October 1, 2014

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UPDATE: Man shot in leg in Elyria

Elyria firefighters and police officers investigate the scene of shooting Wednesday on 15th Street right off Middle Avenue. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — The identify of an 18-year-old man shot in the right leg around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday is expected to be released today. The man suffered a non-life-threatening wound after being shot outside a home at 308 16th St., between Middle and West avenues, according to police spokesman Capt. Chris Costantino. The man was hospitalized Read More…

Browns Notes: QB Brandon Weeden rips Sports Illustrated series and writer, defends Oklahoma State

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden called Sports Illustrated's allegations of widespread corruption within Oklahoma State's football program "comical." (AP photo)

BEREA – Quarterback Brandon Weeden was ready for the question. When he got it Wednesday, he let loose with a couple of high, hard fastballs that didn’t miss the target. Weeden had been seething since Tuesday when he read the first of Sports Illustrated’s five-part expose on widespread corruption at Oklahoma State, his alma mater. Read More…

Browns rookie Barkevious Mingo cleared for contact, hits sled in practice, expected to play Sunday

BEREA – First-round draft pick Barkevious Mingo was cleared for contact and is expected to make his NFL debut Sunday against Baltimore. Mingo suffered a bruised lung Aug. 15 against Detroit and returned to practice last week in a limited capacity. During the half-hour open to reporters today, he participated in punt coverage and hit Read More…

Lorain County JVS students hold Sept. 11 memorial ceremony

A wreath was placed at the Sept. 11 memorial Wednesday.

OBERLIN – They may not have fully grasped what had happened, but they remember where they were when it occurred. Lorain County Joint Vocational School student Efrain Gonzalez was sitting in his first-grade classroom, listening to his teacher read a book when the teacher next door ran into the classroom and whispered to her. “I Read More…

WV pastor resigns after lending bus to police for meth lab bust

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia pastor is losing his job in the pulpit after lending his church’s bus to law enforcement officers for a meth lab bust. The bust last week netted three arrests in rural Lincoln County, but it cost Chris Wilkinson his $150-per-month job as pastor at Morning Star Community Church near Read More…

Photos: Sept. 11 tributes around Ohio

Residents remembered the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks Wednesday with memorial services and flag display tributes. Tributes were also held in New York, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, Pa. [View the story "Photos from Ohio Sept. 11 memorials" on Storify]

Browns QB Brandon Weeden calls Sports Illustrated series on Oklahoma State “comical,” says he never received money

BEREA – Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden this morning called Sports Illustrated’s expose on widespread corruption at Oklahoma State “comical.” The first part of the series was released Tuesday. “I’ve read the first story that came out and literally I laughed throughout the entire thing,” said Weeden, who was the starter in 2011 when Oklahoma State Read More…

Sept. 11 anniversary marked with somber tribute

Friends and family members gather at the 9/11 Memorial during ceremonies marking the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Sept. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Alejandra Villa, Pool)

NEW YORK — As bells tolled solemnly, Americans marked the 12th anniversary of theSept. 11 terrorist attacks on Wednesday with the reading of the names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition. At a morning ceremony on the 2-year-old memorial plaza at the site of the World Trade Center, relatives recited the names of the nearly Read More…

Oberlin crime watch: Police say man stole TV from Wal-Mart

Oberlin police Tuesday, Sept. 3 8 p.m. — 46400 block U.S. Route 20, a Wal-Mart Asset Protection Associate reported a theft of a flat screen television by a man driving a black SUV. Police ran the license plate number, which came back to a suspect and her boyfriend who had been arrested for shoplifting from Read More…

Spitzer settles harassment lawsuit with employees

Spitzer Management has reached a deal with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to settle a long-running lawsuit against the car dealer over hostile working conditions based on some employees’ national origin. The proposed consent decree still needs to be approved by U.S. District Judge John R. Adams, who earlier this year ordered Spitzer and Read More…