August 29, 2014

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Royals snap Indians’ winning streak with late home run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jason Kipnis rounded the bases at full speed and scored easily for an inside-the-park homer. He then returned to the dugout and waited for Alex Gordon to move. The second baseman had just given the Cleveland Indians a lead in the sixth inning, but his entire team was left waiting to Read More…

Crushers pitchers come up big, turn in second straight shutout against ThunderBolts

AVON — Crushers manager Jeff Isom told his team this six-game homestand would be the biggest of the year. Apparently, his pitchers were listening. One day after Matt Rein baffled Windy City with a two-hit shutout, Fostoria native Alex Kaminsky answered with arguably his best outing as a Crusher, combining with Mickey Jannis on a Read More…

Little League softball: Elyria 11- and 12-year-olds dominate Tallmadge, sweep into state tournament

ELYRIA — Two games, 18 runs, 26 hits and no earned runs allowed. Do the math: It adds up to a district championship for Elyria’s 11- and 12-year-old softball Little League All-Stars and a trip to the state tournament starting July 11 in the Dayton area. No Elyria team has ever won a softball state Read More…

NHRA Nationals: A little competition and a whole lot of speed are two of Shawn Langdon’s favorite things

CLEVELAND — If the NHRA’s Top Fuel Dragster season championship comes down to a final run in the last race, that will be just fine with Al-Anabi Racing’s Shawn Langdon. Since the season opener in Pomona, Calif., Langdon and Tony Schumacher have been locked in a neck-and-neck battle for first place in the Top Fuel Read More…

Mike Bianchi: Aaron Hernandez case putting Florida and Urban Meyer on defensive

ORLANDO, Fla. — Aaron Hernandez may soon be tried for murder. Unfortunately, his former college football program at the University of Florida is about to be put on trial, too. By the media, by fans, by the court of public opinion. This is what happens when one of your former players is a murder suspect, Read More…

Elyria’s James Troy bounces back from slow start, picks up top-20 finish at Ohio Open

WESTFIELD CENTER — It was a roller-coaster kind of day for Elyria’s James Troy on Wednesday at the 90th Ohio Open, but at least he was smiling at the end and not screaming. A pair of bogeys on the front side at Westfield Group Country Club’s South Course got him off on the wrong foot, Read More…

City to LifeCare: Show us lots of your paperwork

ELYRIA — City officials want LifeCare Ambulance Inc. to provide them with paperwork — and a lot of it. City officials, in their continuing quest to run a fine-tooth comb through the 17-year-old emergency medical services contract with LifeCare, have asked the private company to submit more information to them than does any other city Read More…

Homeowner finds 50 sticks of explosives dating back to the ’60s in Lorain backyard

LORAIN — A city neighborhood had a potentially explosive situation Wednesday, and it wasn’t related to the fireworks show taking place later in the evening. Several blocks were evacuated during the morning after a homeowner discovered bags of dynamite that may have dated back to the 1960s. Lorain police Capt. Tom Mize said Doug Majka Read More…

Trustees vote to join proposed lawsuit

HUNTINGTON TWP. — Trustees voted Monday to join a proposed lawsuit against the Rural Lorain County Water Authority to challenge the legality of a provision in the Rural Water bylaws that was used to remove Pittsfield Township Trustee Mark McConnell from the board in May. “My thought was that this has to be settled,” said Read More…

Commissioner: County possible site for 2 gun makers

ELYRIA — Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams said Wednesday that the county is in the running as a possible home for two gun manufacturers looking to relocate in the wake of a flurry of gun laws passed around the nation after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December. Williams began Read More…