August 2, 2014

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NFL notes: Chiefs’ Holmes calls it quits

What drove Priest Holmes out of the NFL is something most football players try to drive out of their thoughts. They know it`s a dangerous, violent endeavor that can leave them unable to walk. Holmes, after making one of the most improbable comebacks in NFL history, decided that as much as he loves the game, Read More…

Amelia Rose Lemke

Amelia Rose Lemke, daughter of Justin and Kathleen (nee Essenmacher) Lemke of Wellington, was stillborn at Metrohealth Medical Center, Cleveland, on Tuesday, November 20, 2007. In addition to her parents she is survived by two sisters, both at home, Hannah and Abigail Lemke; paternal grandparents, Bill and Judy Lemke of Wellington; maternal grandparents, Lyn and Read More…

Alfred T. McDowell, Sr.

Alfred “Mack” T. McDowell, Sr., 81, of Elyria, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2007 at his home following a short illness. Mr. McDowell was born on February 7, 1926 in Anderson, South Carolina. He was a Veteran of WWII and a member of the American Legion Post. Mr. McDowell was an avid sports fan Read More…

William Edward Riffle

William Edward Riffle, 72, of Grafton, died Tuesday, November 20, 2007, at his home following a short illness. He was born December 19, 1934 in Burnsville, West Virginia, and was a Grafton resident for most of his life. Mr. Riffle was a U.S. Navy veteran, earning the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class. He was Read More…

Rita V. Varga

Rita V. Varga (nee Shank), 80, of North Olmsted, passed away Monday, November 19, 2007 at her son`s residence in North Olmsted, following a six year illness. She was born in Cleveland and had resided in North Olmsted for the last eight years. She was employed as a cashier at Geraci`s Bi-Rite Supermarket in downtown Read More…

Bucks 111, Cavs 107: Bucks take advantage of listless Cavaliers

CLEVELAND – There was absolutely no defense for the Cavaliers – figuratively or literally. Playing against a Milwaukee Bucks team that had not won a road game all season, the Cavaliers jumped to an early 14-point lead, then took a long snooze and fell 111-107 Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. “It was (a lack Read More…

Indians: Tribe signs Japanese reliever Masahide Kobayashi

CLEVELAND – The Indians planned on going far this offseason to bolster their bullpen, a strong suit last year, but an area viewed as one of the few of need on next season`s projected roster. It doesn`t get much more farther than Japan. On Tuesday, Cleveland signed Japanese relief pitcher Masahide Kobayashi to a two-year Read More…

Girls basketball: Admiral King turns it on from the start

LORAIN – Admiral King didn`t wait to be behind by a wide margin before starting to play with authority. The Admirals did that almost from the get-go and kept it up on their way to a 64-38 victory over Avon in a non-conference game Tuesday. It was so unlike the Admirals` loss to Elyria on Read More…

Girls basketball roundup: Keystone wins one at the end

LAGRANGE – Keystone`s Becky Nielsen scored the game-winning basket with less than a minute left in overtime, and the Wildcats held off any late Western Reserve challenge to come away with a 55-53 victory over the Roughriders on Tuesday night. Nielsen and Taylor Bell paced the Wildcats (2-1) with 15 points apiece. WESTERN RESERVE (53): Read More…

Dan Coughlin: Thankful to have a hometown sports job

It was on Nov. 21, 1963 – forty-four years ago – that I got my walking papers from the Army. It was my discharge date. I had been drafted two years earlier, dragged off my first newspaper job, and for most of my hitch, assigned to the First Armored Division in Fort Hood, Texas. I Read More…