September 20, 2014

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Bam! Francisco wins it : Indians 2, Devil Rays 1

First career HR saves Tribe in 9th CLEVELAND — As timing goes, Ben Francisco was perfect Friday night at Jacobs Field. With the game tied in the ninth inning of his first career big league start, Francisco launched a towering solo home run to left field that gave the Indians a 2-1 victory over the Read More…

Rallies don’t stymie Wedge : Tribe Notes

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Eric Wedge has no explanation for his team’s propensity for comeback victories this season, mostly because he doesn’t think there is one. “I think it’s just a product of baseball,” said Wedge, whose team entered Friday with 23 comeback wins, which was tied with Philadelphia for the major league-lead. “So many Read More…

Ignoring the Indians is a true travesty

It’s probably the best-kept secret this side of which legislative branch, if any, The Shadow known as Dick Cheney (a.k.a, Vice) actually operates under. We’re talking about the Cleveland Indians, who have been toiling in relative anonymity — not just in the Central Division, but within the confines of their own city. This, after all, Read More…

Blazer fans cheer Oden

Anne M. Peterson The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Brand new Trail Blazers center Greg Oden quickly got a feel for life in Portland — it rained. The 7-foot center out of Ohio State, wearing a black T-shirt emblazoned with his last name, was introduced Friday to Blazers fans at a lunchtime rally, some 16 Read More…

Exciting? No, but Cavs take correct route

Looks like the Cavaliers will have to survive without Rodney Stuckey, Nick Young, Sean Williams, Jared Dudley or Morris Almond. This is not a bad thing, folks. Unless we’re talking about someone like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Tim Duncan, David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon or, maybe, Greg Oden, the NBA Read More…

Amherst district seeks renewal levy

AMHERST — Residents in the Amherst school district will be asked to approve a renewal levy on the November ballot.   Superintendent Bob Boynton said renewing the 2-mill permanent improvement levy, originally passed in 1983, will not result in an increase of taxes for residents. If the levy is approved, the money will be collected Read More…

TrueNorth festival postponed

AVON LAKE — A poor turnout at last year’s “ArtsFest” hosted by TrueNorth Cultural Arts Center in Avon Lake may have led to the city pulling its funds and effectively postponing this weekend’s annual event. Avon Lake chipped in more than $3,000 in the past by picking up the tab for various costs, including a Read More…

Dial ‘i’ for phone

Apple’s cell phone draws crowds here and nationwide ELYRIA — Erik Escuro was willing to be late to his own birthday party Friday night. That’s because the soon-to-be 19-year-old figured his lateness could be easily explained when he showed up with a way cool present … for himself. Escuro was second in a line of Read More…

Mourners pay respects to slain mom

Joe Milicia The Associated Press NORTH CANTON — Hundreds of candles flickered outside the house of a slain pregnant woman Friday night as community members gathered for a vigil to remember the single mother and her unborn daughter. Authorities say Jessie Davis, 26, was killed by her police officer boyfriend in the Northeast Ohio home Read More…

Man who approached boys in restroom sought

AVON — Police are searching for a man who approached two young boys in a park bathroom in a sexual manner. They believe the man, who is described as a white male in his 50s, is a sexual predator. The man approached the two boys June 22 at Veterans Park off Detroit Road in the Read More…