August 29, 2014

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In a pinch, Garko delivers – Indians 6, White Sox 5

CLEVELAND — Pitching to Ryan Garko these days can be a risky prospect. The Chicago White Sox learned as much emphatically on Tuesday night. Though Garko did not start the game, he wound up filling the hero role for the Indians once again in their latest comeback victory, a 6-5 decision over the Sox in Read More…

Cabrera shaken, not stirred – Tribe Notes

CLEVELAND — Fernando Cabrera’s struggles have reached the monumental level, but Indians manager Eric Wedge still isn’t giving up on the reliever. “If you don’t feel like a guy can get the job done, there’s no reason for him to be here,” Wedge said. “He has as much upside as anybody (in the bullpen). When Read More…

Newest Tribe reliever feeling right at home

Rookie pitcher Jensen Lewis’ baseball dreams came to life in front of his family and friends Monday night. The one-time Medina resident made his Major League Baseball debut with the Indians, tossing 11/3 innings of scoreless relief in Cleveland’s 11-10 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Despite the Tribe coming up one run short in Read More…

Pioneers tab Chizmar

Northwood assistant principal named Elyria High’s newest athletic director ELYRIA — Elyria school officials on Tuesday appointed Elyria native and Elyria Schools employee Gerald Chizmar as the district’s new athletic director. “I’m just going to be myself and do what I can to improve athletics in Elyria,” Chizmar said. “It’s a great opportunity — I’m Read More…

Vick facing dogfight charges

Hank Kurz Jr. The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — NFL star Michael Vick was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on charges of sponsoring a dogfighting operation so grisly the losers either died in the pit or sometimes were electrocuted, drowned, hanged or shot. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback and three others were charged with Read More…

An old friend finds new moments, new meaning

An old friend, Mike Gallagher, invited me to tour his estate in Lorain County because for one week each summer he turns it into a camp for high school cross country runners and this is the week. I had not seen Mike in years, at least since he quit drinking in the early 1990s. In Read More…

Judge seals records in Open Door abuse suit

ELYRIA — A county judge has taken the rare step of sealing the file of a lawsuit accusing the Church of the Open Door and the private school it operates of ignoring complaints of sexual abuse against a teacher who later was convicted and served six months in jail. Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery said Read More…

History society aims for new center

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Historical Society is making progress toward its $1.6 million goal to fund an ambitious project aimed at creating a countywide historical center, said Historical Society Executive Director Bill Bird. Bird said the society is about $400,000 short of the goal, which will fund the purchase and renovation of the oldest Read More…

Deputies face the naked facts

PENFIELD TWP. — A sheriff’s deputy had to call Wellington firefighters Sunday morning to help fish a suspect — a naked, intoxicated man resisting arrest — out of a Penfield Township pond, deputies said. Sheriff’s deputies were called to a Nickel Plate Diagonal Road home around 2 a.m. Sunday when a homeowner reported a man Read More…

Thousands apply for tax break

COLUMBUS — Thousands of senior citizens have applied for a property tax break that Gov. Ted Strickland says will be paid for using the sale of Ohio’s share of a landmark settlement with tobacco companies, officials said. The expanded Homestead Exemption Program took effect earlier this month as part of Ohio’s two-year, $52 billion operating Read More…