August 27, 2014

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Petrak on Browns: Fun-filled ride to playoffs?

The Browns are either halfway to their first playoff berth since 2002, or halfway to a pleasantly surprising season that falls short of the postseason. With eight regular-season games left, here`s what we know for sure: The Browns are 5-3 overall, 4-1 at home, 2-1 in the AFC North and in the middle of the Read More…

Ohio State: Buckeyes not looking ahead

COLUMBUS – Ohio State may not have been concentrating solely on Illinois when it struggled to beat the Illini last season. The Buckeyes swear it won`t happen again – even as a date with archrival Michigan looms on Nov. 17. So why did the unbeaten Buckeyes have so much trouble in a 17-10 victory at Read More…

Coughlin: End of the sports world is near

On the same day former baseball player Matt Williams admits he did wrong, Dennis Rodman insists he did nothing wrong, and Notre Dame is trying to figure out what went wrong. That can only mean that Armageddon is just around the corner. Matt Williams, one of the most civil human beings I ever met in Read More…

NFL notes: Pacman must miss entire year

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones in April to sit out the 2007 season. On Tuesday, the commissioner informed Jones he still hasn’t changed his mind. Jones had met with the commissioner last week in New York, pleading for some leniency and an early return. But the cornerback, whose biggest community Read More…

Baseball: Action heats up at GM Meetings

ORLANDO, Fla. – Miguel Cabrera was the big name being bandied about Tuesday as baseball general managers waited to hear what the Florida Marlins would want for their young slugger. On a day when GMs voted to recommend the limited use of instant replay, action started to percolate on players. Particularly third basemen. Chicago White Read More…

Man parks a little too close to building

LORAIN – A man drove his vehicle into the front of a medical building while attempting to pull into a parking spot Monday. The driver ran into a building on the 1700 block of Copper Foster Park Road just before 10 a.m. The building houses the medical offices of several doctors. Lorain Fire Department officials Read More…

Golf: End may be near for Couples

For the first time in five years, a week in November will go by without any tournament sanctioned by the PGA Tour. Not to worry. The new FedEx Cup did not kill off the silly season, which arrives later this month when the LG Skins Game celebrates its 25th anniversary and marks the return of Read More…

Vermilion police continue to investigate weekend crash involving officer

VERMILION – Police believe the driver involved in a crash Sunday was driving under the influence when he made an illegal left turn into the path of an on-duty police officer. Officer Scott Holmes, 36, fractured his sternum when his cruiser collided with a station wagon shortly before 8 p.m. He is out of the Read More…

Boy, 15, still critical after ATV accident

AVON – A 15-year-old boy remained in critical condition Tuesday night after he was injured in an ATV accident last week. Police are not saying how the accident occurred. The accident happened about 6:15 p.m. Thursday. Police said Brandon Gates was the driver of an ATV traveling on Stonefield Place near Deerfield Drive in the Read More…

Student to lead Lorain safety forces

LORAIN – Outgoing mayor John Romoser has chosen 21-year-old college student Andrew Winemiller to hold the second-highest position in the city – safety service director. The city`s safety service director oversees the police and fire departments, as well as all city employees and buildings and administers policy as directed by the mayor. The position brings Read More…