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Stadium plan a go: Browns to spend more than $100 million on improvements

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CLEVELAND — The name isn’t the only thing changing at the former Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Browns have formally committed to spend more than $100 million to renovate the lakefront facility now known as FirstEnergy Stadium, according to a story published Monday in Sports Business Daily. Complete details are expected to be revealed later this Read More…

Maya Johnson throws perfect game, strikes out 15 out of 15 to lead Columbia Red Wagon Farm to OGSO Class A district title

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Columbia Red Wagon Farm pitcher Maya Johnson wasn’t just good Monday night — she was perfect. Johnson threw a five-inning perfect game, striking out all 15 batters she faced as Columbia defeated Keystone Sugar Ridge Towing 10-0 in an OGSO Class A (U-10) district championship game at Palmer Field. While Johnson has Read More…

Avon grad Kaitlin Neumann stays hot in the heat, shoots 77 to win Ohio Girls Golf Foundation tournament by seven shots

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AVON — Kaitlin Neumann was hot. Actually, everyone was Monday during a sweltering day at the Ohio Girls Golf Foundation’s 12th annual tournament at Avon Oaks Country Club. It’s just that Neumann, a recent Avon High grad, had a game to match the weather, taking first place with a 5-over-par 77. “Yes, it was hot,” Read More…

Baseball: New boys of summer leaving their mark on game

NEW YORK — Flip on any highlight show and you’re almost sure to see them, with those peach-fuzz faces and boyish features beneath their big league caps. Mike Trout makes a diving catch on the warning track. Manny Machado whacks another double into the corner at Camden Yards. Bryce Harper belts a tape-measure home run Read More…

Police hunt for suspect in woman’s stabbing

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ELYRIA — A man suspected of stabbing a woman in her 430 Longfellow St. home around 6:05 p.m. Monday remained at large early this morning. The 55-year-old woman, whom police wouldn’t name, was taken to EMH Elyria Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Herb de la Porte, LifeCare Ambulance vice president. The woman called Read More…

New board members installed on Clearview board

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — The six candidates for the open Clearview Schools Board of Education position will be interviewed — this time. Board President Melissa Newsome and Richard Marcucci have taken heat for not interviewing candidates to fill the positions of Connie Finney and Brenda Newman, who resigned in protest June 10 alleging a lack of Read More…

Commissioner casts deciding vote to hire relative

ELYRIA — Lorain County Commissioner Lori Kokoski cast the deciding vote last week to hire her half-brother to work at the Charles Berry Bascule Bridge in Lorain, which the county oversees. Although Ohio’s nepotism laws typically bar government officials from being involved in the hiring of their siblings and other close family members, Kokoski said Read More…

Police: Man slashed friend with machete in drunken argument over rent

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LORAIN — A man was arrested after he slashed his friend with a machete during an alcohol-fueled argument over rent, police said. Officers were called to the 1300 block of Lakeview Avenue at 11:53 p.m. Saturday for a fight. Police arrived and spoke with the homeowner, Robert Thomas, 21, who told police he was involved Read More…

‘Creature’ discomfort: Facebook page draws chuckles, jeers

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It’s called “The Creatures of Lorain County.” The Facebook page features a vast array of photos of local residents — many of whom don’t know they are being photographed and have their faces blurred — wearing unusual outfits or parked in haphazard ways. It’s the brainchild of Amy Clark of Elyria, and despite critics that Read More…

Police log for July 16, 2013

Elyria police Sunday, July 14 9:13 a.m. — 1500 block Prospect St., an apartment resident said someone stole her 10-speed bicycle off her back porch. 11:33 p.m. — Town & Country Co-op, 210 Huron St., the north glass door to the store was broken and beer and cigarettes were stolen, police said. A large bent Read More…