April 16, 2014

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Indians notes: Terry Francona sticking with struggling closer Chris Perez

Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Chris Perez waits for Chicago White Sox's Alejandro De Aza to run the bases after De Aza hit a solo home run in the ninth inning Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Veteran slugger Jason Giambi said he gave Chris Perez a hug after the beleaguered closer blew his fifth save in Tuesday night’s 5-4 comeback win over the White Sox. Perez could certainly use some tender loving care right about now. Cleveland’s fiery right-hander has been a lightning rod for controversy for the second Read More…

Browns Notes: WR Josh Gordon worried about being traded despite coach Rob Chudzinski’s assurances

BEREA — Coach Rob Chudzinski backed up his quote to the media Monday with a text to receiver Josh Gordon. The message was the same: The Browns don’t plan to trade him. Gordon appreciated the gesture, but isn’t relaxing. “Regardless, I’m still just going to have to come out here and practice until I get Read More…

Commissioners may revise how employees cash out on unused sick time after $18K payout

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ELYRIA — The Lorain County commissioners are considering whether to revise how county employees can cash out unused sick time in the wake of a controversial $18,080 payout to former county Auditor Mark Stewart in April. Commissioner Tom Williams said he wants to bring the county policy closer in line to what he said the Read More…

Should county employees be allowed to bring guns to work if it’s left in their cars?

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ELYRIA — Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams wants county employees to be allowed to bring their guns to work and leave them in their cars. The county bars employees from having guns, even if they have a concealed carry license, on county property. But Williams said under state law citizens are allowed to bring guns Read More…

County dog kennel may need financial help from rescue group after all

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ELYRIA – The Lorain County Dog Kennel has seen a drop in funding that could lead to an Avon-based dog rescue group making good on a promise to pay for half of the $100 cost the county pays to vaccinate and spay or neuter dogs adopted out from the kennel. When the county commissioners agreed Read More…

First feral cat committee meeting approaching

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – William Snyder has no idea how many people to expect for the first meeting of the city’s fledgling Citizens Advisory Committee being formed to deal with the city’s feral cat problem. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the North Ridgeville Library. Snyder, 78, who will chair the group, Read More…

Grafton armed robbers still at large

GRAFTON TWP – Two suspects in an armed robbery at an Internet café are still at large. The robbery happened at 11:50 p.m. at the Treasure Island Internet Café when witnesses told police that two men entered the business in jeans and dark sweatshirts and one was carrying a handgun. The men stole $1,500 from Read More…

Do you know about Issue 6 on the Elyria ballot this November?

ELYRIA – For many voters, election day will be the first time they will learn that the city also hopes to change the city charter to define a municipal election to include both primary and general elections. City Council placed the issue on the November ballot as a safeguard in case Issue 5, which deals Read More…

Four charged in related weekend shootings

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ELYRIA – Four people have been charged for their involvement in two related cases of gunfire over the weekend. They are: Bradley Watkins, 25, of 1120 Garden St., Elyria, was charged with weapons-related crimes including having weapons under disability and felonious assault. Robert Henry, 22, of 456 11th St., Elyria, and Darryl Johnson, 23, of Read More…

Man on fire seen undressing, running from flaming car

LORAIN – A suspect in a car fire early Wednesday was seen shortly after the incident, running down the street in flames. Henry Walker Jr. told police that he woke up at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday at his home on the 200 block of West 29th Street and looked outside to see his car on fire Read More…