September 30, 2014

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Indians 4, Blue Jays 1: Tribe wins season opener

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TORONTO — All the pomp and circumstance went to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. The win went to the Indians. In a season opener as anticipated as any in recent years, the Indians kicked off a new era by turning back the Blue Jays and their Cy Young knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, 4-1, in Read More…

Indians notes: Kazmir could be heading to DL

TORONTO — The Indians emerged from spring training an optimistic, and more importantly, healthy bunch. That changed hours before Cleveland’s season opener against the Blue Jays on Tuesday. Fifth starter Scott Kazmir felt discomfort in his side while playing catch Monday during a workout at the Rogers Centre. It has put his first outing of Read More…

Ohio per capita income rising third fastest in the nation

DAYTON — Ohio’s per capita income rose at one of the fastest rates in the nation last year, another sign that the Rust Belt state’s economy is bouncing back after the recession. The measure that includes all earnings — wages, dividends, interest income, rent — rose 1.7 percent from 2011 to 2012, to $39,289. That’s Read More…

Tea party leader to seek chairmanship of Ohio GOP

COLUMBUS — A leading figure in a conservative backlash against the Ohio Republican Party says he’s running for chairman. Tom Zawistowski, a businessman, tea party and liberty group leader from Portage County, announced his bid today to succeed Chairman Bob Bennett. Zawistowski was in a group of about 80 self-identified conservatives who wrote to state Read More…

Air Force museum in Ohio to close some galleries

DAYTON — Some popular galleries at the national Air Force museum in southwest Ohio, including one featuring President John F. Kennedy’s Air Force One, will close next month due to federal budget cuts. The presidential and research and development galleries at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Read More…

Jilted ex-girlfriend lit man’s things on fire, police say

LORAIN — A jilted ex-girlfriend was arrested Monday after police said she set fire to her former boyfriend’s things. The fire was reported outside of William Davila’s home on Fulmer Drive. Police arrived at the home at 11:53 a.m. Monday after Davila told police he returned home to find a plastic table with his clothes Read More…

4-year-old burned in Lorain fire has died

LORAIN — The 4-year-old who received second- to third-degree burns in a Lorain house fire has died, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Nasire King died at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after he spent more than a week at the hospital in critical condition. King received burns on 90 percent of his body after a Read More…

Report: Matus committed some, but not all, of misconduct allegations

ELYRIA — A neutral third party has determined that suspended Lorain County General Health District Medical Director Paul Matus committed some, but not all, of the misconduct allegations leveled against him. The report, released today, indicates that Matus engaged in misconduct by making “derogatory” comments about female employees who accused him of sexual harassment, that Read More…

Police respond to Shopway Food Mart in Elyria

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ELYRIA — Police respond to Shopway Food Mart, at Lake Avenue and Furnace Street, where they executed a search warrant today. Police that they executed the search warrant as a result of an ongoing investigation. One of the store’s owners was arrested, according to police Capt. Chris  Costantino. According to reports from the scene, the Read More…

Early voting begins in Ohio for May 7 election

COLUMBUS — Ohio voters can now start casting early ballots for local races and issues for the May 7 election. The state’s top election official said Tuesday that voters in 74 counties will decide several local races and 355 local issues. Those local issues include 116 school issues and a number of local tax levies, Read More…