February 7, 2016


Indians: Reports have Santana signing extension

Though the Indians have not confirmed as much, the team website is reporting that Cleveland has signed catcher Carlos Santana to a contract extension. There were no details of the deal provided, but according to the report, an official announcement is expected to come today. It comes on the heels of another extension for a Read More…

White Sox 4, Indians 2: Tribe drops series opener

CLEVELAND — With the Indians’ offense still stuck in low gear, they needed another top-shelf performance from their starting pitcher Monday night in the series opener against the White Sox. Right-hander Josh Tomlin was not able to oblige. Though Tomlin didn’t pitch terribly in his first career appearance against Chicago, he put Cleveland in an Read More…

White Sox 4, Indians 2: Tribe drops series opener

The White Sox took advantage of a bench-player lineup from the Indians to win the series opener 4-2 Monday at Progressive Field. With all four bench players in the lineup, Cleveland managed just five hits. Josh Tomlin took the loss after allowing four runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts over five innings.

UPDATED: Plan presented to make St. Joe’s profitable

Look at the entire St. Joe’s proposal LORAIN — The St. Joseph Community Center would undergo a rebirth while the financial cord would be cut with city and county taxpayers under a plan detailed to City Council members Monday. Under the plan presented by Mayor Chase Ritenauer, the center’s landlord, Ohio Realty Advisers, and the Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe opens series with four bench players in lineup

CLEVELAND — A marathon season-opening series and a left-hander on the mound caused manager Manny Acta to mix up the lineup for the series opener with the White Sox on Monday. “It’s a combination of that,” said Acta, whose team played 37 innings over its first three games against the Blue Jays. “Mostly because of Read More…

Man’s body found in Lorain home

LORAIN – The death of a man found in a bedroom at 1629-1631 E. 31st St., is under investigation. Neighbor Cassandra James and her boyfriend, LaMar Fisher, said they called police when James’ cat got into the basement of the house. James said she called police and an officer let them in through an open Read More…

Miller Nature Preserve looks to inspire with conservatory display

A themed garden is seen at Miller Nature Preserve in Avon Lake.

Hyacinths, hydrangeas and violas are supplying the color and — in some instances — the rich fragrances that will accompany imaginative ideas come to reality in the “Big Ideas in Small Spaces” display. The flowers are on view in the 5,000-square-foot conservatory of the Miller Nature Preserve in Avon Lake through May 13. The Lorain Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet church Treasurer Cynthia Purnell


Cynthia Purnell Age: 57 Lives: Elyria Pursuit: Church treasurer You’re involved with a church? Yes, the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, right here on West River. The pastor of Mount Zion is Marcettes Cunningham. In what capacity? I’m the treasurer. I’m responsible for the total operation of the church from contributions, to church spending, financing Read More…

Photo gallery: St. Mary Church serves Easter dinner


St. Mary Church in Elyria served Easter dinner after Mass on Sunday.

Green, Morrow lead Nets past Cavaliers in OT


NEWARK, N.J. — Gerald Green knows he’s going to get his chances to score when he’s on the floor with veterans like Deron Williams and Anthony Morrow. Green scored a season-high 32 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 36.7 seconds left in regulation and a high-flying dunk in overtime, leading the New Jersey Nets to Read More…