June 26, 2016

Partly sunny

After decline over past decade, traffic fatalities up this year

DETROIT — After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from the nation’s highway safety chief for new ways to reduce fatalities. The new estimate released Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration comes just as millions of Americans Read More…

Riddell says losing NFL contract is not a major blow

ELYRIA — Losing their exclusive NFL contract isn’t a major blow to Riddell, a spokeswoman for the football helmet company said Monday. None of the approximately 1,700 NFL players have to wear Riddell helmets, but many do. And since 1989, it has been the only helmet name that could be shown on television, a major Read More…