October 2, 2014

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Tigers 7, Indians 5: Tribe’s slide continues in Detroit

DETROIT — The Indians have undergone a number of changes over the past two-plus weeks, but one thing has remained constant. They keep on losing. A new venue in Detroit did little to remedy Cleveland’s ills, as the Indians dropped a 7-5 decision in the opener of a three-game series Friday night at Comerica Park. Read More…

Indians notes: Left-hander J.C. Romero officially signs, could help bullpen soon

DETROIT — The Indians made it official Friday, signing veteran left-handed reliever J.C. Romero to a minor league contract. Romero, a 14-year veteran with 680 career big league appearances, will report to Triple-A Columbus but could be promoted soon. Cleveland’s bullpen is scuffling and without injured closer Chris Perez. News that the Indians were interested Read More…

Indians: Perez, wife charged with possession of marijuana

DETROIT — There was some clarification in the Chris Perez situation on Friday, and it wasn’t positive news for the Indians and their closer. An investigation into packages delivered to Perez’s Rocky River home on Tuesday resulted in the pitcher and his wife Melanie being formally charged with misdemeanor drug possession in the shipment of Read More…

Updated: Browns WR Josh Gordon suspended for 2 games by NFL for violating drug policy

The Browns will open the regular season without No. 1 receiver Josh Gordon. Gordon was suspended without pay for the team’s first two regular-season games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, the NFL announced Friday afternoon. Gordon was also fined two additional game checks. “In February, I was diagnosed with strep throat for which a Read More…

Police say Chris Perez admitted having marijuana in home for personal use

CLEVELAND — Police say Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez told drug agents he had pot in his home for personal use and pointed out two jars. The details were disclosed in reports released Friday by police in the Cleveland suburb of Rocky River. The reports say police were tipped off to suspicious packages by postal Read More…

State lawmakers seek to increase penalties for kennel abuse

COLUMBUS — The Senate version of the Ohio budget increases penalties for kennel owners who abuse animals — but it’s not as tough as some would have liked. The new budget amendment would allow felony criminal charges against kennel owners or employees who “knowingly” abuse animals in a variety of specified ways. But it provides Read More…

Ohio economy grew slightly in 2012

DAYTON — Newly released statistics show Ohio’s economy grew slightly last year for the third consecutive year. But the state’s real gross domestic product increase of 2.2 percent in 2012 still lagged behind the national average of 2.5 percent. The Dayton Daily News reports that the statistics are the latest from the U.S. Bureau of Read More…

Road worker rescues drowning kittens

DILLONVALE, Ohio — A road worker is being called a hero after rescuing three day-old kittens that a woman had stuffed in a plastic bag and thrown into an eastern Ohio creek. It happened Thursday in the village of Dillonvale near the Ohio-West Virginia state line. WTOV-TV reports that crews were laying asphalt when workers Read More…

Return to the Lake

2 Put Your Hands Like this copy

I’m standing on the ramp at Dempsey’s landing watching the sun rise over Sandusky Bay. There’s a chilling wind, but when isn’t there at this time of year? Looking past Johnson’s Island, I think what spring must have been like for those Confederate P.O.W.s kept there. Winter on Lake Erie can be blue hell, especially if you’re from Mississippi and have never seen Read More…

Carol M. Snider

Snider, Carol

Carol M. Snider (nee Frey), 81, a lifelong resident of Avon Lake, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Ames Hospice, after a short illness. She was born in Lorain on January 1, 1932. Carol graduated from Avon Lake High School in 1950. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for Spanmaster and Parker Hannifin. Carol Read More…