September 2, 2015

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Bridgestone Invitational: Justin Rose ends birdie drought in big way with a 63, moves into first-place tie with Jim Furyk

AKRON — Justin Rose never lost belief that he was playing well even as he went 30 consecutive holes without making a birdie in the Bridgestone Invitational. The streak ended on his first hole Saturday. And he kept right on going. Rose had a good start and a strong closing kick with three birdies over Read More…

Bridgestone Invitational: Jim Furyk opens four-shot lead

AKRON — Jim Furyk is two rounds away from erasing a couple of bad memories at Firestone. Even with a bogey on his last hole for the second straight day, Furyk did plenty right Friday in the Bridgestone Invitational for another 4-under 66 that gave him a four-shot lead going into the weekend of this Read More…

Bridgestone Invitational: Graeme McDowell glad to be back in the hunt after rough stretch, trails Danny Lee by a shot

AKRON — Graeme McDowell and Jordan Spieth were in good spirits Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational, which was good news for only one of them. McDowell has been in such a rut that he has fallen out of the top 50 for the first time in five years and hasn’t finished in the top 10 Read More…

Golf: Major winners Spieth, Zach Johnson paired together at Bridgestone

AKRON — Jordan Spieth gets to play with Zach Johnson one tournament too late. When last seen on the golf course, Spieth missed out on a three-man playoff at the British Open that ended his bid for a Grand Slam. He came back out and watched from the steps of the Royal & Ancient clubhouse Read More…

LeBron James attends ‘Trainwreck’ premiere in Akron area

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A piece of Hollywood was replicated at the Regal Cinemas theater complex in the Montrose area of Greater Akron on Friday night as a lengthy red carpet was installed for celebrities to walk into a movie premiere. “Trainwreck,” an adult comedy about the relationships of a woman played by Amy Schumer, includes Cavaliers’ basketball star Read More…

LeBron James to host star-studded screening of new movie at Akron theater

LeBron James is bringing a touch of Hollywood to his hometown. The four-time NBA MVP will host an advance screening of the motion picture “Trainwreck” at the Montrose Stadium 12 cinema in Akron on Friday. The private event begins with a red carpet ceremony at 6:30 p.m. James plays a prominent role in the R-rated Read More…

High school baseball: Area all-stars enjoy game despite result

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AKRON — A select group of local players got a chance to put their high school uniforms on one final time and get a brief taste of what it’s like to play on a professional field Wednesday at the 2015 Northeast Ohio Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game. Elyria coach Ed Piazza led the Lorain-Ashland-Medina all-stars Read More…

Nationals success story: Elyria High’s Kevin Vough adds freestyle championship to his list of big-time victories

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AKRON — There are good years, there are great years and then there’s the kind of year Elyria High sophomore Kevin Vough is experiencing. Since winning a folkstyle national championship at the Flo Nationals in April of 2014, Vough has checked off every major title on an elite wrestler’s to-do list. He added to the Read More…

Ohio Supreme Court rules against residency rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that city governments may not require employees to live within city limits. The court ruled 5-2 Wednesday that a 2006 state law preventing local government residency requirements overrides the home rule powers of municipalities. Attorneys for Akron, Lima and Cleveland had argued in January Read More…

Elyria High headed to state …again

Elyria High’s 2-0 victory today over Hilliard Darby sends the girls softball team to the state finals yet again. The team will face a tough opponent in Hudson at 10 a.m. Saturday at Firestone Stadium in Akron. For game coverage, check out The Chronicle on Saturday for a report by The Chronicle’s own Bob Daniels, Read More…