December 22, 2014

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NFL Draft: Browns take WR Greg Little with 2nd 2nd-round pick

BEREA — The Browns switched sides of the ball with their third pick, but stuck with the theme of toughness.
North Carolina wide receiver Greg Little was the 59th overall pick, the selection acquired Thursday in the trade with Atlanta. Little is 6-foot-2, 230 pounds and follows defensive tackle Phil Taylor and defensive end Jabaal Sheard.
“Greg [...] Read More…

Indians notes: Hafner misses second straight game

CLEVELAND — Right ankle inflammation kept Travis Hafner out of the lineup for the second consecutive game Friday, but the Indians aren’t concerned that the injury is serious.
The Indians were still awaiting results from an MRI performed on the ankle Friday, but manager Manny Acta said prior to the series opener with Detroit that Hafner [...] Read More…

NFL Draft: Browns take DE Jabaal Sheard at No. 37

BEREA — The Browns stayed with defense in the second round, picking Pittsburgh defensive end Jabaal Sheard with the No. 37 overall pick.
They drafted defensive tackle Phil Taylor in the first round at No. 21.
Sheard had nine sacks and was the Big East Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. Like Taylor, Sheard also [...] Read More…

NFL Draft: Phil Taylor arrives in Cleveland, calls it ‘dream come true’

BEREA – After a day of flight delays in New York, Phil Taylor finally arrived at Browns headquarters Friday afternoon.
Taylor, the team’s first-round draft pick Thursday night, received a personalized No. 1 jersey from general manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur, posed for pictures and declared his love for the Browns.
Not a bad first [...] Read More…

Britain celebrates monarchy as Kate, William wed

LONDON — With a smile that lit up TV screens around the world, Kate Middleton married Prince William in a union that promised to revitalize the British monarchy. A million people roared their approval as the royal couple then paraded through London in an open carriage. Even knowing that an immense television audience was tuning Read More…

Thousands of outages linger in Akron after windstorm

AKRON — A power company is still working to restore service to thousands of northern Ohio customers in the aftermath of high winds that swept the state on Wednesday and early Thursday. Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. said on its website that nearly 13,000 homes and businesses had no electricity as of 8 a.m. today. The bulk Read More…

Two dead after head-on crash Thursday night in York Twp.

YORK TWP. — Two men died following a head-on collision Thursday night in the 6100 block of West Smith Road. David A. Smith, 22, of Brunswick, was pronounced dead upon arrival at Medina Hospital due to injuries he sustained in the crash that occurred at 10:11 p.m., according to a report from the Ohio Highway Read More…

New ride at Kings Island delayed by foul weather

MASON — Kings Island’s new thrill ride won’t be ready when the Cincinnati area amusement park opens its season on Saturday. Park spokesman Don Helbig told various media organizations final testing of the WindSeeker has been held up by this month’s record rainfall and high winds. The WindSeeker will spin riders more than 300 feet Read More…

Gas prices in Ohio ramp up to record levels again

COLUMBUS — Ohio motorists are being stung by gas prices now back at record levels, largely from surging oil prices. Today’s daily survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express put the statewide average price for regular-grade gasoline at $4.05 a gallon, matching the state’s all-time high set on July Read More…

Softball: Pirates’ Dagmar Smith twirls her first perfect game

Black River’s Dagmar Smith pitched a five-inning perfect game Thursday at Buckeye. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

YORK TWP. — Dagmar Smith has been as close to perfect for Black River’s softball team as a pitcher can be. Against Buckeye on Thursday, the right-handed sophomore was just that. Fifteen batters stepped to the plate for the Bucks and 15 went back to the dugout shaking their heads in a 16-0 Patriot Athletic Read More…