October 25, 2014

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UPDATE: Power back on in Elyria

ELYRIA — About 2,300 Ohio Edison customers on the east side lost electricity around 5:45 p.m. today due to a downed electrical line. The downed line was in the area of South Abbe Road and Oakdale Circle, according to police Lt. Jason Cunningham. Electricity was restored to all customers around 7:55 p.m., said Joe Faga, Read More…

Indians: Tribe signs 2 to minor league deals

The Indians signed a pair of players to minor league contracts with invitations to big league spring training camp Monday, agreeing to terms with outfielder Ben Francisco and infielder/outfielder Ryan Raburn. Both have experience in the majors, with Francisco beginning his career in Cleveland (2007) and Raburn spending the past six seasons with the Tigers. Read More…

Heartbroken Sheffield woman hopeful beloved dog may be found

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SHEFFIELD — Marge Brown says she feels like her heart is ready to burst open. And it’s not just her heart, but her health. She can’t eat and can’t sleep. Brown, 87, has lost 20 pounds and gone on medication so she can try to get some rest at night — all since her beloved Read More…

Dozens of vehicles involved in 3 Ohio pileups

MIDDLETOWN — There have been three separate highway pileups involving dozens of vehicles in Ohio. Authorities say as many as 50 vehicles could be involved in a pileup on Interstate 75 in southwest Ohio. Media outlets report a separate accident involving at least 10 vehicles has closed I-275 outside Cincinnati. And the southbound lanes of Read More…

Cavs’ Anderson Varejao hospitalized with blood clot in lung

Cavs center Anderson Varejao was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic Thursday with a blood clot in his lung. He is being treated with blood thinners and is expected to make a full recovery. He will miss the rest of the season, however. Varejao was already out with a knee injury sustained Dec. 18 vs. Toronto. Read More…

Pension changes may swell Ohio teacher retirements

COLUMBUS — Education leaders in Ohio are expecting a wave of teacher retirements in the coming months. The Columbus Dispatch reports that changes in retirement rules will give teachers across the state a strong incentive to retire by July 1. Teachers who retire in the first half of 2013 will begin receiving 2 percent cost-of-living Read More…

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AFC championship: Ravens upend Patriots to create Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh Super Bowl

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Oh, brother! John Harbaugh and his Baltimore Ravens set up a family reunion at the Super Bowl, shutting down the New England Patriots 28-13 Sunday in the AFC championship game. The Ravens reached their first Super Bowl in 12 years, thanks to three touchdown passes from Joe Flacco and a defense led Read More…

NFC championship: Record rally helps 49ers earn trip to Super Bowl

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ATLANTA — The clutch quarterback. The genius coach. The big-play defense. The San Francisco 49ers are ready to start a new dynasty with a familiar formula. Next stop, the Big Easy. Colin Kaepernick and Frank Gore led San Francisco to a record comeback in the NFC championship game Sunday, overcoming an early 17-0 deficit to Read More…

Browns’ Joe Thomas a finalist for Man of the Year Award

Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2012 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, according to a release by the franchise Sunday. Renamed in 1999 after legendary Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton, this honor is the only league award that Read More…