September 19, 2014

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Indians 4, Orioles 3: Tribe evens series behind Jimenez

CLEVELAND — Ubaldo Jimenez set an early tone Tuesday night that no matter how hard the Indians tried they couldn’t erase. With Jimenez offering up another brief but brilliant outing, Cleveland overcame offensive inefficiencies and a hiccup from closer Chris Perez to outlast Baltimore 4-3 and even the series between wild-card contenders at a game Read More…

Browns fill void at kicker with Billy Cundiff; OL Jason Pinkston placed on short-term IR

Billy Cundiff will replace Phil Dawson again. This time, he hopes it lasts longer than five games. Cundiff agreed to a one-year contract with the Browns on Tuesday after a competition with Giorgio Tavecchio. He will join the team for practice today and kick Sunday in the season opener against Miami at FirstEnergy Stadium. To Read More…

Vermilion named one of ‘Ohio’s Best Hometowns’

Vermilion

VERMILION — This picturesque lakeside community can now boast officially about being something locals have known for a long time, according to Mayor Eileen Bulan. “We’ve always known we were the best hometown, and now everyone else will know, too,” Bulan said of the city’s being named one of Ohio Magazine’s five 2013-14 “Ohio’s’ Best Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe hopes Masterson isn’t done

CLEVELAND — The Indians are hopeful that ace Justin Masterson will not miss the rest of the season, but it is a possibility. Masterson (14-10, 3.52 ERA) underwent an MRI on Tuesday that revealed a strained left oblique, which normally requires four to six weeks to recover from. As it stands now, the right-hander, who Read More…

Citizen committee formed to reduce feral cat problems

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Knowing problems with feral animals aren’t going away, the city is forming a citizen’s advisory committee to help determine local measures residents can take to reduce wild cats and other creatures. Making such efforts effective will require “a lot of volunteers and grassroots stuff,” Friendship APL director Greg Willey said. “How the Read More…

Escaped Missouri convict wanted for slew of charges runs from local authorities

Convict

An escaped convict was seen in Avon recently and police are asking the public for its help in finding a 23-year-old wanted for kidnapping, domestic violence, rape, burglary and violating a temporary protection order charges in Missouri. Early in the morning on Sept. 3 a Westlake Police officer tried to question a man sleeping in his Read More…

Thieves hit 20 unlocked cars overnight

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Police are urging residents of the city’s large Waterbury subdivision to be extra cautious and lock their vehicles after items were taken from more than 20 cars and trucks overnight Sunday. Every vehicle that was entered by thieves was unlocked, according to Police Capt. Marti Garrow. [pullquote]“We rarely make it a week Read More…

Duo tries to hot-wire own car, calls for tow after stealing from vehicles

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – A pair of men suspected of up to a dozen vehicle break-ins might have gotten away with it had they not lost their own car keys, police said. Police arrested Ryan Casper, 21, of Lorain, and Andrew Krugman, 21, of Elyria, shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday when a Clear Creek Drive resident Read More…

Former Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger arrested on domestic violence charges

Jared Sullinger

WALTHAM, Mass. — Massachusetts prosecutors say Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger has been arrested on domestic violence-related charges. A spokeswoman for the Middlesex district attorney’s office says Sullinger is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Waltham. Police say officers were called to Sullinger’s residence on Saturday evening for a domestic assault call. Police described the alleged victim as his girlfriend. Sullinger was Read More…

Indians closer Chris Perez guilty in marijuana case

Chris Perez

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Cleveland Indians two-time All-Star closer Chris Perez pleaded no contest and was convicted Tuesday of misdemeanor drug abuse for marijuana shipped to his home in the family dog’s name. Perez withdrew his not guilty plea in Rocky River Municipal Court outside Cleveland and was found guilty and fined $250. He also Read More…