October 21, 2014

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Critter Chronicles: Kolton

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KOLTON Through no fault of his own, Kolton is looking for a new family. He had been with a family since he was a kitten, but did not have the ideal life there. Kolton would now like a home without small children or other pets so that he can get the love and attention that Read More…

Indians: Kotchman back in business

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — It took awhile, but Casey Kotchman is back in the baseball business. Acquired in the offseason to replace Matt LaPorta at first base, Kotchman has returned to the lineup after a lengthy absence thanks to a back issue. He played three innings Sunday against the Royals in Surprise, Ariz., and was back Read More…

Lorain Council passes $29.3 million budget

LORAIN — A nearly $29.3 million budget was unanimously approved tonight by Lorain City Council. The number is nearly $1 million more than the projected budget, primarily due to higher-than-anticipated income tax revenue and higher expenses due to the decision to keep paying six police dispatchers and four jail guards from the general fund. The Read More…

Indians: Brantley leaves game with hamstring injury

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Michael Brantley spoke Sunday about how grateful he was that he had remained injury-free this spring. That changed the following day. “He’s got mild tightness in his (right) hamstring,” manager Manny Acta said of Cleveland’s projected center fielder and leadoff hitter, who left the Indians’ win over the Dodgers on Monday after Read More…

Indians: Tribe beats Kershaw, Dodgers

INDIANS (5-10-3) 4, DODGERS (8-5-4) 3   WHAT HAPPENED: The Indians scored the first run of the spring off defending National League Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw in the opening inning, then held the lead through four innings, thanks to another strong outing from Jeanmar Gomez. Cleveland led 4-1 before the Dodgers rallied for Read More…

Avon Lake police asking for help finding breathing machine

AVON LAKE — The Avon Lake Police Department is requesting assistance in locating a portable breathing machine that was taken from a yard in the area of Parkwood and Redwood avenues in Avon Lake this morning. It was reported to the department that the machine, a Hill-Rom Vent Machine that was in a black plastic Read More…

Man arrested for hitting toddler, leaving the scene of accident

LORAIN — A man was arrested today for hitting an 18-month-old with his car and then fleeing the scene. John Joseph Carter, 37, from Lorain, was arrested around noon at a Lorain residence. He is being charged with leaving the scene, driving under suspension, improper backing and aggressive vehicle assault. The 18-month-old toddler was hit Read More…

Steakhouse patrons reportedly steal 3-foot Buddha statue

ELYRIA — Police were called to Wasabi Steakhouse late Friday after a patron reportedly stole a 3-foot-tall Buddha statue. According to a police report, an officer was dispatched to the Midway Mall restaurant at 10:30 p.m. Restaurant manager Yuwei Zhao told police a group of patrons left the restaurant about 10:15 p.m., and another patron Read More…

Man cited after police say he fired pellet gun from apartment balcony

ELYRIA — An Elyria man was issued a citation after police say he was firing a pellet gun from the balcony of his apartment into some woods. Alexander Bogle, 20, is charged with discharging firearms. Officers were called to the area of 1877 Turner Blvd. about 7:30 Saturday night, according to a police report. A Read More…

Indians: Michael Brantley to fill Sizemore’s spot in field, lineup

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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 and bat leadoff — Sizemore’s place in the order for much of his Read More…