November 27, 2014

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Elyria’s new city court close to opening

ELYRIA – With the brand-new, $10.4 million Elyria Municipal Court nearing completion, Judge Lisa Locke Graves can hardly wait to shed the current courthouse`s checkered history. After all, it`s not easy to maintain the proper judicial decorum when folks still refer to one of the courtrooms as a former lingerie department. The new city courthouse Read More…

Limestone plant plan presented

LORAIN – About 100 people who are worried about dust, odor and truck traffic from a proposed limestone grinding factory grilled representatives of Oglebay Norton Co. on Sunday about plans to build the plant in the 200-acre Riverbend Commerce Park south of Missouri and Colorado avenues. People toured the site across the Black River from Read More…

List puts Detroit and Cleveland among most dangerous

DETROIT – In another blow to the Motor City`s tarnished image, Detroit pushed past St. Louis to become the nation`s most dangerous city, according to a private research group`s controversial analysis, released Sunday, of annual FBI crime statistics. The study drew harsh criticism even before it came out. The American Society of Criminology launched a Read More…

Police: Vandalism was a case of ‘truth or dare’

VERMILION – Three men were playing “truth or dare” when they broke into a home and caused more than $50,000 in damage, police said. Justin Hoag, 21, of Lorain, Steven Mahl, 18, and Joshua Mason, 18, both of Elyria, were arrested Saturday night after they bragged about it and tipsters saw stolen items in their Read More…

Browns 33, Ravens 30: Things finally go Browns’ way in victory at Baltimore

BALTIMORE – Too many times the Browns have had their hearts broken. Too many times the bounces have gone against them. Too many times they`ve walked off the field with their shoulders slumped and their heads shaking in disbelief. Not this time. On one improbable Sunday in Crab Cake Country, everything went the Browns` way. Read More…

Browns 33, Ravens 30: Dawson helps lead reversal of fortune

BALTIMORE – Phil Dawson has seen it all as a member of the Browns. Most of it`s been bad. But Sunday vs. the hated Ravens, Dawson played a starring role in what might prove to be the win that turned the fortunes of the franchise. It`s too early to know that, but Dawson was soaking Read More…

Browns notes: Lewis proves worth to former team

BALTIMORE – Jamal Lewis sent a couple of messages on one play Sunday at his old stomping grounds. In the first quarter of a 33-30 overtime win, he caught a swing pass, stiff-armed cornerback Chris McAlister and gained 25 yards before being pushed out of bounds on the Ravens sideline. Lewis, who played in Baltimore Read More…

Browns 33, Ravens 30: Extras

THUMB’S UP Phil Dawson, Browns kicker He forced overtime with a 51-yard field goal into the wind and won it from 33 yards. He also made kicks from 28 and 39 yards. Dawson showed resilience, bouncing back from a 35-yard miss in the first quarter and last week`s 52-yarder that fell short in Pittsburgh in Read More…

Boy, 11, finds a gem of a holiday

What started out as a hobby for Grant Davis quickly turned into a family business. Need we mention that Grant is only 11? Grant said he always knew he was cut out to run a business. It was him, after all, who encouraged picking bunches of strawberries when the family headed out on a fun Read More…

Ohio State: Buckeyes start the waiting game

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan and Ohio State have one thing in common: Both are waiting for news. Lloyd Carr is expected to make his retirement official on Monday. He told players and coaches on Sunday and also confirmed the decision to The Associated Press, adding that he wouldn`t comment further until a Monday morning Read More…