September 2, 2014

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Holly Brinda seeks ruling

ELYRIA — County elections officials refused to accept Elyria school board member Holly Brinda’s petitions to run for re-election on Wednesday, just as she expected. Brinda Brinda already has asked county Prosecutor Dennis Will to issue a ruling saying she is entitled to run for re-election, despite the fact that she’s already run and lost Read More…

Detroit 2, Indians 1: Tigers one-hit Tribe; Carmona suffers another tough loss

  DETROIT — Jair Jurrjens threw the first pitch in the opener of a pivotal three-game Central Division showdown between the Indians and Tigers at 7:06 p.m. on Tuesday night. It took exactly one hour and plenty of fruitless trips to the plate for the first hit to arrive. In a game that was dominated Read More…

Indians notes: Laffey gets nod over Lee as fifth starter

  DETROIT — Cliff Lee’s got the name, but Aaron Laffey will get the nod. With the Indians needing a fifth starter for the first time in a while on Saturday, Cleveland manager Eric Wedge said Tuesday that the team would go with the unheralded Laffey over the more experienced Lee against the Royals in Read More…

Browns training camp: Veterans get to sleep in Tuesday

   BEREA — Tuesday turned out to be a good morning for most of the Browns’ veterans as they were given the option of skipping practice. For some non-rookies occupying lower spots on the depth chart, however, it was not a delightful day. Linebackers Chaun Thompson, David McMillan, Clifton Smith and Jason Short, running back Read More…

Browns notes: Cleveland East grad Sanders grateful to be back in NFL

  BEREA — Wide receiver Steve Sanders may not have a long NFL career, but he’s making the most of his time with the Browns. Sanders brought the football team from his alma mater, Cleveland East High, to watch his current squad practice on Tuesday morning. The second-year pro also gave each member of the Read More…

Browns lowdown: Tuesday’s training camp glance

PRACTICE: Today 8:45-10:45 a.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m.WHAT HAPPENED: The Browns worked on a number of game situations in a two-hour indoor practice, including how to rush to the line of scrimmage and quickly run a play. They also ran 11-on-11 sets with the offense backed up to the goal line. QB DERBY: Charlie Frye wasn’t Read More…

Dan Coughlin: Stars have an obligation to be role models, like it or not

  I never paid much attention to Charles Barkley. A few years ago when he announced that he was  no “role model,” I was ambivalent. Let him be or not be anything he wants, but thanks for the warning. A couple events over the last few days, however, changed my attitude. Barkley, you big arrogant Read More…

High school football preview: West Shore Conference

  At times, it didn’t matter who was touching the football. They could run, they could cut, and they were gone. In various ways, with an array of weapons, the Rocky River Pirates applied this formula on a weekly basis throughout 2006. And the scary thing – what makes the Pirates so formidable again in Read More…

West Shore Conference: Players to watch, team capsules

   WEST SHORE PLAYERS TO WATCH Top quarterbacks Andy Breidigam, senior, Rocky River Breidigam was the top quarterback in the West Shore Conference last season, throwing for 1,554 yards and 16 touchdowns, earning first-team all-WSC honors. Breidigam’s greatest strength is his poise: finding the right read at the right time. Eric Proszek, senior, North Ridgeville Read More…

ATV flips at fair, injuring two

WELLINGTON — Two concession stand workers at the Lorain County Fair were hospitalized early Tuesday morning after an ATV they were riding through the midway at the county fairgrounds flipped over. Michael Zahurak, 46, of Southington, Ohio, and his passenger, Kristen Ruble, 31, of Farmdale, Ohio, were taken to Allen Medical Center in Oberlin following Read More…