November 27, 2014

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Fizzling out: Tigers 6, Indians 4

Fireworks missing this July 4 DETROIT — Last July 4, the Indians produced their own fireworks display with plenty of bottle rockets and Roman Candles in a memorable 19-1 thrashing of the New York Yankees at Jacobs Field. This time around, Cleveland’s Independence Day arsenal included sparklers and crawling snakes. A night after producing a Read More…

Stopwatch fiasco lingers :Tribe Notes

DETROIT — Indians manager Eric Wedge was still steaming over the umpiring crew penalizing reliever Rafael Betancourt for taking too much time during Tuesday’s 5-4 victory over the Tigers. On two separate occasions, batters were awarded balls when the notoriously slow Betancourt exceeded the allotted time between pitches, as prescribed by Major League Baseball rule Read More…

Bement takes the third

BAY VILLAGE — It was a different kind of victory at Bay Days for three-time winner Rick Bement. The 1999 Olmsted Falls graduate led from wire-to-wire to capture the 33rd installment of the 5-mile race. It’s rare that anyone leads the event for the entire stretch but the 27-year-old Columbia Station resident proved to be Read More…

Ready for big deals?

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers may be making some “big” decisions in the coming weeks. A league source said power forward Anderson Varejao could sign an offer sheet from the Memphis Grizzlies that will pay him more than the mid-level exception, which is expected to be between $5.5 million and $6 million. However, the Grizzlies, who Read More…

More proof Americans are top dogs

Tim Dahlberg The Associated Press You knew it was going to be a special day when Joey Chestnut first opened his mouth. To talk, that is. “I’m really hungry,” he said. In the world of competitive eating, that qualifies as a bit of trash talking. But it paled to what Chestnut had to say a Read More…

Flights of imagination

Airports try to boost tourism, comfort travelers with unique displays of art James Hannah The Associated Press A mesmerizing amoeba-like glass sculpture titled “Swell” that looks like an ocean wave. Colorful images of pelicans, crabs and other waterlife. Strands of light-reflecting glass suspended from a cable that creates a rainbow effect. A visit to the Read More…

Man charged with brutally murdering his mother

CLEVELAND — A 19-year-old man has been accused of beating his mother with a board and crowbar, stabbing her and then leaving her to die. A Cuyahoga County grand jury on Tuesday charged Patrick Williams with aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, aggravated theft and tampering with evidence in the death of Patricia Williams over the Read More…

Businessman who hired hit man gets six years

CINCINNATI — A businessman has admitted to hiring a hit man to kill a business rival who used to work for him. Jeffrey Gabbour, 39, of suburban Montgomery, was sentenced Tuesday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court to six years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit murder and three charges Read More…

Man taken off death row now up for parole

LIMA — A man taken off death row because of an error in the wording of his indictment is now eligible to be released on parole. Richard Joseph was sentenced to death in the kidnapping and stabbing death of the boyfriend of a young woman Joseph had dated. After being removed from death row, Joseph, Read More…

Happy 231st, America!

Bush asks for patience with Iraq in Independence Day address Deb Riechmann The Associated Press MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — President Bush defended his Iraq war policy in a patriotic Fourth of July talk, saying that while he honors the sacrifice of U.S. troops, now is not the time to bring them home. Bush said victory in Read More…