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Columbus officials reportedly think city will host Browns training camp, team says no decision made

ohio.com — Elected officials from Columbus visited FirstEnergy Stadium this past Sunday to make a pitch for the city to become the new home of Browns training camp, the Columbus Dispatch reported Thursday. Two sources at City Hall told the newspaper the group, which included Mayor Michael B. Coleman, City Council President Andrew J.
Dec 18, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

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Report: Columbus officials believe their city will host Browns training camp after meeting with team

ohio.com — Elected officials from Columbus visited FirstEnergy Stadium this past Sunday to make a pitch for the city to become the new home of Browns training camp, the Columbus Dispatch reported Thursday. Two sources at City Hall told the newspaper the group, which included Mayor Michael B. Coleman, City Council President Andrew J.
Dec 18, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

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Here's what coach Mike Pettine is saying about the Browns today

Notes on "The Interview"

ohio.com — This is what I plan to say in my Friday print column: Had a movie theater owner said his cinema was going ahead with showings of The Interview, I would have politely and respectfully said, "Are you out of the flippin' mind?"

Browns' Joe Thomas voted PFWA Player of Year, Brian Hoyer named 'Good Guy Award' winner

ohio.com — The local chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America unanimously selected Browns left offensive tackle Joe Thomas as the PFWA Player of the Year. The writers also voted Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer the PFWA Dino Lucarelli "Good Guy Award" winner. The results were released Thursday.
Dec 18, 2014

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Browns rookie Johnny Manziel believes support of teammates will help him rebound

ohio.com — BEREA: In the aftermath of Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel's disastrous debut as an NFL starter, questions about whether his teammates fully support him have crept to the forefront. Manziel is convinced they are in his corner.
Dec 18, 2014

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Ruppel’s Art & Paint Supply closing after more than 60 years

ohio.com — Ruppel's Art & Paint Supply will close its doors on Christmas Eve after more than 60 years in business.
Dec 18, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

Another mom-and-pop store closing: Ruppel's Art in Akron after more than 60 years will close on Xmas Eve @ohiodotcom ohio.com/business/lin-f…

Browns notebook: Coach Mike Pettine calls Bernie Kosar’s comments ‘a little dramatic’

ohio.com — BEREA: While saying that he had a lot of respect for former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar, coach Mike Pettine said that his remarks stating his beliefs on why the team doesn't win may have been "a little dramatic." "The issue is systemically from a culture in Berea," Kosar said Monday during an interview on the Mike Trivisonno Show on WTAM (1100-AM).
Dec 18, 2014

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Dec 17, 2014

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Dec 17, 2014

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Video: New Browns kicker Garrett Hartley dicusses hunting, his new opportunity in NFL

Dec 17, 2014

RT @NateUlrichABJ: Video: New #Browns kicker Garrett Hartley discusses hunting, his new opportunity in #NFL: ohio.com/blogs/clevelan…

Dec 17, 2014

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Hawks 127, Cavs 98; Jason Lloyd's 16 final thoughts on 'embarrassing' home loss

ohio.com — CLEVELAND: Sixteen thoughts for 16 Hawks 3-pointers during a 127-98 beatdown Wednesday... 1. Here are the most egregious numbers: The Hawks shot 65 percent, scored 91 points over the final three quarters, made 16 3-pointers and allowed a backup point guard with the touch of an airport baggage handler to shoot 6-for-6 on 3-pointers.
Dec 18, 2014

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Hawks 127, Cavs 98; Jason Lloyd's 16 final thoughts on 'embarrassing' home loss

ohio.com — CLEVELAND: Sixteen thoughts for 16 Hawks 3-pointers during a 127-98 beatdown Wednesday... 1. Here are the most egregious numbers: The Hawks shot 65 percent, scored 91 points over the final three quarters, made 16 3-pointers and allowed a backup point guard with the finesse of an airport baggage handler to shoot 6-for-6 on 3-pointers.
Dec 18, 2014

A lot of grumpy people wearing #Cavs colors after they were shanked by the Hawks tonight. Final thoughts are up: ohio.com/blogs/clevelan…

The Gerry Rardin file

Defense collapses again, Cavs surrender 16 3-pointers in 127-98 loss to Hawks

ohio.com — CLEVELAND: Hawks guard Shelvin Mack set career highs in both points and 3-pointers and Atlanta beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-98 Wednesday night to win for the 11th time in their last 12 games. Mack shot 6 of 6 on 3-pointers and scored 24 points after entering the night with just nine 3-pointers and shooting 20 percent from behind the line.
Dec 17, 2014

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Defense collapses again, Cavs surrender 16 3-pointers in 127-98 loss to Hawks

ohio.com — CLEVELAND: Hawks guard Shelvin Mack set career highs in both points and 3-pointers and Atlanta beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-98 Wednesday night to win for the 11th time in their last 12 games. Mack shot 6 of 6 on 3-pointers and scored 24 points after entering the night with just nine 3-pointers and shooting 20 percent from behind the line.

Gerry Rardin announces retirement after 35 years as Walsh Jesuit football coach

ohio.com — Gerry Rardin announced to his players Wednesday that he is retiring after 35 years as Walsh Jesuit football coach.
Dec 17, 2014

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Dec 17, 2014

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Browns rookie Johnny Manziel believes support of teammates will help him rebound: ‘These people in this building have my back’

ohio.com — BEREA: In the aftermath of Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel's disastrous debut as an NFL starter, questions about whether his teammates fully support him have crept to the forefront.
Dec 17, 2014

This updated version of our Johnny Manziel story includes comment from Pam Oliver regarding #Browns player intros: ohio.com/sports/browns/…

Dec 17, 2014

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Browns practice notes: Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden sits out with injured shoulder

ohio.com — Browns Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden sat out practice Wednesday with a bruised rotator cuff he suffered Sunday in the second quarter of a 30-0 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Haden worked out on a stationary bike during the 20-minute portion of practice open to the media.
Dec 17, 2014

#Browns practice notes: Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden sits out with injured shoulder: ohio.com/blogs/clevelan…

Browns coach Mike Pettine calls Bernie Kosar's remarks 'a little dramatic'

ohio.com — BEREA: While saying that he had a lot of respect for former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar, coach Mike Pettine said that his remarks stating his beliefs on why the team doesn't win, may have been "a little dramatic." "The issue is systemically from a culture in Berea," Kosar said Monday during an interview on the Mike Trivisonno Show on WTAM (1100-AM).
Dec 17, 2014

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Browns coach calls Kosar's remarks "a little dramatic"

ohio.com — BEREA: While saying that he had a lot of respect for former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar, coach Mike Pettine said that his remarks stating his beliefs on why the team doesn't win, may have been "a little dramatic." "The issue is systemically from a culture in Berea," Kosar said Monday during an interview on the Mike Trivisonno Show on WTAM (1100-AM).
Dec 17, 2014

#Browns coach Mike Pettine calls Bernie Kosar's remarks "a little dramatic". Via @GeorgeThomasABJ -- ohio.com/blogs/clevelan…