October 22, 2014

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WR Nate Burleson says Browns are ready to take next step, he’s got plenty left in tank

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Nate Burleson believes he brings a lot to the Browns – leadership, experience and a 1,000-yard season if healthy. He wouldn’t have come aboard unless he thought they were poised to get over the hump and make a run at the playoffs. “I see them as a team that’s ready to take that next step,” Read More…

Indians notes: David Murphy, manager Terry Francona hope four-hit day means right-fielder’s slump is a thing of the past

Cleveland Indians' David Murphy runs out a double off Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Right fielder David Murphy had four hits Sunday in the Indians’ 10-7 loss to the Twins. He and manager Terry Francona hope it’s a sign that Murphy is emerging from a slump that has followed him since his final season with the Texas Rangers last year. “That would be great,” Francona said. “The Read More…

Indians-Padres rained out, will play two Wednesday

CLEVELAND — The opener of the Indians’ three-game interleague series against the Padres at Progressive Field on Monday was postponed by rain. With San Diego scheduled for an off day Thursday and this being the Padres’ only trip of the season to Cleveland, the game will be made up as a traditional doubleheader Wednesday. The Read More…

Deputies seek robbery suspect

COLUMBIA STATION — Police say a man robbed the Star Beverage at knife point around 3:55 p.m. today and may have stolen a car to make his getaway. At 3:56 p.m., the driver of a silver Infiniti G5 said a man stole his vehicle outside Convenient Food Mart, 25093 Sprague Road, according to Lt. Donald Read More…

Kyrie Irving, Josh Gordon at center of media spat

Browns Josh Gordon, left, and Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving have exchanged barbs across a number of platforms this weekend. (AP photo)

CLEVELAND (AP) — As if the Cavaliers and Browns don’t have enough trouble winning games. Now their most prominent stars are going at it. Cavs All-Star guard Kyrie Irving and Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon are having a spat through the media, exchanging barbs across TV, Twitter and newspaper. Gordon, who led the NFL with Read More…

Man to receive kidney donation from neighbor down the street

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OBERLIN — Sitting side-by-side at the dining room table, 42-year-old David Wilburn and 54-year-old Tracy Rachel compare T-shirts. “I see you have your Cleveland Indians shirt on today,” Rachel said to Wilburn while showing him she, too, is wearing a Cleveland Indians shirt. He smiles and nods. Cheering for the same baseball team isn’t the only link Read More…

Bomb threat called into Elyria bank branch

ELYRIA — An anonymous bomb threat made to a bank Friday led to a 45-minute police search that turned up nothing. About 10:30 a.m. Friday, a manager at FirstMerit Bank at 248 N. Abbe Road told police she had just received an anonymous phone call from someone who claimed there was a bomb in the Read More…

Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

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NEW YORK (AP) — As the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it — because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely expensive and insurance companies won’t pay for inpatient rehab. Some users overcome their addictions in spite of the obstacles. But Read More…

State still oversees Lorain schools

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LORAIN — Their goal is to disband. But until Lorain Schools test scores improve, the Lorain Academic Distress Commission controls the school district’s academics. Tuesday is the one-year anniversary of the state takeover of Lorain Schools and formation of the commission, which was prompted by four consecutive years of failing test scores. Lorain and Youngstown Read More…

Richard L. Davis

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Richard L. Davis, 51, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014. He was born May 12, 1962, in Buckhannon, West Virginia, to Artis and Helen (nee Kesling) Davis. He loved Fords, animals, and growing flowers. He was a loving partner, son, brother and uncle, who loved his family dearly. He will be missed by Read More…