August 20, 2014

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(UPDATED) Kyle Shanahan named Browns offensive coordinator, will call plays for new coach Mike Pettine

Kyle Shanahan

Kyle Shanahan is bringing his balanced, adaptable version of the West Coast Offense to the North Coast. Shanahan was hired Monday night as offensive coordinator by new Browns coach Mike Pettine. The deal is reportedly for three years. Shanahan was a critical hire for Pettine, hired Jan. 23 to replace Rob Chudzinski. Pettine is in Read More…

Man charged with burglary after being discovered in strangers’ house

Jeffrey Knox

VERMILION – A Collins man – fresh from a Super Bowl party – made his way into a couple’s home early Monday morning and was found crouched at the foot of their bed, insisting he thought he was at his friend’s house, according to police. Jeffrey Knox, 37, of Collins, was charged with burglary around Read More…

State of the State tickets available through random drawing

Kasich

Residents interested in attending the State of the State address in Medina have a chance to win tickets in a random drawing. Gov. John Kasich will give the annual address on Feb. 24 at Medina High School in Medina, home of retiring Republican House Speaker Bill Batchelder. Residents can submit their names online to be eligible Read More…

Bond set at $5 million for suspect in Toldeo firefighter deaths

Toledo firefighters battle a blaze on Jan. 26 in Toledo. Two firefighters battling the blaze at the apartment complex near downtown Toledo were killed, city officials said. (AP Photo/The Blade, Jetta Fraser)

  TOLEDO, Ohio — A judge set bond at $5 million on Monday for an apartment building owner accused of setting a blaze that killed two Ohio firefighters. Ray Abou-Arab, who was handcuffed and wearing a sleeveless smock, was arraigned in Toledo Municipal Court on aggravated murder and arson charges. Abou-Arab, 61, was arrested Friday Read More…

Super 8 shooting victim discharged from hospital

A man who was shot at Super 8 motel on Thursday has been discharged from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Rodric Beard, 20, of Lorain, was listed in good condition after the shooting, which left him with a gunshot injury to his bottom ear. Police are investigating the incident, which Read More…

North Ridgeville chooses architect for new middle school

North Ridgeville Middle School, seen in this 2004 file photo, CHRONICLE FILE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — North Ridgeville school leaders recently hired a Willoughby architecture firm to design the school system’s new third- through eighth-grade middle school. ThenDesign Architecture, also known as TDA, was selected by school officials Friday, according to William Greene, assistant superintendent for building services. The district’s choice was also the choice of the Ohio Read More…

Ohio’s forecasting groundhog says spring coming soon

About 150 people were on hand Sunday morning when Buckeye Chuck predicted an early spring, at WMRN Radio in Marion. (AP Photo/The Marion Star, Bill Sinden)

MARION — Ohio’s weather forecasting groundhog Buckeye Chuck says spring will be here soon. Amid a steady snowfall Sunday morning, Buckeye Chuck predicted the end of winter after he did not see his shadow. According to The Marion Star, Paul James with WMRN radio says Buckeye Chuck is right “about 70 percent of the time.” Read More…

Cleveland, state assessing loss of United hub

A United Airlines employee staffs a ticketing counter at San Francisco International Airport, in San Francisco. United Airlines has announced it is vacating its concourse in Cleveland Hopkins. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

CLEVELAND  — State and local officials moved Sunday to assess the loss of 60 percent of United Airlines departures when the carrier drops its money-losing Cleveland hub. The state of Ohio said it would try to reverse the decision, which will cost 470 jobs. The loss had been feared at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport since Read More…

Lorain blotter: Man arrested for allegedly stealing $2 worth of lunchmeat

Lorain police 7:29 p.m. Feb. 1— 1000 block Meister Road, Apples Grocery, Justy Ballard Jr., 31, 2000 block W. 24th St., was charged with theft and arrested for outstanding warrants. An off-duty Lorain police office working security at the grocery store witnessed Ballard via store cameras obtain a bag of lunch meat from the deli Read More…

Elyria blotter: Woman says $200 stolen from car after she was drugged

Elyria police Saturday, Feb. 1 2:23 p.m. — 1000 block Lowell St., a woman reported theft of $200 from the vehicle owner manual. The woman told officers she asked a man she knew only as an acquaintance to drive her to a local bar because she was too intoxicated to drive herself. Before she exited Read More…