October 22, 2014

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Browns owner Jimmy Haslam optimistic center Alex Mack will be in Cleveland a long time, despite visit to Jacksonville

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VALLEY VIEW — The visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars by free agent center Alex Mack hasn’t changed the outlook of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. “We remain optimistic that Alex Mack will be a Cleveland Brown for a long time,” Haslam said Tuesday night before the Cleveland premiere of “Draft Day,” a fictional movie about the Read More…

Indians notes: Trevor Bauer to join Tribe for spot start today

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CLEVELAND — Right-hander Trevor Bauer will get the opportunity to make an early season impression, drawing a spot start in today’s traditional doubleheader against the Padres. Bauer will be promoted from Triple-A Columbus to pitch Game 2. “His last four outings have been pretty good,” manager Terry Francona said of Bauer, who allowed just a Read More…

Donald E. Wolfe

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Donald E. Wolfe, 87, of Birmingham, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, after a short illness. He was born in Elyria, December 25, 1926. He served in the U.S. Army Corp Engineers in Japan at the end of WWII. He worked as a project manager at Ridge Tool in Elyria Read More…

Westlake police release 911 call that led to hunt for gunman

Police look for evidence after an employee at an accounting firm on Center Ridge Road in Westlake reported the building was struck by a bullet on Saturday afternoon. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

On Tuesday, Westlake police released the 911 call that ultimately led to a multiple-agency hunt for an alleged gunman with no results. An employee at Home Savings & Loan, 30700 Center Ridge Road in Westlake, called police at 12:05 p.m. Saturday to report a bullet had just been shot into the building. Police responded, and another gunshot Read More…

United vacating concourse at Cleveland Hopkins

A United Airlines employee staffs a ticketing counter at San Francisco International Airport, in San Francisco. United Airlines has announced it is vacating its concourse in Cleveland Hopkins. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials at the Cleveland airport are trying to determine the potential impact of United Airlines’ decision to vacate one of its concourses. The Plain Dealer reports that United notified the city and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on Monday that it will consolidate all of its flights onto Concourse C, leaving the 16 gates Read More…

Suspect arrested in robbery, car theft

COLUMBIA STATION — A 19-year-old North Olmsted man is due in Elyria Municipal Court today to answer to an aggravated robbery charge. Mark Ballas is accused of robbing Star Beverage, 9856 West River Road, at knifepoint about 3:55 p.m. Monday, said Lt. Donald Barker of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. Ballas also is accused of stealing Read More…

New Jersey man faces burglary charges

OBERLIN — A New Jersey man was arrested for allegedly burglarizing an apartment on Thursday. A neighbor called police at 2:11 a.m. to report a man in the apartment above her who was making loud noises. Police found a door ajar and a shirtless man inside the apartment, on West Lorain Street. The man, later Read More…

Social media campaign promotes autism awareness

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A film crew hoping to raise awareness for autism named today #BeerAutismHope Day. The crew, Rare Brain Studios, is filming Lance’s Brewery Tour. The tour of breweries across the U.S. was organized by Vermilion resident Lance Rice, who has autism. The social media campaign is meant to spread awareness for autism during Autism Awareness Month, Read More…

At 21, recovering Ill. heroin addict starts over

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  AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Just out of Cook County Jail after being arrested with 15 bags of heroin, Cody Lewis had all of $11 in his pocket. But not for long. Almost immediately, he spent $10 on yet another bag of smack, making the buy on the Chicago streets last May as he headed to Read More…

Inmate wants conviction in Lorain murder overturned

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CLEVELAND — Alfred Cleveland’s attorney told a federal judge Monday that his client’s murder conviction in the 1991 slaying of Marsha Blakely in Lorain should not stand. “The conviction of petitioner Alfred Cleveland stands on weak legs,” defense attorney J. Philip Calabrese said during closing arguments of proceedings that could lead to Cleveland’s case being Read More…