December 21, 2014

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Orchestra’s performance salutes heavy metal

SPRINGFIELD — People who come to the symphony hall will soon see molten metal, stamping machines and truck-building. But the structure is not being converted — it is hosting a multimedia concert that salutes America’s manufacturers. The Springfield Symphony Orchestra concerts will feature a program of modern American music while images of two dozen manufacturers Read More…

Cleveland firm an inventors’ sanctuary

CLEVELAND — A low-cost spinning toothbrush. A plastic paint can with a spout. A kids’ tricycle with a built-in squirt gun. Each started as an idea at a company run by two former college buddies and now operating out of a 76-year-old converted church. Nottingham-Spirk Design Associates has sold its ideas to a variety of Read More…

Suspect arrested after bartender hit in brawl

AMHERST TWP. — A bartender said she was punched in the face Saturday morning by a patron at the Old Timbers Bar on Telegraph Road after six men had a brawl, according to a sheriff’s report. Vandersommen Andrew Vandersommen, 26, was charged with assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, and was taken to the county Read More…

Browns down Seahawks in an emotional overtime victory

CLEVELAND — Kellen Winslow sat at his locker Sunday night long after Phil Dawson’s 25-yard field goal had split the uprights to give the Browns a 33-30 overtime win over the Seattle Seahawks. Winslow, still wearing his sweaty, dirt-stained clothes, was too tired to get up, especially with his knee and shoulder throbbing. The media Read More…

Dulik: This Browns team is easy to believe in

The feel-good story of the NFL season is playing out right in front of our eyes. Feel free to blink because it’s not a dream, nor is it likely to turn into a nightmare anytime soon. For the first time in five years, the Browns are a legitimate playoff contender — and they’re headed to Read More…

Jamal Lewis scores career-high four TDs as his single-game rushing record is broken by rookie Adrian Peterson

CLEVELAND — It was a bittersweet Sunday for Browns running back Jamal Lewis — heavy on the sweet. Yes, Lewis’ single-game rushing record was broken by Minnesota rookie Adrian Peterson, who ran for 296 yards in a victory over the Chargers, eclipsing the 295 yards that Lewis amassed against the Browns as a member of Read More…

Browns notes: Kellen enjoys career day

CLEVELAND — Browns tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has had a number of big games in his young career, but none meant more to him than the show he put on Sunday. Winslow made 11 receptions for a career-high 125 yards, playing a vital role in Cleveland’s 33-30 overtime win over the Seattle Seahawks. “I’ll Read More…

Patriots rally to down Colts in NFL’s blockbuster matchup

INDIANAPOLIS — No running up the score this week. Against the Colts, the New England Patriots had to struggle just to survive. Survive they did, staying on course for an unbeaten season as Tom Brady threw two of his three touchdown passes in a four-minute span of the fourth quarter to overcome a 10-point deficit Read More…

Suns missing Stoudemire, still roll over Cavaliers

PHOENIX — Still not clicking on all cylinders, the Phoenix Suns are still winning. Steve Nash scored 30 points and had 10 assists and the Suns — playing without Amare Stoudemire — rallied from a 12-point second-quarter deficit and beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-92 on Sunday night. Stoudemire, the Suns’ All-Star center, was sidelined because Read More…

Jimmie Johnson takes lead in NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup

FORT WORTH, Texas — Jimmie Johnson won a dramatic side-by-side duel with Matt Kenseth, grabbing his third straight victory and, more important, wresting the NASCAR Nextel Cup points lead from Jeff Gordon on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. The reigning Cup champion, who began the day nine points behind Hendrick Motorsports teammate Gordon, moved out Read More…