July 29, 2014

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Critter Chronicles: Chief Trent (Chief)

Chief Trent-greyhound

  Chief is very affectionate and playful greyhound. Chief gets along great with his foster family consisting of another greyhound and three basset hounds.  He is learning his house manners and is very smart!   He attempts to open child gates and the cupboards where the doggy treats are kept.  He will also paw the door when he wants to Read More…

A Dice-K KO: Daisuke Matsuzaka, released by Indians, comes back to bite them as Mets avoid sweep with 2-1 win

New York Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka delivers a pitch to Cleveland Indians batter Jason Kipnis during the first inning of a baseball game in Cleveland Sunday. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

CLEVELAND — The Indians signed Daisuke Matsuzaka in the offseason to potentially win games for them this year. The Japanese right-hander with a fabled Boston playoff history wound up helping another team beat them instead. Released after spending the majority of the season pitching at Triple-A Columbus, Dice-K sliced and diced Indians hitters for 5⅔ Read More…

Indians notes: Jason Giambi thrilled to get 2,000th hit

(AP photo)

CLEVELAND — It wasn’t a complete wash for the Indians in their series finale with the Mets on Sunday at Progressive Field. Cleveland dropped a 2-1 decision that deprived the Indians of completing a three-game interleague sweep, but beloved veteran slugger Jason Giambi was able to reach a career milestone with his 2,000th hit. Giambi, Read More…

Browns lose another opener, fall 23-10 to Miami

CLEVELAND – The Browns changed the front office, the coaching staff and a number of players in the offseason. None of it changed their luck in the season opener. Miami sucked the air out of FirstEnergy Stadium with a 23-10 victory this afternoon. The Browns have lost nine straight openers and 14 of 15 since Read More…

Third-quarter update: Dolphins 13, Browns 10

CLEVELAND – The Dolphins’ touchdown midway through the third quarter propelled them to a 13-10 lead over the Browns after three quarters of the opener at FirstEnergy Stadium. Ryan Tannehill beat an all-out blitz on third-and-9 with a 12-yard completion to Brandon Gibson. Two plays later, he hit former Ohio State receiver Brian Hartline for Read More…

Browns pregame update: DL Ahtyba Rubin inactive for opener with calf injury; CB Buster Skrine will start

CLEVELAND – The Browns will be without one of their key defenders today for the season opener against Miami, as defensive end Ahtyba Rubin is inactive. Rubin, who’s entering his fourth year as a starter, injured his calf in practice Thursday, didn’t practice Friday and had been listed as questionable. He missed three games last Read More…

Faithful church members make 9th annual Cross Walk down Broadway

Danny Parsons, left, pastor at Church of the New Harvest, and his wife Melissa (holding their daughter Chloe) lead prayer at the 9th annual Cross Walk.

LORAIN — Church of the New Harvest member Jarrod Adams has carried the cross symbolizing the sacrifice his Savoir made for him every year for the National Day of People with Integrity Cross Walk. And, Saturday was the ninth consecutive year Adams, of Lorain, participated in the walk spent in prayer. “I am praying for Read More…

Oberlin’s Park Street Park becomes center of gun debate

From left, David Sonner, of Oberlin; Michael Holubar, of Wakeman; Fred Tegtmeyer, of Ashland; Jeff Phillips and Chase, 8, of Oberlin; Nick Mascari, of Wellington; and Brian Kuzawa, of Ashland, debate whether guns should be allowed in public at Park Street Park in Oberlin, which does not allow firearms. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — It wasn’t exactly the usual scene Saturday in Oberlin’s Park Street Park. After all, the town reknowned for its liberalism generally doesn’t have gun-toting folks hanging out. But that is exactly what occurred Saturday when some Ashland residents and their friends paid a visit to the city with their guns visibly worn and Read More…

Zombies raise food, funds for Lorain County food bank

zombies

AMHERST — Lurching bodies with torn flesh and oozing blood took over the streets Saturday for the 2013 Lorain County Zombie Walk. It took Cleveland resident Celeste Marcus two hours to transform her body into a zombie. Marcus said she finds it thrilling when people assume she is a statue … until she slowly moves Read More…

Firewalkers gather at Common Ground to learn life’s lessons

A man walks across fire at Common Ground on Baird Road Saturday in Oberlin. STEVE MANHEIM

OBERLIN — Underneath a pavilion on the property of Common Grounds on Baird Road, nearly 100 people waited with anticipation for their turn to walk across a bed of burning embers. But before walking across the fire, certified firewalk instructor Dave Tuscany told the somewhat apprehensive audience to not let fear dictate their lives. “The Read More…