August 29, 2014

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Indians: Tribe lands OF Michael Bourn

CLEVELAND — The Indians had already received a favorable grade in the offseason addition department. They may have just reached A-plus range. Reports surfaced Monday night that Cleveland had agreed to a four-year, $48-million contract with two-time All-Star and Gold Glove outfielder Michael Bourn. Though the Indians offered no official comment, an announcement is expected Read More…

Tribe rolls dice, signs pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka

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CLEVELAND — With at least one spot open in his rotation, new Indians manager Terry Francona will give a pitcher he knows well a shot to win a starting job. Japanese right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka has agreed to a minor league contract with Cleveland. Matsuzaka, who pitched for Francona with the Boston Red Sox, must pass Read More…

Jimmy Haslam back as CEO of Pilot Flying J, won’t affect role with Browns

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is returning to his “first love” as CEO of Pilot Flying J, the company announced Monday. But he insists he isn’t abandoning the Browns and won’t become an absentee owner. “We’re gonna be involved in Northeastern Ohio,” Haslam said Thursday during a speech at a Canton Chamber of Commerce dinner. “Whether Read More…

Men arrested after alleged burglary scheme at apartment complex

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LORAIN — Several men were arrested for their part in an alleged burglary and kidnapping scheme in which the men posed as employees of Lakeview Terrace Apartments. Police began investigating the incident Friday after a 58-year-old man called 911 to report that he had been held against his will while two men went through his Read More…

North Ridgeville man pleads guilty to taking guns into theater

The North Ridgeville man who carried guns into a showing a “The Dark Knight Rises” shortly after the massacre at a showing of the film in Aurora, Colo., has pleaded guilty to two counts of carrying concealed weapons. But Scott A. Smith will go to trial on Wednesday on a single remaining charge of having Read More…

Ohio lay leader commends pope on reopened churches

CLEVELAND — Pope Benedict XVI will be held high regard by members of Cleveland churches ordered reopened by the Vatican under his watch, a lay leader of a spared congregation said today. “The miracle of our reopening happened under his reign and we are very sorry to lose him and we will miss him,” said Read More…

High school bowling: Sweet Bakers lead to sweep for Amherst

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Sizzling Baker rounds made all the difference as Amherst’s boys and girls swept titles at Sunday’s 10th annual North Shore Bowling Conference Tournament. The Amherst boys overcame a 94-pin deficit after the three regular games at Brunswick Zone to defeat three-time defending tournament champ North Ridgeville by 82 pins. The Amherst girls, Read More…

Ohio gas prices up 18 cents a gallon over past two weeks

The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was about $3.57 in today’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s a nickel higher than a week ago. Prices have gone up 18 cents in the past two weeks in the Buckeye State. The state average Read More…

Lorain councilman works to repair reputation, and personal life, after DUI arrest

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LORAIN — The little girl walking on Long Avenue on Thursday burst into tears when her kindergarten homework fell in the mud. “Everything’s going to be OK,” City Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, told her as he helped her pick up the papers. “You don’t have to cry. It’ll dry out.” Flores is big on Read More…

16th annual Paczki Ball features dancing, doughnuts and bikinis

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LORAIN — Bikinis, boxers, polkas and paczkis could only mean one thing: the annual Paczki Ball. Some 575 people attended the ball Sunday night at DeLuca’s Place in the Park. The 16th annual ball is staged by Kiedrowski’s Simply Delicious Bakery and is a celebration of the Kiedrowski family, their Polish heritage, and their customers Read More…