July 26, 2014

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We’re the real Cavs fans, just mindin’ our Q

You had to be there. No, really … you HAD to be there. This was our night — Joe Fan’s night. And Gus’ and Brandon’s and Derek’s and Theresa’s and Jasmine’s. It was our party — not the Quicken Loans people, or Mister Dan Gilbert’s or the P.A. pimp who interrupts and orchestrates and admonishes Read More…

Unearned runs get Elyria to final

ASHLAND — They scraped together two unearned runs before they had a hit — and hit safely just twice all day. They popped out 15 times, struck out three times and committed three errors. But Elyria’s top-ranked Pioneers made the whole mess work for their 30th victory Friday, a 2-1 state semifinal thriller over unheralded Read More…

Grinding one out

STATE SOFTBALL: Elyria 2, Mason 1 Pioneers’ Bashak mystifies Comets ASHLAND — Ken Fenik no doubt is happy his pitcher proved him to be not so prophetic. “We need more runs,” the Elyria softball coach said during an hour-long — give or take a few minutes — rain-lightning delay Friday at the Division I state Read More…

Detroit hating C-town

INDIANS 12, Tigers 11 CLEVELAND — As if Detroit’s sports fans weren’t already angry enough at Clevelanders. Their beloved Pistons are on the verge of being bounced from the NBA playoffs by the Cavaliers and their Michigan Wolverines have lost five of the last six games to archrival Ohio State. Now this. A near certain Read More…

Players pulling for Cavs tonight – Tribe Notes

CLEVELAND — Normally, televisions in the home clubhouse are tuned to ESPN following a game at Jacobs Field. Thursday night, TNT and the Cleveland Cavaliers were on. Indians players and manager Eric Wedge have recognized the city’s hoops team, which is on the verge of making its first-ever appearance in the NBA finals, needing one Read More…

Avon church’s bingo bonanza goes to court

Money dispute leads to threats, excommunications and lawsuits AVON — For the past nine years, St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Church has been a house of God divided. A bitter feud over how money raised in weekly bingo games was spent, the purchase of property for a new church and a dispute over who Read More…

Fed grant denial may force clinic cuts

LORAIN — The financially beleaguered Lorain County Health & Dentistry was dealt a blow Friday that may force the center to reduce services and relocate from downtown to its smaller clinic on the southern edge of town. The center at 1600 Livingston Ave. had been banking on a $650,000 federal grant, which would have more Read More…

Suspect in Jason West shooting indicted

CLEVELAND — The man held as the suspect in the shooting death of a police officer on a suburban neighborhood street was indicted Friday in that killing. Police said Timothy Halton Jr., 27, fired shots from a car, got out and shot the Cleveland Heights police officer again, then broke into a nearby house before Read More…

Appeals court denies lethal injection suit

Terry Kinney The Associated Press CINCINNATI — A group of death row inmates on Friday lost another attempt to challenge Ohio’s use of lethal injection when a federal appeals court declined to hear a case that has effectively placed their executions on hold. The full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals let stand, without comment, Read More…

Ex-clerk demands resignation over record keeping

CARLISLE TWP. — The state auditor’s office’s concerns over how Carlisle Township managed its money in 2004 and 2005 has the former township clerk calling on the woman who replaced her to resign. Former Clerk Linda Lowery is urging township residents to join her at a June 18th trustee meeting to demand Clerk Barbara VanMeter Read More…