November 23, 2014

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Deja vu … in reverse – Indians 1, Red Sox 0

Carmona makes sure Tribe wins this 1-0 duel CLEVELAND — Step aside C.C. Sabathia. There’s a new sheriff in town, and his name is Fausto Carmona. Though Carmona will probably never claim the ace title as long as Sabathia is in town, the 23-year-old right-hander has been every bit a No. 1 starter for the Read More…

Red Sox settle in right at home

CLEVELAND — Indians fans are getting a dose of their own medicine during this series with the Boston Red Sox. During their team’s successful run in the mid-to-late ’90s, fans from Cleveland unable to get tickets to sold-out Jacobs Field would flock to opposing parks to see their beloved Indians. Now, they’re the ones being Read More…

Putting demons to rest

Carmona shines in  silencing Red Sox CLEVELAND — Fausto Carmona was able to exorcise some of his demons from last season against Boston on Wednesday night. After the Indians’ 1-0 victory, the Red Sox gave the censors some exercise with several profanity-laced interviews. Carmona had a meltdown as the Indians’ closer last year — highlighted Read More…

QB battle sure to be top story

Browns: training camp 2007 BEREA — Browns training camp begins Friday with more subplots than a season of “Grey’s Anatomy.” Will LeCharles Bentley and Gary Baxter complete their remarkable recoveries and be healthy enough to play? Will Kevin Shaffer get traded? When will the top three rookies sign? Will the offense grasp Rob Chudzinski’s new Read More…

Leader gets sent packing

Rasmussen wins stage only to be expelled from race Jerome Pugmire The Associated Press GOURETTE, France — One of its biggest stars is already gone, and now so is the leader of the Tour de France. Michael Rasmussen was removed from the race by his Rabobank team after winning Wednesday’s stage, a day after Alexandre Read More…

Killer gets 24 to life

ELYRIA — The hands that strangled the life out of Wendy Thompson trembled as her family blasted her killer during his sentencing hearing Wednesday. Beyond the shaking hands — which Robert Thompson Jr.’s attorney said is common for his client — the 43-year-old convicted killer showed almost no emotion as he was sentenced to 24 Read More…

High-tech harvest – Farm day ’07

Area farmers pray for rain, check out new tractors WELLINGTON — Jon and Kevin Gott grow mostly soybeans, so they aren’t fretting as much as some farmers who are sweating the lack of a serious soaking rain. That’s because the Gotts didn’t try to cash in on the ethanol boom by growing a lot of Read More…

Trio sentenced for shooting, break-in

ELYRIA — Even though the three teenagers who broke into his house and shot him last August are going to prison, Philip Benko believes they won and he lost. He’s got the scars, the medical bills and the fear to prove it, Benko told county Common Pleas Judge Raymond Ewers before the men were sentenced Read More…

Blind lawyer’s former assistant pleads guilty to theft

ELYRIA — The former assistant to a blind Elyria attorney pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of theft for stealing $21,300 from his legal practice. Nancy Haylor, 59, could get up to five years in prison when she is sentenced later this year. Carl Rose, the attorney who discovered Haylor had been stealing from him Read More…

Lorain Schools official resigns

David Williams says teacher layoffs didn’t affect his decision LORAIN — One of the administrators responsible for deciding which Lorain school district teachers would be laid off submitted his letter of resignation Friday — the same day the school board cut a third of its teaching staff. David Williams, the director of operations and human Read More…