August 29, 2014

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Kenny Lofton coming “home”

It won’t be long before a scoring Kenny Lofton will be high-fiving Indians teammates — instead of the Texas Ranger teammates he is shown pressing the flesh with earlier this month. Because Lofton, a fan favorite during the Indians’ era of champions, is coming back to Cleveland . The Indians announced the deal this afternoon. They acquired Read More…

Three indicted in pizza shop killing

One suspect could face death penalty Three men already facing charges for a robbery and shooting at a Lorain bar have been indicted on charges accusing them of the shooting death of a Lorain pizzeria owner. Neil Simpson, 24, of Elyria, and Scotty Parker, 26, and Richar Perry, 25, both of Lorain, were served an Read More…

Some good signs

Browns work out deals with Thomas, Wright BEREA — The Browns reached deals Thursday night with rookies Joe Thomas and Eric Wright. They have yet to sign the contracts, but they are expected to be in training camp this afternoon when the Browns begin full-squad practice. Thomas, the No. 3 pick in the draft, agreed Read More…

Five big issues facing Browns

BEREA — We covered the quarterback competition Thursday, so now it’s time to look at the other top issues facing the Browns. Health report What would a Browns training camp be without talk of injuries? This time, however, the focus is on recovery. LeCharles Bentley (knee), Gary Baxter (knees), Kellen Winslow (knee) and Leigh Bodden Read More…

Lee can’t deliver – Red Sox 14, Indians 9

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians have tried to be patient and nurture their bewildered former star. But now the coddling might be over and difficult questions have to be asked. First and foremost is what has happened to Cliff Lee? A pitcher once believed to be a vital cog to a championship contender continues to Read More…

Tribe leads in patience – Tribe Notes

CLEVELAND — Forget about the home runs, the trips around the bases, the doubles, walks and runs scored. The Cleveland Indians’ offense is among the game’s most productive in all those categories. But it all starts from one place: the ability to take a pitch. The Indians lead both the American and National Leagues in Read More…

Vick pleads not guilty

Hank Kurz Jr. The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — He rose to hero status in his home state during two dazzling seasons as the quarterback at Virginia Tech, a kid from the tough part of Newport News who was heading for the NFL. Michael Vick left as a soft-spoken star in the making. The Michael Read More…

Commissioners aid departments

Money provided to sheriff, courts covers half of what’s been requested ELYRIA — County commissioners loosened the purse strings Thursday, agreeing to give more money to elected officials who had spent the past two weeks painting a gloomy picture of layoffs and other drastic measures if cuts imposed earlier this year weren’t lifted. But the Read More…

‘I hope you burn’ – Family members express anger

ELYRIA — The devil is Lee Vert Brown, said the family of Brown’s wife, whom he ran off the road, pulled from her car and stabbed to death last June. Brown was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison by county Common Pleas Judge James Burge on Thursday, but it wasn’t nearly enough for Read More…

Man pleads not guilty in death of infant boy

ELYRIA — A Lorain man facing the possibility of the death penalty in connection with the killing of an 8-month-old boy left in his care hung his head low as a laundry list of charges were read during his arraignment Thursday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court. Kevin Kimbrough, 24, held a crumpled piece of Read More…