December 19, 2014

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Punch in a pinch

Shoppach’s 3-run blast caps 5-run ninth CLEVELAND — Talk about perseverance. The Indians had produced an admirable effort against near impenetrable Oakland ace Rich Haren on Tuesday night and had nothing to show for it. But rather than fold up the teepees and take solace in the moral victory, Cleveland took aim at the next Read More…

Miller candidate for pen – Tribe Notes

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ top prospect, Adam Miller, is pitching out of Triple-A Buffalo’s bullpen to build himself back up after missing more than a month with a strained tendon in his right middle finger. The work may also be practice for a future assignment in the big leagues. With the Indians in search of Read More…

Eating champ experiencing true dog days

Takero Kobayashi’s reign as the greatest eater since the invention of food could be over. The 29-year-old from Japan, whose appetite for fame took him to Coney Island where he won six straight Fourth of July hot dog eating contests, has developed arthritis of the jaw during training for this year’s event. Gluttons everywhere are Read More…

Elyria rips Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — After beating Avon Lake 11-10 earlier this season, Elyria continued its run-scoring power with a 14-4 win in the American Legion rematch Tuesday at Avon Lake High School. The game was halted after eight innings by the 10-run mercy rule, the first time Elyria (12-8) has won by that margin this season. Read More…

LeBron to play for USA

Tom Withers The Associated Press AKRON — LeBron James will wear the red, white and blue this summer after all. Cleveland’s All-Star forward ended uncertainty about his status with the U.S. national team on Tuesday night by saying he will play in next month’s FIBA America’s Tournament, where the Americans will try to qualify for Read More…

Hendrick teams get spanked

Jenna Fryer The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR showed again it won’t tolerate any modifications to its Car of Tomorrow by levying stiff penalties against Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and their crew chiefs Tuesday. Gordon, the four-time series champion, and Johnson, the defending Nextel Cup champion, were each docked 100 points. Read More…

Slain pizzeria owner remembered as compassionate man

LORAIN — Police and a community are still searching for answers regarding who shot and killed David Kowalczyk, the owner of Granny D’s Pizza. A candlelight vigil was held in front of the East Erie Avenue restaurant Monday night, where mourners laid crosses and flowers on the doorstep and hung signs saying Kowalczyk will be Read More…

New trial sought for death row inmate

CLEVELAND — Attorneys for an Elyria man facing execution for the 1994 murder of a drug informant are asking that he be given a new trial, based in part on information they gleaned from reviewing Elyria police files on the case. Gregory Meyers, an attorney with the Office of Ohio Public Defender, said the review Read More…

Elyria looks to get its pipes cleaned out

ELYRIA — In some parts of the city, fighting fires is tough: There just isn’t enough water in the city’s pipes. But City Council might give the OK to correct at least a small portion of the problem this year. “The problem is that, over time the pipes become corroded, reducing the amount of water Read More…

Bus riders transfer to ambulances

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Forty six bus passengers traded their bus tickets for ambulance rides early Tuesday morning after an engine fire left them stranded on the Turnpike. The North Ridgeville Fire Department responded to the westbound lane of the Ohio Turnpike at 1:33 a.m. for reports of a bus on fire and arrived to find Read More…