September 23, 2014

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(Updated) Browns on hold: Eagles enter picture as serious contender for Oregon coach Chip Kelly

The courting of Chip Kelly continues. The Browns had hoped to finalize a deal with the University of Oregon coach, but as of Sunday morning he hadn’t decided between the Eagles, the Browns and returning to Oregon. It’s a fascinating duel between Browns CEO Joe Banner and the Eagles’ front office. Banner helped run the Read More…

Kyrie Irving’s up-and-down game ends up hurting Cavs in loss to Rockets

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving tried to win the game for the Cavaliers. He ended up feeling like he lost it. The point guard had 30 points, four rebounds, six assists and four steals in 41 minutes Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena, but pointed to his career-high-tying eight turnovers as the reason for Cleveland’s 112-104 Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic can’t hang onto lead, falls to Huron

ELYRIA — There are numerous ways to lose basketball games and Elyria Catholic could point to several after Saturday’s 66-59 non-conference setback to Huron. Free throws? Check. Huron outscored the Panthers 24-4 from the line. Rebounds? Yep. Huron had the upper hand again, 48-28. Aaron Casey? Without a doubt. EC had no answers for Huron’s Read More…

Elyria Catholic’s Adam and Austin Kuchta bag titles at Columbia Wrestling Invitational

COLUMBIA STATION — It was far from a perfect day for Lorain County wrestlers Saturday at the 39th annual Columbia Wrestling Invitational Tournament. But for junior twin brothers Austin and Adam Kuchta of Elyria Catholic, it was pretty close. Austin, wrestling in his first season with the Panthers, improved to 25-0 with two pins and Read More…

College basketball: Ohio State does little right in loss at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Deshaun Thomas, Evan Ravenel and Aaron Craft headed to the Ohio State bench for good Saturday with just under two minutes to play. Their faces dripped with sweat and, as each tried to catch his breath, they looked beaten. They were. Badly. Thad Matta, the coach of the eighth-ranked Buckeyes, was pulling Read More…

Girls basketball: Focus on defense, intensity pay off for Elyria in win over Strongsville

ELYRIA — Bob Walsh, Elyria girls assistant basketball coach and longtime area boys head coach, had some sage advice for the Pioneers before Saturday’s Northeast Ohio Conference game against Strongsville. “Go out and play 32 minutes of strong basketball,” he told the team. They obviously listened, putting together a solid effort from start to finish Read More…

CHASING CHASE: Lorain mayor reflects on first year in office

“The greedy thieves who came around and ate the flesh of everything they found. Whose crimes have gone unpunished now. Who walk the streets as free men now. They brought death to our hometown, boys, death to our hometown.” — Bruce Springsteen, “Death to my Hometown” LORAIN — The autographed Bruce Springsteen guitar sits in Read More…

Man treated after stabbing in Elyria

ELYRIA — An incident at an Elyria home led to one man being taken to the hospital with a possible stab wound. Police arrived at the home on the 100 block of Princeton Avenue shortly after 9 p.m. The Elyria Fire Department and LifeCare also arrived at the home near McKinley Elementary School. One man Read More…

BLOTTER: Jan. 6, 2012

Elyria police Wednesday, Jan. 2 3:54 p.m. — 100 block West Ave., a woman told police her leather jacket and its contents were stolen from Boomer’s while she was at the bar. Two suspects were identified on a security video, and one is a frequent patron of the bar, according to police. 10:10 p.m. — Read More…