October 2, 2014

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Be Contagious, Live Healthy.

Health is Contagious 
Lorain County General Health District Health Commissioner, Kenneth G. Pearce states, “Health is contagious, and hanging out with people who follow healthy lifestyles causes a healthy lifestyle. It’s viral, like c… Read More…

Indians: Dad finally gets to see Shelley Duncan play

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — It was an exhibition game a little less than a month away from the regular season, but it was extra special for Indians designated hitter Shelley Duncan. In the crowd for the first time since he was in college Monday was Duncan’s father Dave, a former Cleveland player and highly respected pitching Read More…

Indians notes: Charges against ‘Carmona’ dropped

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Indians finally got some good news where the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona is concerned. The Associated Press reported Monday that the right-hander and Dominican Republic prosecutors have agreed to a deal to have false identity charges against him dropped in return for completing a work program in his homeland. Read More…

Indians: Tribe snaps five-game skid

NDIANS (3-7-1) 3, DIAMONDBACKS (3-6) 2   WHAT HAPPENED: The Indians snapped a five-game skid thanks to an improved pitching performance. Cleveland scored twice in the opening inning, then limited Arizona to just a run over the final eight innings. Ubaldo Jimenez was better than he was his first two outings, allowing a run on Read More…

Man found dead at Lakeview Park

LORAIN – A 24-year-old man was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in Lakeview Park, according to police. Police found Anthony Bodnar Jr. of Avon already deceased in a car at about 12:15 a.m., said Lorain police Lt. Mark Carpentiere.

Organization plans to oppose Ohio right-to-work initiative

COLUMBUS — The organization behind a 2011 campaign against Ohio’s sweeping collective bargaining law says it’s ready to unleash its army of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of email and social media followers against an emerging right-to-work initiative in the state. We Are Ohio planned a news conference on its 2012 plans Monday. Spokesman Dennis Read More…

Kyrie Irving comes through in clutch to lead Cavs to third straight

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CLEVELAND — Don’t look now, but the Cavaliers are only one game out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Rookie point guard Kyrie Irving scored 16 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter Sunday night, powering Cleveland to a 118-107 come-from-behind win over the Houston Rockets. The victory was the Cavaliers’ Read More…

Tribe’s Justin Masterson credits Jamaican roots for relaxed demeanor

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SURPRISE, Ariz. — Justin Masterson has always had a relaxed demeanor. Maybe it has something to do with his birthplace. “When people hear where I was born, they think I’m a Jamaican black guy,” said Masterson, who was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and is the only active major league player from the laid-back island. “And Read More…

Browns GM has targets picked, will stick to master plan

Browns general manager Tom Heckert wouldn’t make a good politician. He doesn’t seek media attention or speak in sound bites. And he doesn’t flip-flop. With NFL free agency set to start Tuesday at 4 p.m., Heckert reminded reporters and fans last week that he doesn’t believe in chasing a bundle of big-name, high-priced free agents. Read More…

College basketball: OSU gets 2 seed, quick turnaround

A fan cheers Sunday in the first half of Ohio State’s loss to Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament final. (AP photo.)

COLUMBUS — Ohio State won’t have far to travel to play in the NCAA Tournament. At the same time, though, the Buckeyes face a logistical nightmare. The second-seeded Buckeyes (27-7) will play 15th-seeded Loyola of Maryland in the second round in Pittsburgh on Thursday. Since the game is just a half-day drive from campus for Read More…