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CLEVELAND — A crazy “bucket list” goal is more than halfway to completion as an Ashtabula group of Cleveland Browns fans are tailgating before every home and away game from Boston to San Francisco and everywhere in between.

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Kareem Hunt returned to football on Sunday, playing in an NFL game for the first time since he was suspended for eight games by the league following two violent, off-field altercations.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 18 Ohio State hopes the latest tuneup game will have its young players ready to go against a top 10 team this week.

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ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — The Freeway League Super Bowl champions are headed for suburban Pittsburgh to play in a regional competition later this month leading to the World Youth Football Championship in December at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State got its first taste of adversity this week when star defensive end Chase Young was suspended for the Maryland game for a possible NCAA infraction involving a personal loan.

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No. 3 Ohio State announced Friday it will not play star defensive end Chase Young against Maryland this weekend amid concerns he violated NCAA rules by taking a loan last year from someone he describes as a "family friend."

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With Cleveland mired in a four-game losing streak inside a season unexpectedly unraveling, Baker Mayfield projected a buttoned-down image on Wednesday as the Browns (2-6) prepared to host the Buffalo Bills (6-2) on Sunday.

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Brandon Allen slept like a baby before jolting the Denver Broncos' sleepy offense. "Yeah, I slept fine," Allen said after leading the Broncos past the Cleveland Browns 24-19 Sunday in his NFL debut, 1,402 days after his last start at the University of Arkansas.

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Given all of the talent they've assembled — Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Nick Chubb, Myles Garrett, Denzel Ward — it'll be fascinating to see whether the Cleveland Browns are just as patient with apparently in-over-his-head Freddie Kitchens as they were with undoubtedly …

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It seems like yesterday we were running around, collecting information, frantically writing our stories, working into the late hours and trying to get the Star Beacon Football Preview section published in time for the 2019 high school season.

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Lakeside coach Buzz Edwards has started a bit of new pregame ritual this season. He finds the best player on the other team and asks how much they put up in the weight room.

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The Browns turned the ball over on back-to-back-to-back plays in the first quarter on a rainy New England Sunday, leading to a pair of Patriots touchdowns that changed a three-point lead into a runaway and a 27-13 victory for the defending Super Bowl champions.

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BOARDMAN — Elizabeth Joy’s high school cross country career is down to one more meet.

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John Beilein picked up his first NBA win and got doused with water in the locker room by Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson and the rest of the Cavaliers, who played the kind of ball their rookie coach has been preaching for weeks in a 110-99 win over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.

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SHEFFIELD TOWNSHIP [ndash] Ruth E. Marshall died Sunday, November 10, 2019. Funeral will be 11AM, Friday, November 15, 2019, at Gageville United Methodist Church. Visitation 5-7PM Thursday at the Marcy Funeral Home. Full notice in Wednesday's edition.

Rev. Brian Wright, Sr., 79, died November 7, 2019. Services Friday, November 22, 2019, 10AM Gateway Church, 2300 Austinburg Rd., Ashtabula. Visitation Thursday, November 21, 2019, from 4-7PM at the church. Full obituary at www.ducro.com

Lynetta M. Pildner, 86, died November 10, 2019. Visitation 2-4 P.M.; 5-8 P.M., 11/14/19 at DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 4524 ELM AVENUE Ashtabula. Funeral 11A.M., 11/15/19 at EastSide Presbyterian Church, 3440 Edgewood Drive, Ashtabula.

ROME [ndash] Wesley W. Foust, age 73, passed away November 4, 2019, in Geneva. Wesley was a marine serving in Vietnam. Survivors: His beloved cats and dogs. Preceded by Wife Lillian. No services will be observed. cawalkerfuneralhomegeneva.com.