November 23, 2014

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Browns: Chris Pressley wants to prove fullbacks still have place in Cleveland, NFL

Pressley

The Browns went all of last season without a true fullback on the roster. New offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan wants to change that. Fullback is a position decreasing in stature and population across the league. Chris Pressley, who was signed Monday by the Browns, wants to change that. “I take it personally that the game Read More…

Browns: Center Alex Mack says he’s happy he’s back in Cleveland, ready to get back to work

Alex Mack

BEREA — Alex Mack is happy to be the highest-paid center in the NFL. Happy the venture into free agency is behind him. Happy to have a long-term contract, and the power to opt out after two years. And, yes, happy to be a Brown. Mack was back at Browns headquarters Monday. He went to Read More…

Elyria man charged with beating up girlfriend, firing shots near police

Bryan Copeland

ELYRIA — Police said an Elyria man had a few drinks, beat up his girlfriend and fired shots near police officers before hiding out in his house early Saturday. Bryan Copeland Jr., 33, was charged with two counts of felonious assault, two counts of assault, two counts of aggravated menacing, having weapons under disability and Read More…

Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

Authorities investigate a crime scene at a house in Pleasant Grove Utah, Sunday. According to the Pleasant Grove Police Department, seven dead infants were found in the former home of Megan Huntsman, 39. Huntsman was booked into jail on six counts of murder. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Mark Johnston)

  PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage. According to a probable cause statement released by police Monday, Megan Huntsman said Read More…

Judge orders Ohio authorities to recognize out-of-state gay marriage

Attorney Al Gerhardstein, left, stands with several same-sex couples at a news conference April 4 in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, the latest court victory for gay rights supporters. Judge Timothy Black ruled that refusing to recognize gay marriage is a violation of constitutional rights and “unenforceable in all circumstances.” “The record before this Read More…

Man ordered to hold ‘I am a bully’ sign calls sentence unfair

Edmond Aviv sits on a street corner holding a sign Sunday in South Euclid declaring he's a bully, a requirement of his sentence because he was accused of harassing a neighbor and her disabled children for the past 15 years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

SOUTH EUCLID (AP) — An Ohio man who spent hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he’s a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him has ruined his life. Sixty-two-year-old Edmond Aviv mostly ignored honking horns and people who stopped Read More…

Three face charges in alleged theft from Victoria’s Secret

ELYRIA — Within 30 minutes Thursday, police arrested two adults and one juvenile on theft charges in connection with an alleged theft of clothing from the Victoria Secret store inside Midway Mall. At 6:37 p.m. Thursday, Elyria police arrested Aaron M. Jones, 20, and Kenyatta M. Grove, 18, both of Cleveland, in or near the Read More…

Man hospitalized after crashing motorbike during jump

LORAIN — A 35-year-old man was seriously injured when he crashed his motorbike while doing a jump around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Fire Department and LifeCare Ambulance officials. The accident occurred about 1,000 feet behind 3990 Globe Ave., near the East 36th Street intersection by a water tower, according to Assistant Chief Dennis Livchak. Read More…

Man charged with assaulting girlfriend

Timothy Loyer

LORAIN — A city man is accused of beating and choking his girlfriend Saturday. Timothy Loyer, 33, of the 800 block of Highland Park, was arrested and charged with felonious assault and domestic violence. The woman, who was seriously injured, was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a report that police refused Read More…

Attic fire damages house in Lorain

LORAIN — An attic fire around 5:05 p.m. Sunday at 1246 North Ridge Road caused no injuries but did about $5,000 in property damage, according to Assistant Fire Chief Dennis Livchak. A homeowner said he was installing drywall when the fire broke out on a dresser. Livchak said the man threw water on the dresser Read More…