August 23, 2014

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Dan Coughlin: Browns’ playoff hopes looking dim

 This is not a comforting thought. The Browns’ only playoff chance rests on the right arm of Indianapolis Colts backup quarterback Jim Sorgi. You’d have a better chance of betting on Karl Wallenda to tightrope across the Grand Canyon on dental floss. The Browns and Titans enter the final weekend of the regular season deadlocked Read More…

Ohio State: DT Abdallah heading home to Lousiana

 COLUMBUS — When the Ohio State Buckeyes arrive in New Orleans on Jan. 2 for the national championship game against LSU, defensive tackle Nader Abdallah will serve as unofficial tour guide. There are parts of his hometown, however, that he’ll stay away from. Seeing them again is just too painful. “I’ll take some of my Read More…

NFL: Stats and streaks say there is little parity in the league

 It’s time to blitz the notion of NFL parity. Look at all the long streaks, good and bad, that teams have put together this season, from the Patriots in the penthouse to the Dolphins in the basement. If anything, there’s been a distinct separation between the impressive and the depressing, with the winning and losing Read More…

College football: Purdue’s Tiller readies for Central Michigan in Motor City Bowl

 AUBURN HILLS, Mich.— When Joe Tiller came to Purdue in 1997, he was told his high-octane offense would never work in the Big Ten. Not only would the spread attack be frowned upon in a conference that still believed in Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler and “three yards and a cloud of dust,” but a pass-based Read More…

Security experts fret over college football stadium safety

 HATTIESBURG, Miss. — After more than a decade in counterterrorism, Jim McGee can no longer relax and enjoy watching a sports event. The fans look like potential victims of terrorism to the former FBI agent turned college instructor. The players are possible targets and the security gaps are easy to detect. “It’s always in the Read More…

Stephen E. Adams, Sr.

Stephen E. Adams, Sr., 76, of North Ridgeville, went to be with the Lord, Monday, December 24, 2007 following a battle with lung cancer. Mr. Adams was employed as a machine shop supervisor for Streamway Products in Westlake for thirty years and for two years at Moen Corp., Elyria. He retired in 1989. He enjoyed Read More…

Thurman H. McDonald

Thurman H. "Dutch" McDonald, 86, of Grafton, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2007 in his home after a short illness.  He was born July 19, 1921 in Kipton, Ohio, living in Grafton over 80 years. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace, (Immaculate Conception) Catholic Church all of his life. Mr McDonald Read More…

Robert Otto Dillon

Robert Otto Dillon, 86,  of Elyria, died Monday, December 24, 2007 at Oak Ridge Nursing Home in Westlake following a long illness. Mr. Dillon was born on March 27, 1921 in Erbacon, West Virginia and made his home in Elyria since 1946.  He was employed as a welder at General Motors for 21 years, retiring Read More…

Family gets to spend holidays together 2 months after life-threatening accident

The long, jagged scar that runs along the right side of Brandon Gates’ head is barely visible to those who don’t know it’s there. JASON MILLER / CHRONICLE Anne Gates hugs her 15-year-old son Brandon in their Avon home. But as his mother, Anne Gates, can tell you, the scar is a permanent reminder that Read More…

Melvin Donley Fisher

Melvin Donley Fisher, 78, of Elyria, died Sunday, December 23, 2007 at Metro General Hospital in Cleveland. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home of Elyria.