September 20, 2014

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Indians notes: Jason Giambi activated from DL

Cleveland Indians' Jason Giambi bats against the Kansas City Royals Monday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — Jason Giambi is back in the fold. The veteran designated hitter, who missed the first 18 games while recovering from a fractured rib, was officially activated from the disabled list Monday. He was in the lineup for the series opener with Kansas City in place of a struggling Carlos Santana, who is batting Read More…

UPDATED: Lorain district awards first round of bids for new high school

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LORAIN — And so it begins. With Monday’s awarding by Board of Education members of $57.5 million in construction bids, work on the new Lorain High School is expected to start next week. The project, at 2600 Ashland Ave., is the last in a 14-building, $208 million project that began in 2002. “We are on Read More…

Radio host Rizzo sentenced Monday

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MEDINA — A Cleveland sports radio host was sentenced to two years of probation Monday after pleading no contest to a disorderly conduct charge after an incident where police were called to his Medina home in December. Tony Rizzo, 52, host of “The Really Big Show” on WKNR-AM, was arrested Dec. 6 at his home Read More…

Lorain man accused of fighting with jailers

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A man with a history of violence against police punched a detention officer in the face when they tried to restrain him in jail, according to police. Alan Saunders, 24, of the 1800 block of Turner Boulevard, Lorain, was charged with assault on a police officer around 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Lorain City Jail. Read More…

Thousands run first Boston Marathon since bombings

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  BOSTON (AP) — With security tight along the 26.2-mile course, nearly 36,000 runners set out from the Boston Marathon starting line Monday in a “Boston Strong” show of resilience a year after the bombing that turned the race into a scene of carnage. To the delight of many in the crowd, an American won Read More…

College Notes: Elyria graduate Alyssa Barker has perfect week for Coppin State

Elyria graduate Alyssa Barker was MEAC player of the week after winning five games. PHOTO PROVIDED

A 5-for-5 day at the plate is impressive, but a 5-for-5 week in the circle really gets people to take notice. Alyssa Barker got the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s attention when she won all five of her starts from March 31 through April 6 for Coppin State’s softball team. The Elyria graduate posted a 1.40 ERA and Read More…

Photos: Lorain County celebrates Easter 2014

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Easter was celebrated in churches and with egg hunts throughout Lorain County this weekend.

Goodwill leader responds to allegations of theft

The head of Goodwill Industries of Lorain County said he hopes the organization’s reputation won’t be tarnished by allegations that Goodwill employees were stealing donations. “We take every accusation of theft seriously,” Goodwill CEO and President Steve Greenwell said Sunday. “Because any dollar that we lose to theft takes away from what our mission is, Read More…

Lorain blotter: Teen hospitalized after threatening to kill students, self

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Lorain police Saturday, April 19 10:50 a.m. — 800 block W. 18th St., a man who police said had a swollen lip and swelling under his right eye, said his ex-girlfriend punched him in the mouth when he left her home after an argument. 12:08 p.m. — 3100 block Victory Drive, Stephanie Roddy, 41, 2300 Read More…

Jack Faulhaber

Jack Faulhaber, 90, of Elyria, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Avon Oaks Nursing Home in Avon. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, (440) 365-1271.