September 30, 2014

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Browns cut linebacker Chris Gocong, safety Usama Young and sign a kicker

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Two of former general manager Tom Heckert’s signature acquisitions were released Tuesday. The practice is common after a new regime takes over, but the dismissal of linebacker Chris Gocong and safety Usama Young came at positions already in need of a boost. The Browns also signed kicker Brandon Bogotay to compete for the job recently Read More…

Colt McCoy has no hard feelings about time with Browns

Colt McCoy’s three years in Cleveland were anything but easy. He claimed he was ignored by coordinator Brian Daboll as a rookie until he was forced to play because of injuries. He suffered a concussion on a vicious hit from Pittsburgh’s James Harrison in 2011 but was allowed to return to the game. Then he Read More…

Attorney and wife found dead in home

NEW FRANKLIN — Authorities in northeast Ohio say the deaths of a prominent attorney and his wife in their home is under investigation as a double homicide. The medical examiner in Akron says autopsies were planned Wednesday on the bodies of 56-year-old Jeffrey Schobert and his 59-year-old wife, Margaret. There was no immediate comment on Read More…

Investigator: Matus engaged in some misconduct

ELYRIA — Suspended Lorain County General Health District Medical Director Paul Matus committed some, but not all, of the misconduct allegations leveled against him, according to the findings of a neutral third party who reviewed the case against Matus during a nine-hour hearing in February. Frank Hatfield wrote in his report, released Tuesday, that there Read More…

Cops raid Shopway; city shuts it down

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ELYRIA — Two employees of Shopway Food Mart on Lake Avenue were arrested after a raid Tuesday, and the nearby Cakes, Candy and Flowers on Chestnut Street also was searched by police investigating allegations of food stamp fraud. Greg Croft, agent in charge of the Cleveland District Office for the Ohio Department of Public Safety Read More…

Son could face charges in dad’s suicide

ELYRIA — Police plan to forward to prosecutors their investigation into the suicide of 87-year-old Wesley Blaylock for consideration of possible charges against the son who called 911. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said the investigation determined that David Blaylock, who called 911 around 10 a.m. Saturday, failed to disclose that he had found a Read More…

Elyria mayor says cleanup of General Industries site is a priority

ELYRIA — The city is getting some expert advice on how to handle the toxic former General Industries site. Mayor Holly Brinda has hired environmental attorney Michael McMahon of the Cleveland-based law firm McMahon DeGulis, who will advise the city on how to proceed as well as where to look for potential revenue to pay Read More…

Former City Hall’s razing ends up coming under budget

ELYRIA — The demolition of the old Elyria City Hall will likely end up costing roughly $140,000 less than city officials initially thought when the razing of the deteriorated building was authorized in 2012. City Council approved the project with a budget of $580,000 assuming it would take every penny to raze the Broad Street Read More…

4-year-old victim of house fire dies

Evan Goodenow and Chelsea Miller, The Chronicle-Telegram LORAIN — A 4-year-old boy who received second- to third-degree burns in a March 23 house fire died Tuesday. Nasire King died at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Nasire spent 10 days in critical condition after receiving burns on 90 percent of his Read More…

Norma Martha Linden Forthofer

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Norma Martha Linden, born February 22, 1925, lived fully and passionately, perpetually radiating love, vitality, commitment and compassion to all she met, to all who were blessed to know her. Born to Delphine and William Linden, and lovingly raised in meager depression years with six sisters and two brothers, Norma learned the richness and importance Read More…