April 19, 2014

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Browns LT Joe Thomas rips former teammate Peyton Hillis

BEREA – Browns Pro Bowl left tackle took several shots at former teammate Peyton Hillis, who returns Sunday as the backup running back of the Kansas City Chiefs. Hillis spent 2011 in a contract dispute with the Browns. He wanted a long-term deal after a breakout 2010 but didn’t get it and went public with Read More…

Oberlin College food service workers claim sex harassment by chef

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OBERLIN — A chef at Oberlin College was permitted by the administration to sexually harass four female employees at the school, according to a lawsuit filed on behalf of the women. “Oberlin College allows a sex-based hostile work environment and the workplace was and is permeated with discriminatory intimidation, ridicule and insult that was and Read More…

Coroner says man found dead in burned car may have committed suicide

BROWNHELM TWP. — A man whose body was found Tuesday in a burning car may have committed suicide, according to Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans. Evans said investigators suspect that the man killed himself, but they’re still trying to confirm the identity of the man, which has been hard given the condition of his Read More…

Prosecutors fight murder convict’s request to hunt

ELYRIA — Prosecutors filed court documents Tuesday opposing a request from a Grafton man convicted of murder who now wants to be allowed to use guns to hunt deer, rabbits, pheasants and squirrels. Kevin Bernaciak, who spent 18 years in prison after being convicted of murder in Coshocton County, and other felons are prohibited by Read More…

Lorain councilwoman changes her mind, says she’ll seek another term

LORAIN — Three months after announcing she would not seek another term, Councilwoman Anne Molnar, D-at large, has changed her mind. Molnar said Tuesday she’ll seek an eighth term, primarily because she wants to resolve security problems at the John F. Kennedy Plaza, a 144-apartment public housing complex at 1730 Broadway. She has continued to Read More…

Short-term lender says it will reimburse 14,000 Ohioans

Cash America, a short-term lender with branches in Elyria and Lorain, announced today a voluntary program to fully reimburse about 14,000 Ohio customers for funds it has collected since 2008. The company, commonly referred to as a payday lender, said that some employees did not properly prepare court documents in some of its legal proceedings Read More…

Boys basketball: Despite rough patches, Pioneers survive in OT

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ELYRIA — When you start slow, squander a lead and still come away with a win, you’ve got to feel pretty fortunate. That certainly has to be the feeling in the Elyria basketball camp today after the Pioneers got past Berea, 83-77 in overtime Tuesday night to improve to 2-0. Berea fell to 0-2. “It’s Read More…

Boys basketball: EC lets win slip away, falls in OT

YORK TWP. — In a game in which momentum was more fickle than a child trying to decide what he wanted for Christmas, the team that made the last run was the winner. With both teams trading scoring streaks, big plays, bigger shots and turnovers Tuesday night, the Buckeye boys basketball team finally got things Read More…

Man charged after bullet is fired into neighboring house

LORAIN — A 23-year-old Lorain man was arrested after police said he shot a bullet into a family’s home. At 9:21 p.m. Monday, officers were sent to the 700 block of West 22nd Street for shots fired at a home. Police found a bullet hole in the top of the rear glass patio door and Read More…

Cavaliers: Kevin Jones gets the call, but needs work

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INDEPENDENCE — If Kevin Jones can do for the Cavaliers a fraction of what he did for the Canton Charge, Cleveland will be on to something. The Cavs on Tuesday recalled the 6-foot-8, 250-pound power forward from their NBA Development League team, for whom Jones averaged 23.6 points and 12.6 rebounds in five games. Jones, Read More…