November 20, 2014

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Browns reportedly close to deal with Oregon’s Chip Kelly, but nothing final yet

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner laid their cards on the table and pushed their money into the middle. They went all in for University of Oregon coach Chip Kelly. They were left waiting to find out if they’ll get the grand prize. The Browns and Kelly met for seven hours Friday in Read More…

Indians: Return to rotation gives Brett Myers a feeling of relief

CLEVELAND — Brett Myers will be in a comfortable spot and returning to the rotation — two things the right-hander said made his choice to sign with the Indians an easy one. Myers, 32, passed a physical Thursday at Progressive Field and officially agreed to a one-year, $7 million contract Friday with Cleveland that includes Read More…

Cavaliers edge Bobcats as Kyrie Irving caps big fourth quarter with game-winning shot

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyrie Irving feels he’s at his best when the fourth quarter begins. He certainly was Friday night. Irving scored 16 of his game-high 33 points in the final period, including a pull-up jumper from the foul line with one second left, to help the Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Charlotte Bobcats 106-104 and Read More…

Boys basketball: Undefeated North Royalton shows Elyria it’s for real

NORTH ROYALTON — Any doubts concerning the credentials of unbeaten North Royalton were put to rest Friday night. The Bears are deep, well-coached, unselfish and intelligent on the basketball floor and they proved all that against Elyria with an impressive 58-45 win to get a leg up in the Northeast Ohio Conference Lake Division race. Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon Lake turns up defense, drills Amherst

AVON LAKE — Believing can be a powerful thing. After a couple of tough losses to Brecksville and Berea in overtime early in the year, Avon Lake’s defense-first mentality paid huge dividends Friday as the Shoremen allowed just six first-half points and went on to hammer Amherst 52-27 in Southwestern Conference play. “Our kids have Read More…

Boys basketball: Keystone takes advantage of long scoring drought to defeat Brookside

SHEFFIELD — A ragged game by both teams turned into an exciting one down the stretch, but Keystone held on to defeat Brookside 52-47 in Patriot Athletic Conference action Friday night. The Cardinals (3-6, 3-2 PAC) led most of the night but a scoreless stretch that spanned seven minutes over the final two quarters allowed Read More…

Avon Lake man indicted in $11M scheme

An Avon Lake man has been indicted on federal charges that he illegally received $11 million as part of a scheme that led to the collapse of St. Paul Croatian Federal Credit Union, one of the largest credit union failures in U.S. history. Gezim “Jimmy” Selgjekaj, 41, faces one count of conspiracy, 15 counts of Read More…

Open records request too broad, county official says

ELYRIA — Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams’ public records request for emails and text messages between his fellow commissioners and other county employees is overly broad, according to county Prosecutor Dennis Will’s office. In an opinion released Friday, Assistant County Prosecutor Gerald Innes wrote that because of the nature of Williams’ request, it would be Read More…

Pair of Lorain cops disciplined

LORAIN — Two police officers have been disciplined for their handling of a July incident in which they gave a man suspected of breaking into a woman’s home a ride home instead of arresting him. In Police Department documents released Thursday relating to the case, Sgt. Les Palmer and Patrol Officer Matt Bonkoski were issued Read More…

Police log for Jan. 5, 2013

County sheriff Tuesday, Dec. 4 3:30 p.m. — 6000 block S. Dewey Road, Amherst Township, theft of kitchen cabinets and copper pipe. 3:43 p.m. — 50000 Portman Road, Amherst Township, theft of money and jewelry. Wednesday, Dec. 5 7:49 a.m. — 19000 block Indian Hollow Road, LaGrange Township, a man was found sleeping in a Read More…