October 24, 2014

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Indians notes: Carlos Santana says move to 3B, playing multiple positions have played a part in offensive struggles

Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana throws to first base against the San Diego Padres April 9 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

DETROIT — During spring training, Carlos Santana’s focus was on defense, as the converted third baseman adapted to a new position. Now, it’s on his offense or lack thereof. Santana, who entered Wednesday batting just .186 (8-for-43) with one RBI over his first 13 games, said prior to the series opener against Detroit that the Read More…

Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

Judge Timothy Black

  CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state’s gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid “premature celebration and confusion” in case it’s overturned on appeal. Judge Timothy Black stayed his ruling ordering Read More…

Man who allegedly ran from police arrested

LORAIN – A Lorain man who ran off and evaded arrest after a traffic stop on Sunday was not as lucky on Tuesday when he tried to run from officers again, police said. Landon Davis, 18, was charged with obstructing official business, no driver’s license and improper display on plates at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Read More…

Children’s book illustrator to speak at Lorain library

Jim Durk, the illustrator of Thomas the Tank Engine and Clifford the Big Red Dog, will hold a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lorain Public Library System’s Main Library. Durk has been illustrating children’s books since 2007, and he will demonstrate how he makes these characters come to life. The main library is Read More…

Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle

PITTSFIELD TWP. – A Wellington man was fatally struck by a vehicle on Wednesday morning. John Sobieski, 71, of the 17000 block of Pitts Road, was walking on Hughes Road west of state Route 58 at about 7:30 a.m. when a 2009 Dodge Ram traveling eastbound hit him. CentralLorainCountyEMS transported Sobieski to MercyAllenHospital in Oberlin, Read More…

Judge draws cards to choose panel in capital murder case

Clarence Adams III appears in court on March 31. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Clarence Adams III wanted to roll the dice, but in the end he had to rely on the luck of the draw to determine the judges who will serve on a panel that will preside over his capital murder trial later this month. Adams had requested that Lorain County Probate Judge James Walther, Read More…

Avon Lake house finally demolished

AVON LAKE — More than two years in the making, crews on Tuesday tore down a home that neighbors have called a nuisance and a health concern. The demolition, marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, was completed 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka said the Beachwood Avenue home has been at the center of complaints Read More…

Stolen car found burning in Elyria

ELYRIA — A car that was found burning on the west side of Elyria on Monday morning was reported stolen by a woman across town. About 6 a.m. Tuesday, police arrived at a parking lot in the area of 1200 Foster Ave., near West Park where the Elyria Fire Department had just extinguished a car Read More…

Police say man caned woman after he discovered missing salad

ELYRIA — A woman was hospitalized Saturday after police said her roommate beat her with a cane, possibly over a missing salad dinner. Michael Harris, 42, was charged with felonious assault Saturday morning at the house he shares with Wendy Fischer in the 200 block of H Street. Fischer was treated for her injuries and Read More…

Replica of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train to visit Lorain County

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WELLINGTON — David H. Kloke spent years researching and building a detailed replica of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train. Admittedly nuts about trains, it was something else that drove his dedication to the project. “Mostly it’s about Lincoln,” the master mechanic and former construction trades worker said Tuesday by phone from the Elgin, Ill.-based shop of Read More…