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Men’s basketball/Penn State 78, Akron 72: Nittany Lions rally from 12-point halftime deficit to clip Zips

ohio.com — The University of Akron succumbed to a blitzkrieg Tuesday night in Happy Valley against the Penn State.
Nov 25, 2014

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Nate Ulrich: Keys to the game for Browns at Bills (Week 13)

ohio.com — The Browns should consider each of their final five games a must-win because making the playoffs in the AFC might prove to be more difficult this season than ever before.

More Progressive ads with LeBron James (in a wig) land online

ohio.com — LeBron James is in a series of new advertisements, but you won't see them on television. The Cleveland Cavaliers star is working with Progressive Insurance for a series of spots that are being featured on social media. In them, James is dressed like Progressive pitchwoman Flo, all the way down to the apron and bad wig.

Michael Brown’s family blasts prosecutor’s handling of case; chaos fills streets after grand jury won’t indict Ferguson police officer

ohio.com — FERGUSON, Mo.: Smoke billowed from charred buildings as daylight broke over Ferguson on Tuesday and revealed the fallout from the rage that erupted after the announcement that a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed, black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb.
Nov 25, 2014

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Dozens of Kent State students march in protest of Ferguson shooting decision

ohio.com — Dozens of students marched across the Kent State University main campus Tuesday to protest the decision not to indict a police officer for shooting an unarmed suspect in Ferguson, Mo.
Nov 25, 2014

Dozens of Kent State students march in protest of Ferguson shooting decision ohio.com/news/break-new… via @ohiodotcom

Ohio family, police search for stolen Sasquatch

ohio.com — CINCINNATI: A Southwest Ohio family is searching for Sasquatch.

Chaos fills streets after grand jury won’t indict Ferguson police officer in Michael Brown’s death

ohio.com — FERGUSON, MO.: Chaos returned to the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown - a decision that enraged protesters who set fire to buildings and cars and looted businesses in the area where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was fatally shot.
Nov 25, 2014

Chaos fills streets after grand jury won’t indict Ferguson police officer in Michael Brown’s death ohio.com/news/break-new… via @ohiodotcom

Browns coach Mike Pettine says team has Brian Hoyer’s back: ‘guys realize we wouldn’t be where we are right now without’ him

ohio.com — Quarterback Brian Hoyer sounded as if he needed to be talked off the ledge Sunday after he overcame three interceptions and led a clutch scoring drive in the final minute to lift the Browns to a 26-24 road victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @NateUlrichABJ: Repost: Pettine says #Browns confident in Hoyer b/c "guys realize we wouldn’t be where we are right now without" him: ohio.com/sports/browns/…

Nov 25, 2014

Repost: Pettine says #Browns confident in Hoyer b/c "guys realize we wouldn’t be where we are right now without" him: ohio.com/sports/browns/…

Bride-to-be at center of Ebola scare wants refund for bridesmaids

ohio.com — A request from the bride-to-be at the center of the recent Ebola scare has left an Akron bridal shop owner feeling jilted.
Nov 24, 2014

Bride-to-be at center of Ebola scare wants refund for bridesmaids (Sent from Ohio.com) ohio.com/news/local/bri…

Browns concerned about alleged fight involving Johnny Manziel

ohio.com — The Browns are perturbed about rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel putting himself in a less-than-ideal situation early Saturday morning when a brawl allegedly broke out at a hotel in downtown Cleveland.
Nov 25, 2014

Repost: #Browns concerned about alleged fight involving Manziel. Includes comments from Farmer, Pettine & agent: ohio.com/sports/browns/…

Nov 24, 2014

#Browns concerned about alleged fight involving Manziel. Includes statements from Farmer & agent & Pettine comments : ohio.com/sports/browns/…

Cavs 106, Magic 74: Jason Lloyd's 16 final thoughts on end of 4-game losing streak

ohio.com — CLEVELAND: Sixteen thoughts for 16 made free throws in a much-needed 106-74 beatdown of the Orlando Magic... 1. The Cavs have won their last two games by a total of 65 points. Not bad. Of course, they lost four in a row in between those two victories, but who's counting?
Nov 25, 2014

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Browns notebook: With free safety Tashaun Gipson possibly out for season, defense to rely on Jim Leonhard, Jordan Poyer

ohio.com — Browns starting free safety Tashaun Gipson could be done for the season because of the ligaments he injured in his right knee Sunday in a 26-24 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
Nov 25, 2014

Repost: Life without Tashaun Gipson, Josh Gordon ripple effect, Mike Pettine lost his mind and more #Browns notes: ohio.com/sports/browns/…

Nov 24, 2014

#Browns notes: Life without Tashaun Gipson, Josh Gordon ripple effect, Mike Pettine lost his mind and more: ohio.com/sports/browns/…

Browns' Tashaun Gipson likely out for rest of regular season with sprained MCL, according to reports

ohio.com — Browns starting free safety Tashaun Gipson suffered a grade 3 sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee Sunday in a 26-24 win over the Atlanta Falcons, according to reports. There is optimism Gipson could return to action in five to six weeks, ESPN's Adam Caplan reported Monday.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @NateUlrichABJ: #Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson likely out for rest of regular season with sprained MCL, according to reports: ohio.com/blogs/clevelan…

Nov 24, 2014

#Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson likely out for rest of regular season with sprained MCL, according to reports: ohio.com/blogs/clevelan…

LeBron James has 29 points, 11 assists as Cavs end skid with 106-74 win over Magic

ohio.com — CLEVELAND -- LeBron James had 29 points and 11 assists, including 16 points in the first quarter, and the Cavs ended a four-game losing streak with a 106-74 victory Monday night against the Orlando Magic. The 74 points were the fewest the Magic have scored and the fewest the Cavs have allowed this season.
Nov 24, 2014

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Browns coach Mike Pettine says team has Brian Hoyer’s back through thick and thin because ‘guys realize we wouldn’t be where we are right now without’ him - Browns - Ohio

ohio.com — Quarterback Brian Hoyer sounded as if he needed to be talked off the ledge Sunday after he overcame three interceptions and led a clutch scoring drive in the final minute to lift the Browns to a 26-24 road victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Nov 24, 2014

Mike Pettine: #Browns have Brian Hoyer’s back b/c "guys realize we wouldn’t be where we are right now without" him -- ohio.com/sports/browns/…

Akron, Kent State football teams both benefit from unintended break

ohio.com — Call it an unintended mini-bye, but the University of Akron will reap the benefits of not having to play Tuesday night.
Nov 24, 2014

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USGS report looks at buffers, greater sage-grouse populations

ohio.com — From the U.S, Geological Survey today: The full report is available online. The U.S. Geological Survey released a report today that compiles and summarizes published scientific studies that evaluate effective conservation buffer distances from human activities and infrastructure that influence greater sage-grouse populations.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @westgov: Study by @USGS finds #sagegrouse need 3 mile buffer from drilling operations. Learn more ow.ly/EH0eq

Browns analysis: Nate Ulrich breaks down 26-24 win over Atlanta Falcons

ohio.com — What went right : With 29 carries for 162 yards (5.6 average) and two touchdowns, the Browns had their best production in the running game since they racked up 30 carries for 183 yards (6.1 average) and two touchdowns in the season opener Sept. 7 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @NateUlrichABJ: Repost: What went right, what went wrong and the bottom line from #Browns' 26-24 win over #Falcons -- ohio.com/sports/browns/…

Nov 24, 2014

Repost: What went right, what went wrong and the bottom line from #Browns' 26-24 win over #Falcons -- ohio.com/sports/browns/…

With Cavs on 4-game losing streak, LeBron James' self-assessment: 'I stink'

ohio.com — CLEVELAND: LeBron James was fairly blunt in his assessment Monday as he begins the week with his longest losing streak in nearly four years. "We've got a four-game losing streak, so I stink," James said. "I'm not doing my job. I've got to do a better job."
Nov 24, 2014

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