November 23, 2014

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Browns: Crennel still looking for success against Steelers

BEREA — For the first time, Romeo Crennel has more experience in the Browns-Steelers rivalry than his counterpart. Unfortunately for Crennel, he has the same number of wins as rookie Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin. Crennel is 0-4 vs. the Steelers. His only previous experience in the rivalry came in 2000 as Cleveland defensive coordinator, when Read More…

Rep. Paul Gillmor dies at 68

Politician once served southern Lorain County TOLEDO — Congressman Paul Gillmor, a Republican from a solidly conservative district in northwest Ohio who spent four decades in politics, was found dead Wednesday in his apartment near Washington. He was 68. Gillmor Gillmor was known for his quiet approach and spent nearly 20 years in Congress without Read More…

Lake Erie search suspended

Body of one missing boater recovered; others ‘likely not alive’ VERMILION — The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday called off the search for two of the three boaters who had been reported missing following an overnight fishing trip. The body of one of the boaters, 46-year-old Cass Monchilov, was found about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday near Read More…

Browns notes: Zastudil’s back ailing but punter expected to play in opener

  BEREA — The Browns got a scare Monday when punter Dave Zastudil experienced soreness in his back. He was limited at practice Wednesday, but coach Romeo Crennel is confident he’ll play Sunday in the opener vs. the Steelers. “I expect Dave to punt for us on Sunday,” he said. Zastudil, a Bay High School Read More…

Wife: Cop was abusive

ELYRIA — On May 16, 1984, Laura Earl said “I do” when she married Lorain police officer Corey Earl. Wednesday she said “I do” again, this time when her attorney asked her if she thought her estranged husband — currently in the county jail for violating a temporary protection order — would cause her harm. Read More…

Browns breaking story: Bodden arrested at airport

CLEVELAND — Browns cornerback Leigh Bodden was arrested Wednesday after driving a sport utility vehicle backward and the wrong way outside Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and refusing to comply with police orders, authorities said. Bodden, 25, refused to stop the vehicle when initially approached by an officer, said Cleveland police Lt. Thomas Stacho. Bodden eventually Read More…

Girls soccer: North Olmsted hangs in against SWC rival Westlake for tie

NORTH OLMSTED — It was only a tie, but it gave credibility to the “new-and-improved” stamp on North Olmsted’s girls soccer team. The Eagles, trailing perennial toughie Westlake 1-0, fought back with a late first-half goal to tie the Demons 1-1 in a Soutwestern Conference nail-biter on Wednesday night. The Eagles (2-1-3) played the last Read More…

Tennis: Venus Williams advances to U.S. Open semifinals

NEW YORK — Venus Williams got her Grand Slam groove back just in time. Way down Wednesday night, Williams turned her game on when she needed to, then received some help from a fading foe and beat No. 3-seeded Jelena Jankovic 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (4) to return to the U.S. Open semifinals for the first Read More…

Topic over toast: How to curb crime in Elyria

ELYRIA — Things could be a lot better in Edith Wilford’s neighborhood. Sitting on the front porch of her modest Seventh Street home recently, Wilford was enjoying the warmth of summer. Aside from the sunshine she was taking in, she was also forced to take in the view of a group of teenagers trading marijuana Read More…

Cross country notebook: Coaching duo honored for EC tradition

The 1977 and 1978 state championship cross country teams of Elyria Catholic honored former head coaches Tom Mahl and Dick Elsasser by dedicating a new team award in their honor. Mahl and Elsasser, now both 64, are credited for EC’s dominance in the 1970s. The Panthers’ performance was among the most dominating by any cross Read More…