November 22, 2014

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Delivering dad hopes for a lower-key holiday this year

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James Herrmann wrapped his hands around his fidgety nearly 1-year-old son Thursday and said he wished for a quiet, uneventful Father’s Day. Not like last year. June 17, 2012, started out relatively normal with his pregnant wife, Charline Herrmann, and young daughter heading to church and then brunch at her parents’ Sheffield Lake home. But Read More…

Bridge dedicated in name of slain Army journalist

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BIRMINGHAM — Three years after the death of her son, Patricia Phillips will have a new reminder of him each time she drives by the bridge near her Birmingham home. The bridge, on state Route 113 over the Vermilion River, was named the “Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter Memorial Bridge” in Dec. 2012 after Gov. Read More…

Annual Duct Tape Festival has stuck around for a decade

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AVON — Duct tape isn’t just for small home repairs, and attendees at this year’s annual Duct Tape Festival made that evident. In its 10th year, participants kicked off the festivities with style. And Duck Tape. Rebecca Mainger, a recent graduate of Magnificat High School in Rocky River, sported her prom dress, made of ShurTech’s Read More…

ROUNDUP: June 16, 2013

Owner cited after snake sneaks out LORAIN — Police officers were sent to the Kennedy Plaza apartment complex on Broadway to corral a snake that was found in a woman’s apartment. Officers captured the boa constrictor in a pillow case around 12:03 a.m. Wednesday. The tenant told police she didn’t know how the snake got Read More…

Nationals 7, Indians 6: Botched popup leads to losing homer

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The Chronicle-Telegram CLEVELAND — A misplayed foul ball wound up costing the Indians dearly Saturday night. Rookie Anthony Rendon belted a solo home run with two outs in the ninth inning off reliever Vinnie Pestano, giving the Washington Nationals a 7-6 victory at Progressive Field. It was Rendon’s first major league homer. Two pitches earlier, Read More…

Indians: Closer Chris Perez says arm feels good; won’t address recent arrest

CLEVELAND — Indians closer Chris Perez met with the media Saturday at Progressive Field, but refused to address his recent arrest for misdemeanor marijuana possession. The two-time All-Star, who has been on the disabled list with a sore right shoulder since May 27, will begin a rehabilitation assignment today at Single-A Lake County. If all Read More…

U.S. Open: Phil Mickelson leads by a shot, one round from elusive national title

ARDMORE, Pa. — For all those runner-up finishes, with so much heartache chasing the major he covets, Phil Mickelson has never had a better chance to win the U.S. Open. It’s the first time he has ever had the outright lead going into the final round. Of the nine players within five shots, only one Read More…

Indians Notes: Draft pick Clint Frazier gets warm welcome, good-natured ribbing

CLEVELAND — When outfielder Clint Frazier walked into the Indians’ clubhouse after signing his first professional contract Saturday, he was greeted in classic baseball fashion. Every position player on the Tribe’s roster was wearing a red clown wig in honor of the first-round draft pick — and curly haired ginger — officially joining the organization. Read More…

Stanley Cup Finals: Bruins rebound, beat Blackhawks in OT, even series

CHICAGO — These Boston Bruins are one resilient bunch. Daniel Paille scored at 13:48 in overtime and the Bruins shrugged off a sluggish start to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Saturday night and even the Stanley Cup finals at a game apiece. Three days after a three-overtime thriller in the opener, Boston and Chicago Read More…