October 1, 2014

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Browns: DE Rucker reportedly signs; Hillis to Chiefs; Steinbach cut

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Running back Peyton Hillis won’t be coming back to the Browns. Left guard Eric Steinbach was released but left the door cracked for a return. Former Bengals defensive end Frostee Rucker is expected to sign. And Green Bay quarterback Matt Flynn isn’t being pursued. The Browns have yet to sign a player from another team Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria’s Anthoni Horton does a little of everything

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It takes a certain amount of luck to make it to the regional tournament in basketball. Luck and players like Anthoni Horton. Horton, Elyria’s 6-foot-4 senior co-captain, is one of those players whose hard work, hustling style and unselfish attitude are just what a team needs to get the percentages working in its favor. He’s Read More…

Former Cavalier does damage with triple-double

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MILWAUKEE — After his first triple-double a little more than a year ago, Drew Gooden jokingly referred to himself as “Tragic Johnson.” The 6-foot-10 forward was just a bit more boastful this time around, proudly proclaiming that when he plays basketball in the summer, he’s usually the point guard. Gooden had 15 points, 10 rebounds Read More…

NCAA tournament: Buckeyes still thinking about last year’s loss

Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger signs a basketball after practice Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Ohio State plays Loyola (Md.) in its NCAA Tournament opener tonight at 9:50 p.m. (AP photo.)

PITTSBURGH — Ohio State has four sophomore starters and one bad NCAA Tournament memory. The Buckeyes were knocked out of last year’s tournament in the regional semifinals by a jumper by Kentucky’s Brandon Knight with 5 seconds to play. A No. 1 seed last year, the Buckeyes felt their season ended way too soon. A Read More…

Lorain native, Nobel-winning author Toni Morrison visits Oberlin College, reads from upcoming novel

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OBERLIN — Lorain native and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison has written about a slave who killed her own daughter and a black girl who longed for blue eyes. Her latest novel, “Home,” tells the story of black soldier Frank Money, who returns from the Korean War only to face a crisis that brings him back Read More…

International Toni Morrison group takes residency at Oberlin

OBERLIN — Novelist Toni Morrison’s roots run deep in Lorain County, and now an international literary society dedicated to scholarly research of her books is establishing its residency at Oberlin College. Beginning in July, the society will have a home at Mudd Library, said Carolyn Denard, who chairs the Toni Morrison Society’s board. The society Read More…

Discussion focuses on problems faced by Elyria’s teen girls

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ELYRIA — Merry Brown grabbed a microphone Wednesday evening, walked into a crowd of teachers, parents, community leaders and teenage girls and focused on the shy girls. The retired teacher was not going to take no for an answer. “We are here because we want to know why our girls are so angry,” she said. Read More…

Free agency updates: President Mike Holmgren talks, more moves made

NFL free agency began Tuesday at 4 p.m. Browns general manager Tom Heckert has said the team won’t “go crazy,” but that doesn’t mean they won’t participate or make news. Here’s some up-to-the-minute information from the team and around the league: Browns president Mike Holmgren said the Browns were not outbid by the Redskins in Read More…

Coast Guard searching Lake Erie for boaters who may be in distress

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The U.S. Coast Guard is searching Lake Erie after a recreational pilot spotted a boat setting off flares about 10:30 last night. According to Paul Angelillo, a Coast Guard search and rescue controller based in Buffalo, the pilot reported seeing the boat, about 25 to 30 feet in length with four people on board, about Read More…

Avon Lake Schools officials planning for loss of taxes after plant closes

AVON LAKE — Officials of Avon Lake Schools already are starting to plan for life without the tax money generated by the Genon plant, which is set to close in the spring of 2015. Exactly how much will be lost hasn’t been pinpointed, Superintendent Robert Scott said. “We receive our property tax payment in a Read More…