August 30, 2014

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Baseball: A-Rod, Yanks close to mega-deal

NEW YORK  – Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees have agreed to the outline of a record $275 million, 10-year contract, a deal that potentially would allow him to earn millions more if he sets the career home-run record. The amount of the guaranteed money was revealed by a person familiar with the negotiations Read More…

Girls basketball: Holiday tournament kicks off season

ELYRIA – The girls basketball season opens Friday night in a big way. Four area teams gather at Elyria High School for the ninth annual Lorain County Holiday Classic, a two-day invitational the host Pioneers have won every year. It could be different this time. Admiral King, coming off its best season in four years, Read More…

Baseball: Padres’ Peavy is NL Cy Young Award winner

NEW YORK – Jake Peavy has been one of the best pitchers in the National League for years. This season, he pulled away from the pack. The San Diego Padres ace was an unanimous winner of the NL Cy Young Award on Thursday after leading the league in wins, ERA and strikeouts – pitching`s version Read More…

Baldwin-Wallace men’s and women’s basketball previews

BEREA – Let the post-Davis era begin. For the first time in seven years, Baldwin-Wallace`s men`s basketball team will be without a player named Davis. The Yellow Jackets were blessed with the Davis brothers – Thad and Tori – for six years. The Open Door graduates led coach Steve Bankson`s teams to some memorable accomplishments. Read More…

Oberlin men’s and women’s basketball previews

Isaiah Cavaco does not like to look too far beyond his next challenge, which is tonight against Swarthmore College in Philadelphia. But Cavaco, the first-year Oberlin College coach, understands that he has to a lot more to do than win basketball games. He is in charge of bringing a sense of credibility to the Yeomen Read More…

Robberies have cops looking for link

Two more armed robberies have been added to the list of six across the county that police say they suspect might be related. Sheriff`s deputies were called at 7:23 p.m. Monday to the Fuel Stop at 430 Oberlin-Elyria Road, Carlisle Township, after a gun-wielding man robbed the gas station that sits in front of ValueCity, Read More…

‘Bear`ly making it back

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Bear the cat seems to be on the mend after falling from a tree during a rescue on Monday, his owners said. The cat, who was stuck in a tree in Eaton Township for 12 days, was in bad shape when his owner Dave Limon took him to Northview Animal Hospital on Read More…

Junior Achievement auction offering up firehouse cooking

ELYRIA – Imagine firefighters in a firehouse kitchen preparing a gourmet meal for two lucky people. But a deal like that is hard to come by unless you have an inside connection at the department. JASON MILLER / CHRONICLE Lt. Walter Leadbetter seasons his potatoes at the Lorain Central Firehouse kitchen. Well, if that sounds Read More…

Group honors those society forgot

LORAIN – Two of them went by the names Broadway Mary and Broadway Nancy. One was known only as “John” to his dearest friends. They were just three of the dozen or so names of homeless people whose deaths came while they were living on the streets that were read aloud Wednesday during an annual Read More…

Day care earns two state stars

ELYRIA – The state`s new Step Up To Quality child care rating system has not caught on in Lorain County, but that has not stopped one local child care center from shooting through the criteria like a star – or two stars by the new system`s measure. The aim behind the volunteer rating system is Read More…