June 26, 2016

Elyria
Sunny
73°F
 

Browns to open training camp July 29, hold scrimmage at Ohio State on Aug. 6

Fans will get their first look at coach Hue Jackson and what he promises will be more physical and energetic practices July 29 when training camp opens at Browns headquarters in Berea. The team will host 11 free practices at the team facility as well as returning to Columbus for the free Orange & Brown Read More…

Study: E-cigarette poisonings surge in children

CHICAGO — Electronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, a study of U.S. poison center calls has found. Most cases involve swallowing liquid nicotine. While most kids weren’t seriously harmed, one child died and several had severe complications including comas and seizures. “This is an epidemic by any definition,” said lead author Dr. Read More…

Throwback Thursday: Fire at the Ohio Penitentiary

On April 21, 1930, a fire broke out on scaffolding at the Ohio Penitentiary in downtown Columbus. It turned into the deadliest prison fire in American history, with 322 inmates — many locked in their cells — dead, and more than 150 injured. The penitentiary served its purpose until 1984, and was torn down to make Read More…

Food bank sues over generator

ELYRIA — Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio is suing a Columbus-based electrical contractor for fraud for not fulfilling a promise to obtain a grant to pay for a generator at the food bank’s new Lorain distribution center that never came through. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court, said Read More…

Ohio officials meeting to discuss Zika preparedness, scenarios

COLUMBUS — Ohio officials are gathering to discuss the state’s readiness for handling Zika virus scenarios ahead of the mosquito season that begins in May. Representatives from several state agencies, local health departments and health care provider associations are meeting for a preparedness exercise Tuesday in Columbus. Zika virus is primarily transmitted through the bite Read More…

Browns: Training camp will remain in Berea in 2016; team seeking $5M from state for practice facility in Columbus to host future camps

Browns training camp is staying in Berea. At least for another summer. A team spokesman issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying the Browns will continue to host training camp at team headquarters in Berea for 2016. The Browns have been open about their desire to move training camp to a different part of the state, Read More…

Huntington announces purchase of FirstMerit, creating largest bank in Ohio

NEW YORK — Huntington Bancshares said Tuesday that it will pay about $3.4 billion to buy rival FirstMerit, creating the largest bank in Ohio. Columbus-based Huntington has more than 750 bank branches in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. FirstMerit, headquartered in Akron, has nearly 370 branches in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Read More…

High school wrestling notes: It’s time for the dual team tournament

The fourth annual Ohio High School Athletic Association dual team tournament is set to begin and the event is quickly becoming one of the highlights of the high school season. The regional first-round and quarterfinals take place Wednesday, the regional semifinals and finals will be Feb. 3 and the eight regional champions in each division Read More…

Santas get schooled in ho-ho-holidays

There’s the crying baby who doesn’t want to be held. Or the boy with autism who steers clear — backing away from loud sounds and bright lights. Or the reluctant teenager who lost that Christmas spirit years ago. There comes a time every year when the magic of twinkling lights, gift-building elves and a snow-capped Read More…

Trump advocates waterboarding, continues war of words with Kasich in Columbus appearance

COLUMBUS — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says the U.S. should engage in much more aggressive interrogation techniques on terrorism suspects as he continues to push a hard line on national security after the Paris attacks. Speaking to thousands at a packed Columbus rally, Trump said techniques practiced until late in the Bush administration and Read More…