October 21, 2014

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4 owners sue state over new exotic animal law

COLUMBUS — Four owners of exotic animals in Ohio are suing the state’s agriculture department and its director over a new law regulating the dangerous wildlife. The owners claim the law threatens their property rights and freedom of speech. They say it forces them to join private associations and possibly give up their animals without Read More…

Ohio gas prices continue to inch downward

COLUMBUS — Ohio motorists are continuing to see gas prices inch downward. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in the state was $3.32 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s 6 cents lower than a week ago. A month ago Ohioans were paying Read More…

No mistake about it: Browns are frustrating

Nine games and seven losses into the season, the Browns still haven’t figured out how to call plays in a timely manner. Or choose the right plays. Or communicate on the sideline. Or execute in key situations. It’s no wonder, then, that the air in Cleveland’s locker room smelled like anger, exasperation and dirty socks Read More…

Golf: Elyria Country Club apprentice gets big win

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Jake Scott won the PGA Assistant Championship in style Sunday, nearly setting a record in the process. The 25-year-old Scott, a PGA apprentice at Elyria Country Club, closed with a 2-under 70 for a seven-stroke victory that was just one short of the largest margin of victory in tournament history. Read More…

High school football: Eagles, Raiders play at same regional site

Lorain County high school football fans only have to find their way to one site this weekend: Fremont Ross High School’s Harmon Field at Don Paul Stadium. Avon (10-1), the fourth seed in Division II, will take on top-seeded and unbeaten Tiffin Columbian on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in a regional semifinal. On Saturday at Read More…

Big demand for early voting means hourlong waits Sunday

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LORAIN — On the first ever Sunday of early voting in Lorain County, city resident Angel Ortiz was the last person in line. Ortiz was one of about 125 voters outside the Lorain County Board of Elections at 5 p.m. when voting officially ended for the weekend. Those in line before 5 p.m. were given Read More…

Exuberant Mitt Romney greets thousands at I-X Center

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CLEVELAND — Down in some swing state polls but upbeat, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday asked about 3,500 supporters at the I-X Center to help him defeat President Obama on Tuesday. “He’s offering excuses, I’ve got a plan. I can’t wait for us to get going. He wants us to settle,” Romney told Read More…

Some still without power in Northeast Ohio

Thousands of Northeast Ohio homes and businesses remain without electricity as crews work to restore power knocked out by stormy weather early last week, including dozens in Avon Lake. Just 18 homes and businesses in Avon Lake remained without electricity this morning due to superstorm Sandy. Five customers in Avon also were without power. Buildings Read More…

Former Playmates arrested for alleged brawl at strip club

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ELYRIA TWP. — Two of the three Lorain County triplets who were Playboy magazine Playmates in 2007 were arrested and charged with assault early Saturday morning after an alleged fight at the Brass Pole. Surveillance video from the Brass Pole, a strip club at 639 Oberlin-Elyria Road, shows Vicki Satterfield, 28, of the 100 block Read More…

Browns notes: Can’t-miss season continues as Phil Dawson drills 5 field goals

CLEVELAND — Veteran kicker Phil Dawson accounted for every one of the Browns’ points in Sunday’s 25-15 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Dawson made five field goals in five attempts — splitting the uprights from 32, 28, 29, 33 and 41 yards — despite the poor field conditions at Cleveland Browns Stadium. “To make five Read More…