September 30, 2014

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Indians use 7-run fifth inning to down Red Sox in ALCS Game 4

CLEVELAND — Somebody contact the Colorado Rockies and inform them that their World Series opponent may be coming from C-town, not Beantown. Though most expected the high-powered, high-payroll Red Sox to represent the American League in the Fall Classic, it is the unheralded, low-budget Indians who are on the verge of taking their place. Thanks Read More…

Petrak: Tribe just one win from the World Series

CLEVELAND — Dare to dream. Feel free to fantasize. It’s OK to imagine. The Indians are one win away from their first World Series since 1997. Let your mind wander through everything that would mean to you, your family, your friends and all of Northeast Ohio. The Indians won 7-3 Tuesday night at a raucous Read More…

Byrd’s magical performance turns into 3-1 series lead

CLEVELAND — Paul Byrd said Tuesday was a magical night. And he wasn’t just talking about hitting 90 mph on the radar gun. “I hit 90 tonight out of nowhere,” said the veteran right-hander known more for his guts and smarts than anything even resembling a big-time fastball. “We all know that happens a few Read More…

Council wary of donated building

ELYRIA — Elyria Council members are trying to decide whether the city should accept a 200,000-square-foot building that a philanthropic organization has offered to hand over, though a stipulation that the facility be used for youth programs over the next decade has some on Council concerned. Nordson Corporation Foundation has offered to give the city Read More…

Tribe notes: Wedge’s postseason moves have been perfect

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Eric Wedge recently was named The Sporting News’ American League manager of the year, and he’s a strong candidate to receive the same award from the Baseball Writers Association of America, which votes for the awards recognized by Major League Baseball. Had the ballots not already been cast and had they Read More…

No one hurt in spectacular rollover

AMHERST — About 700 new phone books stuffed into a Ford Explorer were enough to help unbalance an SUV flip several times while traveling down state Route 2 about 4 p.m. Tuesday but not enough to seriously injure the driver. CHUCK HUMEL / CHRONICLE This SUV, unbalanced due to a heavy load of phone directories Read More…

Manhunt ends with arrest at Elyria hideout

ELYRIA — A three-week manhunt for a man who police say shot 23-year-old Justin Lee in Lakewood on Sept. 25 ended in Elyria during an early-morning raid Tuesday by U.S. marshalls. Francisco L. Rodriguez, 28, of Lakewood, was arrested on charges of attempted aggravated murder about 6:20 a.m. at a Melvyn Avenue residence, according to Read More…

Man, hit by train Saturday, still critical

ELYRIA — An Elyria man, who was struck by a train on the tracks near Infirmary Road on Saturday, was walking along the tracks when he was hit, Elyria police Lt. Andy Eichenlaub said. The conductor of the Norfolk Southern train that struck 34-year-old Andre McGee, told police he saw McGee attempt to jump out Read More…

Coughlin: Towels don’t make for a loud crowd

Television photographers often share a self-deprecating joke when they set out on a story with reporters. “What do you want today, sound or pictures?” they ask. It’s a joke. They’re asking the same thing in the Indians’ front office but it’s no joke. They have to make a choice. It’s about the white towels. “Do Read More…

Elyria blanks Southview in boys sectional soccer opener

ELYRIA — Elyria’s struggling soccer team might have reached low ebb when it tied Southview a month ago. A lot has changed since then. Caught in a win-or-go-home crunch, Elyria blasted the Saints 5-0 on Tuesday in a Division I sectional tournament opener at Pioneer Field. The Pioneers got two goals each from seniors Rayshawn Read More…