July 31, 2014

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Elyria Catholic finds its stride for OT win over Midview

ELYRIA – Late was better than never. Elyria Catholic found its touch from the free-throw line in time to come away with a 75-67 overtime victory over Midview in the basketball opener at the Coliseum on Friday night. It was more than a win for the Panthers, it was a relief. EC dropped its last Read More…

Vermilion wears down Clearview in boys’ season opener

SHEFFIELD TWP. – John Szalay was right when he said after the game, “The final score looked like a romp, but it wasn`t really indicative of how the game really was.” His Clearview team, with no lettermen back from last year, lost to visiting Vermilion by a lopsided 60-38 score Friday night in a non-conference Read More…

Drew McGhee sparks North Ridgeville past Westlake

WESTLAKE – North Ridgeville and Westlake opened the season with new head coaches Friday night. Former assistant coach Bill Noggle was taking over for the Rangers while Bob Patton was in charge of the Demons. Both were looking at a lot of inexperience at several positions and both were looking to see who would step Read More…

Browns defensive line still trying to fix itself

BEREA – Defensive end Robaire Smith will line up next to his third starting nose tackle in 11 games Sunday – and that`s if the Browns are lucky. The defensive line, the team`s biggest concern entering the season, remains an issue three months later as injuries continue to force the lineup to be juggled. Shaun Read More…

Browns notes: Rookie Wright out vs. Texans

BEREA – Rookie cornerback Eric Wright won`t play Sunday vs. the Texans and could miss a month, but he said the knee injury suffered last week in Baltimore could`ve been worse. “When I watch the play, it looks pretty bad. I felt pretty bad,” he said Friday. “But once I got up I realized that Read More…

Texas A&M pounds Ohio State in NIT championship game

NEW YORK – Joseph Jones and Dominique Kirk gave answers any coach would be elated to hear. “We love to play defense,” the Texas A&M seniors said. They and their teammates had already proven that. The 16th-ranked Aggies held Ohio State to one field goal over the first 11 1/2 minutes of the second half Read More…

Maternity leave hearing won`t change

Gov. Ted Strickland asked to delay legislative hearing on requirement for small businesses COLUMBUS – The Ohio Civil Rights Commission won`t honor the governor`s request to delay a hearing on a requirement that companies with four or more employees allow women 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave. Chairwoman Barbara Sykes, appointed to the job by Read More…

Sewer district, contractor fight over payment

CLEVELAND – A regional sewer district is battling one of its contractors over $9 million stemming from an overpayment the district`s trustees didn`t know about, a newspaper reported Friday. The overpayment was given to a tunneling contractor by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and found in an audit in 2005, although district administrators didn`t Read More…

Unranked Arkansas upends No. 1 LSU in college football shocker

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU let its second chance slip away. Twice the Tigers were No. 1 and in control of their national championship hopes. Twice the team with a flair for the dramatic couldn`t pull out a triple-overtime victory against a Heisman Trophy contender. Darren McFadden rushed for 206 yards and three touchdowns, and Read More…

Operation: Black Friday — to the shopper goes the spoils

AVON – Like a soldier in the trenches of war, Linda Dodson attacked Black Friday with the precision of a perfectly planned military operation. The mission was simple: Buy as many, if not all, of her family`s Christmas gifts Friday morning while the prices were unbelievably low. However, the task came with a catch. Dodson Read More…