October 20, 2014

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NFL scouting combine update: WR A.J. Green in mix for Browns, was mentored by Mohamed Massaquoi

INDIANAPOLIS — Georgia receiver A.J. Green is a popular choice for the Browns to draft with the sixth pick in April. They have an obvious need for a game-changing wideout, and Green fits the bill at 6-foot-3½, 211 pounds with great athleticism.
General manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur said Friday that Green will be [...] Read More…

Browns GM Tom Heckert, coach Pat Shurmur express confidence in QB Colt McCoy

INDIANAPOLIS – Browns general manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur reiterated their confidence in quarterback Colt McCoy on Friday at an hour-long interview session with Cleveland media at the NFL scouting combine.
Heckert said he wouldn’t hesitate to draft a quarterback with the sixth pick in the draft – “two great quarterbacks are not a [...] Read More…

Ohio health officials say flu season is at its peak

TOLEDO — What medical professionals describe as a slow flu season is reaching its peak around Ohio, according to state health officials. Epidemiologist Patti Fraker with the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department told The (Toledo) Blade that there have been none of last year’s big increases in hospitalizations or workers out sick due to flu. The Read More…

The Gazette’s “E”dition is FREE today

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Gazette deliveries to be late this morning

Due to snowy weather this morning, home deliveries of The Gazette are expected to be one to two hours late. Our carriers are doing the best they can to deliver newspapers in the rough driving conditions. Thanks for your patience.

NFL combine notes: Rams coach speaks highly of Browns’ Pat Shurmur

 
INDIANAPOLIS – St. Louis Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo worked with new Browns coach Pat Shurmur for eight years. He gave a scouting report for Cleveland fans Thursday at the first day of the NFL scouting combine.
“A teacher and high-character guy,” Spagnuolo said.
They were assistants together in Philadelphia for six seasons, then Spagnuolo hired Shurmur as [...] Read More…

Teenager gets jail time in Ehrbar deaths

Laura Ehrbar DePiero and her husband, Chris, hold a picture of Laura DePiero’s children, Erin and Andrew Ehrbar, during the Thursday sentencing of Jonathan Slifka. (POOL PHOTO)

MEDINA — A young man apologized for his actions that led to the deaths of two teenagers last year, and their mother forgave him Thursday in juvenile court. “I’m sorry Mrs. Ehrbar for my fault in this accident. You’re in my prayers every day, and there’s not a day that has gone by that I Read More…

Search for cause of Hinckley blast on hold

The charred remains of a Hinckley Hills Road home that exploded Feb. 7 in Hinckley Township are covered with snow Thursday. A cause for the blast still has not been determined. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)

HINCKLEY TWP. — A family and a community may never know what caused the explosion that killed Fred and Claire Martin in their Hinckley Hills Road home the morning of Feb. 7. State Fire Marshal spokesman Shane Cartmill said the investigation is on hold until the Martins’ insurance company decides whether to pay for additional Read More…

State attorneys want Sharon Twp. trustees’ suit thrown out

NEWARK — Lawyers for the Ohio Department of Agriculture have asked a Licking County court to throw out Sharon Township trustees’ lawsuit over anhydrous ammonia. Last month, the township filed the suit that seeks an injunction to stop an anhydrous ammonia storage tank from being used at a Beach Road farm until regulations are drawn Read More…

Hinckley Township sees a rash of snow plow thefts

HINCKLEY TWP. — A few local residents may have a hard time dealing with snowy weather for the rest of the season. Police Chief Tim Kalavsky said five snow plows or plow parts have been reported stolen in the last week. He said between the evening of Feb. 17 and the morning of Feb. 18, Read More…