September 18, 2014

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Venus rises once more

Williams wins fourth singles title Howard Fendrich The Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England — Improbable as this Wimbledon title might have seemed, Venus Williams knew it could happen. Far away as that trophy might have appeared only last week, Williams knew she had the game and the grit to grab it. Oh, how her serves and Read More…

No. 1 vs. No. 2 – again

Howard Fendrich The Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England — Roger Federer sneaked a peek at Bjorn Borg in the Centre Court stands, then carried on with the business at hand. One eye on the past, one on the present. Troubled little in a straight-set semifinal win Saturday, his 33rd consecutive victory at Wimbledon and record 53rd Read More…

Tribe grading well on midterm: Tribe Commentary

Indians 9, Blue Jays 4 It’s that time again — midterm report card time. The majority of students at Cleveland Indians High will be receiving positive letters on the home front, with the team tied atop the Central Division standings with defending American League champion Detroit through Friday. But as always, there are a few Read More…

Growing Olds with unlucky 7s

From coast to coast, seven was the number Saturday. Those born on July 7, rushed to the race track or lottery window because the calendar read 7-7-07 — a date that turns up only once a century. Bill Olds, who now lives in Hollywood, came home to celebrate his 63rd birthday at Thistledown race track. Read More…

Suicide attacks kill 144 in Iraq

Sudarsan Raghavan The Washington Post BAGHDAD — Suicide attacks across Iraq killed at least 144 people and injured scores in an 18-hour period, including a massive truck bombing in a northern Shiite village that ripped through a crowded market, burying dozens in the rubble of shops and mud houses, Iraqi officials said Saturday. Shattering a Read More…

Dealing the sevens: How’s the number fit into Jim Matia’s life?

It’s Saturday afternoon and the writhing, pretzel-shaped silhouettes of Cedar Point’s roller coasters pepper the horizon near Jim Matia’s Sandusky summer house. On this day — 7-7-07 — the far-off, faded shapes at the amusement park conjure an obvious question: Is a fella’s life a series of unpredictable, pell-mell twists and turns — luck, per Read More…

What places are the ‘new’ seven world wonders?

Barry Hatton The Associated Press LISBON, Portugal — The Great Wall of China, Rome’s Colosseum, India’s Taj Mahal and three architectural marvels from Latin America were among the new seven wonders of the world chosen in a global poll released on Saturday. Jordan’s Petra was the seventh winner. Peru’s Machu Picchu, Brazil’s Statue of Christ Read More…

Peer district avoids Lorain’s drastic cuts

Hamilton Schools in southwest Ohio took gradual approach to avoid deficit A decade ago, state audits of the school districts in Lorain and Hamilton were remarkably similar: Each predicted the district in question would be millions of dollars in the red by the 2001-02 school year if drastic measures weren’t taken. Hamilton officials used that Read More…

Judge denies bail for suspect

Firefighter allegedly killed three people in Cleveland shooting CLEVELAND — A judge denied bail Saturday for a city firefighter charged in the shooting deaths of three people in what police said was an apparent dispute over fireworks at a Fourth of July party at his neighbor’s house. Terrance Hough Jr., 35, stood handcuffed and expressionless Read More…

Police seek leads in state computer theft

COLUMBUS — Police investigating the theft of a computer backup device containing personal information on state employees and family members are going door-to-door and mailing postcards with tip line information to dig up new leads. The card says “WE NEED YOUR HELP” in bold letters and asks anyone with information to call the toll-free line, Read More…