November 23, 2014

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Man arrested for barking at police dog during traffic stop

KETTERING, Ohio — A 22-year-old Ohio man was arrested after authorities say he barked at a police dog during a traffic stop. Dayton Daily News reports that Cameron Dunn was being detained in the back seat of a cruiser in Washington Township Monday when a police dog and handler were called to check the car Read More…

Boys basketball: Panthers rally, but can’t finish

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ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic used a huge third-quarter run to overcome a rough first half and tie the score Tuesday night against Rocky River. It wasn’t enough. The Pirates used a strong defense and some good free throw shooting to come away with a hard-fought 47-44 West Shore Conference victory at the EC Coliseum. Rocky Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria pulls one out against Westlake

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ELYRIA — Home-court advantage can mean a lot of different things. It might be getting the huge call that could go either way at a crucial time in the game. It might be making clutch free throws down the stretch in front of a friendly crowd. It might be a huge defensive stop. It might Read More…

Longtime Avon Lake assistant named new head football coach

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Larry Laird watched Dave Dlugosz lead the Avon Lake football team to the Division II state championship in 2003. The longtime Dlugosz assistant is hoping to duplicate the feat himself, and he expects his mentor to still be right beside him on the sideline if it happens. Laird was approved as the Shoremen head coach Read More…

Knee injury a concern for Anderson Varejao, Cavs

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CLEVELAND — A bruised knee. A couple games. That was the diagnosis and estimate of how much playing time Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao would likely miss when he first went down Dec. 18 with what appeared to be an insignificant injury. Turns out, it’s much more than that. Varejao still has not been cleared to Read More…

Canadian Football League coach Marc Trestman in for interview with Browns

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Nick Saban was convincing Tuesday when he reiterated he would stay as coach at Alabama and not return to the NFL. He went 15-17 with the Dolphins in 2005-06 and hasn’t forgotten the struggles. “I kind of learned through that experience that maybe this is where I belong, and I’m really happy and at peace Read More…

Richard Zakarian ordered to reimburse $1.4 million in tax bilking case

ELYRIA — Jailed Lorain tax consultant Richard Zakarian has been ordered to pay $1.4 million to Spitzer Management and 11 other former clients from whom he allegedly stole money. Anthony Giardini, the attorney representing the alleged victims, said he does not yet know exactly how much each of his clients would receive under the order Read More…

Local school districts getting casino money

Lorain County school districts will divide more than $1 million in casino tax revenue, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Taxation. The money is the first round of payments to school districts under a tax-revenue-sharing plan implemented after Ohio voters approved the construction of four casinos. So far, casinos in Cleveland, Read More…

Lorain mother gets probation in child endangering case

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LORAIN — Erica Perez was sentenced to probation Tuesday after pleading no contest to charges of allowing seven of her children to live in a filthy home with little to no food and only one bed. “There’s so many women out there that can’t get pregnant, that would do anything to have a child, and Read More…

Elyria officials weigh potential budget cuts

ELYRIA — The city’s safety will remain a top priority in 2013. That much is known as city officials acknowledge they will have a tough go this year crafting a budget with at least $1.7 million less in the coffers than last year due mainly to state cuts and a significant loss of income tax Read More…