August 1, 2015

Elyria
Partly sunny
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Browns Notes: WR Brian Hartline, safety Donte Whitner say it won’t be easy for Terrelle Pryor to make switch to receiver

BEREA — Brian Hartline said he’s glad to have another Ohio State Buckeye on board in Terrelle Pryor, but isn’t sure his former teammate can make the transition from quarterback to receiver in one preseason. “I’ve been playing (receiver) since I was probably 16, just like the majority of the guys that are in the Read More…

Don’t call it a comeback: Gymnast Douglas on schedule for return

COLUMBUS — Gabby Douglas is exasperated. Again and again and again the defending women’s Olympic all-around champion emphatically slaps her right hand on one of the picnic tables that sit just past the front desk at Buckeye Gymnastics, the latest home in her nomadic career. The 19-year-old isn’t angry, exactly. She’s just over the skepticism surrounding Read More…

Kasich makes it official, jumps into 2016 Republican race

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COLUMBUS — Saying “big ideas change the world,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination Tuesday and set about trying to distinguish himself in a bustling contest with other high achievers. Kasich, 63, launched his campaign at Ohio State University before a crowd of 2,000 at an event marking the entry Read More…

Tickets go quickly for Browns scrimmage in Columbus

CLEVELAND — The Browns’ first training camp foray into Columbus is already an overwhelming success. All 60,000 free tickets for the annual “Orange and Brown” intrasquad scrimmage were distributed Monday, making the Aug. 7 event at Ohio Stadium an advance “sellout”. Browns officials and the Ohio State athletic department could make 40,000 more seats available, Read More…

Division II state track and field: Elyria Catholic’s Ted Achladis breaks his personal best, finishes third in discus

COLUMBUS — Ted Achladis finally found the performance he knew he had in him. The Elyria Catholic junior notched a personal-record toss of 171 feet, 4 inches in the discus Saturday en route to a third-place finish at the Division II state track meet at Ohio State. Achladis’ performance was the best for an Elyria Read More…

State Track: Lorain freshman Zion Cross reaches finals of 100- and 200-meter dashes

COLUMBUS — Lorain’s Zion Cross is one cool customer. The lone freshman in the Division I 100- and 200-meter dashes at the state meet, he held his own Friday in the semifinals and notched qualifying berths for today’s finals in both events. Cross earned the No. 4 seed in both races with times of 10.70 Read More…

Lorain freshman Zion Cross blazing new trail to state

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE 
Lorain High School's Zion Cross practices for the state track meet. He won the 100 and 200 at regionals.

Zion Cross is quiet and unassuming off the track. On the track? Well, that’s another matter entirely. It’s almost impossible not to notice the Lorain freshman when he’s blazing down the track. Cross accomplished things this spring never before achieved by a track athlete from Lorain. He is the first Lorain boy to win regional Read More…

Browns Notes: Preseason intrasquad scrimmage set for Ohio Stadium in Columbus

The Browns have moved their preseason scrimmage another step south. The team announced the “Orange & Browns Scrimmage” will be held Friday, Aug. 7, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. It takes the place of Family Day and will feature a competitive format and be free to fans at Ohio State’s famed Horseshoe. The Browns moved Read More…

Census figures released; Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville are big gainers in county

Census figures

The U.S. Census Bureau released detailed figures about county population growth and once again Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville saw the largest population increases in Lorain County. Figures released in March showed that Lorain County, which has a total population of 304,216, saw a 0.9 percent population increase from 2013 to 2014, while populations Read More…

UPDATE: Elyria police find missing 90-year-old man hours from home

missing man

ELYRIA – A 90-year-old man went missing in Elyria Wednesday night. Thomas K. Parker was last seen by a family member at about 7:21 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities said the man was located in Columbus around 8 p.m. Thursday evening and that he is fine and his family was driving down to get him. He was Read More…