November 1, 2014

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Browns Notes: RB Willis McGahee thinks veteran mentor would be good for WR Josh Gordon

Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon catches a pass in front of Green Bay Packers' Davon House Sunday in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 31-13. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

BEREA – Running back Willis McGahee believes second-year receiver Josh Gordon would benefit from a mentor. “Josh is a good kid. He just needs that other veteran receiver to show him how things go,” McGahee, who’s in his 11th year, said Thursday. “If he had a guy like Andre (Johnson, Houston Pro Bowler), he would Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Baby Boy Jack Russell

Baby Boy-multiple

This sweet baby’s mom was in a shelter and scheduled to be euthanized while pregnant until MBR stepped in and rescued her. She has six beautiful puppies two weeks after we got her – they are all up for adoption after Nov. 20 when they will be fixed, microchipped and vaccinated. BREED/DESCRIPTION: Jack Russell SEX: Read More…

Coordinator Ray Horton predicts big things for Browns defense despite recent struggles

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden, right, tackles Cincinnati Bengals A.J. Green. With impressive performances the past two weeks, Cleveland’s defense is establishing itself as one of the NFL’s most dominant units. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — The Browns defense has allowed 31 points each in back-to-back losses. It was at its worst in the fourth quarter, stopped forcing turnovers and continued to struggle on third down. The tackling was subpar against the Packers on Sunday. Coordinator Ray Horton’s confidence remains at an all-time high. “We’ve been evolving as a Read More…

Photos: Lorain County decorated with full spectrum of color

Fall Rainbow slide

As fall foliage abounds across Lorain County, Mother Naturet ushered in the area’s first taste of winter on Wednesday. The day’s weather included rain, snow, sleet and sunshine, and a colorful rainbow was visible across parts of Elyria in the afternoon.

Fugitive wanted in connection with shootings arrested in S.C.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force crossed Terrell Fennell off its list of most dangerous fugitives after he was caught Tuesday.

An Elyria fugitive wanted in connection with multiple shootings was arrested Tuesday in South Carolina. Terrell “ToodaB” Fennell, 20, of Elyria, was wanted by the U.S. Marshals and the Elyria Police Department on several warrants, including felonious assault. Authorities said Fennell was involved in three separate shooting incidents with Bradley Watkins, 25, of Elyria. The Read More…

Avon man indicted on assault charges

Lonnie Sherrill

ELYRIA — An Avon man accused of stabbing his girlfriend in the head has been indicted on felonious assault and domestic violence charges. Lonnie Sherrill, 58, is accused of attacking Tina Nagy during an argument in August. Police have said they recovered the knife, which has a nearly 5-inch-long blade, from the scene. In a Read More…

Elyria woman who falsely claimed she was stabbed pleads no contest

Mary Joanne Palange

ELYRIA — An Elyria woman who falsely claimed she had been stabbed by a stranger in her Longfellow Street home, touching off a police manhunt for a nonexistent suspect, pleaded no contest Wednesday to disorderly conduct. Prosecutors dropped additional charges of making false alarms and falsification against 55-year-old Mary Joanne Palange as part of her Read More…

Man jailed for not paying child support

Asim Taylor

ELYRIA — Lorain County Probate Judge James Walther ordered Asim Taylor, the man he has barred from having more children while on probation, jailed Wednesday for failing to follow through on a court order to begin paying back child support. Taylor, who owes roughly $100,000 in child support, was supposed to have paid at least Read More…

Division I boys soccer: Avon Lake has another late rally in 10th-straight win

Strongsville High School senior Reid Labbato, left, tries to take the ball away from Avon Lake High School senior Logan DeLong on Wednesday. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

STRONGSVILLE — Avon Lake kept two streaks alive on a cold Wednesday night in a Division I district semifinal. First, the Shoremen continued to give their best Kardiac Kids impression with another late rally. Second, that rally helped them win their 10th straight game. The Shoremen’s Kyle T. Smith scored in the 75th minute to Read More…

Division I boys soccer: Westlake finds way into final with win over rival North Olmsted

Westlake's Omar Salem and North Olmsted's Benjamin Gebura go after ball Wednesday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

WESTLAKE — Flashing textbook foot skills, Westlake’s Omar Salem worked his way through the North Olmsted defense Wednesday night to score a key goal. When he connected in the 55th minute, it became the winner in the Demons’ 4-2 Division I district semifinal win over Southwestern Conference rival North Olmsted. The match unfolded in a Read More…