November 27, 2014

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Elyria livable? Ask the mayor

EHS Student Council members will host a 45-minute forum in the EHS Auditorium at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday exploring the topic “What makes a city livable?” Guest speaker at the forum will be Mayor Bill Grace, who will talk for about 10 minutes and also field questions from audience members. The forum is the first of Read More…

You don’t have to be alone on Christmas

Anyone who would like a Christmas dinner is invited to come to “Sharing Christmas,” the annual celebration at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Elyria Township. The free turkey dinner will be served from noon to 2 p.m. and all that is required is that you come hungry. Dinner also will be delivered to Read More…

Rudolph pulled from candy dish to fame

Editor’s note: The end of this story was cut off in today’s paper. Here is the story in its entirety.  COLUMBUS (AP) – They look terrific for a duo whose holiday act debuted 43 years ago. Though one is still carrying around a spare tire of belly fat, it doesn`t seem to have aged him, Read More…

Doug Clarke: Playoff only thing that can save BCS from itself

Basically, it wound up just the way Buckeye fans prayed it would: Ohio State vs. Somebody. The top two teams playing for the national title. Or are they? Here, just because no one asked, are Clarke`s Top 10 College Football Teams for this season: 1. LSU 2. Southern Cal 3. Oklahoma 4. Georgia 5. Ohio State Read More…

Andrew Bagnato: Quit whining, BCS got it right this season

College football playoff supporters need to find a new cause. The BCS worked this time. Deal with it. At the end of the looniest autumn in memory, the computers whirred and wheezed and spit out an entirely reasonable pairing for the Bowl Championship Series title game: No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 2 LSU. As Read More…

Browns’ comedy of errors not so funny: Crennel wants fewer mistakes

BEREA – Browns coach Romeo Crennel typically sees a glass as half-full, rather than half-empty. On Monday, however, he adopted a different attitude when discussing Cleveland`s 27-21 loss to the Arizona Cardinals one day earlier. “If you chose to, you could look at some of the positives, but I choose to look at all the Read More…

Browns notes: Despite loss, team still in line for wild-card berth

BEREA – Despite all of the doom and gloom surrounding the Browns` 27-21 loss in Arizona, there was one beacon of light shining on the team Monday. If the season ended today, Cleveland would still make the playoffs as the AFC`s second and final wild-card qualifier. The Browns (7-5) currently win their head-to-head tiebreaker over Read More…

Life without LeBron proving painful for Cavaliers

INDEPENDENCE – Folks who were wondering how the Cavaliers might look without LeBron James have gotten a glimpse the last 2½ games. It has not been pretty. While playing the last 10 quarters without its superstar, Cleveland has dropped three straight games and sits at 9-9 overall heading into tonight`s meeting against the New Jersey Read More…

Patriots still perfect despite another close call

BALTIMORE – The New England Patriots are still perfect, but looking mighty vulnerable. New England pulled off its greatest escape thus far to become the sixth team in NFL history to start a season with 12 victories. For the second straight week, it was a struggle against a losing team, but the incredibly resourceful Patriots Read More…

Prep hockey notes: Solid defense has Eagles flying high

Who`s hot? Games are played on ice, not paper, but one area team is definitely living up to its billing. North Olmsted is off to a flying start. The Eagles are 2-0 in the Red North and 6-1 overall. North Olmsted has outscored rivals 36-12 in all games and 13-2 in league games. The few Read More…