December 19, 2014

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2nd verse, same as 1st: Indians 5, Royals 4

Indians start 2nd half with winning rally in 9th CLEVELAND — It didn’t take long for the rally pie to make an appearance in the second half. The Indians’ symbol of success carried by veteran Trot Nixon for much of the first half of the season found Ryan Garko’s face Friday night after Garko’s single Read More…

Fultz stuck on DL: Tribes Notes

CLEVELAND — The Indians planned on activating reliever Aaron Fultz after the All-Star break but that was scrapped Friday, with the team feeling the left-hander wasn’t ready. Fultz, on the disabled list with a strained muscle in his rib cage, pitched a simulated game Thursday and the decision to leave him on the injured list Read More…

Beckham next step in growth of U.S. soccer

Nancy Armour The Associated Press It’s safe to say no athlete, no matter how famous, has ever gotten a welcome quite like David Beckham. Hundreds of fans at the airport, and thousands more at the stadium — decked out in his brand-new jersey, of course. His every word, smile and wave during his introduction carried Read More…

OSU’s Gee plans ‘zero tolerance’

Andrew Welsh-Huggins The Associated Press COLUMBUS — The new president at Ohio State University, the nation’s largest, says college athletics must be fixed at the national level and he will have “zero tolerance” for player misbehavior at Ohio State. Gordon Gee disbanded the athletics department at Vanderbilt University because he felt sports had become too Read More…

Walk in the park

Opportunistic North wins district ELYRIA — Elyria North Little League had just seven hits but was the recipient of 18 walks and took advantage of other miscues to come away with a 15-5 mercy-rule victory over Elyria East to win the District 3 Juniors All-Stars (ages 13-14) championship at North Park on Friday. North advances Read More…

Developer eyes farm in Oberlin

Proposal includes 400 housing units; woods would remain undeveloped OBERLIN —  A Sandusky developer wants to build 400 housing units on the 126-acre Gott farm north of Wal-Mart and is willing to preserve 33 acres of woods as part of the deal. The total investment could be $60 million to $70 million, said Paul Bouman, Read More…

Jailhouse Joker

Mark Lundholm used to be like many of the inmates at Lorain County Jail. Now he just makes them laugh. ELYRIA — About two decades ago, California native Mark Lundholm would have been sitting in this seat for a very different reason. On this day, however, Lundholm, 48, had reason to smile. He’d come a Read More…

VFW member smoking mad

Veteran says he was barred from club after filing complaint ELYRIA — A Korean War veteran said he has been barred from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079 on South Abbe Road after complaining to the state health department last month that the club was allowing its members to smoke in the building. Richard Bungard, Read More…

Study: Most kids get a lift to class

Less than half of students who live close to school walk or ride a bike to get there Mike Stobbe The Associated Press ATLANTA — Fewer than half of American children who live close to school regularly walk or ride a bike to classes, according to a new study that highlights a dramatic shift toward Read More…

Candidate takes a peek at trash plan

Potential successor to Foltin meets with Allied Waste to discuss ‘pay-as-you-throw’ NEW RUSSIA TWP. — Would-be Lorain Mayor John Romoser may have the power to stop a countywide “pay-as-you-throw” trash program if his fellow Republicans name him to replace outgoing Mayor Craig Foltin next month. But he’s not sure if he’s going to veto the Read More…