December 22, 2014

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Cavs: Healthy Luke Walton isn’t ready for retirement

Walton

When his career is over, Luke Walton has a pretty decent idea what he is going to do in his next life. But the way his back is feeling these days, he believes he can shelve all the thoughts of retirement for a while. Walton’s back feels so good, he thinks he can play in Read More…

Oberlin’s Chris Schubert hopes to keep playing football in pros as long as he can

Chris Schubert’s professional football career is at a crossroads. The former Oberlin High School and Oberlin College standout receiver was among the first cuts of the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League earlier this week. But as he gave a phone interview Wednesday night from his Oberlin home, Schubert was expecting a call from Read More…

Ohio halts overnight Amber Alerts to cell phones

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Amber Alert Steering Committee has decided for now to stop sending alerts about abducted children to Ohioans’ cellphones between midnight and 6 a.m. after an overnight alert prompted complaints. A State Highway Patrol spokeswoman tells The Columbus Dispatch there was “considerable grumbling” in complaints to troopers and the attorney general about Read More…

Some Lorain residents lose phone, Internet service

About 50 to 100 CenturyLink customers in Central Lorain have been without phone and Internet service for most of the week, according to a spokeswoman. While a Chronicle reader who called the newsroom said her service went out Sunday, CenturyLink spokeswoman Stephanie Meisse said her information was that the damage occurred Monday. This afternoon she Read More…

Indians: No. 5 starter remains a mystery

Kazmir

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Spring training will be over in little more than two weeks, and the identity of the Indians’ fifth starter remains a mystery. Blame manager Terry Francona for that. Or blame the competitors for the job: in alphabetical order Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco, Scott Kazmir and Daisuke Matsuzaka. None of the four has Read More…

Browns: Harvard alum celebrating arrival despite recent arrest

Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant, who played four years with Oakland, should bring versatility. (AP photo.)

BEREA — Desmond Bryant didn’t know just how big the numbers on the check would be, but he believed from a young age he would have an NFL career that allowed him to pose for the cameras holding the jersey of his new team. Bryant realized that dream Thursday when he stood between Browns CEO Read More…

Browns notes: Biggest moves over, but team isn’t done

The Browns are serious about signing Washington tight end Fred Davis (83), according to an ESPN report. (AP photo.)

BEREA — The Browns made quite a splash in the first day of free agency, spending $74 million on outside linebacker Paul Kruger and defensive end Desmond Bryant. CEO Joe Banner isn’t done, but said any further moves won’t create the same ripple throughout the fan base, or league. “I think these will be the Read More…

Midview superintendent search down to three

The search for the next Midview superintendent will include a session with residents who will be asked to meet the three finalists from among 28 applicants. A community meeting will start 9 a.m. March 23, at which time parents and residents will have a chance to meet the candidates — Scott Goggin, Midview’s director of Read More…

Police search cold cases for links to suspected serial killer

ELYRIA — Suspected serial killer Samuel Little left certain tell-tale evidence when he allegedly slew his victims and that’s what Elyria police are looking for as they re-examine old cases to see if Little may have killed here. “Cases that we look for have to have a certain criteria in terms of evidentiary value,” Elyria Read More…

GOP Sen. Portman of Ohio now supports gay marriage

CINCINNATI — Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio says he now supports gay marriage because one of his sons is gay. Portman told reporters Thursday in Washington that his views began changing in 2011 when his college-age son Will told his parents he was gay. Portman says he reconsidered gay marriage from a different Read More…