MADISON — Madison enters the 2019-20 girls basketball season without a single senior on its roster, but do not mistake the team’s youth for a lack of experience.
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.
When Buffalo's game-tying field-goal try with 22 seconds left failed to clear the uprights, the Browns spilled onto the field and celebrated almost from goal line to goal line.
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.
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.
Even though Ryan Green had never won the golfer of the year award, he had a pretty good idea of what it meant to carry the title of best player in the county.
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.
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."
The wind seemed to be at the back of No. 3 Ohio State. Everything was chill. Not even a sniff of an off-the-field problem and hardly any adversity through the first eight games.
Freddie Kitchens sold cars in Alabama before he got into coaching. He may soon have to rely on those sales skills to make a case for keeping his job.
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.
MADISON — The celebration at Madison High School Friday night and for hours at The 528 Tavern after the Blue Streaks defeated Brush 50-12 was one that many in town will never forget.
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.
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 …
Navy moved into The Associated Press college football poll at No. 25, giving the American Athletic Conference four ranked teams, more than all but the Big Ten and the Southeastern Conference.
HEBRON — Elizabeth Joy and Jacob Mirabell closed out their Geneva cross country careers during the state meet at National Trail Raceway Saturday.
WINDHAM — After a postgame celebration, Jonah Wilkerson approached Tyler Bean. The receiver add one thing to say about his quarterback.
Paul Brown's influence on professional football has been felt for decades. He is as responsible as anyone for making it America's most popular sport.
ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Playing the final game of his high school career, Ethan Colbert had the type of performance that could not have filled the script any better.
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.
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.
LSU became No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 presented by Regions Bank by a two-point margin over No. 2 Alabama and eight points ahead of No. 3 Ohio State.
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.
The No. 1 vs. No. 2 game between Alabama and LSU in two weeks looks set, though the order of the Crimson Tide and Tigers changed in the AP Top 25 in one of the closet votes ever.
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.
This Week's Circulars
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.
- Man dead in Ashtabula Township deputy-involved shooting
- Conneaut man arrested on numerous child sex charges
- Ashtabula veteran and his explosive-sniffing dog retire together after service in Iraq and Afghanistan
- Ashtabula group tailgating at every Cleveland Browns game
- Officials who confronted gunman had no body cameras
- Rapose and Fleming win Ashtabula BOE race
- Conneaut man's disappearance an eight-year-old mystery
- Iarocci wins judge seat
- Ashtabula man involved in confrontation with police had criminal record
- City officials looking at ways to slow speeders