April 20, 2014

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Browns QB Brandon Weeden says he has “very good earmuffs” to block out mounting criticism

BEREA — The continual calls for him to lose the starting job. The impractical idea that he should be released. The cutting criticism of every missed receiver and questionable decision. Quarterback Brandon Weeden has been the most popular target of angry Browns fans in the days following the loss to the Detroit Lions. He insists Read More…

Browns Notes: Detroit’s Ndamukong Suh fined $31,500 for hit on QB Brandon Weeden

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden is hit by Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh Sunday. Suh was reportedly fined by the league for the hit. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s first NFL fine was for a preseason hit on Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme in 2010. His latest fine was for a hit on Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden on Sunday. It’s a safe bet it won’t be his last. Suh was fined $31,500 Wednesday for a first-quarter hit in Read More…

Police still investigating reason for teen’s suicide

LAGRANGE – A crisis team is still available at Keystone High School for any students who need help or counseling following the suicide of a 16-year-old student on Tuesday morning. Lorain County Sheriff’s Lt. Donald Barker said that the student’s family has not indicated that the girl’s suicide was related to bullying. Barker said that Read More…

Woman seeks return of dog that was taken from car

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ELYRIA – Victoria Donovan tried to compose herself long enough Wednesday to talk about her companion dog, Maggie Mae. Her shaken state and tears made her other pets — Colby, Shadow and Baxter — a little jumpy, and they stayed close by her side. Or, maybe it was the obvious void Maggie Mae’s absence was Read More…

KISS, Nirvana, Ronstadt among Rock Hall of Fame nominees

Members of the band Kiss, from left, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer, perform during a concert in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and The Replacements are among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees Wednesday morning and half the field of 16 were first-time nominees. YES, Link Wray and The Zombies also received their first nominations. More than 600 voters Read More…

Government reopens after Congress ends 16-day shutdown

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations. Early Thursday, President Barack Obama signed the measure, which the House and Senate passed late Wednesday, ending a brawl with Republicans who tried Read More…

UPDATED: All-clear given after bomb threat at Olmsted Falls High School

OLMSTED FALLS — Emergency responders gave the all-clear at Olmsted Falls High School this morning after a bomb threat was reported. Olmsted Township Police Lt. Matt Vanyo said at about 7:45 a.m., a student reported a bomb threat written on the wall of a women’s restroom in the school’s athletic wing. The school began evacuating Read More…

Wellington man sentenced to six months on felony charges

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MEDINA — A 22-year-old Wellington man was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail after pleading guilty to his fourth and fifth felony charges this year. Adam R. Knight was sentenced on two counts of receiving stolen property and aggravated drug trafficking, fifth- and third-degree felonies, and he will spend three years’ probation once he’s Read More…

Miller Nature Preserve trail takes shape in Avon

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AVON — Crews are working to complete a new trail at the Miller Nature Preserve by November. Jim Ziemnik, director of the Lorain County Metro Parks, said the purpose of the trail is to create access to the park. The trail will connect to the Arbor Acres subdivision as well as the Bentley Park subdivision, which Read More…

Teenager reports man tried to lure her into his car

LORAIN — A teenager on Monday evening was allegedly approached by a man who tried to lure her into his car. The 14-year-old Lorain girl told police that she was walking alone after playing with her friends at Longfellow Park around 7:30 p.m. Near the corner of Louisiana Avenue and F Street a man driving Read More…