September 20, 2014

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Ohio State football: Buckeyes forge bond, learn to win

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COLUMBUS — Nine games and as many wins into his first season at Ohio State, Urban Meyer believes his Buckeyes are onto something. “This is a special team,” he said Monday. “They’re fighting for each other. It’s a refuse-to-lose type atmosphere. Some of us have seen teams that play really well, and they’re blowing teams Read More…

Ohio State basketball: Stars leave, but OSU keeps on winning

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COLUMBUS — For the second year in a row, Ohio State has just one senior on its roster. Save your sympathy. A year ago, with just one fourth-year player, the Buckeyes went all the way to the Final Four before falling to Kansas in the national semifinals. Maybe the term “senior leadership” doesn’t apply at Read More…

Browns notes: Alex Smith brings energy to running game as fullback

BEREA — The Browns were looking for a greater impact from the fullback position, and tight end Alex Smith wanted a larger role. The desires intersected Sunday and helped pave the way for Trent Richardson’s career-high 122 rushing yards. Smith has dabbled at fullback in his eight-year career but played the spot full time in Read More…

Cavs’ Dion Waiters excited to open season in starting lineup

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INDEPENDENCE — Dion Waiters is going to feel like a high school kid tonight when he plays his first NBA game. The 20-year-old shooting guard, who came off the bench during his two years at Syracuse, will be in the starting lineup for a regular-season game for the first time since his Philadelphia prep days Read More…

Browns defense making its presence known

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BEREA — The Browns reported to work Monday with two wins in the last three weeks, including two in a row at home. Coach Pat Shurmur reflected the brighter mood of the city after Sunday’s 7-6 win over the San Diego Chargers but didn’t bite on the suggestion his 2-6 team is on the verge Read More…

Residents asked to conserve water after plant power outage

Residents of Lorain, Sheffield Lake, Sheffield Township, Amherst Township and Amherst are being asked to conserve water this morning. According to Lorain Safety-Service Director Robert Fowler, power went out at Lorain’s water plant over night, forcing the plant to run on a generator. Power is back up now, he said, but the plant is still Read More…

Thousands without power as snapped trees litter county

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Whipping winds and rain brought down trees and wreaked havoc Monday in Lorain County. Winds snapped power lines and trees that fell on cars, houses and across streets. No major injuries or deaths were reported late Monday. “Man, I’ve never been out on a night like this,” a police officer remarked in a radio transmission. Read More…

Lorain County natives in the middle of the storm on East Coast

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Lorain County natives on the East Coast experienced the wrath of the “Frankenstorm” on Monday. Uprooted trees filled the yard of 1992 Midview High School graduate Stephanie Johnston, who lives in Tuckerton, N.J., near the ocean. “The wind’s pretty bad,” Johnston said. “Our lot is full of cedar trees and we’ve lost six of them Read More…

Multiple communities postponing trick-or-treat till the weekend

ELYRIA — With Lorain County and the entire East Coast facing bad weather over the next several days, multiple local communities have moved their trick-or-treat hours to the weekend. Elyria, Elyria Township, Carlisle Township, LaGrange, Sheffield, Wellington, Oberlin and North Ridgeville trick-or-treat has been moved to Saturday and Lorain, Sheffield Lake, Amherst, South Amherst, Avon, Read More…

Mitt Romney returns to county, slams president at Avon Lake stop

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AVON LAKE — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday told an exuberant crowd packed into the Avon Lake High School gym that his policies will restore the American economy. He said his Democratic rival, President Barack Obama, hasn’t put forth a clear agenda for what he would do if he won a second term Read More…