Bandit Super Sprint Classic concluded at Sandusky Speedway on Saturday night as less than ideal weather prompted track drying twice before feature racing began. Between the rain drops, Robert Callipare won his seventh feature of the season, the 4-Cylinder Spectator Stocks. In the Sportsman feature, Greg Sharp held off Tom Clingan Read More…

Shawn Johnson easily wins U.S. gymnastics title

Now that Shawn Johnson has routed everyone in her own country, she’s got her eyes on the rest of the world. Johnson won the U.S. gymnastics championships so handily Saturday night in San Jose, Calif., that the rest of the field might as well have gotten its own division. Her score of 123.650 was 3.450 Read More…

Army sent in to aid Peruvian quake victims

PISCO, Peru — The government sent the army Saturday to stop looting fueled by rising desperation in earthquake-shattered Peru, where tens of thousands were without fresh water and shivering families huddled in makeshift shelters at the center of the devastation. In a soccer stadium in the port city of Pisco, more than 500 people rushed Read More…

Fourth hole drilled at Utah mine, no signs of life

HUNTINGTON, Utah — With underground rescue operations halted and the fate of six miners still a mystery, officials on Saturday hoped a fourth borehole drilled deep into a collapsed mine would finally provide clues to whether the men were alive. Rescuers stopped tunneling through a collapsed mine passageway after three among their ranks were killed Read More…

NE Ohio counties lower property values

CLEVELAND — Several Northeast Ohio counties are lowering property values after thousands of homeowners complained that their appraisals, assigned in 2006 just before the beginning of a housing slump, do not reflect their homes’ true value. Ohio law dictates that counties must adjust property rates every three years, and do a parcel-by-parcel appraisal once every Read More…

Akron debates bridge suicide barriers

AKRON — The man pulled over and got out of his vehicle, then climbed over the chest-high brown railing with a lighted cigarette in his hand and jumped. Jeffrey Coleman watched from his yard as the man fell 120 feet to his death. It wasn’t the first time that someone committed suicide in Coleman’s inner-city Read More…

Police briefs: Aug. 19

Gun incidents keep Lorain police busy LORAIN — Lorain police responded to at least four calls involving gunfire or handguns in the past few days, though nobody was shot in any of the incidents, police reports said. About 5:30 a.m. Thursday, officers were called to an East 29th Street address where a woman said her Read More…

Cleveland officials: City red light cameras not in jeopardy

CLEVELAND — Tickets issued to thousands of speeders and motorists caught driving through red lights by mobile traffic cameras were not affected by the court victory of a man who argued the city violated its own ordinance governing use of the cameras, city officials said. Mike Besser, an attorney who lives in suburban South Euclid, Read More…