July 30, 2014

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Browns Notes: Coach Rob Chudzinski hasn’t picked starting QB for Sunday vs. Bengals

BEREA – Coach Rob Chudzinski loved quarterback Brian Hoyer’s resilience and called his performance against the Vikings “gutsy,” but wasn’t ready to name him the starter for Sunday’s matchup with the Bengals. “I just want to have all of the information,” he said Monday. “That’s how we did it last week. We’ll look at it Read More…

Somali leader speaks at Ohio State on global threat of al-Shabab

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  COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Islamic extremist group claiming responsibility for the weekend terrorist attack at a Kenyan mall presents a threat not just to the region or Africa but to “the world at large,” the president of Somalia said Monday. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said reports that some of the attackers may have been Read More…

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski: No QB decision yet, no plans to trade WRs Josh Gordon, Greg Little

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BEREA – Browns coach Rob Chudzinski hasn’t decided if quarterback Brian Hoyer will start again Sunday at home against Cincinnati. “I’m going to wait to make any determination on that until I have all the information,” Chudzinski said a day after the 31-27 victory over the Vikings, his first on the job. Chudzinski said quarterback Read More…

Police credit neighbors for quick capture of break-in suspects

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  ELYRIA — A mother of four was alone in her house watching “The Wendy Williams Show” and waiting for her laundry to finish when she heard a noise Monday. “I thought it was the construction down the road,” she said. Then she heard the bedroom door open. Only a few feet from where she Read More…

Elyria police investigating after shots fired Friday night

ELYRIA—Police are investigating reports of shots fired in the city Friday night and early Saturday morning. Police Capt. Chris Costantino said shots were fired near Paul’s Beverage Warehouse on Lake Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Friday. No one was hurt, but multiple shots were fired. Costantino said the shooting is under investigation, and it is unknown if the shooting is related to another incident on Bohannon Court Read More…

Browns Notes: Joe Thomas doesn’t hear trade talk, wouldn’t listen anyway

Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas lines up against the Miami Dolphins Sept. 8 in Cleveland. Miami won 23-10. (AP Photo/David Richard)

MINNEAPOLIS – Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas doesn’t do Twitter. So he didn’t know his name was in the news Sunday morning. NFL Network’s Michael Silver reported several teams called the Browns last week about a trade for Thomas, only to be told he isn’t available, according to a source. “I didn’t see that,” Read More…

Apple Festival holds closest apple pie contest in 33 years

Out of their three years entering, Jenny Bliss, and her daughter, Helena, have baked the winning Apple Festival Pie twice. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — After a particularly close competition, three Lorain County residents received awards for the best apple pies. First place was awarded to Jenny Bliss, of Elyria. Cathy Sharp, of Elyria, received a second-place award and Miranda Nehls, of Lorain, was given the third-place honor. The pies were judged in three categories — appearance, crust and taste, according to the Apple Pie Judging organizer, Dotti Klimczak. Read More…

Meghan Costantino crowned 2013 Apple Festival queen

Meghan Constantino, of Elyria, was crowned Miss Apple Festival 2013 on Saturday.
KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Meghan Costantino may have received the Elyria Apple Queen crown on Saturday, but the Princess Pageant wasn’t about competition for Meghan. It was more about making friends and memories. Meghan, an Elyria High School student, said she wouldn’t have had the opportunity to interact with the other girls had it not been for the Elyria Apple Festival’s Princess Pageant. “I met new, very good friends,” she Read More…

Bill would ban Ohio teens from driving other teens

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Republican state lawmaker is proposing tough new driving restrictions on Ohio teens, including prohibiting them from transporting even one additional teenager. State Rep. Rick Perales, of Beavercreek, tells The Columbus Dispatch his bill would bring Ohio’s rules closer to the recommendations of safety groups. Besides banning teen buddies, it would require Read More…

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison speaks about growing up in Lorain

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OBERLIN — A Nobel Prize-winning author joked Friday that Oberlin College was “too close to home” for her to attend as a young adult. Toni Morrison spoke to a full house at Finney Chapel, discussing her writing process, being a Nobel laureate and her life growing up in Lorain. Morrison, whose best known works include Read More…