December 22, 2014

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Police release security video from robbery

LORAIN – Security camera footage released by police Tuesday shows a masked man wanted for Monday`s late-night robbery at Don`s Marathon, 3003 Colorado Ave. The man forced the clerk to hand over $565, then ran north on Euclid Avenue, according to a Lorain police report. Police said in a second report that a man walking Read More…

Stop the revolution: Cavs show Celtics they won’t give up East crown so easily

CLEVELAND – It may not have been a statement game, but the Cavaliers sent the Boston Celtics a very clear message Tuesday night at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena: Cleveland – not Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and the rest of the guys in green uniforms and black hightops – is the defending Eastern Conference Read More…

Cavs notes: LeBron reads between lines, says Varejao wants to return

CLEVELAND – LeBron James isn`t overly concerned about holdout Anderson Varejao`s statement that he no longer wants to play for the Cavaliers. “I think we all know he loves his teammates,” James said Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena prior to a game against the Boston Celtics. James is savvy enough to realize Varejao`s statement, which Read More…

Three Celtics in search of a championship

CLEVELAND – For most of his 13 seasons in the NBA, Ray Allen has been a one-one show – spectacular enough to carry his modest teams to the playoffs, but unable to advance them past more talented opponents. Ultimately, it became a vicious cycle – and a lonely, frustrating one at that. Kevin Garnett and Read More…

Prep football: Elyria Catholic’s Schuster makes first-team All-Ohio

Elyria Catholic quarterback Cody Schuster definitely wanted to make his senior football season one to remember. Being named first-team All-Ohio in Division IV certainly qualifies. “This is a really great honor for me,” Schuster said. “I couldn`t have done it without some great teammates. Our linemen gave me some great protection. We made some great Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic holds off gritty Raiders

COLUMBIA TWP. – In its effort to win basketball games and impress people, Elyria Catholic got it half right. Actually, the Panthers achieved the more important part. They beat Columbia 57-42 Tuesday night, gaining more points for the scoreboard than for style. Give Columbia credit for part of EC`s problems. What the Raiders lack in Read More…

Boys basketball: Freshman’s dazzling debut helps Open Door down Lake Ridge

ELYRIA – Abe Valentine made a solid debut as a high school basketball player Tuesday night. The 6-foot freshman scored 16 points and just missed a double-double with nine rebounds in Open Door`s impressive 67-48 season-opening win over visiting Lake Ridge in a Northeast Liberty Conference game. After a close-fought opening quarter, the Patriots turned Read More…

Analysis: A strong Lewis’ finish will benefit him and the Browns

There`s something to be said for consistency. Since the season began, whenever Browns running back Jamal Lewis has been asked about the running game, he`s given a similar answer. “Threes and 4s will turn into 6s and 8s,” he says. Translation: 3- and 4-yard gains early in the game will evolve into 6- and 8-yarders Read More…

New Buckeyes back in spotlight vs. No. 1 North Carolina

Eight months ago the Ohio State men`s basketball team was battling one of the nation`s top programs every time it stepped on the court. Of course, the Buckeyes were considered most of those teams` equal, and proved it by finishing as national runner-up in the NCAA Tournament. But Ohio State lost its top two players Read More…

Official results change councilman`s 3-vote victory to 6-vote loss

SHEFFIELD TWP. – On Election Day, David Kos lost his bid to unseat Avon Lake Councilman Michael Stanek, 4th Ward, by three votes. Or so he thought. Stanek Kos Now, it appears Kos is a winner – claiming the seat by six votes – after the Lorain County Board of Elections certified the results of Read More…