Browns free agency breakdown: Defensive line

No matter who’s making the predictions, it’s hard to find a mock draft that doesn’t have the Browns using at least one of their first-round picks on a defensive lineman. Perhaps what happens over the next month or two will change those projections. The biggest fish on the market, Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, is […]

NFL Combine Quick Hits: Defensive Backs

INDIANAPOLIS – Browns coach Mike Pettine and defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil have said they’d like free agent cornerback Buster Skrine to return to the team next season. The 25-year-old has also reciprocated those feelings. But, as the cliché goes, the NFL is a business. There could be a team who needs Skrine to be their […]

Justin Gilbert, Joe Haden working out together this offseason

In his exit interview Dec. 29, Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert said one of his goals was to stay in regular communication with his teammate, and a guy he considers his mentor, Pro Bowler Joe Haden. “He’s just such a good dude,” Gilbert said. “He comes in with the same attitude every day, always with the […]

Nothing Formulaic About the Gaslight Anthem’s Recording Process

click to enlarge New Jersey rockers the Gaslight Anthem quickly became critics’ darlings as they distilled a variety of influences ranging from the Replacements and Social D to the Boss himself on albums such as 2008’s The ’59 Sound and 2010’s American Slang. On 2014’s Get Hurt, which is produced by Brit Mike Crossey (Foals, […]

Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble to Premiere Helgeson’s Snow Requiem

click to enlarge by Mike Telin In his book, The Children’s Blizzard, author David Laskin chronicles the events of January 12, 1888. That morning the temperatures in the upper Midwest were unseasonably warm, so warm in fact that children walked to school without coats, hats or gloves. That afternoon one of the deadliest winter storms […]

Review: Tenor Lawrence Brownlee at E.J. Thomas Hall

by Timothy Robson It’s not every day that a performer can be judged to be one of the two or three best in the world. Tenor Lawrence Brownlee could make that claim, but he probably wouldn’t, at least not publicly. Brownlee, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, a Steelers and Ohio State football fan, and an […]

Channel info for Cavs, Bluejackets scheduling conflicts

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Blue Jackets vs. Capitals at 7:00pm | Pregame at 6:30pm Cavaliers vs. Celtics at 7:00pm | Pregame at 6:30pm   Blue Jackets vs. Capitals Blue Jackets Live Pregame Show begins at 6:30pm | Puck drops at 7:00pm The game will also replay on all FOX Sports Ohio channels on Wednesday, March […]

Pregame: Celtics at Cavs

Time: 7 p.m.; Place: Quicken Loans Arena TV: FSO Radio: WTAM 1100-AM, WAKR 1590-AM, WHBC 1480-AM, WMMS 100.7-FM,   La Mega 87.7-FM (Spanish) Injury report: Cavs – Kevin Love (ill) probable; Kyrie Irving (shoulder) questionable; Shawn Marion (hip) out; Anderson Varejao (Achilles) out. Celtics – Kelly Olynyk (ankle) doubtful; Jared Sullinger (foot) out. Officials: Derrick Stafford, Brent Barnaky, […]

Irving returns from shoulder injury, Cavaliers blast Celtics 110-79

CLEVELAND: Kyrie Irving returned from a shoulder injury to score 18 points, LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cavaliers hammered the Boston Celtics 110-79 on Tuesday. James moved past Ray Allen and into 21st place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, while Irving looked sharp after missing the last two games with a strained […]

Cavs 110, Celtics 79; Jason Lloyd’s 21 thoughts on LeBron’s latest milestone, rankings and playoffs

CLEVELAND: Twenty-one thoughts for LeBron moving into 21st place on the all-time scoring list in an impressive 110-79 win over the Boston Celtics… 1. If this was the last game of the regular season and a first-round matchup with the Washington Wizards awaited later this week, all of the responses tonight would’ve been different. The […]

Pregame: Cavs at Raptors

Time: 7:30 p.m.; Place: Air Canada Centre TV: FSO Radio: WTAM 1100-AM, WAKR 1590-AM, WHBC 1480-AM, WMMS 100.7-FM,   La Mega 87.7-FM (Spanish) Injury report: Cavs – Shawn Marion (hip) out; Anderson Varejao (Achilles) out. Raptors – Kyle Lowry (rest) questionable. Officials: Jason Phillips, Haywoode Workman, Sean Wright Streaks: Cavs W1; Raptors W1 Series: Cavs lead 2-1   […]

Marijuana found in vehicle parked outside school: University Heights Police Blotter

File photo  Marijuana possession, Wrenford Road: Officers investigated a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Gearity Professional Development School, 2323 Wrenford Road, shortly after 10 p.m. Feb. 25. One of the occupants of the car, a 23-year-old Cleveland Heights woman, was cited for possession of marijuana. Theft, Cedar Road: A University Heights resident visited […]

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5: Negan coming sooner than later?

CLEVELAND, Ohio – With anticipation for a big Season 5 finale on “The Walking Dead,” fans have been speculating as to when the next villain could arrive and who that may be. Thanks to Andrew Lincoln, aka Rick Grimes, we may have an answer to both. [SPOILERS Ahead] During a recent, interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Lincoln […]

7 things to do this weekend in Cleveland: Restaurant Week, Ice Carving Festival, Big Love Fest & more

CLEVELAND, Ohio – This weekend’s list of worthwhile events includes the annual Ice Carving Festival, Restaurant Week and the Big Love Fest in Akron. Colors and Bottles The Colors and Bottles event at House of Blues on Friday at 6:30 p.m. invites you to learn how to discover your inner Picasso. It also gives you […]

More than 150 ADDY Awards given at American Advertising Federation-Cleveland event (video): Kristel’s CLE

CLEVELAND, Ohio —  – The American Advertising Federation Cleveland chapter celebrated their annual ADDY Awards on Thursday at the Aloft Hotel, 1111 West 10th St., on the East Bank of the Flats. The sold out event honored Northeast Ohio’s most creative marketing campaigns where a total of 462 entries were submitted this year. The work included advertising, website, […]

How to make the "Ms. Lonely Hearts" cocktail (video): Kristel’s CLE

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ohio City’s Speakeasy bar, 1948 West 25th St., recently added six new cocktails to their menu including the “Ms. Lonely Hearts.” The drink uses four simple ingredients and is the most popular choice for visitors. It has a citrus taste with a hint of blackberry flavor, which gives the cocktail its fruity color. The sweetness is balanced […]

U.S. Supreme Court hears Cleveland case on teachers’ child abuse reporting duties

WASHINGTON, D. C. – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday used a child abuse case from Cuyahoga County to examine whether statements children make to teachers and day-care workers can be used as evidence in abuse trials where the child can’t testify. The case arose in 2010, when day care teachers at William Patrick Day school […]

Sen. Sherrod Brown to co-lead congressional pilgrimage to Selma

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown.Gus Chan/The Plain Dealer  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressional trips to the sites of the civil rights movement are nothing new, but this year’s congressional pilgrimage comes on the 50th anniversary of Alabama troopers using whips, nightsticks and tear gas to turn back peaceful marchers on the Edmund Pettis Bridge. The state-sponsored violence against a planned […]