April 17, 2014

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Indians: Roster decisions may go to the end

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — There are nine days left until Opening Day and the Indians still don’t have a starting left fielder. Come to think of it, they don’t have a fifth starter, two relievers and three bench players — all of the jobs that were open when training camp began. The decisions on those spots Read More…

Indians notes: Masterson ready for Opening Day

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Despite allowing five runs on seven hits over six innings Monday in a 6-5 loss to the Brewers at Goodyear Ballpark, right-hander Justin Masterson (0-2, 7.53 ERA in four starts) said he is ready for the season to begin. “We know what we’re doing,” said Masterson, who has 13 strikeouts over 14 Read More…

Indians: Masterson shaky in Tribe loss

BREWERS (10-12-2) 6, INDIANS (6-15-3) 5   WHAT HAPPENED: A 1-1 tie was snapped in the fifth inning, with Milwaukee rallying for three runs off Cleveland ace Justin Masterson. The Indians tied it back up in the eighth on a pinch-hit single from Felix Pie before the Brewers won it in the ninth on a Read More…

Brother Ernest “Butch” Stanley Cato

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Brother Ernest “Butch” Stanley Cato was born November 8, 1946 in Dover, Ohio. At the age of 12, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Ernest passed away peacefully, at the Cleveland Clinic, Thursday, March 22, 2012, at the age of 65 years. Ernest married Cynthia Godsey in 1981 and lived in Elyria Read More…

State Tax Credit Authority signs off on deal to bring jobs to Lorain steel mill

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved $4.6 million worth of tax breaks for Republic Steel’s expansion this morning in Columbus. The 75-percent, 15-year tax credit is for the construction of an electric arc furnace at Republic’s plant at 1827 E. 28th St. in Lorain, creating about 450 jobs and $19.6 million in additional annual payroll, Read More…

Vigil planned tonight for dirt bike crash victim

ELYRIA TWP. — Mike Vanakin learned Sunday that his friend, Donny Zacharias, had passed away from a tragic dirt bike accident earlier that morning. The two were planning on riding their dirt bikes Thursday. Following the accident, Vanakin sold his. “He was a good kid. He got along with pretty much everyone,” Vanakin said, adding Read More…

Lorain official pleads guilty to theft charges, avoids jail time

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ELYRIA — Chuck Camera pleaded guilty today to misdemeanor theft and records charges for stealing roughly $10,000 while he was president of Lorain Youth Baseball. Camera, who is Lorain’s street superintendent, admitted as part of his plea deal that he had failed to properly handle the league’s money. He will repay the league $10,000 as Read More…

Police: Off-duty officer gets involved after shoplifter attacks Target workers

ELYRIA — An Elyria man was arrested for robbery after he attacked Target loss prevention workers who tried to detain him, according to a police report. Terry L. Hines, 25, tried to leave the Elyria store with $173.95 worth of DVDs he didn’t pay for Sunday afternoon, the report said. Loss prevention officer Brandon Sprague Read More…

Police find man dead in curb lawn

ELYRIA — An Elyria man was found dead late Saturday in the 800 block of Bond Street. Officers arrived about 11:45 p.m. and found Kenneth Williams, 45, face down in the curb lawn. They observed him to be cold to the touch and noticed a white froth on his lips, according to a police report. Read More…

Woman says she was assaulted at Columbia Station bar

COLUMBIA STATION — A Berea woman told police she was assaulted by another woman early Sunday at a Columbia Station bar. Deputies responded to the West River Cafe, 24517 Sprague Road, about 2:15 a.m. Kari Wyant, 28, told sheriff’s deputies she was sitting at the bar when another woman, 37, started yelling at her. According Read More…