April 23, 2014

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Indians: Tribe nabs one in Rule V Draft, still pursuing Youkilis and Swisher

The Indians left the Winter Meetings without landing one of their main targets, but they did acquire a player in the Rule V Draft on Thursday, selecting first baseman Chris McGuiness from the Texas Rangers with the fifth overall pick. Cleveland also lost two players via the Rule V Draft, with right-hander Hector Rondon (Chicago Read More…

Lorain school board enters into loan

LORAIN — A $3 million loan to keep Lorain Schools from going broke in the spring and being taken over by the state was approved Thursday night by Board of Education members. Despite passage last month of a levy that will raise about $3.1 million annually and $7.3 million in cuts earlier this year, the Read More…

Death row inmate’s lawyers argue case in front of parole board

COLUMBUS — Ronald Post’s attorneys argued to the Ohio Parole Board today that the convicted killer should be spared because of lingering questions over his guilt in the 1983 murder of Elyria motel clerk Helen Vantz. Assistant Ohio Public Defender Rachel Troutman said Post doesn’t deny involvement in the Vantz killing, but insists he waited Read More…

Thief apparently has change of heart after stealing Salvation Army kettle money

BOARDMAN — A thief who made off with cash from a Salvation Army red kettle at an Ohio mall this week apparently has had a change of heart. Police near Youngstown say that two days after the kettle was emptied out, someone left $130 and an apology at the Salvation Army. A note found at Read More…

Dog doing OK after being found emaciated in Lorain

Herbie — his new name — is being nursed back to health after a police officer found him emaciated and barely alive this weekend. He’s in the care of the Lorain Animal Clinic, where a spokeswoman said she doubted he’d be put up for adoption because the clinic staff had taken such a liking to Read More…

Notes: Coach Romeo Crennel still dealing with Chiefs tragedy

BEREA — On Saturday, Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel watched Jovan Belcher, his young linebacker, commit suicide by shooting himself in the head. Belcher had earlier killed his girlfriend, who was the mother of their 3-month-old daughter. On Wednesday, Crennel and the Chiefs attended a memorial service for Belcher. “You can’t go away from it. I’ll Read More…

Avon Lake fire chief asks to be demoted

AVON LAKE — Saying he didn’t want to regret time away from his family put on him by demands the job, Avon Lake Fire Chief Glen Eisenhardt announced this morning he will ask for a voluntary demotion to the his former rank of lieutenant. Eisenhardt, 36, has served as chief for just under a year, Read More…

Girls basketball: EC starts strong, doesn’t let up versus Midview

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EATON TWP. — Elyria Catholic scored the first 13 points in Wednesday night’s game, then continued to roll to a 62-23 West Shore Conference victory on Midview. The Panthers (3-1, 1-0 WSC) held the young Middies to just four points each in the first, second and fourth quarters and forced 27 turnovers — 19 with Read More…

Girls basketball: Firelands halts ’Horns’ charge

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ROCKY RIVER — For the first eight minutes Wednesday night Firelands looked like they were ready to take on anybody this side of the WNBA. Then they spent much of the next 24 minutes letting Lutheran West back into the game. After almost squandering a 17-point lead, the Falcons got it together late to beat Read More…

Browns’ Joe Thomas blasts former RB Peyton Hillis

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BEREA — Joe Thomas hasn’t forgotten how difficult Peyton Hillis made life last season. He hasn’t forgiven, either. With Hillis set to return to Cleveland Browns Stadium on Sunday as the backup to Kansas City speedster Jamaal Charles, Thomas took several shots at Hillis on Wednesday when asked to recall the year of drama. “It Read More…