December 19, 2014

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Indians: Matsuzaka officially in the fold

The Indians officially announced the signing of Daisuke Matsuzaka on Wednesday, with the right-hander expected to compete for a spot in Cleveland’s rotation. Matsuzaka, 32, met with reporters at the team’s spring training complex in Goodyear, Ariz., saying that he chose to sign a free-agent contract with the Indians for an opportunity to play for Read More…

ESPN’s Mel Kiper predicts pass rusher for Browns with 6th pick in draft, says no upgrade to QB Brandon Weeden available

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. predicted Wednesday the Browns will draft a pass rusher with the No. 6 pick in April to fill an obvious need. His early top choices are Florida State’s Bjoern Werner and Texas A&M’s Damontre Moore. Kiper said the Browns must also figure out their quarterback situation, but isn’t sure Read More…

Elyria Schools: 59 positions, including 37 teachers, cut

Elyria Schools unveiled its $3 million reduction plan Wednesday. The good news is most athletics, art, music and physical education classes remain intact. The bad news is the loss of 59 full-time employees including 16 teachers who teach core classes like reading, math, science and social studies. In all, 37 teachers will lose their jobs. Read More…

Demolition began on old City Hall in Elyria

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Demolition began this morning on the former Elyria City Hall on Broadstreet. Read More…

Baseball players in need of good homes

AVON —What do you get a houseful of rabid Lake Erie Crushers fans besides game tickets, baseball caps and a nice summer night at the game? How about a ballplayer? The Crushers are once again seeking friendly families to open their homes to host players for the upcoming 2013 season. Families who agree to open Read More…

West Side Market to reopen Monday

CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s historic West Side Market has been cleaned up after a recent fire and is set to reopen on Monday. The 100-year-old landmark near downtown was damaged and the inside covered with soot after a fire in one of the stalls Jan. 30. It’s been closed since then. Officials said it’s not clear Read More…

Dorner hid across the street from police command post

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif.  — As police scoured mountain peaks for days, using everything from bloodhounds to high-tech helicopters, the revenge-seeking ex-cop they wanted was hiding among them, holed up in a vacation cabin across the street from their command post. It was there that Christopher Dorner apparently took refuge last Thursday, four days after Read More…

Driver gets 5 days for fatal crash

AVON LAKE — The Broadview Heights man responsible for the September car crash that killed a worker on Interstate 90 pleaded no contest Tuesday to charges of vehicular manslaughter and failure to maintain assured clear distance. Anthony Rose Jr., 50, was sentenced to 90 days in jail in the case, but Avon Lake Municipal Court Read More…

Brinda: Dire financial picture for Elyria

ELYRIA — Mayor Brinda painted a pretty green picture Tuesday during her State of the City address. Green as in money — saved, earned and needed to keep Elyria moving for­ward in the coming years. Brinda spoke to a standing-room-only audience at Wesleyan Village during a joint meeting of the Elyria Rotary and Lorain County Read More…

North Ridgeville man relishes spot at State of the Union

As he spoke by phone Tuesday afternoon, Trim Demiri was clearly pumped up by his surroundings in the nation’s capital. “I came into the city by the Metro and walked around,” Demiri said. in Washington, D.C. “I took photos … and there’s stuff I want to do,” including buy­ing souvenirs as small reminders of a Read More…