April 16, 2014

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Notes: Interviews continue as Browns wait for Chip Kelly

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner weren’t wasting time in Arizona while waiting to interview Oregon’s Chip Kelly. According to multiple reports, they’ve interviewed fired Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, Syracuse’s Doug Marrone, Penn State’s Bill O’Brien and Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton. The Browns won’t confirm any interviews before or after they occur. Read More…

It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot!

If you haven’t caught the flu this year, you’re not in the clear – according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu season can extend into May. In Lorain County in 2012, there were 166 flu cases reported, a dramat… Read More…

Indians: Swisher happy to be headed home

CLEVELAND — It’s official. Nick Swisher is coming to Cleveland. And, get this, he’s actually excited to be headed this way. Beaming for nearly the entire news conference to announce his signing Thursday at Progressive Field, Swisher spoke of the many reasons he chose the Indians over others in the free-agent market — and it Read More…

Police release video of Lorain councilman’s DUI arrest

City Councilman Dennis Flores is in trouble with the law again after he was arrested Wednesday night for driving under suspension and under the influence, a police spokesman said.

House re-elects Ohio’s John Boehner speaker

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WASHINGTON — The House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday, re-electing embattled Republican John Boehner speaker and hailing one of their own who returned a year after being felled by a stroke. The 113th Congress convened at 12 noon, the constitutionally mandated time, with pomp, pageantry and politics on both sides of the Read More…

$2 million bond set for Lorain murder suspect

LORAIN — Bond was set at $2 million for accused killer Desmen Noble, who is facing a murder charge for the New Year’s Day shooting that left one dead and three wounded. Noble, 31, was arrested Wednesday by Lorain police on a murder charge and had an initial appearance this morning in Lorain Municipal Court. Read More…

2 men shot after attempted holdup at meat market

CANTON — Police in northeast Ohio say two men tried to rob a meat market, fired off several rounds and then both were shot several times by a store employee. Both wounded suspects fled the Canton market yesterday and went to different hospitals where they were arrested and held under police guard. No one at Read More…

Ohio unemployment up, Labor Department reports

More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the figures were likely distorted by the winter holidays. Many state unemployment offices were closed this week for the New Year’s holiday, delaying their reporting of data on unemployment claims. That forced the Labor Department to estimate 9 states, more than the usual number. Here are the Read More…

Cleveland man who killed burglar in November shoots another one

CLEVELAND — Authorities say a Northeast Ohio man who fatally shot a burglar in his home in November shot another man who broke into his home this week. Police say the latest intruder was shot Monday morning in Miodrag Burgarcic’s house in Cleveland. He was taken to the hospital with an arm wound. Burgarcic told Read More…

Homeless men come to rescue of robbery victim

CINCINNATI — A homeless man and another who was recently homeless are being hailed as heroes for coming to the rescue of a man who was being robbed in downtown Cincinnati. Police said 54-year-old Gary Wagner was being attacked at an ATM when two men came to his aid and wrestled him free. One of Read More…