September 23, 2014

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Cavaliers’ Devin Brown ready to play any roll

INDEPENDENCE — Devin Brown is a jack of all trades and master of none, but that’s just fine with Cavaliers coach Mike Brown. “He’s a quality individual,” Mike Brown said. “He brings a lot of versatility. I don’t think there’s any one thing you can say he’s exceptional at, but he does a little bit Read More…

Ohio State enjoying early football success, unexpected high ranking

COLUMBUS — This wasn’t the way the season was supposed to go for a young Ohio State team. The Buckeyes were blessed with a weak early schedule, from which they hoped to glean some experience and get comfortable with their roles before moving on to what passes for the toughies in the Big Ten in Read More…

Pioneers volley for cure, win over Strongsville

ELYRIA — The big winner at Elyria High on Tuesday night was the Volley for the Cure ’07 campaign. Over $6,500 was raised by the Elyria volleyball team for the breast cancer awareness charity, as the Pioneers joined in a statewide effort with other schools to raise money to help fight the deadly disease. On Read More…

Keystone back to winning ways with volleyball victory over Brookside

SHEFFIELD — There was no first-loss hangover when Keystone took the court three days after seeing its undefeated season go the way of the vinyl record. Keystone, the No. 5 Division II team in Ohio but losers to Elyria in the championship match at Saturday’s Mayfield Invitational, returned to the business of winning a Patriot Read More…

Coughlin: Missed call makes case for instant replay

Baseball doesn’t have instant replay and the Colorado Rockies are already in Philadelphia for today’s divisional playoff game, so I guess there will be no further review of the events in Denver just past midnight Tuesday morning. As far as I’m concerned, that Rockies-Padres playoff game for the National League wild card spot is not Read More…

Former Knicks executive awarded $11.6 million after Isiah Thomas found guilty of sexual harassment

NEW YORK — A federal jury decided Madison Square Garden and its chairman must pay $11.6 million in damages to former New York Knicks executive Anucha Browne Sanders in her sexual harassment lawsuit. The jury also found Knicks coach Isiah Thomas subjected Browne Sanders to unwanted advances and a barrage of verbal insults, but that Read More…

Possible teacher strike protested in Wellington

WELLINGTON — Paige Hergina, 9, held a neon orange sign over her head reading, “Call your school board today,’’ and broke out in a smile when a pickup whizzed by, blasting its horn. “If the teachers go on strike, there will be strangers in my school,” Paige said later. BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE Mother Gerry Read More…

Crack deal goes sour, leads to car chase

LORAIN — An armed robbery and high-speed police chase ended early Tuesday with stop sticks and sparks. Police received a call Monday night from Korey Bell Jr., 29, of Lorain, who informed them that his 1995 green Cadillac had been stolen by two unknown black males after he backed out of a deal to buy Read More…

Diocese accountant found guilty

CLEVELAND — A former Cleveland Catholic Diocese accountant who funneled $784,000 in kickbacks to a diocese official was convicted Tuesday of conspiracy and 14 other counts. Anton Zgoznik arranged the payments to his former boss, Joseph Smith, from 1997 through 2004 in what prosecutors portrayed as unauthorized kickbacks in return for having diocesan accounting work Read More…

Guard wasn’t at post when inmate escaped

ELYRIA — A guard, who was supposed to be checking on the population of the Lorain/Medina Community Based Correctional Facility after a fire last month wasn’t at his post when an inmate walked out a door that was propped open to allow smoke to leave the building. The inmate, Drew Manns, later was captured after Read More…