November 26, 2014

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Browns bring back Michael Lombardi as vice president of player personnel

BEREA — Michael Lombardi began to hear the negative reaction almost as soon as his name was publicly connected with the Browns. Which quickly followed news of Joe Banner’s impending arrival as CEO. The Cleveland fans remembered Lombardi, not so fondly, from his nine years (1987-95) under former owner Art Modell in the personnel department. Read More…

Brian Dulik: Browns say Michael Lombardi has changed since his first stint with the team

Michael Lombardi made quite an impression on Browns fans during his first stint with the franchise — and it wasn’t a good one. Cleveland’s new vice president of player personnel displayed unabashed arrogance and a confrontational demeanor while alienating almost everyone he crossed paths with from 1987-95. With that stench hanging in the air Friday, Read More…

Lorain County Children Services board’s seats often empty

ELYRIA — Employees at Lorain County Children Services expressed anger that the majority of the Children Services Board did not show up to Wednesday’s meeting designed to address concerns with a recent round of layoffs at the agency. But the board has often failed to have enough members in attendance for a quorum, according to Read More…

Browns notes: New defensive coordinator Ray Horton brings lots of NFL experience, success

BEREA — Ray Horton had been on the Browns’ radar for weeks. He’s now on their coaching staff. Horton, 52, was hired Friday as defensive coordinator. He spent the last two years as the Cardinals’ coordinator and interviewed earlier this month for the head coaching jobs with the Browns, Cardinals and Bills. The Browns hired Read More…

Elyria Schools adds security measure

ELYRIA — Elyria Schools is stepping up security measures in all of its schools. From new security cameras at some schools to buzzer systems to monitor entrances to the building, parents are likely noticing a lot of changes. Schools spokeswoman Amy Higgins would not talk specifics about the security plans for the district but said Read More…

Elyria has much to spend on Cascade Park

ELYRIA — Call it an expensive parting gift. Before the city turns over the day-to-day operations of Cascade Park to the Lorain County Metro Parks — assuming City Council and the Parks Board approve the proposed deal — a great deal of money will be spent by the city on projects in the historic park Read More…

LCCC campus in Ridgeville packed with technology

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — In one classroom, a computerized mannequin simulates a human patient able to talk to health and nursing students about pain and other problems. In another, students will learn about digital forensics with high-tech equipment to help them aid law enforcement in the ever-expanding realm of cyber-crimes ranging from child pornography to theft Read More…

Rescued dog has terminal cancer

Herbie the pit bull has survived atrocious abuse. He is not expected to live through February, but at least he will spend his final days in good care. When Lorain Officer Richard Broz found the dog emaciated and nearly dead on a street in early December, the dog was about 50 pounds underweight, his ribs Read More…

Lorain County Obama supporters marking four more years

Residents of Lorain County are gearing up to celebrate President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on Monday, both in Washington, D.C., and at home. For Lorain resident Jeanine Donaldson, visiting Washington for the inauguration is mainly about being a part of history. Donaldson saw Obama’s first inauguration four years ago and is eager to attend again Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria drains a dozen 3-pointers, rolls past Normandy

ELYRIA — Less than 10 seconds into Friday’s game against Normandy, Elyria’s Kody Bender pulled up and launched a 3-pointer from the top of the key. Once it hit the bottom of the net, the rout was on. Elyria rolled to a 10-2 lead, ballooned it to 46-15 by halftime and coasted to an 85-41 Read More…