September 19, 2014

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Browns notes: Cribbs returns keep game close

PITTSBURGH – Joshua Cribbs had an afternoon to remember on a Sunday to forget for the Browns. The special teams dynamo returned one kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and ran back another 90 yards to set up a score. His heroics weren`t enough, though, as Pittsburgh rallied for a 31-28 win over Cleveland. “Josh Read More…

Browns-Steelers matchups: Give edge to Steelers

PLAYER OF THE GAME Joshua Cribbs, Browns kick returner If he keeps this up, he`ll be on a plane to Honolulu for the Pro Bowl. He had a 90-yard kickoff return in the first half to set up a touchdown, then returned one 100 yards in the fourth quarter to give the Browns a 28-24 Read More…

Cavaliers use strong fourth quarter to pull out win over Clippers

LOS ANGELES – Everybody knows the Cavaliers are LeBron James` team. He loves it, though, when other guys call some of the shots. Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 25 points, James added 22 and Cleveland rallied to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 103-95 on Sunday night. Drew Gooden added 18 points and 17 rebounds for the defending Read More…

Veterans Day closings

ELYRIA – Veterans Day was on Sunday this year, but government agencies at the city, county, state and federal levels will observe the holiday today. Post offices, E-check stations, credit unions and most banks also will be closed. Some banking institutions with in-store branches and ATM terminals may not be affected. Trash collection by the Read More…

Some teachers’ contracts conceal personnel files

COLUMBUS – Some union contracts contain loopholes that allow teachers to dodge attempts by parents and others to get a look at their personnel files for evidence of misconduct, a newspaper reported Sunday. Union contracts throughout the state regularly imply that teachers` personnel files aren`t public and will not be shared with people who aren`t Read More…

Johnson wins again, all but wraps up Nextel Cup championship

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Nobody could touch Jeff Gordon in his prime, a three-year stretch when he won 33 races and consecutive championships. That was almost 10 years ago, and few thought they`d ever see a driver capable of dominating the way Gordon once did. Until Jimmie Johnson came along. Johnson took command of the Nextel Read More…

Ohio State men going back to square one … as in one returning starter

COLUMBUS – After a year of quality, the Ohio State Buckeyes are experiencing what it`s like to have quantity. “It`s amazing,” coach Thad Matta said during preseason workouts. “We started practice this year with 13 guys and I became claustrophobic. I`d never had that many guys before. Now at least we look better when we Read More…

Female veterans see roles changing

As more women enter the military – and increasingly take positions closer to combat – female veterans say perceptions of women in the armed forces are slowly shifting in a culture that for centuries has been geared toward men. There are about 1.7 million female veterans living today, including about 62,000 in Ohio. They have Read More…

Elyria grad will hit books over winter break

This December, most college students who come home from school will park themselves on the living room couch and wolf down some sorely missed home-cooked food. Stephen Miller will spend most of his holiday break in the Elyria Public Library hunched over political histories researching the 30-page paper he has to write. The paper – Read More…

Police roundup: Nov. 12

Stabbing victim gets help at U.S. Steel LORAIN – Security guards at U.S. Steel called the police at 1:20 a.m. Saturday when a bleeding man approached their post, according to a Lorain police report. Robert Rayshawn Williams, 28, of Lorain, had several cuts and left a trail of blood around the guard house, the report Read More…