July 28, 2014

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Twins 10, Indians 7: Tribe battles but falls, loses series

Cleveland’s Yan Gomes gets the ball but can’t make the tag as Minnesota’s Trevor Plouffe scores Sunday on a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ never-say-die attitude was on display again at Progressive Field on Sunday. Unfortunately for Cleveland, the Twins wouldn’t quit, either. The Indians battled back on numerous occasions in the rubber match of a three-game series with Minnesota but still fell in the end, dropping a 10-7 decision in front of 13,104 fans. Read More…

UPDATED: Columbia Station couple killed in motorcycle crash

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GRAFTON TWP. — A Columbia Station couple died about 5:45 p.m. Sunday when the motorcycle they were riding struck a vehicle on Grafton Road. The crash occurred at a sharp curve in front of 36781 Grafton Road about a half-mile north of Mennell Road. The motorcyclist, Robert Willis, was southbound when he rode left of Read More…

Indians notes: Reliever Vinnie Pestano fighting for big league life

Vinnie Pestano

CLEVELAND — Vinnie Pestano said he felt better Saturday against the Twins than he has since the start of spring training. The results said otherwise. Pestano, who is trying to keep his roster spot with the impending activation of center fielder Michael Bourn, allowed two runs in the ninth inning of a 7-3 loss to Read More…

Engagement – Provoznik – Wiggins

Sandra Provoznik and Claude Wiggins, Jr. are pleased to announce their engagement! Sandra is the daughter of Betty and Ron Kreiling and Clarence Provoznik. She is a graduate of Keystone High School and is currently working for Lorain County Courts. Claude, Jr. is the son of Claude Wiggins, Sr. and Beverly Wiggins. He is a graduate Read More…

Engagement – Burgwald – Romaniuk

Megan Burgwald &
Anthony Romaniuk

Melinda and Keith Burgwald are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan, to Anthony Romaniuk, son of Mark and Lisa Romaniuk. Megan is a 2004 Elyria High School graduate and a 2007 Lorain County Community College graduate. Anthony is a 2002 North Ridgeville High School graduate. Ron Larson will officiate the July 26, 2014, wedding at The George Clifton Barn in Avon. The couple Read More…

H.S. Track and Field: Avon girls have good run at Avon Lake Invitational

Avon Lake’s Max Seipel gets ready to throw the shot Saturday at the 18th annual Avon Lake Invitational. Seipel finished third in the event with a throw of 55 feet. He also finished second in the discus with a throw of 164-04. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Weather conditions were more than challenging but they didn’t prevent the Avon girls track team from taking first in the 800-meter relay at Saturday’s 18th annual Avon Lake Invitational. Regan Betts, Sierra Greer, Emily Joyce and Hailey Acosta turned in a time of 1:53.49 to surge by Strongsville (1:53.86) and Brunswick (1:53.91) Read More…

Proposal – Cunningham

Kurt Spaetzel &
Cassie Cunningham

Cassie, Our friendship started freshmen year, it has continued to grow from there, and I hope it continues to grow in the future. I could not ask for a better friend. I could write a whole newspaper article about how good of a friend you are, but for right now I just wrote this to Read More…

91st Birthday – Rowland

Harry Rowland, Jr

Happy birthday, Harry Rowland, Jr. who turns 91 on April 21, 2014! Family and friends are welcome to join us Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 26175 state Route 511, Wellington. Bring a picture or story to share of Harry, but no gifts, please!

H.S. Tennis: Amherst’s Cory Habecker grabs 2nd at Rocky River match

Amherst's Corey Habecker plays Elyria 's Jeff Emilio in first singles on Saturday. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ROCKY RIVER — While Rocky River used three individual champions to win its own boys tennis tournament Saturday, area schools had plenty to be happy about, too. Amherst junior Cory Habecker had the best individual performance of any area player, going 4-0 at first singles with a combined score of 32-11. However, by the luck Read More…

Olympic speedskater, Lorain native Kelly Gunther honored in hometown

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LORAIN — U.S. Olympic speedskater and Lorain native Kelly Gunther returned home Saturday night to thank the people who helped make her dream a reality. Gunther greeted friends, family members and supporters at a dinner at the Italian American Veterans Home. “I wanted to thank all of the people in Lorain who have been so Read More…