October 24, 2014

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Indians: Tribe puts postseason life in Salazar’s hands

CLEVELAND — The Indians have put their postseason lives in the hands of a 23-year-old rookie who has made all of 10 career starts on the major league level. And, get this, they feel good about it. Danny Salazar, a fireballing phenom from the Dominican Republic, has met a number of challenges this year, but Read More…

Sign up for LaGrange’s new CodeRED Emergency Notifications

LAGRANGE — Village officials on Tuesday announced the addition of an emergency notification system to help spread the word to village residents. In addition, the village — in tandem with Keystone Schools — has added its first school resource officer to its roster. Mayor Kim Strauss said the village has implemented the CodeRED Emergency Notification, which allows Read More…

New hotel opening in Avon next fall

AVON — Plans to develop a Marriott-branded hotel in Avon are under way. Jacobs Real Estate Services announced Tuesday that it signed an agreement to sell a 4.27-acre site on Just Imagine Drive to Emerald Hospitality Associates Inc., in conjunction with its independent affiliate, Nimbus Investment Fund. Emerald plans to develop a 110- to 125-room, Read More…

Indians notes: Jimenez gets some redemption

CLEVELAND — Through his one-plus season in Cleveland and the first half of this year, right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez was as manager Terry Francona put it — “The butt of jokes.” Few are laughing at Jimenez now — certainly none of the hitters that faced the right-hander over one of the most dominant second-half performances ever Read More…

Acting chief keeps title in LaGrange

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LAGRANGE — When police officer Chad Duensing reported for work Tuesday morning, it was business as usual at the station. The only difference was his job title. LaGrange Village Mayor Kim Strauss appointed Duensing as the village’s new police chief, succeeding Daniel Moore who announced his retirement in September. Duensing has been serving as acting Read More…

Electrical tower demolition first of many in lake front development plan

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LORAIN – The big hunk of steel fell with a thud. (Watch here.)  A ton of steel, which had been standing erect for more than 90 years and used to transmit electrical power to various parts of the city, did that when it was demolished. Lorain officials are hoping the demolition will create an even Read More…

Browns defense playing with purpose and attitude, hoping to earn dominant status

BEREA – Safety T.J. Ward stopped Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in his tracks, then spun the reigning MVP out of bounds. Cornerback Joe Haden used the same technique on Bengals Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green and planted him in the ground. Nose tackle Phil Taylor and end Desmond Bryant destroyed blocks to drop Bengals Read More…

Grafton Mayor charged with drunken driving ‘extremely embarrassed’

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GRAFTON — Mayor Megan Flanigan at Tuesday’s Village Council meeting apologized for her Saturday drunken driving arrest. “I am without a doubt extremely embarrassed, and I’m deeply sorry,” said Flanigan, who faces drunken driving, failure to control and leaving the scene of an accident charges. Flanigan is accused of hitting a fire hydrant with her Read More…

#RockYourRed Cleveland Indians fan photos

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Hundreds of people have already started to add Cleveland Indians fan photos to social media sites. The Tribe is encouraging fans to wear red on Wednesday in support of the team’s playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays at 8 p.m. at Progressive Field. ( Beware of ticket scams.) Social media users have been adding pictures to Read More…

Police report: Bernie Kosar refused Breathalyzer test, fumbled alphabet, thought credit card was driver’s license

SOLON — Former NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar blamed knee and ankle surgeries stemming from his professional career for not being able to perform a field sobriety test before he was arrested on drunken driving charges on Sunday. The police report detailing the incident also shows Kosar refused to take a Breathalyzer test to measure his Read More…