December 18, 2014

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Browns outgoing president Mike Holmgren denies interest in Cowboys coaching job

BEREA – Outgoing Browns president Mike Holmgren stopped by the media room this afternoon to quash a CBS report that he has “serious interest” in coaching the Dallas Cowboys (4-5) if they make a change. Holmgren said he hasn’t talked to anyone in Dallas, doesn’t know what his future holds and wouldn’t campaign for someone Read More…

UPDATE: Power restored in Avon after utility pole fire

AVON — Approximately 8,500 FirstEnergy customers lost power Monday morning after a FirstEnergy utility pole caught fire, spokesman Mark Durbin said. On Monday afternoon, 2,634 customers in Avon were without power. Durbin said the most customers affected were in Avon, North Ridgeville, North Olmsted and Westlake as the fire affected a sub transmission line that Read More…

Cavs bench still failing to provide any real support

OKLAHOMA CITY — When Russell Westbrook banked in a buzzer-beater from just short of half-court, Kevin Durant called the shot 80 percent luck and only 20 percent skill. Whatever the case, it was just what the Oklahoma City Thunder needed. Westbrook banked in the circus shot during a rough-and-tumble 27-point outing, Durant added a season-high Read More…

Family displaced, 3 dogs dead following morning fire

SHEFFIELD LAKE — A Sheffield Lake family has been forced from their home, and three dogs have died following a fire this morning. According to Fire Chief Tim Card, firefighters were called to 652 Alameda Ave. just after 6:30 a.m. They arrived to find fire in the basement and attic of the two-story home, Card Read More…

Man shot outside South Lorain bar over the weekend

LORAIN — An Elyria man was shot outside a bar in South Lorain over the weekend, according to police. Aaron Jackson, 21, was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center and then transferred to another hospital, according to a police report. His condition was not immediately available. Police arrived in the area of East 28th Street Read More…

Browns at the bye: All about the end game

No man is an island, sure, but with a new Browns owner and CEO, jobs are definitely on the line, meaning things could get a little lonely for head coach Pat Shurmur as he tries to make sure the team finishes strong. (CT photo by David Richard.)

Coach Pat Shurmur had just finished his news conference following the 25-15 loss to the Ravens on Nov. 4. He entered the spacious locker room and began the long walk to his office that would take him past players in various states of dress, disappointment and discomfort (read: pain). New CEO Joe Banner emerged from Read More…

Breaking down the Browns at the bye

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The Top 5 from the first half The Jimmy Effect Of all the reasons for optimism in Browns Town, the arrival of owner Jimmy Haslam tops the list. He’s the anti-Randy Lerner, which means he brings passion, energy and a willingness to appear in front of the camera. It also means he wants to own Read More…

Gas prices in Ohio start higher to begin the week

COLUMBUS — For the first time in nearly a month, Ohio drivers are seeing an increase in gas prices as the week begins. The average price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.40 in today’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s 8 cents higher than a Read More…

Heroes Walk memorial trail dedicated on Veterans Day

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They share pain from a loss that will never go away and belong to a club that no one wants to be part of. On Sunday, some of the Gold Star families — relatives of five Lorain-born men killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars — dedicated the Eric Barnes Heroes Walk. The trail links Read More…

Ohio State basketball: coach’s timely timeout gets players’ attention

COLUMBUS — Late in the first half, with his team trying but failing to create any opportunities, Ohio State coach Thad Matta called a timeout. “I saw Thad jump off the bench and it looked like he had a 40-inch vertical,” Albany coach Will Brown said. “I saw how animated he was. That timeout, obviously, Read More…