December 21, 2014

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Indians: Jimenez has no excuses this year

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Ubaldo Jimenez would like Indians fans to excuse him for a sub par performance after he arrived in a trade last year. He wasn’t healthy. This season, Jimenez says, if he isn’t the top-shelf pitcher the Indians and their fans expect the right-hander to be, it’s on him. “This year, if everything Read More…

Indians notes: Darvish brings hype to Goodyear

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — On Tuesday at Goodyear Ballpark, the Indians got a chance to see what everyone around baseball is talking about — Yu Darvish. Darvish, the Texas Rangers’ Japanese phenom, made his second start of the spring in an 8-8, 10-inning tie, turning an exhibition game into a national sporting event. Around 100 credentials Read More…

Indians: Tribe rallies but can’t finish deal

INDIANS (3-7-2) 8, RANGERS (3-6-1) 8 — 10 innings   WHAT HAPPENED: Down 7-0 after a poor effort from starting pitcher Josh Tomlin, the Indians rallied to take the lead in the sixth inning. The Rangers, who started Japanese phenom Yu Darvish, tied it on an RBI single from Greg Miclat off Chen-Chang Lee in Read More…

LCCAA head: Investigation finds allegations ‘without merit’

LORAIN — An internal investigation by a committee of the Lorain County Community Action Agency has found anonymous allegations of numerous improprieties by agency members made last year to be unfounded. The three-member committee spent 300 hours investigating the December allegations, which included accusations that Federal Head Start enrollment was overstated, that employees were underpaid Read More…

Day 1 of NFL free agency: Browns don’t land WR, but talk to QB Matt Flynn

NFL free agency began Tuesday at 4 p.m. Browns general manager Tom Heckert has said the team won’t “go crazy,” but that doesn’t mean they won’t participate or make news. Here’s some up-to-the-minute information from the team and around the league: The Browns’ search for a veteran receiver came up empty in the first day Read More…

Nearly $2,000 stolen from safe at Lorain Palace

LORAIN — An employee reported about $1,920 in cash stolen Monday from the safe at the Palace Theater, 603 Broadway Ave., according to a Lorain police report. There was no sign of forced entry and the safe had not been broken into, the employee told police. In a previous burglary March 6, employees noticed 23 Read More…

After mistrial, Avon woman pleads guilty to shooting husband

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ELYRIA — A day after the second trial began for the Avon woman accused of the 2007 shooting of her former husband, Pam Carrasquillo was pled guilty to charges of attempted aggravated murder with a gun specification, for which she was sentenced to four years in prison. The sentencing came just hours after Common Pleas Read More…

Dave Duncan gets rare shot to watch son Shelley play

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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…

In uncertain time, Cavs coach Byron Scott just coaches

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INDEPENDENCE — A lot has changed for the Cavaliers in the past week. There’s a chance even more could change by the NBA trade deadline Thursday. Coach Byron Scott is aware of all that, but he’s concentrating on the here and now. “Until March 16 (the day after the deadline), the guys that are here Read More…

7 players, coach represent Lorain County during Georgia tourney

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ATHENS, Ga. — Magnolia, forsythia, ornamental pear, daffodils: Blossoms are popping out across this 227-year-old college town. Spring is colorfully in the air. Better yet, the softball season is already 20 games old. The Georgia Bulldogs are off to a 21-3 start and ranked seventh in the country. Moreover, they handed previously unbeaten and then-fifth-ranked Read More…