July 30, 2014

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Michaels gets A’s for effort: Indians 4, A’s 3

CLEVELAND — Patience and power. They are two elements not normally associated with Jason Michaels. But for one key inning Thursday, they came together with remarkable results. Michaels smoked a prodigious three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning off Oakland Athletics reliever Ron Flores to lead the Indians to a 4-3 victory Read More…

Stanford earns a save of sorts : Tribe Notes

Long-relief stint preserves ’pen CLEVELAND — It’s the least glamorous job on a pitching staff. But when the early innings go awry, a long reliever suddenly becomes a vital piece of the bigger picture. When Jason Stanford stepped onto the pitching rubber Wednesday against the Oakland A’s, there were runners on second and third, with Read More…

Fans to see history

Local race fans traveling to Norwalk this weekend will get to witness a historic event. No, not the NHRA making its inaugural stop at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park — although that’s the top reason many will make the trek west. Fans will get to see one of the 17 events that lead up to Read More…

Prayers for peace

Clergy urge end to violence at vigil for murdered pizzeria owner LORAIN — Twenty people with bowed heads stood silently in front of Granny D’s Pizza on Thursday — with some glancing up briefly for a quick glimpse of the pictures of David Kowalczyk pasted to the front of the building. The East Erie Avenue Read More…

LCCC freezes tuition

ELYRIA — Lorain County Community College officials on Thursday approved a two-year tuition freeze at the school, largely a result of Gov. Ted Strickland’s commitment to bolstering funds for higher education, LCCC President Roy Church said.  The college’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the tuition freeze, locking in the current rate — about $2,200 a Read More…

Air traffic controllers chafe against dress code

a CLEVELAND — Air traffic controllers locked in a staffing dispute with the government are upset over a dress code and have shown their displeasure with high-flying fashion, with some men protesting by wearing women’s clothing. On a few occasions over the past year, male controllers have worn dresses to work, according to the controllers’ Read More…

It’s still packed, but jail gets state’s OK

ELYRIA — The county jail passed its annual state inspection Thursday, despite the fact that the facility continues to be overcrowded. The overcrowding was the only problem raised by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction inspector who toured the jail Thursday, Sgt. Bob Tomusko said. The jail is supposed to house a maximum of Read More…

‘I’m heartbroken’

Mother says she’s grief stricken, denies harming her children: ‘I love my kids’ LORAIN — The St. Clair family knows this much: Justice and grief will dictate their own roads in the days ahead. On Thursday — days after the murder of her 8-month-old son — Julie St. Clair, 20, would talk only about the Read More…

Suspect has day in court – on theft charge

LORAIN — The primary suspect in the death of 8-month-old Jayden Davidson has not been charged in connection with the infant’s death but pleaded not guilty to an unrelated theft charge Thursday in Lorain Municipal Court. Police are still looking into what role Kevin Kimbrough, 24, may have played in Jayden’s death Tuesday but used Read More…

More cuts in Lorain

School board delays plan to lay off 101 more employees LORAIN — The Lorain school board delayed laying off another 101 employees — 75 more than previously announced — Thursday. The cuts — 26 of which were previously announced — are still planned, but the board didn’t say why it put off the action. Instead, Read More…