December 20, 2014

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Scott Petrak reflects on the Browns’ 2012 draft

I have a confession to make. I woke up Sunday morning with a hangover. Not too many draughts. Too much draft. Three long days of upsides, 40 times, arm lengths, hand sizes and comments about hip-flipping, shed-and-stacking and position flexibility can take a toll on a guy. I can’t imagine how Browns general manager Tom Read More…

Columbus casino begins search for 2,000 workers

COLUMBUS — Operators of a Columbus casino expected to open in the fall are starting the process of hiring about 2,000 people to work at the facility. Penn National Gaming planned today to open an employment office in Columbus where officials will interview qualified applicants who first apply online. The company says it has openings Read More…

Ohio gas prices creep up, but stay under record highs

COLUMBUS — Gas prices in Ohio are up slightly from a week ago but remain well below the numbers logged last spring as fuel prices climbed to record highs. The average price for regular gas in Ohio is $3.74 a gallon in today’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Read More…

Old theater gets something to cheer about

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AVON LAKE — Robin Ewest glanced around the cavernous, empty space that she and her fellow co-owners of Infinity Athletics vow will be ready to host an open house next week. “We were here till 3:30 a.m. this morning painting the logo,” Ewest said with a laugh, pointing to a large blue and white emblem Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet nursery owner Jody Frimel

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Jody Frimel Age: 57 Lives in: Brownhelm Township Pursuit: Nursery owner What do you do? I’m the owner of Mill Hollow Nursery, 51595 North Ridge Road. I grow plants, annuals, perennials, fresh culinary herbs, hanging baskets and great big moss baskets. I grow miniature perennials for fairy gardens and miniature gardens. My husband, Bob, helps Read More…

Photo gallery: Mayor throws out first pitch to kick off Little League season

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Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda threw out the first pitch Sunday at North Rec to kick off the Little League season. Coach Matthew Carpenter of Elyria, a Marine who served four years, including 10 months in Iraq, performed the catching duties.

Local ACLU to restructure, not dissolve

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OBERLIN — Local members of an organization dedicated to free speech and transparency say their recruiting efforts have been hamstrung due to censorship by organization leaders. Members of the North Central Ohio chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio — an affiliate of the national ACLU — say the Ohio branch’s refusal to Read More…

Fundraiser listings for April 30, 2012

Food Chicken paprikash dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 523 E. Broad St., Elyria. Dinner includes paprikash, green beans, salad, bread and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults or two for $15, $4 for ages 4 to 12, and free for 3 and younger. Carryout available. “Mystery at the Read More…

Cost to study turnpike future rises to $3.4 million

BEREA — The cost of studying the Ohio Turnpike’s future has increased to $3.4 million because of payments for two law firms consulting on the issue. A state board initially approved a $2.85 million study to help determine how the 241-mile toll road can be leveraged to best benefit Ohio financially. The Plain Dealer in Read More…

Indians: Damon to join Tribe on Tuesday

It appears that Johnny Damon will be skipping a trip to Triple-A Columbus and heading straight to the big leagues. Reports broke Sunday night that Damon would join the Indians in Chicago on Tuesday for the start of their upcoming three-game series against the White Sox. Damon, who signed a $1.25 million contract with Cleveland Read More…