April 17, 2014

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Browns agree to 5-year deal with defensive lineman Desmond Bryant

The Browns weren’t done after signing outside linebacker Paul Kruger to a five-year contract to open free agency. CEO Joe Banner and general manager Michael Lombardi agreed to a five-year contract with former Raiders defensive lineman Desmond Bryant reportedly worth $34 million. The team didn’t announce the Bryant deal Tuesday night, but The Chronicle-Telegram confirmed Read More…

Browns reach agreement with pass rusher Paul Kruger as free agency opens

The Browns wanted outside linebacker Paul Kruger, and they got him. And it didn’t take long. Less than an hour after free agency began at 4 p.m., the Browns and Kruger agreed in principle to a five-year deal that will reportedly be worth $41 million. ESPN first reported the deal and The Chronicle-Telegram confirmed it Read More…

Driver in fatal Warren crash had no license

WARREN — A crash report says the driver of an SUV that crashed and killed six friends in northeast Ohio didn’t have a valid license. The report released Tuesday by the State Highway Patrol says a teen who survived the crash told a state trooper that it felt like the 19-year-old woman behind the wheel Read More…

Police considering charges in stabbing death of dog

AMHERST — Police are meeting with the prosecutor today to determine if charges should be filed against a man who stabbed a dog to death Sunday. Amherst police Lt. Dan Jasinski said the suspect was walking his dog on Red Tail Lane Sunday when another dog approached him. The man told police that the dog Read More…

Unemployment up in Lorain County, cities of Lorain and Elyria

Unemployment rates were up in January in Lorain County as well as the cities of Lorain and Elyria, according to numbers released this morning from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. January unemployment for the county was 9.0 percent, up from 7.2 percent in December but down from 9.8 percent in January 2012. Read More…

Ohio considering upping interstate speed limits to 70 mph today

COLUMBUS — Ohio senators are speeding forward on a measure that would increase Ohio’s speed limit to 70 mph. The higher limit on non-urban interstate highways faces a likely committee vote today. Raising the limit would bring the transportation-heavy state in line with all but 16 other states that limit non-truck drivers in rural areas Read More…

Rep. Kaptur says spending cuts could cost 150 jobs at NASA Glenn

CLEVELAND — An Ohio congresswoman’s office says automatic spending cuts could cost more than 150 jobs at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. A spokesman for Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur tells The Plain Dealer that NASA told Kaptur’s office about 150 support staff jobs would be lost and the cuts would suspend a program to Read More…

Coach Byron Scott says ‘soft’ play costs Cavs

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers coach Byron Scott is ticked off about his team’s poor play in the third quarter, but he’s not sure his players are. “We come out soft,” he said Monday following practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “We come out on our heels and we wait to see what (the opposition) does first instead Read More…

LCCC basketball players crying foul over lost year of eligibility

ELYRIA — When their follow-up season to the school’s first-ever berth in the National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament and best record in school history (19-10) came to a crashing halt after three games and a sudden coaching change, the Lorain County Community College men’s basketball players said little or nothing. When LCCC officials said Read More…

Scott Petrak: One man’s plan on how Browns should spend those bucks wisely

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The Browns have tons of money to spend and lots of holes to fill. Luckily for them, free agency officially starts today at 4 p.m. After a three-day window in which teams were allowed to negotiate with agents but not talk to players, finalize deals or publicly discuss their intentions, players will be free to Read More…