December 22, 2014

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Tigers 4, Indians 1: Tribe swept in Detroit, drop season-high 7th straight

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DETROIT — The Indians are a sinking ship and right now there are too many holes to stop them from capsizing. Cleveland, which isn’t pitching or hitting, is losing plenty. The latest evidence is its 4-1 setback Sunday at Comerica Park that completed a three-game sweep for Central Division-leading Detroit. The Indians have lost a Read More…

Indians commentary: It’s time to save the ship, Tito

Whether he liked it or not, Terry Francona was viewed as a savior when the Indians hired him in the offseason. As a two-time world champion manager, Francona was brought aboard to change the landscape in Cleveland and rescue the Indians from insignificant, playoff-less oblivion. Well, Tito, you’ve got some savin’ to do. Francona’s Indians Read More…

Tribe notes: Carlos Carrasco drops appeal, will serve 7-game suspension

DETROIT — As expected, right-hander Carlos Carrasco dropped the appeal of his eight-game suspension for hitting the Yankees’ Kevin Youkilis with a pitch April 9. The suspension was reduced to seven games, and Carrasco, who started Saturday against the Tigers, began serving it Sunday. “We can keep everybody in order and then slot him in Read More…

Rudolph “Rudy” Nerad

Rudolph “Rudy” Nerad, 86, of Wellington, died Saturday, June 8, 2013 at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Norton-Eastman Funeral Home.

Andy Kaczay

Andy Kaczay, 86, of Elyria, died Friday, June 7, 2013 at New Life Hospice Residential Center of St. Joseph, Lorain, following a short illness. Born December 25, 1928 in Elyria, he was a life long resident of Elyria, living with his brother Ted. He graduated from Clearview High School in 1946. Andy served in the Read More…

Winifred Urbansky

Winifred Urbansky (nee Crittenden), 84, of Brighton, died Saturday, June 8, 2013 at her home. She was born March 13, 1929 in Brighton and has lived in the area her entire life. She had been a cook at the Wellington Hospital for many years. She enjoyed traveling to flea markets with her husband, cooking, and Read More…

Wiliam Henry Franz

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William Henry Franz, 96, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013. William served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He retired from CTS-RTA and Westlake Schools as a bus driver. He was the loving husband to Pearl Franz (nee Musial); beloved father of Patricia Franz, Shelley Franz and Christine Franz-Thompson; and devoted brother of Dorothy Schroth, Read More…

Division I state softball final: Elyria shut out by North Canton Hoover

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AKRON — If there was a shadow of doubt Saturday morning about who has the best softball team in Ohio, there was certainly none by early afternoon. Top-ranked and undefeated North Canton Hoover, on its way to a three-peat as Division I state champion, resolved the issue with a remarkably easy 7-0 victory over No. Read More…

Division III state softball final: Columbia rally comes too late in 3-2 loss to Bloom-Carroll

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AKRON — Columbia didn’t change anything Saturday during its first appearance on softball’s biggest stage. The Raiders played the same way they played all season — battling until the final out. But Columbia ran out of innings before it could figure out Bloom-Carroll pitcher Tarin Alvelo and a frantic seventh-inning rally wasn’t enough in a Read More…

Amherst girls grab third place at state track meet

COLUMBUS — Talk about style. The Amherst girls finished third at Saturday’s Division I state track and field championships — by far the best finish in the history of the girls program. Amherst scored in six out of eight events — senior Erin Kasper’s second-place finish in high jump led the Comets. Amherst had three Read More…