August 2, 2014

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Browns coach Rob Chudzinski, QB Brandon Weeden excited about team as offseason program ends

BEREA — Rob Chudzinski joked, chatted and taught Thursday as the Browns finished the offseason program with a final minicamp practice. The beginning of one of the few lulls of the NFL calendar could’ve been the reason for the good mood. More likely is Chudzinski’s comfort with his team. The first-year coach likes what he’s Read More…

Browns notes: Receiving corps draws praise after strong offseason

BEREA – Davone Bess and Travis Benjamin – the “undersized” receivers – went the six offseason practices open to the media without a dropped pass of note. Josh Gordon and Greg Little – the big, fast starting wideouts – let a few balls hit the ground, but showed playmaking versatility from outside and the slot. Read More…

Indians show some school spirit: Take prep center fielder Clint Frazier with their first pick in draft

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CLEVELAND — The Indians went down to Georgia for their first-round selection in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft on Thursday. Owning just one pick (No. 5 overall) in the first two rounds, Cleveland used it to take Loganville High School center fielder Clint Frazier — this year’s Gatorade High School Player of the Year. Read More…

Man accused of stabbing dog to death pleads no contest

Gerald Miller, left, appears in court with his attorney, Gerald Smith.

OBERLIN — Gerald Miller, the man accused of stabbing a dog to death in Amherst, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of one count of animal cruelty Thursday in Oberlin Municipal Court. Miller did not comment during the trial, but he acknowledged that the charge carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail Read More…

U.S. government collecting huge number of Verizon customers’ phone records

WASHINGTON — The government has been secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama administration defended the National Security Agency’s need to collect telephone records of U.S. citizens, but critics said it was a Read More…

Browns Notes: RB Trent Richardson says he’ll be ready for start of training camp, downplays leg injury again

BEREA – Running back Trent Richardson said he’ll practice when training camp opens, his injury isn’t any worse than the announced lower-leg strain and he hasn’t lost weight or strength from taking migraine medication. While refuting items in a report, he also emphasized he’s anxious to get back on the field with his teammates. “I Read More…

Ohio gas prices hovering around $4 a gallon

CLEVELAND — Ohio motorists are grumbling as gas prices begin to hover around $4 a gallon. Rising oil prices amid fears about refinery problems in the Great Lakes have pushed pump prices up over the dreaded $4 mark at some stations across the state. According to auto club AAA, the state average for a gallon Read More…

Rita Pentito

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Rita Pentito (nee Marter), 87, of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Specialty Hospital of Lorain. She was born on December 11, 1925 in Linton, Indiana to the late Albert and Mary (nee Grounds) Marter. In 1943, Rita graduated from Linton-Stockton High School. Immediately following high school, she joined the Cadet Read More…

Roy Allen Slack

Roy Allen Slack, 70, of Grafton Township, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at EMH Healthcare in Elyria, following a short illness. He was born in Elyria on January 22, 1943 and was a life long resident of Lorain County. He worked in receiving at the Parker-Hannifin Corporation in Avon for 42 years and retired Read More…

Anthony “Peg” L. Coats

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Anthony “Peg” L. Coats, 48, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 2, 2013. He was born in York, Alabama, coming to Elyria 30 years ago. He was a graduate of Sumter High School in Alabama, class of 1983, where he played varsity basketball and football. Mr. Coats was employed as a crew manager for Read More…