October 21, 2014

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Deplete victory

AMERICAN LEGION: Elyria 13, MANSFIELD 4 Post 12 pounds on short-handed Mansfield GRAFTON — With only 10 players in uniform, the Richland Veterans, the Mansfield American Legion team, didn’t have much of a margin for error. The margin was wide, and errors — both the official and the unofficial kinds — were the major reason Read More…

Manuel wins again at Jake – Phillies 9, Indians 6

Former Tribe manager picks up victory from visiting dugout CLEVELAND — Charlie Manuel is well-known for his humorous baseball anecdotes and side-splitting stories. Now he can tell the one about how he won games at Jacobs Field as a manager in both dugouts. Manuel’s Phillies evened their interleague series with the Indians at a game Read More…

Indians wrestle with where to put Stanford – Tribe Notes

CLEVELAND — Jake Westbrook will return to the Indians’ rotation Sunday, pitching in the series finale at Washington. Jason Stanford, the pitcher Westbrook will replace, who knows? “We haven’t come to any resolution,” said Cleveland manager Eric Wedge. “It’s going to take more conversations that’s ultimately going to lead to a difficult decision.” The decision Read More…

TV has put the ‘Brrrr’ in baseball

It’s the summer game, a cliche, and not necessarily an accurate one, but that’s what we call baseball. If only it were true. Here in the north, baseball begins in the winter and ends in the winter. Nobody knows this better than Indians’ fans. Back in April, the Indians’ season began in a snowstorm. Who Read More…

Anderson in the race?

BEREA — Don’t count out Derek Anderson. While national pundits are focused on incumbent Charlie Frye and first-round draft pick Brady Quinn in the battle to be the Browns’ starting quarterback for the opener Sept. 9 vs. Pittsburgh, Anderson looked the best during the organized team activities and minicamp practices open to the media. With Read More…

Cavs’ future looks bright

It’s now been almost a week since the Cavaliers lost to the San Antonio Spurs in four games in the NBA Finals, so I think it’s safe to air a few closing comments without making any emotional “sweeping” statements. The Cavs deserved to be in the NBA Finals: Granted, Cleveland had a fairly easy path Read More…

Renters want cut of Elyria Schools buyouts

ELYRIA — Elyria Schools officials fielded heated complaints from a handful of apartment residents Tuesday who said the district’s plans to demolish properties near the high school to make room for a new building leaves them out in the cold. Six tenants showed up at Tuesday’s meeting that school officials held at Wesleyan Village, where Read More…

For Oberlin family, it’s home, green home

OBERLIN — Step into the home of Andy and Cindy Frantz and you usually won’t hear the roar of the air conditioner. Yet it’s cool and pleasant, even on a hot day. That’s because the couple has insulated their sprawling Victorian on King Street so well that cool night air remains trapped in the house Read More…

No charges for tractor driver in fatal wreck

ELYRIA — A Wellington man who was involved in a fatal accident with his tractor will not face criminal charges. A Lorain County grand jury has chosen not to indict Dean Rollins Jr., 22, who was driving the tractor when the 4,000-pound dirt plow he was hauling clipped the car being driven by 39-year-old Amy Read More…

Former union chief throws hat in Sheffield mayoral race

SHEFFIELD — Mayor Darlene Ondercin has her first official competition for the November election. John Hunter, a former union president at Ford’s Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake and the Lorain Assembly Plant, announced Tuesday he’ll be in the mayoral race. Citing the need for change and fiscal accountability in office, Hunter chastised Ondercin for Read More…