April 21, 2014

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‘The reason I`m alive is because God spared my life’

The Rev. Mark Petric opens up about forgiving his accused son Read More…

Cavaliers 111, Raptors 108: LeBron leads the way again

CLEVELAND – Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson has only played in 93 NBA games, but he has a clear understanding of how to win close ones. “At the end, it`s just a matter of getting it to 23 and letting him get the job done for us,” he said. And that, the wine and gold did Read More…

If you build it, they can smoke

Area businesses create structure so their patrons can light up Read More…

Initial numbers appear robust for retailers

NEW YORK – The nation`s retailers had a robust start to the holiday shopping season, according to results announced Saturday by a national research group that tracks sales at retail outlets across the country. According to ShopperTrak RCT Corp., which tracks sales at more than 50,000 retail outlets, total sales rose 8.3 percent to about Read More…

Browns: Anderson focusing on playoffs, not payoff

CLEVELAND – Derek Anderson has chosen to ignore the impending reality. He will be a restricted free agent after the season. He will be coveted by teams across the league. He will receive a huge bump from his $435,000 salary. “I don`t really want to talk about that,” he said. If Anderson were interested, he Read More…

Boys basketball: Keystone finishes strong to beat Firelands

HENRIETA TWP. – After giving up 26 first-quarter points, Keystone turned up its defensive pressure to pull away from its old Inland and Lorain County Conference rival Firelands, 73-63, Friday night in the season opener for both schools. “I thought we ran the floor pretty well after that first quarter,” said Wildcat coach Greg Morgan. Read More…

Southern California again scorched by wildfires

MALIBU, Calif. – A fast-moving wildfire pushed by Santa Ana winds raced through the canyons and over the mountains of this wealthy enclave for the second time in little more than a month Saturday, destroying dozens of homes and forcing as many as 14,000 residents to flee. The fire erupted early after the long-predicted Santa Read More…

Turnabout’s fair for rescued dog

BOISE, Idaho – Sometimes rescuers need to be rescued, too. Candace Jennings was sleeping on the couch when she was nudged awake by her dog, Anna, to find her mobile home engulfed in flames early Thanksgiving Day. The blond heeler, an abused stray dog Jennings had adopted from an animal shelter, whined and howled until Read More…

Trooper, dispatcher get recognition

ELYRIA – State employees have voted to select two members of the State Highway Patrol`s Elyria Post for special recognition. Trooper Jeffrey A. Kaess has been named the post`s Trooper of the Year and dispatcher Elizabeth A. Hyer has been named Dispatcher of the Year. Both also qualify for district and state trooper and dispatcher Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon routs Columbia in season opener

COLUMBIA TWP. – The Avon Eagles did their best New England Patriots impression Saturday night, routing the Columbia Raiders 72-45 in non-conference action. Avon coach Jim Baker played the role of Bill Belichick, barking out instructions and wearing a scowl most of the night. The only thing missing was Belichick`s trademark hoodie. “I was smiling Read More…