October 22, 2014

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Phil Dawson says goodbye, wishes Cleveland nothing but the best

Kicker Phil Dawson left town 78 points behind Hall of Famer Lou Groza on the Browns’ all-time scoring list but believes that’s for the best. “He is Mr. Cleveland Browns,” Dawson said of Groza. “It only seems right he’ll be the all-time leading scorer there.” Dawson held a conference call with Cleveland-area media this afternoon Read More…

Teacher misconduct cases rising in Ohio

DAYTON — Increasing use of social media and better reporting systems are believed to be among the reasons for the rising number of accusations of teacher misconduct in Ohio. Ohio Department of Education records show the number of accusations have tripled since 2007. The problems have included lewd text messages, inappropriate Facebook posts, physical threats Read More…

TE Kellen Davis visiting Browns today

Former Bears tight end Kellen Davis is visiting the Browns today, a league source confirmed. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was first to report the visit. Davis started 15 games in each of the last two seasons, but the Bears weren’t pleased with his production and cut him after signing Martellus Bennett earlier this month. Davis (6-foot-7, Read More…

Highway Patrol Elyria post reports 32 OVI arrests over past two weeks

The Elyria Post of The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported the following OVI arrests over the past two weeks in Lorain County: Jasmine Hawthorne, 24, Lorain – Refused BAC Test Hannah Barbee, 20, Elyria – Refused BAC Test (operating a vehicle after underage consumption) Gerica Newson, 19, Elyria – Tested .078 BAC (operating a vehicle Read More…

Man gets six months in prison for taking weapons into movie theater

The North Ridgeville man caught carrying a loaded handgun and four knives into a Westlake movie theater last year was sentenced Thursday in Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court to six months in prison. Scott A. Smith, 38, pleaded guilty last month to two counts of carrying concealed weapons. He refused to plead out to having weapons Read More…

Elyria man suspected in Speedway robbery added to Dangerous Dozen list

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An Elyria man suspected of aggravated robbery has been added to the U.S. Marshals’ “Dangerous Dozen” most-wanted list for March. Charles Farris is wanted following a robbery in November at the Speedway on Lorain Road in Elyria. His charges include aggravated robbery, parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender. Farris also has Read More…

Dog trainer charged with 55 counts of animal cruelty

LANCASTER, Ohio — A central Ohio dog trainer is facing dozens of charges after authorities found dogs without water being held in filthy kennels. The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office said 39-year-old Cory Dewberry turned himself in and pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday. His attorney said he did nothing wrong. The local humane society Read More…

10 horses, other animals killed in barn fire overnight

OREGON, Ohio — Ten horses and other farm animals perished early today when a fire destroyed a 100-year-old barn at a northwestern Ohio equestrian center that provides horse-riding therapy programs for the disabled, authorities said. The fire in the 100-by-100-foot wood-framed barn at the Vail Meadows Equestrian Center in Oregon was reported at about 3:30 Read More…

Almost amazing: Cavs wilt as Heat rallies from 27 down

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CLEVELAND — Other than a scoreboard condensation problem that delayed the opening tip for almost 40 minutes, a fan running onto the floor during the fourth quarter, the Cavaliers setting a franchise record for largest blown lead, the Miami Heat notching its 24th straight win and LeBron James once again getting the last laugh, not Read More…

LeBron’s game still thrills

LeBron James’ hairline is very different, as is his level of muscularity, but he is still the same incredible player who electrified Quicken Loans Arena for seven years. That’s why it’s so bittersweet every time “The Chosen One” returns to Cleveland as a member of the Miami Heat. James put on another fantastic show Wednesday, Read More…