July 24, 2014

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Today’s problems not first hate activity at Oberlin College

Brad Dicken and Chelsea Miller, The Chronicle-Telegram OBERLIN — Even before someone reported seeing a person dressed in the white hood and robe of the Ku Klux Klan this morning, Oberlin College has been dealing with bigots on campus. Discussions at the first of several anti-prejudice events today at the college, which has canceled classes, Read More…

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Oberlin College classes canceled after ‘hate-related incidents’; activities to promote inclusion are being promoted

OBERLIN — Classes have been canceled today for both Oberlin College and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music so students and faculty can come together at several events to promote inclusion. The decision to cancel classes in favor of the events comes after several racial and homophobic statements were written on posters throughout the campus, college Read More…

Police say man shot 12-year-old daughter, then killed himself

CLEVELAND — Cleveland police say a man shot his 12-year-old daughter with a shotgun before killing himself overnight. Media reports said the girl survived and is being treated at a hospital. Her 46-year-old father was dead at the scene from a gunshot wound to the head. Police said they responded to a home on the Read More…

7 individuals, 2 teams to be inducted to Lorain Sports Hall of Fame

Seven individuals and two teams will be inducted into the Lorain Sports Hall of Fame at its annual enshrinement banquet May 16 at DeLuca’s Place in the Park. Three of the athletes — Byron Gladden, Henry Patterson Jr. and William Gary Patton — excelled at the former Admiral King High School. Donald Hitchens starred at Read More…

High school hockey: Fun, excitement on tap at all-star games

CLEVELAND — It was almost heaven for 11 hockey players from Lorain County at Sunday’s inaugural Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League all-star games at Quicken Loans Arena. “Being here and playing on that ice gets you thinking about would it would be like to play in the pros,” said Midview’s Brock Behler, who scored Read More…

Good practice means Cavs’ Kyrie Irving may be back tonight

INDEPENDENCE — Kyrie Irving made it through Sunday’s morning practice without incident and is expected to play tonight when the Cleveland Cavaliers host the New York Knicks. “Based on what I saw in practice, there’s a good chance he’ll play,” Cavs coach Byron Scott said. “We’ll see how he feels after really going up and Read More…

Indians’ Matt LaPorta hopeful, not bitter

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — It’s been a while since Matt LaPorta was touted as the Next Big Thing in the Indians’ lineup. He definitely was overhyped and probably overvalued when he was traded to Cleveland along with Michael Brantley for C.C. Sabathia in July of 2008. On the other hand, wasn’t he almost universally considered as Read More…

Browns’ Phil Taylor says he can play any scheme

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CLEVELAND — When new Browns coach Rob Chudzinski and defensive coordinator Ray Horton began discussing the change from a 4-3 to a multifront scheme, a big question came to mind. Big, as in 355 pounds big. Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor, the 21st overall pick in the 2011 draft, doesn’t seem to fit Horton’s philosophy Read More…

Lorain’s ‘Jimmy Mill’ dies at 51

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LORAIN — The colorful, but troubled life of James Mielcarek, a firefighter, graffiti artist, standup comedian and bank robber ended Saturday. Mielcarek, 51, died in his sleep, said relatives who said he suffered from diabetes. His death is believed to be from natural causes, but remains under investigation, said Dr. Stephen Evans, Lorain County coroner. Read More…