May 22, 2015


Browns notes: QB Brandon Weeden says he’s ‘completely different player’ than last year

BEREA — For the second straight year, quarterback Brandon Weeden will open training camp as the starter and the guy getting the repetitions with the first-team offense. He said that’s where the similarities end. “I feel like a completely different player,” he said Monday. “It’s knowing what to expect … I didn’t know anyone in Read More…

Browns WR Josh Gordon apologizes for suspension, maintains failed test was for codeine

Josh Gordon catches a pass during a workout earlier this season. Gordon apologized Monday for his upcoming two-game suspension to start the season. (AP photo.)

BEREA – Josh Gordon feels he owed the Browns and their fans an apology and admits he’s still trying to regain the trust of the front office. But he said the two-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy was out of his control. Gordon spoke to reporters Monday for the first time since Read More…

Princess Catherine gives birth

  LONDON (AP) — Palace officials say Prince William’s wife Kate has given birth to a baby boy. Officials said Monday the baby was born at 4:24 p.m. and weighs 8 pounds 6 ounces. The infant will become third in line for the British throne after Prince Charles and William. Kate checked into a private Read More…

Browns RB Trent Richardson practicing, “full go” for training camp

BEREA — Browns running back Trent Richardson has been practicing the last few days and will have no restrictions when full-squad training camp opens Thursday. “He has been full go,” coach Rob Chudzinski said this morning in a pre-camp meeting with writers. Richardson was bothered by a sore lower leg during offseason workouts and missed Read More…

East Cleveland man to be charged with aggravated murder after three bodies are found


EAST CLEVELAND — Officials say a man will be charged with aggravated murder after three bodies wrapped in trash bags were found in suburban Cleveland. East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton says a Friday call to police led authorities to a home and a standoff with the man, who was eventually taken into custody. The mayor Read More…

Rae Louise Young


Rae Louise Young (nee Schmidt), 76, of Lorain, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013 at New Life Hospice Residence Center, following a brief illness. Rae was born August 23, 1936, in Lorain, and graduated from Lorain High School. Rae had been a lifetime resident of Lorain. Rae was employed in the photo engraving department of Read More…

James E. Leonard (K8TED)

Leonard, James

James E. Leonard, 74, of Amherst, peacefully went home to our Lord on Saturday, July 20, 2013 following a brief illness, surrounded by his loving wife, Tina and family. Jim was born on December 8, 1938 and grew up in South Lorain. He graduated from Lorain High School Class of 1957A. Upon graduation, he attended Read More…

Vivian Mae Gerber

Vivian Mae Gerber (nee Horace), 90, of Talbott, Tennessee and formerly of Elyria, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 18, 2013. She was born in Elyria, on January 21, 1923. Vivian was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Morristown, Tennessee, and a hospital volunteer for 26 years. She enjoyed gardening and being Read More…

Mary Lou Volk

Mary Lou Volk (nee Schmitz), 91 years old, of Elyria, died on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain, following a short illness. The Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria, will announce further arrangements at a later date.

Gary M. Melnyk


Gary M. Melnyk, 69, of North Ridgeville, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 in North Ridgeville. Mr. Melnyk was born on August 13, 1943 in Cleveland and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1966. Mr. Melnyk was an electrician and spent Read More…