April 19, 2014

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Browns Notes: RB Willis McGahee brings swagger to young team, promises it will grow

Cleveland Browns running back Willis McGahee (26) runs the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals during an NFL football game Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — Coach Rob Chudzinski appreciates the attitude running back Willis McGahee has brought in his week-plus with the Browns. “Willis has a lot of confidence,” Chudzinski said Monday. “He’s been a winner and he knows what it takes in this league. He brings some of that swagger.” Apparently, Chudzinski hasn’t seen anything yet. “It Read More…

Avon business cited for underage alcohol sale

AVON – One business was cited during an undercover operation to check for illegal alcohol sales. Police used an 18-year-old confidential informant to make several alcohol purchases at seven retail establishments and one on-premise establishment. One business, Circle K on Chester Road, sold alcohol to the informant, according to a news release from the Avon Read More…

Browns QB Brian Hoyer to start again vs. Bills on Thursday night

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BEREA — Browns coach Rob Chudzinski didn’t surprise anyone with the announcement, but he made it official this afternoon. Brian Hoyer will remain the starting quarterback for the game Thursday night against the Bills. Hoyer is 2-0 as the starter, and the Browns are 2-2 and tied atop the AFC North with Cincinnati and Baltimore. Read More…

Brief power outage reported at Elyria High

Power was out at Elyria High School for a little more than an hour Monday morning, according to Amy Higgins, the district’s communications director. Higgins said the power went out at 9:50 a.m., and was restored by 11:10 a.m. Emergency lighting remained on the whole time, and all phones in the building remained working, she Read More…

Reward offered for suspect in weekend shootings

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The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information leading to the capture of fugitive Terrell “ToodaB” Fennell. Elyria Police believe Fennell, 20, of Elyria, is responsible for multiple shootings that took place in Elyria two weekends ago. In addition, he is a suspect in numerous recent armed robberies. Fennell is Read More…

Health care law dispute sends government to brink of shutdown

The morning sun illuminates the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Monday as the government teeters on the brink of a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress can reach an agreement on funding. Congressional Republicans and Democrats spent Sunday trading the blame for failure to reach agreement on the stopgap funding bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — Compromise elusive, Republicans and Democrats engaged in finger-pointing Monday just hours before the first government shutdown in 17 years, driven by an intractable budget dispute over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. House Republicans blamed Senate Democrats for taking the weekend off and resisting a House measure that would avert a shutdown Read More…

Avon Lake crime watch: 2 residents report vehicles egged overnight

Avon Lake police 10:42 a.m.  Sept. 22, 32700 block Lake Road, vehicle “egged” overnight, and 7:37 a.m. Sept. 23, 100 block Beachdale Drive, a caller reported that her vehicle had been “egged.” Friday, Sept. 20 5:34 p.m. — 32400 block Lake Road, a resident reported that a man in Army fatigues and a mask ran past Read More…

Avon crime watch: Caller reports 2 men urinating in road, waving at traffic

Avon police 10:40 a.m. Sept. 22 — 38400 block Detroit Road, a caller reported that two males were urinating in the road and waving at traffic that passed in front of Avondale Golf Course. Police were unable to locate them. Saturday, Sept. 21 12:24 a.m. — 37800 block French Creek Road, burglary at Avon Oaks Read More…

Neighbors help plow fields to benefit Gordon Farms

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A Plow Day was held Sunday at Willow Vale Farms in Spencer to benefit Lloyd Gordon and Gordon Farms. About 150 people showed up to the event with their tractors to plow the fields at Willow Vale Farms to show their support for the Gordon Family. Lloyd Gordon was critically injured in a farming accident Read More…

No one injured in Lorain apartment fire

A fire caused damage to the second and third floors of the apartment building at 1021 Tower Boulevard in Lorain Saturday night. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

At least four people were displaced by a fire at the Tower Regency Apartments, 1021 Tower Blvd., around 3:45 a.m. Sunday. The fire began in Apartment 204 of the three-story, 12-unit building, according to Assistant Fire Chief Dennis Livchak. The complex is between Falbo and Oberlin avenues. When firefighters arrived about three minutes after being Read More…