October 25, 2014

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Browns hire Rob Chudzinski as coach

Rob Chudzinski is the 14th full-time coach of the Browns. He was hired tonight and is expected to be announced at a news conference Friday. Chudzinski was Cleveland’s tight ends coach in 2004 and offensive coordinator in 2007-08. He spent the last two years as coordinator for the Carolina Panthers. Chudzinski, who was born in Read More…

Crack in track has train blocking Walker Road in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — A stopped coal train on Walker Road between Avondale and Miller roads is expected to cause traffic delays until about 4 p.m. today. The train, which has at least 10 cars, stopped due to a cracked rail around 4:05 p.m. Thursday, according to a police dispatcher. The train was moved between 9 Read More…

Indians: Paul Dolan officially in charge

Paul Dolan is officially in charge of the Indians. Major League Baseball owners formally approved Dolan, the son of team owner Larry Dolan, as the Indians “control person” Thursday. Paul Dolan, 53, Cleveland’s team president since 2005, was named chairman and CEO in 2011. He joined the Indians in 2000 as vice president and general Read More…

Lorain woman abducted, raped

LORAIN – Police are asking the public to remain on high-alert after a female was abducted and raped Wednesday afternoon. Police Lt. Roger Watkins said it was reported that the female was raped around 6 p.m. Wednesday after she was taken to a vacant home by a black man who was possibly armed. She was Read More…

Girls basketball: Red-hot Lake Ridge continues rolling

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Lake Ridge Academy put on a display Wednesday rarely seen outside the world of video games and basketball fantasies. The Royals shot an astonishing 62 percent from the field to knock off North Royalton 57-50 in front of a capacity crowd. It was the ninth straight win for Lake Ridge, which improved Read More…

Girls basketball: Not at its best, Elyria Catholic still gets big win

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ELYRIA — The outlook might be grim if your team shoots less than 22 percent from the field, makes fewer than half its foul shots, misses 10 of 11 3-point attempts and goes without a basket in the fourth quarter. On the other hand, the outcome is just fine if, despite all that, your team Read More…

Cavaliers manage to win without ‘Wild Thing’

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CLEVELAND — There is life after Anderson Varejao after all. After learning earlier in the day that their inspirational leader would miss six to eight more weeks with a quadriceps injury, the Cavaliers went out and downed the Atlanta Hawks 99-83 Wednesday night in front of 13,149 fans at Quicken Loans Arena. “We all just Read More…

Browns’ coach search continues, Chudzinski, Zimmer are the latest names on list

The Browns looked on both sides of the ball Wednesday as they continued their coaching search. Former Browns offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, who holds the same position with the Panthers, was at team headquarters in Berea, according to multiple reports. Chudzinski grew up a huge Browns fan in Toledo, and if he got the job, Read More…

Elyria family is displaced after home is condemned

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ELYRIA — A day that likely started just like any other for an Elyria family of seven took a turn for the worse when city officials tacked a “condemned’’ notice on their front porch, leaving the entire family seeking a place to live. Shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday, the home in the 100 block of Read More…

Founding president of LCCC dies

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COLUMBUS — The first president and a founder of Lorain County Community College has died. Max. J. Lerner, 92, passed away Jan. 2 in the Columbus area. He had lived in Upper Arlington for many years, according to Tim Boylan, a longtime friend and associate at the school Lerner helped to establish in 1963. “He Read More…