December 20, 2014

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Indians: Brantley looking to flourish in high-profile role

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Michael Brantley will be the center of attention in more ways than one this year. With Grady Sizemore set to begin the season on the disabled list again, Brantley will open the year in Sizemore’s spot in center field, while batting leadoff — Sizemore’s place in the order for much of his Read More…

Indians: Tomlin roughed up in loss to Royals

ROYALS (9-7) 6, INDIANS (4-10-3) 4   WHAT HAPPENED: The Royals went to work early on Indians starter Josh Tomlin, who was shaky again in his fourth exhibition appearance. Kansas City scored two runs apiece in the first two innings, then added two more in the fourth.   Cleveland scored the last four runs of Read More…

Edward C. Landy

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Edward C. Landy, 79, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Westlake Health Care Center, Westlake. He was born August 5, 1932 in Polk, Ohio, to his parents, John and Audrey (nee Carpenter) Landy. Ed was married to his loving wife, Rachel H. (nee Hornesby) on October 11, 1969. He worked for the City Read More…

Steven E. Cox

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Steven E. Cox, 55, of Grafton, died Thursday, March 15, 2012, after a six month illness. He will be missed but never forgotten. Steven is survived by his sons, Troy Trompson of Avon Lake, Robert and Christopher Ellis, both of Arkansas; his daughter, Melissa Cox of Arkansas; mother, Eleanor (nee Deering) Daniel of Grafton; brothers, Read More…

Margaret “Peg” Chismar

Margaret “Peg” Chismar (nee Goede), 75, of North Ridgeville, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012, at the Hospice Care Center at the Renaissance, Olmsted Township. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bogner Family Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.

Viola E. Matulionis

Viola E. Matulionis Viola E. Matulionis (nee Archer), 82, of Brunswick, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012. She was born in the Village of Robins, Guernsey County, on August 23, 1929, to the late William and Elizabeth Archer. Viola lived in the Lorain and Medina County areas since 1940. She worked as a job setter Read More…

Ohio State, Jared Sullinger use a little finesse to beat Gonzaga, make Sweet 16

PITTSBURGH  — Jared Sullinger doesn’t get mad anymore. Those days are over. The Ohio State sophomore forward knows he can’t afford to lose his temper if the Buckeyes want to reach the Final Four. So rather than sulk after foul trouble and some solid Gonzaga defense frustrated him for 36 minutes Saturday, the quickly maturing Read More…

Chris Assenheimer: Need some help filling out that roster, Mr. Acta? Well, help has arrived

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Manager Manny Acta isn’t ready to make any decisions on the openings on his 25-man roster. So, I figured I would help him out and give him my choices. Feel free to use them, Mr. Acta: Fifth starter • The candidates: RHP Kevin Slowey (0-2, 5.63 ERA, 3 games), RHP Jeanmar Gomez Read More…

For a seventh-grade cancer patient, a night to remember

Taylor Slanczka

ELYRIA — Taylor Slanczka tried on and discarded seven dresses — they simply weren’t “the one” — before finding the dark blue gown she walked into her living room wearing Thursday afternoon. The long gown, which lightly sweeps the floor as the 13-year-old walks, shimmers and changes colors when the light hits it. She also Read More…

Empty train cars derail in Wellington Township

WELLINGTON TWP. — Three railroad crossings were blocked Saturday after six empty cars of a 116-car CSX freight train derailed about 2:20 p.m. near Hawley Road. The derailment produced no injuries and posed no danger, but it did cause crossings at Hawley and Peck-Wadsworth roads to be blocked, along with a third crossing at Barker Read More…