October 25, 2014

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LeBron hasn’t impressed Bowen

Elizabeth White The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — In his more than 10 years in the league, San Antonio’s Bruce Bowen has seen plenty of impressive players and breakout performances — most of them just a few inches from his face. So when his matchup with LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers is billed as Read More…

Sabathia blanks Royals

INDIANS 1, ROYALS 0 CLEVELAND — C.C. Sabathia was as close to untouchable as he has been all season. He needed to be. With little assistance from his offense, the Indians’ ace was forced to pretty much go it alone in the series opener with Kansas City on Tuesday night. As he has done for Read More…

So what gives with lefties? – Tribe Notes

CLEVELAND — They make up almost half of the Indians’ starting rotation and have accounted for nearly the same amount of the team’s losses. Cliff Lee and Jeremy Sowers, the left-handed pitchers,  have been the odd men out in an otherwise sparkling rotation, combining to post a 3-9 record and 6.52 ERA over 18 starts, Read More…

Bentley holds off on surgery

BEREA — Center LeCharles Bentley has decided against having additional surgery on his knee — for now. Browns general manager Phil Savage met with the media Tuesday after an offseason practice and said Bentley will continue rehabilitation in Arizona for the next three-to-four weeks, then re-evaluate the situation. Bentley missed the 2006 season after tearing Read More…

Scientists in training

Students’ ingenuity tested ELRYIA — What happens when you put one NASA scientist, two artists, three musicians, a filmmaker, an eighth-grade science teacher and about 100 of her students together? Before you answer that question throw in some PVC piping, irrigation hoses, plumbing fixtures, spool upon spool of heavy gauge wire, plastic twist ties, and Read More…

Activist arrested for posting pamphlets

OBERLIN — A community activist who fought development of a Wal-Mart north of town and continues to fight a housing and commercial project downtown has been charged with criminal mischief in connection with pamphlets posted on newspaper boxes. Mark Chessler, 49, of Amherst Township, vowed to fight the charge and pleaded not guilty at his Read More…

Library seeks bond aid

VERMILION — On Nov. 6, the Ritter Public Library will ask residents to do something has requested only once before in the library’s 88-year history. The library’s leaders want to expand the building, and they hope taxpayers will pass a bond issue to get it done. The library’s board voted Tuesday night to put a Read More…

Schism nearing resolution for Macedonian church

ELYRIA – A feud that has divided an Avon church and plunged the congregation into nearly a decade of legal fights could come to an end next week. Visiting Judge Lynett McGough told both sides Tuesday that she will make a decision in the lawsuit June 13. The two sides have been fighting over how Read More…

Lorain teachers OK contract

LORAIN — Lorain school officials are reeling over a budget shortfall expected to reach a staggering $4.75 million in just weeks, though a tentative agreement passed by the teachers union late Tuesday could help.  School officials said Thursday the deficit — discovered after a recent review of the district’s finances — could result in across-the-board Read More…

Vermilion man flew B-17 bomber

VERMILION — The grateful great-grandchildren — or even great-great grandchildren — of the French who were liberated by the Allied forces were among those who thanked veteran John Grasse on the sands of Omaha Beach last month. “Each of us held the hand of a little child as we walked to the beach,” said Grasse, Read More…