November 28, 2014

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Police: Teens admit kidnapping was hoax

Three teens who said they were kidnapped at gunpoint Monday night and forced to drive around Lorain have recanted their story. The teens, ages 15, 17 and 18, had told police that a middle-aged Hispanic man hijacked their car at the Burger King on West River Road in Elyria and made them drive to a Read More…

Most CHP workers reject union

Only one of five bargaining units representing workers at CHP Regional Medical Center accepted an offer to join the Service Employees International Union. More than 500 employees gathered at the hospital Thursday, on the far west side of Lorain, to decide whether to join the union in a secret ballot vote. If the majority of Read More…

Lover killed, husband charged

A Lorain man has been charged with aggravated murder following the Thursday night shooting death of his estranged wife’s lover. Frank Honaker, 50, turned himself in at the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office roughly an hour after entering his wife’s West Erie Avenue apartment around 7:30 p.m. and shooting her lover, according to Lorain police. Christopher Read More…

Clemens heads list of big names accused of steroid use in Mitchell Report

NEW YORK — Seven MVPs and 31 All-Stars — one for every position — and that still wasn’t the worst of it for the long-awaited Mitchell Report. That infamy belonged to Roger Clemens, the greatest pitcher of his era. The Steroids Era. Seven-time Cy Young Award winner, eighth on the all-time list with 354 victories, Read More…

Tim Dahlberg: Mitchell Report lacks teeth

In the end, it was only appropriate that George Mitchell gave baseball a report on steroids that looked like it was on steroids. Bloated up like Barry Bonds, it was too much for even the commissioner of baseball to fully digest, though Bud Selig promised that he would stay up nights if needed to slog Read More…

Browns’ Edwards getting reputation as a go-to guy

BEREA — Braylon Edwards outleaps the cornerback in the end zone, sprints toward the goalpost and dunks the ball over the crossbar. The routine, sometimes with a different celebration, has become a staple of the Browns’ season. Edwards has a touchdown catch for each of the team’s 13 games, matching Gary Collins’ 44-year-old franchise record. Read More…

Browns notes: Tucker loving move to guard

BEREA — Ryan Tucker thinks he’s found a new home at guard. “I love it. I’d rather play guard than tackle right now,” he said Thursday. “It fits my personality a little more. I’m a physical player. It works out better for me.” Tucker played some guard early in his 11-year career, but had been Read More…

Prep bowling: Senior’s steady play big reason Sailors are eyeing return to state

You don’t see a lot of chessboards in bowling alleys. If you did, Dave Woods would be right at home. The No. 4 bowler and team captain for the Vermilion Sailors, Woods has a love for both. A member of the school’s chess club, he even sees some similarities in the two activities. “Chess club Read More…

High school bowling preview: Team capsules, top players, top teams

HIGH SCHOOL BOWLING PREVIEW BOWLERS TO WATCH BOYS T.J. Brady, so. (Lutheran West): The transfer from Berea has the `Horns` No. 2 average with a 212. He had the league`s No. 3 series last year with a 766. Bryan Buckosh, jr. (Vermilion): Had a solid sophomore year with a 207 average, leading the Sailors to Read More…

Tressel says he told 13 Buckeyes they should look into the NFL Draft

COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said Thursday that he has encouraged 13 of his underclassmen to fill out the paperwork to gauge where they might go in the NFL Draft next spring. The disclosure came during Ohio State’s bowl media day. The top-ranked Buckeyes (11-1) play No. 2 LSU (11-2) in the Bowl Read More…