October 24, 2014

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A sweeping success: Tribe closes in on first division title since 2001

CLEVELAND — If the Central Division race wasn’t already over, it is now. Thanks to a 4-2 victory over Detroit on Wednesday that completed a three-game sweep of the defending American League champions, the Indians own their largest lead of the season — 71/2 games — over the Tigers in the division standings. Barring a Read More…

Tribe notes: IMG to help in search to find new name for Jacobs Field

CLEVELAND — The Indians are turning up the heat on the search to rename their ballpark. The organization has reached an agreement with Cleveland-based sports, entertainment and media firm IMG to assist in a national, regional and local search for a naming rights partner. “Selecting IMG was an easy decision for us as we seek Read More…

Browns’ Edwards showing more mature side

BEREA — Braylon Edwards still wears expensive suits. He still loves the camera as much as it loves him. He still bleeds maize and blue. But two games into his third season, Edwards seems like a different guy. It starts with a shift toward “we” during interviews. It continues with the absence of controversy. It Read More…

Browns notes: Zastudil might need more rest

BEREA — Punter Dave Zastudil doesn’t want to miss another game, but he knows that might be the only thing that allows his back to heal and him to return to form. “Sometimes you need rest,” he said Wednesday. “It’s a long season.” Zastudil didn’t rule himself out for Sunday’s game in Oakland, but the Read More…

Cavaliers still talking to Varejao and Pavlovic, but nothing happening

INDEPENDENCE — Negotiations between the Cavaliers and restricted free agents Anderson Varejao and Sasha Pavlovic are the same as they’ve been the entire offseason — ongoing. With training camp set to open Oct. 1, the sides continue to talk, but no breakthroughs have been made. “I’d like to have them both back,” Cavaliers general manager Read More…

Wellington boys survive tough test against Oberlin

WELLINGTON — When someone finally puts together a compendium of the best soccer games ever played on Lorain County soil, Oberlin and Wellington will be mentioned several times. If the list existed today, the newest entry would be Wellington’s 1-0 victory over Oberlin on Wednesday. It was a battle fully befitting a rancorous old rivalry Read More…

Judge Ewers tells woman ‘make restitution’ or else

Ex-employee faces jail if she does not return $22,000 to blind attorney  ELYRIA — A blind attorney’s former assistant who stole $22,478 while she worked for him avoided prison at her sentencing hearing Wednesday — at least for now. CHUCK HUMEL / CHRONICLE Nancy Haylor as she receives her sentence Wednesday from county Common Pleas Read More…

Grace says fire station may be shuttered

ELYRIA — Mayor Bill Grace said Wednesday that the city could close Fire Station No. 2 on Broad Street for good. The closing — albeit controversial — makes sense, Grace said, because the difference in response times is negligible when an engine is dispatched from the downtown station or from the one on Broad Street. Read More…

Ignorance is bliss as EC volleyball team tops Chanel

Hans Schneider The Chronicle-Telegram ELYRIA — On the television show “Hogan’s Heroes,” Sgt. Schultz continually exclaimed “I know nothing,” to avoid getting in trouble. On Wednesday evening, “not knowing” might have contributed to Elyria Catholic’s five-game victory over North Coast league rival Chanel. In volleyball, games are played to 25 – except in the fifth Read More…

Amherst schools superintendent to retire

AMHERST —  Amherst Schools faces finding a new superintendent now that Robert W. Boynton officially has announced his decision to retire at the end of the school year. CHRONICLE FILE Bob Boynton (right) and Matt Barret watch for election results in 2006. Boynton made the announcement Wednesday in a letter he posted on the district’s Read More…