July 30, 2014

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Major League Baseball: Reds’ Homer Bailey downs Giants with second career no-hitter, first in bigs this season

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CINCINNATI — Another hard-throwin’ Texan has developed a knack for no-hitters. Homer Bailey threw his second in 10 months and the first in the majors this season, pitching the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. Bailey became the third Reds pitcher with more than one no-hitter, joining Read More…

CORRECTION: July 3, 2013

Nicholas Cerreto is accused of stealing siren control components from a locked room at the Elyria maintenance garage. A story Tuesday gave an incorrect location for the room.

Pigs could get owner put in pokey

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ELYRIA — A city woman is facing jail time if she doesn’t get rid of her two miniature potbellied pigs that neighbors contend are a smelly nuisance. The pigs’ owner, Tammy Wilson, said the issue of the pig droppings is from a dispute with her neighbor, and she is reluctant to part with the animals, Read More…

Tim Dahlberg: Sure, it’s early, but Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig definitely looks like the real deal

Yasiel Puig probably won’t finish the season hitting .436, though by now there’s a growing number of people in Los Angeles who surely believe he can. Hard to fault them, because Puig has turned a lot of people into believers in the month he has played baseball in the big leagues. The buzz he’s generating Read More…

Lorain man arrested for head-butting police officer

LORAIN — An intoxicated man was arrested after head-butting a Lorain police officer, police said. Todd Drake, 25, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct intoxication, misconduct at an emergency and assault on a police officer after he was arrested at 9:30 p.m. Monday. Drake, a patient at Mercy Regional Medical Center because of his Read More…

Two men face wire fraud charges

Two Lorain County men are accused of defrauding companies and customers out of about $290,000. Timothy Grodzik of the 13000 block of North Boone Road in Columbia Station and Gregory Klima of the 32000 block of Carriage Lane in Avon Lake, both 52, were each charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, according to a Read More…

North Ridgeville authorities investigate suspected arson

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police and fire officials are investigating a suspected arson that caused slight damage to a home after a “Molotov cocktail” was tossed against it. The incident occurred June 23 when a man living in the 5700 block of Tree Moss Lane heard a loud noise about 10:20 p.m. and went outside to Read More…

Pro sports star’s company eyes Avon for training complex

Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports is looking at Avon as a possible site for a training facility, shown in this artist’s rendering.

AVON — Mayor Jim Smith says a deal for a $6 million, 105,000-square-foot domed athletic training facility should be sealed in the near future. “I think it’s very close,” he said Tuesday. “It should 60 to 90 days and we should have something.” The facility is being proposed by Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports, an Illinois-based Read More…

Inspection finds more violations at former Spitzer hotel

Protective netting prevents the crumbling facade of the former Spitzer Plaza Hotel from falling onto the sidewalk in this photo provided Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of the city of Lorain.)

LORAIN — Alan Spitzer isn’t a cash-strapped inner-city homeowner struggling to maintain his home. Spitzer, president of Spitzer Great Lakes LTD Co., owns at least 59 properties in Lorain County, according to the Lorain County Auditor’s website, and another 12 are listed under Spitzer’s company, Spitzer Management. Given Spitzer’s wealth and property holdings, Rey Carrion, Read More…

North Ridgeville Council to examine recreation plan

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A community recreation complex, swimming pool, more athletic fields and walking-biking trails top the wish list of hundreds of residents surveyed for a 10-year master plan designed to help the city better meet its future parks and recreation needs. Prepared by Brandstetter Carroll Inc., a Lexington, Ky.-based architectural, engineering and planning firm, Read More…