April 16, 2014

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Mayor shares plans for city by the lake

John Romoser swiveled his chair around to stare out the full-length windows behind him. It’s a beautiful view from his seventh floor office inside City Hall. Romoser’s new office overlooks the entire Lorain harbor, the red-topped lighthouse and a great lake that seems to stretch forever. The lake is especially calm on this rainy day Read More…

Parents and tweens chase Cleveland’s hottest ticket

CLEVELAND — So close, but yet so far away. That’s how many parents likely felt Saturday morning when, after showing up with their young kids in tow, they were told tickets were sold out for the Jan. 3 Miley Cyrus “Best of Both Worlds” concert tour date at Quicken Loans Arena. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE People wait Read More…

Police: Man stole Westlake cruiser

WESTLAKE — A Westlake police cruiser stolen by a Cleveland man during a traffic stop on Interstate 90 early Saturday was recovered in Avon just minutes later, albeit with a flat tire and a coat of mud.  The alleged car thief — Frankie Molina, 33 — was arrested not far from the abandoned cruiser shortly Read More…

Ohio State downs Minnesota as many top college football teams fall

MINNEAPOLIS — Ohio State turned in another well-rounded victory, staying unbeaten while several other top-ranked teams couldn’t. Chris Wells rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns, and the Ohio State defense didn’t budge in a 30-7 win at Minnesota on Saturday night. The eighth-ranked Buckeyes (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) have allowed only 34 points in Read More…

Indians loss gives Boston top record in AL; Tribe will start playoffs vs. Yankees on Thursday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On the next-to-last day of the regular season, the Cleveland Indians absorbed a postseason setback. Joey Gathright’s RBI single in the eighth inning lifted Kansas City past Cleveland 4-3 Saturday night and ended the Indians’ chance to get home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs. Cleveland’s loss gave AL East champion Boston Read More…

Cleveland’s Jamal Lewis to meet Baltimore’s Ray Lewis for the first time today

CLEVELAND — Ray Lewis and Jamal Lewis appreciate the same things in a football game. Teeth-rattling tackles, bone-crunching blocks, pad-popping runs. For the first time, the Lewises will be standing on opposite sidelines, which should lead to some memorable collisions between one of the top running backs of the decade and one of the best Read More…

Elyria residents deal with water woes

ELYRIA — A project designed to boost water pressure in a northside neighborhood has left some Elyria residents feeling a tug of impatience as they go without water, sometimes for hours at a time. “I’m trying to potty-train three toddlers,” Dena Meredith of Hawthorne Street said Thursday. “I thought we’d be out of water for Read More…

Youngstown’s Kelly Pavlik knocks out Jermain Taylor to win the world middleweight title

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Kelly Pavlik knocked out Jermain Taylor in the seventh round Saturday night to win the world middleweight title. Far behind on points after absorbing a brutal beating in the second round, the Youngstown native cornered Taylor and stunned him with a hard right to the jaw, then sent him down with Read More…

Bomb kills 30 in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — President Hamid Karzai on Saturday offered to meet with the Taliban leader and give militants a government position only hours after a suicide bomber in army disguise attacked a military bus, killing 30 people — nearly all of them Afghan soldiers. Strengthening a call for negotiations he has made with increasing frequency Read More…

Shaw derails Admiral King for Lake Erie League football win

LORAIN — Admiral King was headed for its fifth straight football victory on Saturday. The Admirals held a lead on Shaw for nearly half of their Lake Erie League football game and there was light at the end of the tunnel late in the fourth quarter. Then the Cardinals struck with three big plays and Read More…