April 24, 2014

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Bring on the 2nd half

Tribe hopes to duplicate early gains CLEVELAND — The Indians spent 63 days atop the Central Division standings throughout a first half that saw them post the third-most wins in the majors with a 52-36 record — their best mark at the All-Star break since 1999. Their home record (31-12) and 26 comeback victories are Read More…

Time to worry about Sabathia

CLEVELAND — The Indians are well on their way to locking up all of their core players to long-term contracts, but they still have one remaining — and it’s a big one. On Thursday, Cleveland announced a contract extension for Travis Hafner that will pay the designated hitter a guaranteed $57 million over the next Read More…

Cavs gain much by doing little

The Cavaliers have gotten a lot done by doing virtually nothing in free agency. When Memphis agreed to a contract with unrestricted free agent power forward Darko Milicic on Wednesday, the Cavs immediately gained the upper hand in negotiations with their own power forward, Anderson Varejao, a restricted free agent who had been courted by Read More…

Officials plead for money

ELYRIA — County agencies and departments have been trying to scrimp and save after budget cuts earlier this year, but it doesn’t appear to be enough. Sheriff Phil Stammitti told county commissioners at a budget hearing Thursday that if he doesn’t get his department’s lost money restored, he may have to lay off deputies. “If Read More…

Justice Center keeps cracking

ELYRIA — You might want to wear a hard hat the next time you’re walking past the county Justice Center. County officials were forced to close off an area outside the south end of the building Wednesday as they reinforce pieces of brick that have continued to loosen just three years after the $45 million Read More…

Lorain man stabbed in back after argument

ELYRIA — A Lorain man was stabbed in the back with a kitchen knife following an argument over a woman, police said. Cleveland Merritt was treated at EMH Regional Medical Center following the stabbing. He was later flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. He was listed in fair condition Thursday, said a hospital spokeswoman. Read More…

Whiz kids at CWRU

36 kids design games, robots at tech camp CLEVELAND — Eight-year-olds creating video games. Twelve-year-olds building robots. Thirty-six children, ages 7 to 17, were designing, programming and creating video games, Web sites and robots at the internalDrive Tech Camp at Case Western Reserve University this week. On Wednesday, 11-year-old Matt Avampato, of Avon Lake, was Read More…

CHP buys up land

Hospital, Elyria Schools in property tax battle involving 13 acres near Ireland Cancer Center ELYRIA — Community Health Partners Regional Medical Center and the Elyria Schools are locked in a legal fight over how much some of the land the hospital has been quietly buying up near the Ireland Cancer Center is worth and how Read More…

New Lorain super already on payroll

Atkinson being paid $15,000 as consultant amid staff cuts LORAIN — Cheryl Atkinson, who becomes superintendent of Lorain schools on Aug. 1, has kept a low-profile in the community but has been working behind the scenes and is being paid $15,000 as a 10-week consultant to the district. Her role as a consultant, however, is Read More…

Officer quits 3 months after Taser reprieve

Daniel Bozsoki had been fired, then reinstated LORAIN — A Lorain police officer who was returned to the force after being fired for Tasering a prisoner in custody resigned Thursday. Daniel Bozsoki told Chief Cel Rivera that he was quitting the police department to avoid possible termination for failing to turn in a police report, Read More…