February 8, 2016

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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…

Ohio State QB Barrett suspended 1 game for OVI; Jones will start vs. Minnesota

Just when it seemed that Ohio State’s quarterback situation was settled, J.T. Barrett has been suspended for the top-ranked Buckeyes’ next game after being cited with a misdemeanor offense of operating a vehicle under the influence. Ohio State (8-0) said in a statement Barrett was stopped at a Columbus police checkpoint early Saturday morning. The Read More…

The Morning Hit–10/13/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Ohio State blackout. There really is something special Read More…

Cavaliers lack players, passion in preseason loss to Grizzlies

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COLUMBUS — The Cavaliers looked like a team minus six players who figure to be part of their rotation in the regular season. Playing against the seasoned, healthy and defensive-minded Memphis Grizzlies, the shorthanded Cavs struggled to score in falling 91-81 Monday night at True Value Arena. It was Cleveland’s third loss in as many Read More…

QB Johnny Manziel throws 2 TD passes in Orange and Brown Scrimmage, has Joe Thomas singing his praises

COLUMBUS — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel worked exclusively with the second-string offense Friday night in the Orange and Brown Scrimmage at Ohio Stadium. He played like a starting quarterback in front of the 49,734 fans who showed up to watch the abbreviated intrasquad competition. “He’s really proved to a lot of people that this is Read More…

Browns Notes: Terrelle Pryor returns to OSU — ‘I love this place’

COLUMBUS — Terrelle Pryor’s return to Ohio State came when no one was looking. Pryor didn’t participate in the Orange and Brown Scrimmage on Friday night because of an injured hamstring. Instead, he took the field two hours before the action commenced to work on his catching as he continues to make the transition to Read More…