December 19, 2014

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Regional football: Elyria Catholic has plenty of offense, but not enough defense

PEMBERVILLE — Forget about the style or the lack thereof. The Eastwood Eagles take a Stone Age approach to football: slam the ball down their opponents’ throats. They do it relentlessly and they do it well. And, given their success, it would be hard to argue with the results. Behind the outstanding running of tailback Read More…

Regional football: Penalties a problem for Panthers

PEMBERVILLE — Elyria Catholic’s players knew they were in for a stiff test Saturday night against first-round Division IV playoff opponent Pemberville Eastwood, the region’s top-seeded team. What the eighth-seeded Panthers probably weren’t counting on was having to play against themselves as well. Needing to produce nearly a mistake-free game against the Eagles, Elyria Catholic Read More…

Buckeyes 1, adversity 0: Ohio State not shaken by third-quarter deficit, rallies past Wisconsin

COLUMBUS — The biggest knock on Ohio State this season has been that the Buckeyes hadn’t faced a tough test during their first nine games, and might buckle under the pressure if the situation ever presented itself. The Buckeyes can check “overcoming adversity” off their to-do list, after rallying from a third-quarter deficit for a Read More…

Ohio State defense makes life tough on Wisconsin QB

COLUMBUS — When Ohio State installed FieldTurf in Ohio Stadium before the season began, officials said it would take a full season of play to get the synthetic grass to feel the way it should. That season’s nearing completion and if anyone needs an opinion on how the turf feels, they need look no farther Read More…

It’s been a while, but Browns finally have a big home game

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns Stadium has seen more than its share of clunkers in its nine years. On Christmas Eve 2005, the Browns lost 41-0 to Pittsburgh. On Christmas Eve 2006, they lost 22-7 to Tampa Bay. In November 2006, they lost 30-0 to Cincinnati. The vibe inside the stadium has changed drastically. After the Read More…

Regional volleyball: Amherst lets Magnificat off the hook, falls in five games

NORWALK — The one that got away. Fishermen will exaggerate when talking about it on a good day, and usually lie about it on a bad one. But for Amherst, the one that got away was no tall tale. For the Comets it was Game 4, a game in which they were ahead 20-14 before Read More…

Elyria Catholic’s Coolidge earns All-Ohio honors at state cross country meet

COLUMBUS — Nerves? A bit jittery? Naw. Only nerves of steel for two super underclassmen. Elyria Catholic sophomore Marty Coolidge and Bay freshman Mike Brajdic handled the pressure like veterans at Saturday’s state cross country meet. Coolidge finished 10th in the Division II boys race at Scioto Downs with a time of 16:08.26. He nipped Read More…

Dan Coughlin: Today’s TV viewers are spoiled

The latest commotion is about high definition, or “HD” as they call it in television. Viewers complain about Channel 19’s crawl during Browns games telling them it’s not on HD. It is my belief that hardly anyone cares about HD because they don’t have HD sets, but the crawl is annoying. This week’s game is Read More…

Ford, UAW reach tentative deal

Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract Saturday without the strikes and public ill will that marked negotiations with General Motors Corp. and Chrysler this fall. Ford employees might not sign off on the deal so easily, however, having watched their GM and Chrysler counterparts get hit with layoffs and Read More…

Ashes to ashes

Cremation, rather than burial, is becoming preferred way of dealing with the dead Ashes to ashes and dust to dust — there are more than 2.4 million deaths in the U.S. every year, and families are turning to cremation more than ever as they widen their distance from home. The Cremation Association of North America Read More…