July 24, 2014

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Kicker Phil Dawson headed to San Francisco after 14 years with Browns

Phil Dawson is 78 points shy of Lou Groza’s record for most points in Browns history. Dawson is 17 games behind Clay Matthews for most played in team history. Dawson is no longer a member of the Browns. After 14 years with Cleveland, Dawson signed a one-year contract Tuesday with the 49ers. He is taking Read More…

Waiters out at least a week; surgery possible

INDEPENDENCE — The news was not good regarding the injured left knee of Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters. The team announced late Tuesday afternoon that the rookie will miss at least a week and probably longer due to a small, loose cartilage fragment that might require arthroscopic surgery. Waiters, who is averaging 14.7 points and Read More…

James W. Rider

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James W. Rider, of Avon, beloved husband of Colleen (Hebbard) for 56 years, passed on to his heavenly home on Monday, March 11, 2013. He was born August 18, 1932, to John and Pauline (Brockman) Rider. He graduated from Fairview Park High School, where he played football, belonged to the Square Dance Club, and was Read More…

Woman shot overnight in Elyria

ELYRIA — Police are investigating a shooting in which a 57-year-old woman was shot in the leg near 419 16th Street. At 11:30 p.m. Monday, officers were sent to the woman’s home on Riverside Drive. The victim, Kim Holston, told police she dropped a friend off after work and stopped her car near the 400 Read More…

Lorain man arrested after off-duty officer intervenes in alleged assault

LORAIN — An off-duty police officer intervened in an alleged assault, and a Lorain man was arrested Monday as a result. Officers were sent to a Meister Road home at 8:08 p.m. Monday for a domestic in progress. Officer James Connell, who witnessed the incident, had detained 18-year-old Jaquan Battle, who was lying on the Read More…

Police chief’s wife pleads no contest to theft charge

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AVON LAKE — Elaine Freeman, the wife of North Ridgeville Police Chief Mike Freeman, pleaded no contest today to a theft charge stemming from her November arrest for shoplifting at the Target store in Avon. Elaine Freeman was ordered to pay a $250 fine and given a 30-day suspended jail sentence during her appearance in Read More…

VIDEO: Chardon shooter appears in court wearing ‘killer’ T-shirt; sentenced to 3 life sentences

T.J. Lane listens during court proceedings in Geauga County Common Pleas Court in this Feb. 26, 2013 file photo taken in Chardon, Ohio.  (AP photo.)

CHARDON — Wearing a T-shirt with “killer” scrawled across it, smirking and gesturing obscenely, a teenager was given three life sentences without parole today for opening fire last year in an Ohio high school cafeteria in a rampage that left three students dead and three others wounded. T.J. Lane, 18, had pleaded guilty last month Read More…

7 Marines killed in Nevada training explosion

WASHINGTON — Seven Marines from a North Carolina unit were killed and several injured in a training accident at the Hawthorne Army Depot in western Nevada, the Marine Corps said Tuesday. The cause of the accident shortly before 10 p.m. PST, Monday is under investigation, officials said in a statement from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Read More…

2 girls charged with threatening Ohio rape victim

COLUMBUS — A day after two high school football players were convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl, authorities arrested two Ohio girls suspected of making online threats against the accuser. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said the girls arrested Monday posted threatening comments on Twitter on Sunday, the day the players were convicted in Steubenville. Read More…

Indians: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Matt Capps won’t make roster, but Cleveland hopes they stick around

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Parting is such sweet sorrow that the Cleveland Indians often refuse to do it. Manager Terry Francona and general manager Chris Antonetti bear little resemblance to William Shakespeare. Moreover, Matt Capps and Daisuke Matsuzaka will never be mistaken for Romeo and Juliet, but all four are about to take part in one Read More…