July 29, 2014

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Priest’s role in downsizing takes faith

ELYRIA — Father Charles Diedrick made his way back home in August — returning to St. Mary’s in Elyria, the same church where he attended school and where he previously had served as the church leader.But this time around, Diedrick is faced with an arduous task: Overseeing a downsizing project in which five Catholic churches Read More…

Price slash benefits builder’s sales

Slash prices and they will come. Oster Homes sold 95 homes last week in the promotion called “Deal of the Century,” said Brian Zuccaro, director of marketing. Oster offered free lots worth up to $85,000 with selected home models and slashed prices on other homes, he said. Some of the discounts meant a difference of several Read More…

Return to the playoffs: Indians back for first time since 2001

CLEVELAND — The Indians can officially put the painful memories of the 2005 season behind them. They are no longer chokers, but champions. With their 6-2 victory over Oakland on Sunday, the Indians clinched the Central Division title, ending a playoff drought that had spanned five years for the one-time perennial power. In the process, Read More…

Tribe notes: Focus turns to securing best record

CLEVELAND — Now that the Central Division has been wrapped up, the Indians will turn their attention to another goal before making their first playoff appearance since 2001 — finishing with the American League’s best record. Cleveland leads Boston and Anaheim by a half-game for the best mark in the big leagues. “We have to Read More…

Modified engines eyed as soot remedy

AKRON — Retrofitting diesel engines to make them cleaner may be the most significant step that northeast Ohio can take to reduce soot pollution in the air, and two regional planning agencies are considering recommending the potentially costly modifications. The groups see the move as a way to help counties bring air quality standards into Read More…

Indians fans pack The Jake, celebrate with team

CLEVELAND — Indians loyalists flocked to Jacobs Field with hopes bright, totally aware one more win secures the championship of the AL Central Division and assures an October of baseball madness only rarely seen in Cleveland. And they weren’t disappointed. The Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2, and entered the playoffs for the first time Read More…

Police roundup: Sept. 24

Man beaten, knocks on doors for help LORAIN — A 50-year-old man was rushed to a Cleveland hospital Friday night after he was severely beaten. Residents on the 2900 block of Oberlin Avenue called police because the man was banging on doors asking for help. Ronald Workman of Lorain told police he was using the Read More…

Road block stops Browns cold in 26-24 loss to Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. — Thud. It’s the sound of a winning field-goal attempt hitting a defensive player square in the hand. It’s also the sound of an egg being laid by an entire team. The Browns were a 40-yard field goal away from leaving the Black Hole with a two-game winning streak, a 2-1 record and Read More…

Browns notes: Cribbs does it to Raiders again

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Raiders should’ve known better. After being burned by kick returner Joshua Cribbs last year, the Raiders kicked to him again Sunday. They paid the price again, but this time it didn’t cost them the game. The Raiders won 26-24. Cribbs returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown to pull the Read More…

Avon senior club seeks table for 50

AVON LAKE — For about 50 Avon Lake senior citizens, the schedule is full on the third Wednesday of every month.That’s because they have a standing engagement of a meal shared with friends and entertainment. The Lively Avon Lakers was started in 1992 by Betty Wakefield and Rosetta Baldwin, said Betty Gates, the group’s unofficial Read More…