April 24, 2014

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Threat made at North Ridgeville Middle

Classes at North Ridgeville Middle School were dismissed as usual at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday despite a threat made to the school, according to district spokeswoman Tissy Simon. Details as to what the threat was and how it was made are expected to be announced at a news conference at 5 p.m. by Supt. Michael Tefs. Read More…

Open land spurs rezoning debate

AMHERST TWP. —  About 98 acres of vacant land near the Ohio Turnpike could become the county’s next business district, if a group of local investors have its way. But, first voters must decide whether the land should be rezoned to fit that need. Despite receiving unanimous support from the Amherst Township Zoning Commission and Read More…

Jake trumps pair of aces

AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES indians 4, red sox 2 Westbrook delivers clutch performance; Tribe up 2-1 CLEVELAND — The Indians entered the American League Championship Series as a slight underdog to the Boston Red Sox, who tied them for the best record in baseball. Jason Miller/CHRONICLE Indians shortstop Jhonny Peralta forces Boston’s J.D. Drew at Read More…

This was all about control

CLEVELAND — Jake Westbrook spent the early part of his career as a nibbler. Without complete trust in his stuff, he would aim for the corners and away from the bats, as if he were afraid of contact.On Monday night, in the most important start of his career, Westbrook was an attacker. He pounded the Read More…

Nixon's late, late show earns a rerun in right

Tribes Notes CLEVELAND — Trot was on the spot Monday night in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series at Jacobs Field, while Franklin Gutierrez was on the bench.Indians manager Eric Wedge replaced a struggling Gutierrez in right field, starting veteran Trot Nixon, who drove in the go-ahead run against his former team in Read More…

Lofton connects with Tribe fans, like old times

CLEVELAND — The one thing Kenny Lofton hasn’t been able to do during his time with the Indians is put together two good playoff series at the plate. The one thing Lofton hasn’t been able to do since being traded to Cleveland from the Texas Rangers on July 27 is hit a home run. “I Read More…

Rockies' amazing run continues … all the way to the World Series

DENVER — Riding a Rocky Mountain High like none other, Colorado is heading to its first World Series. With their 21st win in 22 games, the relentless Rockies beat the rattled Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 in Game 4 Monday night to sweep the NL Championship Series at a chilly Coors Field. Series MVP Matt Holliday’s three-run, Read More…

Anderson improving, settling in

BEREA — Five weeks ago, Derek Anderson was seen as a stopgap between Charlie Frye and Brady Quinn. Five starts and three wins later, Anderson is considered the biggest reason the Browns are 3-3 at the bye and owners of the third-highest-scoring offense in the NFL. He has silenced the chants for Quinn while erasing Read More…

Bentley, Baxter might return to field this year

Browns Notes BEREA — Offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley and safety Gary Baxter still aren’t ready to contribute following devastating knee injuries, but the Browns are holding out hope that they will be available at some point this season. Bentley, who had four surgeries after tearing a patellar tendon in training camp last year and developing Read More…

Avon opens strong, earns date with Bay

THE TOURNAMENT TRAIL: BOYS SECTIONAL SOCCER Freshman goalie keeps Falcons close, but Eagles prove too tough AVON — Firelands got a big job from their freshman goalkeeper Monday night, but it wasn’t enough to turn the tables on Avon. Despite 14 saves by Garrett Kelling — some of them acrobatic and from point-blank range — Read More…