August 29, 2014

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Closing again closed deal for John Axford to join Indians

Cleveland Indians pitcher John Axford throws during spring training baseball practice in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — John Axford talks about a number of things that enticed him to sign a free-agent contract with the Indians this offseason. But make no mistake, the hard-throwing right-hander is in Cleveland for one reason and one reason only. “The main (thing) was obviously that I could close baseball games again,” said Axford, Read More…

Indians notes: Terry Francona prefers two lefties in bullpen

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Manager Terry Francona would prefer that his bullpen looks like it did last year. That means the Indians’ relief corps will likely employ two left-handers. “I’d rather have a good pitcher other than just a lefty (to have one), but having the second lefty helps you not beat up the first lefty,” Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Derby

DERBYNEW - hounds

  Derby was rescued from a dog pound after being confined there for almost two months.  We have not had him too long but he does appear housebroken so he probably lived in a home and has his house manners.  Derby seems to basically ignore other dogs but we have not yet had him one on one Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Izzy

Izzy - apl

This is Izzy. She was adopted and returned because her family moved and couldn’t take her with them.  Izzy went through the prison program and is a prison graduate but her owners never kept up with her training. Although she knows some of her commands she will need to continue obedience training.  Izzy has lots Read More…

Lorain County Transit levy campaign to be visible, vocal

Susan Lilly walks to a Lorain County Transit bus in this 2009 file photo. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

ELYRIA — Backers of a 0.065-mill levy to support Lorain County Transit are hoping that by mounting a campaign they will see a better result than they did a year ago when county voters resoundingly shot down an earlier bid to pass a transit levy. “If we don’t do anything, nothing’s going to happen. People Read More…

Gil’s liquor license hearing on hold

LORAIN — A hearing to determine the fate of a controversial Lorain nightclub was postponed Tuesday when the new owner told police he plans to make essential changes to better the club and its image. Gil’s International Lounge, 1840 E. 28th St., was known for its activities, including a shooting in 2012, after-hours parties and Read More…

3 indicted in New Year’s Eve stabbing

NYE stabbing

ELYRIA — An Elyria man accused of stabbing Bradley Fussi Sr. 14 times on New Year’s Eve has been indicted on attempted murder and felonious assault charges. Roy Evans Jr., 34, is accused of stabbing Fussi during a party at Fussi’s West River Road North home. A witness said the stabbing took place as Fussi Read More…

Women allege sexual assault at Lorain motel

LORAIN — A woman told police that she and her 21-year-old cousin received a text from a man they knew, inviting them to come to Erieview Motel on West Erie Avenue about 10 p.m. Tuesday. When the two women arrived, they met the man and some of his friends, all of whom had been drinking. Read More…

Elyria blotter: Nurses say patient allegedly on cocaine attacked them

Elyria 7 a.m. Feb. 26— 600 block E. River St., nurses at UH Elyria Medical Center reported that a patient who was allegedly on cocaine scratched, kicked and pushed them. Friday, Feb. 21 10 p.m. — 200 block Park Meadow Drive, a man said he gave his credit card number to a website to download “free Read More…

Frosty the kitten loses his tail, will recover

Friendship APL CEO Shelley MacDonald holds Frosty.

ELYRIA — A veterinarian was forced to remove Frosty the kitten’s tail Thursday, said Greg Willey, executive director of the Friendship Animal Protective League. “The frostbite was worse than they originally thought,” Willey said, adding that the pads on the cat’s paws also sloughed off either from the cold or a chemical reaction caused by Read More…