November 22, 2014

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Twins edge Indians 3-2 in 9th inning CLEVELAND — There were a number of positives coming from Jacobs Field for the Indians on Saturday, but the end result was a negative one. Jake Westbrook emerged from his season-long slump and the Indians nearly made history by beating Twins ace Johan Santana, but Cleveland still dropped Read More…

Outfielders to split playing time – Tribe Notes

CLEVELAND — All of his outfielders are on track, and that’s the way Indians manager Eric Wedge wants it to stay. Wedge said Saturday that Grady Sizemore would be the only lock in the lineup among his outfielders and that, at least initially, he planned on splitting up the rest of the playing time between Read More…

Kenny makes Tribe better – Commentary

When the Indians first started talking about bringing Kenny Lofton back for a third tour of duty, I was far from down with it. To me, it didn’t make much sense to go out and get someone that improved your team by an incremental quotient, with so many other players out there that would have Read More…

K2 hoping for big year

BEREA — Double coverage. Fans taunting him on the road. Comparisons to his Hall of Fame father. Knee pain. When you’re Kellen Winslow, these are the facts of life. Even if you just turned 24 years old. “It always bothers me,” he said, “but I have to live with it and I’m healthy.” Winslow was Read More…

It’s a mad, mad sports world

Sports world wide, especially in America, are taking a terrible beating. The Tour de France, for example, was in shambles when it finished Friday. Two teams had pulled out and two individual stars — Alexandre Vinokourov and Michael Rasmussen — were expelled because of failed blood doping tests. Furthermore, Levi Leipheimer of the Discovery Channel Read More…

Bonds stuck on 754

 Janie McCauley The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds wanted a pitcher to challenge him. Dontrelle Willis was more than ready. Hopping off the mound, pumping his fist and throwing fastball after fastball, Willis kept history on hold Saturday night. Bonds went hitless a night after connecting for his 754th home run, leaving the Read More…

Pilot killed in Dayton air show crash

DAYTON — An award-winning stunt pilot who performed in air shows across the country was killed Saturday when his biplane crashed in front of thousands of people. Jim LeRoy, 46, was in one of two planes making loop-to-loops with smoke trailing as part of the annual air show at Dayton International Airport. His Pitts aircraft Read More…

A year after flood, 100 still out of their homes

PAINESVILLE — One year after flooding devastated Lake County in Northeast Ohio, about 100 people haven’t been able to return to their homes. Crystal Forbes’ family is among them. As she walked around the shell of what once was her condominium on the bank of the Grand River, she reminisced about the damage wrought by Read More…

Report says Cleveland elevator inspectors are behind schedule

a CLEVELAND — The city has fallen months and sometimes years behind schedule in its inspections of thousands of elevators and wheelchair lifts, a newspaper reported Saturday. Seventy-nine percent of the city’s 3,800 active elevators have not been inspected since 2005, violating Cleveland’s law that calls for annual safety checks, according to a Plain Dealer Read More…

Elyria girl hurt after window fall

Two-year-old plummets 15 feet, is hospitalized with head injury   ELYRIA — An Elyria toddler was listed in critical condition with a severe skull fracture late Saturday after she fell from a second-floor window at an apartment building, the girl’s family and a hospital spokeswoman said. Cora Mae Gentry, 2, also was suffering from broken Read More…