December 18, 2014

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Crash sends three to area hospitals

Three women were transported to area hospitals after a two-car crash this afternoon in Avon Lake. Avon Lake police Sgt. Fran Tibbitts said the crash occurred around 12:30 p.m. when the driver of a vehicle traveling west on Electric Boulevard failed to yield at a stop sign to a vehicle traveling north on Lear Road. Read More…

Ugly loss to Nuggets ends Cavaliers’ road trip

DENVER – Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James were the headliners, but Allen Iverson and J.R. Smith stole the show. Iverson scored a season-high 37 points and Smith added 29 to help the Denver Nuggets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 122-100 on Monday night. “They didn`t steal my spotlight,” said Anthony, who had 22 points and nine Read More…

Browns turns focus to Ravens, playoff push

BEREA – A Monday off for the players is usually reserved as a reward for a win, but coach Romeo Crennel called an audible. “I wanted to rest them both physically and mentally,” he said Monday. While Browns Town was still reeling a day after a 31-28 loss to the Steelers, Crennel was looking at Read More…

Browns notes: Challenges proving to be a challenge

BEREA – A day later, the use of two timeouts to unsuccessfully challenge one Steelers touchdown remained puzzling. However, one thing is clear. The Browns` system for challenging a call needs improvement. They are 2-for-21 on replay challenges in coach Romeo Crennel`s three years. Crennel was 1-for-8 in 2005 and 0-for-7 last year. Player personnel Read More…

National spotlight weakens: Out of BCS title hunt, OSU keying on roses and rivalry

COLUMBUS – Things were right on target for another great Ohio State-Michigan showdown that would send the Buckeyes back to the BCS national championship game. Then along came Illinois. The Illini`s 28-21 upset of No. 1-ranked Ohio State (10-1, 6-1 Big Ten) has taken a lot of the steam out of this week`s annual regular Read More…

Buckeyes periscope: Big Ten looking into postgame scuffle

BUCKEYE BUZZ After Saturday`s 28-21 loss to Illinois, the Illini rushed the field to celebrate and were met by Ohio State players. At some point, people started pushing and it led to punches being thrown. Now the Big Ten is apparently looking into what happened. Coach Jim Tressel was asked if he was concerned about Read More…

Prep volleyball: All-Star game preview, plus Team 1 and 2 player bios

WEDNESDAY WHAT: Lorain County Senior Volleyball All-Star Games and presentation of Miss Volleyball award TIME: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Southview High School The Lorain County Senior Volleyball All-Star Game annually showcases the county`s top senior volleyball players. But this year`s game at Southview High School will be about more. It will be about saving lives. The Read More…

Forget Findlay, Ohio State romps in season opener

COLUMBUS – As Jamar Butler walked into the postgame interview room, he said to no one in particular, “I feel a little bit better walking in here tonight.” David Lighty almost doubled his career high with 21 points and Ohio State righted itself from a humiliating exhibition loss to beat Wisconsin-Green Bay 91-68 Monday night Read More…

LSU hoping to keep BCS top ranking a little longer this time

BATON ROUGE, La. – The month following LSU`s only loss of the season has worked out as well as the Tigers could have hoped. Behind the clutch play of quarterback Matt Flynn, the Tigers (9-1) have won every game since, and everyone ahead of them in the BCS standings lost. After top-ranked Ohio State was Read More…

Local workers back Ford contract

AVON LAKE – Members of United Auto Workers Local 2000, which represents more than 2,000 employees at the Ohio Assembly Plant, overwhelmingly approved the four-year labor agreement with Ford. The vote of support on Monday was in step with others that took place across the country since Friday in which rank-and-file members of the UAW Read More…