November 23, 2014

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Tribe notes: Focus on road trip, not big lead

CLEVELAND — No one’s perfect. The Indians failed to complete a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, but it only served to put a negative cap on an otherwise positive homestand in which they won six times in seven games to strengthen their lead in the Central Division. “We had a great Read More…

Cornerback no longer weak spot for Browns

BEREA — Defensive backs coach Mel Tucker could’ve applied for a job in the circus after last season. He became an expert in juggling (personnel) and using smoke and mirrors to keep the injury-ravaged cornerback spot afloat. While Tucker’s effort got him noticed — the Browns managed to rank 15th against the pass and he’s Read More…

Elyria’s Connolly qualifies third at U.S. Nationals

Jeff Arend led qualifying in Funny Car and Max Naylor was tops in Pro Stock on Sunday at the U.S. Nationals at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Clermont, Ind. Top Fuel leader Tony Schumacher and Pro Stock motorcycle racer Chip Ellis also led their events. John Force and Warren Johnson, the winningest drivers in NHRA history, Read More…

Johnson win, earns spot in Chase

FONTANA, Calif. — Jimmie Johnson grabbed a victory Sunday night at California Speedway, clinching a spot in NASCAR’s Chase for the Nextel Cup championship and guaranteeing he will be no worse than a tie for the top seed in the 10-race playoff. The reigning cup champion dominated the second half of the Sharp Aquos 500, Read More…

U.S. dynamic, dominating at world track championships

OSAKA, Japan — She is graceful, gracious and oh, so fast. Allyson Felix ran one of the greatest 400-meter relay legs in the sport’s history Sunday night to help the United States bring a triumphant end to its most dominant showing ever at a world track and field championships. With 26 medals, 14 of them Read More…

Venus, Serena headed for collision course at U.S. Open

NEW YORK — When you hear about Serena and Venus Williams overpowering opponents, as happened Sunday at the U.S. Open to two recent Grand Slam finalists, it’s easy to forget that the sisters are, indeed, individuals. And as similar as their on-court styles might seem, all stinging serves and gargantuan groundstrokes, they are not quite Read More…

The results are in: See the Seven Wonders of Lorain County

The world may have the likes of India’s Taj Mahal and China’s Great Wall on its list of wondrous places, but you don’t have to go far to find several of your own. After a new Seven Wonders of the World list was finalized in July to replace the one outdated by centuries, The Chronicle-Telegram Read More…

Top state Dems pay respects to labor in Lorain

LORAIN — The state’s upper tier of Democrats was among the more than 39,000 people who filtered through the gates of the Labor Day celebration in Lorain on Sunday. The 13th annual Organized Labor Unions’ festival welcomed the likes of Gov. Ted Strickland, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, who took turns Read More…

Labor Day closings

Government offices at the city, county, state and federal levels will be closed today in observance of Labor Day. The exception will be safety services such as police and fire departments, which will be on duty as usual. Schools will be closed, with classes resuming Tuesday. Post offices, E-check emission stations and banking institutions will Read More…

Police blotter: Sept. 3

Elyria police Friday, Aug. 31 9 a.m. – 100 block Bethesda Circle, garage vandalized. 9:05 a.m. – 2200 block West River Road, woman’s 1994 Honda Civic stolen. 12:06 p.m. – 100 block Brace Ave., car’s tires vandalized. 1:45 p.m. – East River Street and Broad Street, Matt Stinson, 18, of Vermilion, warrant arrest. 4:30 p.m. Read More…