July 30, 2014

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Indians notes: Struggling Chris Perez loses job as closer

MINNEAPOLIS — Here’s something that should make a whole lot of Indians fans happy: Right-hander Chris Perez is no longer the closer. Manager Terry Francona confirmed Friday that the Indians would finish the regular season closing by committee, with the game dictating which pitcher he would employ. The options are deep — Justin Masterson, Joe Read More…

Elyria saves $216,000 on insurance plan by cutting ineligible dependents

ELYRIA — A first ever dependent audit of the city’s insurance plan revealed dozens of people who should not be on the city plan. Richard Jackson, the city’s assistant safety service director in charge of human resources, said that as of Wednesday, close to 45 dependents who are no longer eligible for the city’s health Read More…

Sheriff’s department looking into possible threat at middle school

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Department is investigating reports of a possible threat at Columbia Middle School. According to Columbia Schools Superintendent Graig Bansek, a student on Thursday reported hearing what he thought was a threat made by another student Wednesday. Bansek said it was not confirmed what the threat was, saying it was an “unsubstantiated, Read More…

New Vermilion school treasurer starting Tuesday

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VERMILION — The Vermilion Board of Education has selected an interim treasurer to fill in for the district’s former treasurer, Amy Hendricks. Hendricks is resigning to take a job at Fairview Park Schools. Her three-year contract will begin there Tuesday. John Scott will replace Hendricks while the Board of Education searches for a new treasurer. Read More…

Oberlin Music makes big distributor deal

OBERLIN — Oberlin Music, the commercial label of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, has entered into a distribution agreement with the world’s largest independent digital distributor of classical music. A three-year pact with the distributor, Naxos America, should bolster distribution of recordings made by Oberlin Music, according to the college. Under terms of the agreement, Read More…

Browns Notes: QB Brandon Weeden learned something standing on sideline — ‘Don’t get hurt’

BEREA — Quarterback Brandon Weeden learned a valuable lesson while watching Brian Hoyer lead the Browns to their first win last week in Minnesota. “Don’t get hurt,” Weeden said Friday. “I don’t know how else to put it. Injuries suck. They happen. Things happen for a reason and we’ll see how it plays out.” Weeden Read More…

Woman injured in two-vehicle crash on Whitehead Road

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One woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday on Whitehead Road. Becca Maurer was driving a PT cruiser southbound near 17364 Whitehead Road when a Dodge Dart heading northbound turned in front of the vehicle, according to her husband, Shawn Maurer, who was also in the car. Shawn said the impact pushed their vehicle Read More…

More kids receive flu vaccines last year; CDC says keep it up

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WASHINGTON — More children than ever got vaccinated against the flu last year, and health officials urged families Thursday to do even better this time around. Far too many young and middle-aged adults still forego the yearly protection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned. And this year, Americans have an unprecedented number of vaccine options Read More…

Possible threat at Columbia Middle School under investigation

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Department is investigating reports of a possible threat at Columbia Middle School. According to Columbia Schools Superintendent Graig Bansek, a student on Thursday reported hearing what he thought was a threat made by another student on Wednesday. Bansek said it was not confirmed what the threat was, saying it was an Read More…

High School Football: Week 5 Final Scores

Week 5 Football