August 27, 2014

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Offseason makeover has Indians players excited and optimistic about season

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Sitting in front of his cubicle, All-Star closer Chris Perez pushed aside the crossword puzzle he was working on and eyed the other side of the Indians’ clubhouse. The changes are obvious. Across the busy room, center fielder Michael Bourn, fresh from signing a four-year, $48 million contract, shook hands with teammates, Read More…

Boys basketball: Isaiah Walton scores a career-high 30 points as Elyria tops Parma

PARMA — The easier it appears, the harder it becomes for Elyria’s basketball team. The Pioneers scored the game’s first 15 points — 11 from senior Kody Bender — on Friday yet struggled to hold off Parma 79-69 in a Northeast Ohio Conference Lake Division game. It took making nine of 10 free throws in Read More…

Flores’ emails subpoenaed

LORAIN — The Lorain Police Department wants to read Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores’ emails and review his phone records as part of an investigation into how information on misconduct allegations against police officers became public. The city has served Flores with a subpoena for the names of his phone and email service providers. Geoffrey Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic makes run, but Rocky River squashes comeback attempt

ROCKY RIVER — Things looked quite rosy for Elyria Catholic midway through the third quarter of Friday’s West Shore Conference game against Rocky River. The Panthers had trimmed a 12-point deficit to four points when John Sturza scored off a pass from Cory Strasko with 4:46 to go in the period. Even better for EC? Read More…

Smith cleared of third weapons charge

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Kathleen Ann Sutula has cleared a North Ridgeville man who took a loaded handgun and four knives into a movie theater last year of having weapons under disability, a decision that opens the door for the 20 guns seized by police to be returned to Scott A. Smith. The verdict Read More…

Corps of Engineers says Lorain Harbor sustained $1.44M in damages from superstorm Sandy

LORAIN — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon, is asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to commit money to repair the Lorain Harbor after it was ravaged by superstorm Sandy in October. The Corps of Engineers estimated that the harbor amassed $1.44 million in damages from the storm, which caused $17.7 million in damages to Read More…

Manning sponsors bill for schools to levy for safety, security taxes

A bill co-sponsored by state Sen. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville, seeks to give local school boards the authority to put levies on the ballot that would ask voters to approve tax hikes to be exclusively used for school safety and security. State law does not have any provision to allow school districts to put such Read More…

Heating system malfunction sends woman to hospital

ELYRIA  — A faulty gas furnace forced residents to vacate their home. Elyria Fire Department Capt. Jamison Norris said a heating system malfunctioned at 7:10 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of Case Avenue. “There was not a structure fire, but the malfunction created a smoke condition,” Norris said. According to the Lorain County auditor’s Read More…

Division I sectional wrestling: Midview’s Zach Frambach hands St. Edward its only loss

LORAIN — Midview’s Zach Frambach put the lone blemish on another stellar opening night for St. Edward at the Division I sectional tournament Friday at Lorain High School. Tied at 1 after regulation, Frambach took down Robbie Rodgers with 20 seconds left and piled up five points for a 6-1 overtime decision at 160 pounds Read More…

Kyrie Irving scores 32 but Kenneth Faried grabs spotlight, win in Rising Stars Challenge

HOUSTON — Kenneth Faried was a Manimal among boys in the Rising Stars Challenge. Faried had 40 points and 10 rebounds and entertained the crowd at the end with a series of dunks, leading Team Chuck to a 163-135 victory over Team Shaq on Friday night. Nicknamed “Manimal” for his physical style of play, Faried Read More…