November 23, 2014

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Shoremen quarterback Nick Firment is a master at running the offense

This is it for Nick Firment. This is his comfort zone. The pressure of being the Avon Lake starting quarterback, the intense practice and preparation for the Division II, Region 6 semifinal against Ashland tonight in Brunswick, the quest for a state championship – none of it makes Firment quiver. Not the heat of the Read More…

Scouting report: Avon Lake, Ashland use 2 styles to earn same result

They will arrive at Brunswick`s Kirsh Field for tonight`s much-anticipated showdown of state powerhouses with seven playoff appearances between them in the past five years, and with rosters fully loaded to perhaps claim a state championship. But the Avon Lake Shoremen and Ashland Arrows have emerged as title contenders with vastly different styles which have Read More…

Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison joining the Steel elite

BEREA – Since the days of the Steel Curtain, the Steelers have been known for their linebackers. Jack Ham and Jack Lambert in the 1970s and `80s. Greg Lloyd and Kevin Greene in the `90s. But when Pro Bowler Joey Porter was allowed to walk away in free agency in the offseason, there appeared to Read More…

Browns’ Holly still not happy with Steelers’ Ward

BEREA – Browns nickelback Daven Holly will be looking for Steelers receiver Hines Ward on Sunday. He has a big hit to deliver. “No doubt. That`s the way I play football,” Holly said Thursday. “I`m looking to get every chance I can to go out there and compete and get him back.” After two months, Read More…

Browns notes: Linemen up, guards down

BEREA – The Browns practiced without their two starting guards Thursday. It`s not the ideal way to prepare to face the top-ranked Pittsburgh defense. Right guard Eric Steinbach, who signed a $49.5 million deal in the offseason, sat out after twisting his back in practice Wednesday. Coach Romeo Crennel said the injury occurred about midway Read More…

Ford posts $380M loss

Weak auto market puts a dent in recovery plan Tom Krisher | The Associated Press DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford’s ignition timing is off these days. Just when its restructuring is starting to take hold – the automaker actually made money for the first nine months of the year – the auto sales market is going Read More…

Blame the blizzard

9 months after storm, flurries of babies hit local maternity wards. A record snowstorm shut down much of the state in February, and now, dozens of baby are being born in November. A record snowstorm shut down much of the state in February, and now, dozens of baby are being born in November. Coincidence? Well, Read More…

[Sniff] Yep, it’s flu season

Take one look at the bleary-eyed, sniffling, sneezing person sitting at the cubicle next to you, and you’ll know. They are as sure a sign that November has arrived as discarded cough drop wrappers. It must be November. Take one look at the bleary-eyed, sniffling, sneezing person sitting at the cubicle next to you, and Read More…

Shuttered downtown eatery gets a Pulse

ELYRIA – A new cafe in downtown Elyria will dish out some healthy options when it opens in January. Pulse Cafe will feature a menu containing 30 different styles of health-inspired sandwiches and wraps and as many varieties of smoothies and juices to wash them all down. David Andras, owner of Pulse, has a background Read More…

Highway Patrol warns of danger during rush hour

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Highway Patrol concludes that the hours when Ohioans are likely to be driving to or from work are among the most dangerous on the state’s roads. In a new study, the patrol says one out of every five deadly crashes occurs during the commuting hours of 6 to 9 a.m. and Read More…