October 2, 2014

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Critter Chronicles: Mac

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MAC Mac was born Jan. 1. He was raised on a golf course and trained to chase geese off the course. He is very well trained and extremely smart. Unfortunately, Mac has a hereditary bone issue called Osteochondritis Dissecansand requires surgery to fix. The surgery is approximately $3,000 and the golf course could not raise Read More…

Indians: Tribe names coaches, decides on options

CLEVELAND — It was decision Wednesday for the Indians, who finalized new manager Terry Francona’s coaching staff, and determined the fate of three big-named players under club options for 2013. Cleveland exercised the $5.75 million option on right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, but declined those on designated hitter Travis Hafner ($13 million) and right-hander Roberto Hernandez ($6 Read More…

Boys regional soccer: Former players help push EC forward

Elyria Catholic  co-captains Michael Saddler, left, and Tony Sanabria are ready to lead the Panthers into the Division III regional semifinal tonight against Hawken. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

When Elyria Catholic takes the field tonight at Twinsburg High School for its Division III regional semifinal against Hawken, the Panthers won’t just be playing for themselves and their coaches. They will also be playing for family — the Elyria Catholic soccer family. While some of the Panthers — such as co-captains Tony Sanabria and Read More…

Anderson Varejao sparks Cavs with career numbers

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Byron Scott said center Anderson Varejao “must be a nightmare” for other teams to prepare for. Power forward Tristan Thompson called the wild-haired Brazilian “a horse.” And point guard Kyrie Irving said it is “the greatest feeling in the world” to have the 6-foot-11, 260-pounder on his side. All Varejao did Read More…

Browns have same record, but this team is entertaining

The 9-to-1 punt-to-touchdown ratio Sunday against the Chargers was as miserable as the weather that played a starring role in the struggles. The 20 points in the last two games aren’t nearly enough, and the Browns could be considered lucky to have split the decisions. The offensive stats are improved from 2011, but most still Read More…

Browns coach Pat Shurmur expects DT Phil Taylor to be activated this week

BEREA – Browns coach Pat Shurmur said he expects defensive tackle Phil Taylor to be activated off the physically unable to perform list this week and play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Taylor returned to practice last week after tearing a pectoral muscle lifting weights in May. He would take the roster spot of defensive Read More…

Browns analysis: Big plays the big difference in offense this year, and QB Brandon Weeden the biggest reason

The 9-to-1 punt-to-touchdown ratio Sunday against the Chargers was as miserable as the weather that played a starring role in the struggles. The 20 points in the last two games aren’t nearly enough, and the Browns could be considered lucky to have split the decisions. The offensive stats are improved from 2011, but most still Read More…

Youth Waterfowl Tune-Up – 10/31/2012

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Byron Scarbrough, Outdoors Writer It’s raining; I mean it’s the kind of rain that concerns a man named Noah. I’m huddled under a pop-up picnic shelter with a dozen other refugees and a pile of Canada goose decoys. Crowded, but excessively polite (except for the geese) we settle in to enjoy a symphony of about Read More…

El Centro celebrates 38 years of service

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LORAIN — Daniel Radocaj looked proudly at the monthly food pantry distribution at El Centro as it finished up earlier this month. The pantry, with food from Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, distributes 300 boxes feeding about 900 people. The pantry, open noon to 3 p.m. on the third Thursday of every Read More…

Utility crews put it all on the line to restore power

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ELYRIA — After nearly eight-and-a-half hours working in heavy rain and wind Tuesday, the Ohio Edison lineman in the bucket truck was fed up with drivers driving around the orange barrels and over power lines at Lake and Warden avenues. “Turn around!” he screamed at a woman in a minivan. “You kept going! It’s your Read More…