April 16, 2014

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SUV hits train; woman injured

WELLINGTON TWP. — A Parma woman was seriously injured when her sports utility vehicle hit the side of a train Sunday afternoon at the Quarry Road railroad crossing south of state Route 18. Linda Lishchuk-Hupert, 55, was taken by helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland where she was listed in fair condition late Sunday. Read More…

Jury to hear murder case

ELYRIA — Willie Evans IV said Friday that he won’t plead guilty to a murder he didn’t commit. If the 18-year-old doesn’t change his mind about a plea bargain today, a jury will decide whether he pulled the trigger of a 9 mm pistol that police say fired the fatal shot that killed retired steelworker Read More…

Steelers 34, Browns 7: Some things never change

 CLEVELAND — A season premiere is supposed to grab the audience’s attention with new ideas and imaginative plotlines. The Browns didn’t get the memo. They haven’t for years. With fans in a fever pitch for the start of a new season, the Browns trotted out the same stale rerun Sunday. Sloppy play, big mistakes, no Read More…

Iraq war report: It’s all in the numbers

Statistics and data may differ from what top general in Iraq reports Read More…

Commentary: If Frye is out, might as well turn to Quinn

 It took Charlie Frye six weeks to win the Browns’ starting quarterback job in training camp, but fewer than two quarters to lose it Sunday afternoon. Welcome to Cleveland, where absolutely nothing goes according to plan at the position. Frye and Derek Anderson both played poorly in the Browns’ 34-7 season-opening loss to the Pittsburgh Read More…

Craig wants to take back guilty plea

WASHINGTON — Sen. Larry Craig will file court documents today asking to withdraw his guilty plea in a sex sting that seems likely to end his career, his attorney said. Craig, an Idaho Republican, pleaded guilty in August to disorderly conduct following a sting operation in a men’s bathroom at the Minneapolis airport. Craig He Read More…

States target texting teen drivers, cell users

SAN FRANCISCO — Narin Leininger knows about the risks of talking on a cell phone or sending text messages while driving. The 16-year-old high school junior says he’d only use his phone behind the wheel in an emergency — a flat tire, traffic jam or crash. But if he ever decided to whip out his Read More…

Browns insist they’ll be all right

 CLEVELAND — The Browns looked shell-shocked. Even boisterous tight end Kellen Winslow — who had the team’s top offensive performance with four catches for 83 yards — was subdued and quiet while answering questions after Cleveland’s 34-7 season-opening loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon. “It’s a team game and you can’t point any Read More…

Browns notes: New job no snap for punter

 CLEVELAND — You only get one chance to make a first impression, and Paul Ernster’s was a doozy. Ernster dropped the snap on his first punt for the Browns exactly 61 seconds into their 34-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers,  on Sunday, setting in motion a comical series of events. After mishandling the ball deep Read More…

Police blotter: Sept. 10

Elyria police Friday, Sept. 7 12:30 p.m. – Chestnut Commons, Harley-Davidson motorcycle was stolen from parking lot but later abandoned in North Ridgeville. 2:40 p.m. – 42000 block Emerson Court, juvenile female ran away. 3 p.m. – 6100 block S. Gateway Blvd., two lawnmowers stolen. 3:15 p.m. – 300 block East Ave., man said his Read More…