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Boys basketball notes: Pair of Oberlin players sidelined

Joel Hammond and Tim Gebhardt, The Chronicle-Telegram CANTON — Already-thin Oberlin lost two starters in a two-play span with 5:20 left in the game, and neither were very pretty. Senior Marcus Bailey injured his lower left leg after teammate Malcolm Allen hit a three to cut LaBrae’s lead to 20. He didn’t return. On the Read More…

Brazilian-born Yan Gomes wants to be catcher with Indians

Gomes

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Yan Gomes is the most talked-about player from Brazil in Indians history. He also happens to be the only Brazilian-born player ever to play in the majors. That happened last May, when he was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas because Adam Lind, the everyday first baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays, Read More…

Browns: Paul Kruger will be new regime’s defensive face

BEREA — Paul Kruger is the face of the transitioning Browns defense. The role is natural following a five-year, $40 million contract, including $20 million guaranteed. A shiny, new Super Bowl ring. And his position as the initial acquisition of the new Browns regime. “It’s a very exciting day for us, the first chance we’ve Read More…

Browns notes: LB Quentin Groves, TE Gary Barnidge added on Day 2 of free agency

BEREA — The Browns continued to address the front seven of their defense Wednesday, then turned to the offensive side. Outside linebacker Quentin Groves signed a two-year, $2.8 million contract and will rejoin Ray Horton, also his coordinator in Arizona. Tight end Gary Barnidge (6-foot-5, 250 pounds), who agreed to a three-year deal, will also Read More…

With Francis papacy, local Catholics optimistic for ‘new chapter’

Argentina’s cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, elected Pope Francis, appears Wednesday on the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Bergoglio was elected as the 266th pope and will lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. (AP photo.)

Vacationing in Argentina earlier this month, Lorain resident David Arredondo on March 1 toured the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, unaware that it would soon be known as new Pope Francis’ former home. Arredondo was one of several local Catholics who cheered Wednesday’s election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the Catholic Church’s 266th Read More…

Suspected serial killer has a local record

Little

A 72-year-old drifter with Lorain County roots is being held in a California prison as a suspected serial killer, and authorities locally and across the country are reviewing old cases to see whether he can be linked to any unsolved homicides. Samuel Little, who also is known as Samuel McDowell, was tied to the sexually Read More…

Elyria city employee charged with DUI while on the clock

ELYRIA — An Elyria city employee was arrested Wednesday on suspicion that he was driving under the influence in a city vehicle while on the clock. Police Capt. Chris Costantino said officers arrested Matthew Jurco, 31, of Elyria, on several charges after a report came in from a citizen that someone was driving a city Read More…

Arrest expected today in dog stabbing

AMHERST — Police issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for the man accused of stabbing to death a neighbor’s dog over the weekend. The warrant charging Gerald Miller of Lakewood with cruelty against a companion animal was issued Wednesday. Police expect to arrest Miller today. On the same day, Monique Landreth, who has a child with Read More…

Police log for March 14, 2013

Lorain police Tuesday, March 12 10:08 p.m. — East 28th Street near Globe Avenue, Sergio Arroyo, 22, 800 block E. 34th St., cited for changing lanes without caution and driving without a license. Isaiah Hopkins, 23, 5100 block Leavitt Road, cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 10:45 p.m. — 2400 block Wilson Drive, Read More…

Avon to build new water tower

AVON — A 3-million-gallon water tower with four times the capacity of the city’s lone water tower now is planned for the intersection of state Route 83 and Mills Road. Cost figures have yet to be set, but the new tower is initially estimated to cost between $4.5 million and $5.5 million and will be Read More…