April 24, 2014

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Report: Oregon coach Chip Kelly tops Browns wish list to replace Pat Shurmur

Oregon coach Chip Kelly appears to be the Browns’ top choice to replace Pat Shurmur. Safety T.J. Ward, who spent three years with Kelly, called the coach “a great motivator.” (AP photo.)

Safety T.J. Ward is the Chip Kelly expert inside Browns headquarters. That could change within the next few days. Ward was with Kelly for three years at the University of Oregon, the final one with Kelly as head coach. Ward watched the quick-strike, fast-paced, pedal-to-the-metal offense grow into a national phenomenon. “He’s a great motivator,” Read More…

Man dead after Lorain shooting, 3 others also shot

Seagers

LORAIN — One person is dead after a shooting Tuesday morning at Liberty Gas Station. Police were called to the gas station, at 2436 Broadway, at 3:25 a.m. for reports of multiple shots fired. One victim, 33-year-old Herman Seagers, of Lorain, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where he later died of a Read More…

‘Fiscal cliff’ bill passes

WASHINGTON — Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America’s divided government to the limit. The bill’s passage on a bipartisan 257-167 vote Read More…

Amherst couple gets early surprise as county’s first baby of the year is born

Xander, Lorain County’s first baby of 2013, is held by his father Tuesday at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain. He was born at 4:34 a.m. (CT photo by Ray Riedel.)

LORAIN — Amherst residents Michael and Tiffany didn’t spend New Year’s Eve watching the ball drop. Instead, they spent their night at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, awaiting the birth of their son, Xander. Michael and Tiffany, who did not wish to provide their last name due to Tiffany’s job, said they were surprised Read More…

Traffic deaths rise statewide, and in county

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COLUMBUS — The number of people killed on Ohio roads increased in 2012 compared with the previous year’s record low, even as troopers from the Ohio Highway Patrol made thousands more stops for drug violations, impaired driving and other problems. In Lorain County, 25 people were killed in crashes, up from 22 in 2011 and Read More…

Indians sign pitcher Brett Myers, sources say

CLEVELAND — The Indians continued their busy offseason ways Tuesday, acquiring veteran pitching assistance, as they prepare to officially announce the signing of free-agent outfielder Nick Swisher. Though the team did not confirm as much, multiple sources reported that Cleveland has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-hander Brett Myers. The deal includes Read More…

Drunken woman removed from fire truck

Lewis

LORAIN — The Lorain Fire Department had a busy New Year’s Eve after several firefighters tried to remove from a fire truck a woman who reportedly had too much to drink. At 1:11 a.m., police officers were called to the Lorain Central Fire Station, at 1350 Broadway, to assist firefighters with removing a woman from Read More…

Lorain garbage bills to fall as city takes over billing

LORAIN — Garbage bills will drop $7.44 annually with the city taking over billing. The bills had previously come from Republic Services, the company that collects residents’ garbage. Garbage billing is now part of water and sewer billing and bills should arrive later this week. Average monthly bills are between $17 and $18 including a Read More…

Leroy “Bud” Albrecht

Leroy “Bud” Fredrick Albrecht went “home” Saturday, December 22, 2012. He was born in Amherst, November 17, 1921. During the 1940′s, while recovering from tuberculosis at the Lorain County Sanitarium, Bud met Elizabeth “Betty” Duffy. After his 27 month confinement, the couple married and moved to Elyria where they adopted and raised two children, Martha Read More…

Warren “Bud” Poling

Warren “Bud” Poling, 88, of Sandusky, formerly of Elyria passed away unexpectedly Sunday, December 30, 2012 at The Ohio Veteran’s Home in Sandusky. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440)322-4626