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That was better, we think

By Mike McLain | Photo by: Dave Spano The Cleveland Browns put the memory of a season-opening loss to the Kansas City Chiefs I the rear view mirror with a solid performance in a 31-20 win over the Houston Texans at First Energy Stadium. "Solid", in this case, doesn't...

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#SpanningtheNeed is an all-inclusive podcast series and blog, covering a variety of subjects including politics, health, education, sports, and genuine feel-good stories, all affecting our community. One of the most important branches of our mission at #SpanningtheNeed is too better the lives of others through our own work. Whether that’s volunteer time, work in school, or on the sports’ field, we hope to inspire our listeners and readers to do the same. 


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