April 17, 2014

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Update: 911 call marked start of fatal Brunswick standoff

Click on arrow below to listen to the 911 call (WARNING: contains explicit language): By Loren Genson and David Knox BRUNSWICK — A 39-year-old man who held off police for 30 hours is dead — shot multiple times by SWAT team officers, according to Brunswick Police Chief Carl DeForest. The standoff at a home at Read More…

Ohio town helps post office keep Rudolph postmark

RUDOLPH, Ohio — Volunteers in the northwest Ohio village of Rudolph have come together to save the most famous postmark of all. Thousands of letters flood the village post office every December so that they can be stamped with a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer postmark. But the tradition was in danger of ending when the Read More…

Rock and Hall of Fame names new president

CLEVELAND — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland has hired its new president and CEO from within its leadership ranks. The Rock Hall’s vice president of development since 2008, Gregory Harris, was announced today as president and CEO. The 47-year-old Harris joined the Rock Hall from the National Baseball Hall Read More…

Teen arrested for drugs after report of shots fired

ELYRIA — A 17-year-old Elyria boy was arrested on drug charges last night after police responded to a report of shots fired. The teen is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of tobacco products. Officers were called to 1604 Middle Ave. about 7:30 p.m. A witness told them that a Read More…

LeBron James chosen as Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year

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MIAMI — When LeBron James learned he was Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year, the Miami Heat star was surprised. Not because he thought his achievements in 2012 weren’t worthy, but because he figured what happened in 2010 was still holding him back. Apparently, that’s no longer the case. The magazine announced its annual choice Read More…

Ohio gas prices down about 15 cents a gallon

COLUMBUS — Gas prices are down this week in Ohio. The average price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.37 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s 15 cents lower than a week ago and the first time in three weeks that prices are down Read More…

High school hockey: Avon starts fast, rolls past Avon Lake for first-ever league win

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NORTH OLMSTED — Avon’s 9-2 win over Avon Lake on Sunday at the North Olmsted Rec doesn’t put the Eagles in a league by themselves. But then, that’s sort of the point. The Eagles, who played their first two seasons as an independent, took advantage of a Shoremen team missing four players to pick up Read More…

Browns put together key drive, snap long losing streak away from home

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Nursing a three-point lead and backed up to the shadow of his own goal post, rookie Brandon Weeden engineered a touchdown drive that gave the Cleveland Browns a happy plane ride home for a change and hope for a much brighter future. Weeden threw for a career-high 364 yards and a TD Read More…

New director takes over at Genesis House

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LORAIN — The new executive director of Genesis House is well aware of the challenges she faces. Thirty-three women have been murdered in Lorain County since 1989 by their boyfriends or husbands, and women — and occasionally men — are beaten by their intimate partners on a daily basis. In addition to trying to help Read More…

At least 7 dogs die in Henrietta house fire

HENRIETTA TWP. — No one was injured, but seven dogs died in a fire that destroyed a house at 13377 Gifford Road on Sunday. The fire was called in around 5:55 p.m. and smoke and flames were coming from the front door when firefighters arrived about 20 minutes later, according to South Amherst Fire Chief Read More…