August 1, 2014

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High school girls soccer 2013: Elyria Catholic’s Jenna Ellingson an all-around talent who keeps striving to improve

Elyria Catholic center midfielder Jenna Ellingson has accomplished more in two years of high school than most student-athletes do in four. Not only has she been the leading goal scorer on the only two district championship girls soccer teams in Panthers history, she’s also a top performer in the classroom where, thanks to a steady Read More…

Scott Petrak: Browns have plenty of concerns as the season opener approaches

The dreadful preseason finale has finally come and gone, so the focus can shift completely to the regular season. The Browns had four preseason games and more than a month of practices to get ready, yet many questions remain unanswered. Injuries and a lack of expected development from some players have the front office scrambling Read More…

Indians make trade for another bat, land Jason Kubel from Diamondbacks; Kelly Shoppach back on team, too

CLEVELAND — They weren’t blockbuster acquisitions Friday but at this point the Indians will try anything to breathe life into their sagging offense — and playoff hopes. Fresh off scoring just three runs in three games and being swept by Atlanta to start a pivotal nine-game stretch, Cleveland acquired veteran outfielder/designated hitter Jason Kubel in Read More…

C-T beat writer Scott Petrak predicts the Browns’ 53-man roster

NFL rosters must be at 53 players by 6 o’clock Saturday, so the Browns have 22 moves to make. (One is a formality – putting receiver Josh Gordon on the NFL’s suspended list). They likely won’t be finished tinkering. With a new front office and coaching staff, the Browns are a prime candidate to continue Read More…

US says Syrian chemical attack killed 1,429

WASHINGTON — Edging toward a retaliatory strike, the Obama administration bluntly accused the Syrian government of Bashar Assad on Friday of launching a chemical weapons attack that killed at least 1,429 people — far more than previous estimates — including more than 400 children. “Some cite the risk of doing things” in response, Secretary of Read More…

Businessman Julius Zajac dies at 91

Julius Zajac

ELYRIA – Raised in a poor Polish neighborhood in the Tremont section of Cleveland during the Great Depression, the value of education was instilled early in Julius Zajac. Zajac, who died Wednesday at 91, capitalized on his education and marketing smarts to help found three companies, including one that merged with a company that eventually Read More…

Mom finds teenager’s ashes in Wal-mart bag inside urn

AMELIA, Ohio — An Ohio woman who found her teenage son’s cremated remains in a plastic shopping bag inside an urn is talking about how she’s upset with the Kentucky funeral home that handled the ashes. Nancy Bronner, of Amelia in southwestern Ohio, said she was disgusted to open her son’s urn after his death Read More…

Police say 8-year-old boy driving in Ariz. crash that killed sister

A makeshift memorial on a tree is shown, Thursday in Phoenix. An 8-year-old boy was driving his mother's car on a nighttime joyride with his 6-year-old sister when it crashed into a telephone pole, behind the tree, fatally injuring the girl, police said Thursday.  (AP photo)

PHOENIX — An 8-year-old boy who took the family car and crashed it into a power pole probably won’t face criminal charges in the death of his 6-year-old sister, who was riding with him, police said. Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos also said there’s nothing to indicate the children’s mother would face any charges in Read More…

N.Y. subway shut down after kittens get loose on tracks

In this photo provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York, two kittens stand between the rails on subway tracks in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP photo)

NEW YORK — It only took two kittens to stop the city’s subway in its tracks. Power was cut to the B and Q lines in Brooklyn for more than an hour after a woman reported Thursday morning that her kittens were loose in the nation’s largest subway system, transit officials said. The furry felines, Read More…

JVS superintendent borrows phrases from N.Y. administrator’s message

The message written by New York school superintendent Mark Mondanaro, left, was used to craft Lorain County JVS Superintendent Glann Faircloth's message.

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Lorain County Joint Vocational School Superintendent Glenn Faircloth copied parts of an update attributed to him on the school’s website from a similar message written three years ago by a New York superintendent. Although Faircloth rephrased some of the language he used in his message, posted this week, much of it is Read More…