The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Breaking News

December 31, 2012

Browns reportedly fire coach, GM

BEREA —  A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Browns have fired coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert.

Shurmur and Heckert were informed Monday at the team's facility, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the moves. The dismissals come one day after the Browns lost their finale 24-10 in Pittsburgh, completing a 5-11 season.

Shurmur went 9-23 in two seasons with the Browns, who have undergone almost constant change since their return to the NFL as an expansion franchise in 1999. Heckert infused Cleveland's roster with talent during three years with the team.

Owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner will try to turn around a franchise that has lost at least 11 games the past five seasons.

1
Text Only
Breaking News
  • LeBron James will return to Cleveland

    LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    July 11, 2014

  • Winning Powerball ticket sold in Conneaut

    True North in Conneaut sold the winning ticket for last night’s Powerball jackpot.

    July 10, 2014

  • RNC panel recommends Cleveland for 2016 convention

    Cleveland won the backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP’s next presidential pick will accept the party’s nomination there in 2016.

    July 8, 2014

  • Caleb Denlinger Missing teen found

    A 15-year-old boy missing from his family’s campsite at Pymatuning State Park since late Saturday night was found Monday, some 60 miles away in Millcreek, Pa.

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • million.jpg Accused child killer gets life without parole

    Joshua Million, 26, of Conneaut, will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder and rape of a 4-year-old girl in early February, per the conditions of a plea agreement approved late Thursday afternoon in the courtroom of Ashtabula County Common Pleas Court Judge Gary Yost. The plea spared Million the death penalty and also avoided a trial that would have proved torturous for the family and friends of the victim, Melanie “Lanie” Powell, prosecutors said.

    June 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • carla hague.jpg Wife pleads guilty in Judge Hague poisoning case

    Carla Hague, the wife of Ashtabula County Common Pleas Juvenile and Probate Judge Charles Hague, pleaded guilty to one count of felonious assault in the September poisoning of the judge, Wednesday during a pretrial hearing in Ashtabula County Common Pleas Court.

    June 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Conneaut hires new superintendent

    Michael R. Notar was hired to be the next superintendent of the Conneaut Area City Schools district at a special Tuesday morning Board of Education meeting. Notar begins his new duties Aug. 1.

    June 10, 2014

  • Man charged with murder of pregnant girlfriend

    Marque D. Brown, 20, of Ashtabula, faces murder and domestic violence charges after his pregnant teenage girlfriend, Taisha Ramirez, died Sunday, authorities said.

    May 27, 2014

  • Suspect arrested in Harpersfield Township body case

    A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a 43-year-old Cleveland man, whose body was found May 11 on Route 307 near Barnum Road in Harpersfield Township.

    May 21, 2014

  • Tornado watch has been issued for Ashtabula County

    A tornado watch has been issued for Ashtabula County until 9 tonight, according to the National Weather Service in Cleveland. According to the National Weather Service a watch means conditions are favorable or expected by not occurring or imminent.
     

    May 14, 2014

House Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video