August 22, 2014

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Royals 8, Indians 2: Danny Salazar struggles again, Tribe loses

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar delivers against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — Right-hander Danny Salazar was the toast of the town in Cleveland last year. Now, he’s just toast. For the fourth time in as many starts, Salazar offered up a brief and ineffective outing, leading to an 8-2 loss to the Royals at Progressive Field on Tuesday night. In four starts this season, the Read More…

Indians notes: Nick Swisher not sweating slump

Cleveland Indians' Nick Swisher reacts after being called out on strikes Tuesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — While the majority of people around him fret, Indians first baseman Nick Swisher isn’t sweating out his slow start at the plate. Swisher, who had a down year last season, entered Tuesday batting .197 with two home runs and eight RBIs in 19 games. He had struck out a team-high 20 times in Read More…

Gas leak closes part of Detroit Road in Avon

AVON – The intersection of Detroit Road and Century Lane was blocked off for a short period on Tuesday for a gas leak in the area. According to a press release from the Avon Police Department, a gas leak was discovered at the intersection this afternoon. Columbia Gas is repairing the leak and should have Read More…

Man allegedly attacked girlfriend’s wheelchair-bound father

LORAIN – A series of violent incidents culminated in an assault on Monday when a Lorain man attacked his girlfriend’s wheelchair-bound father, according to police Luke Lang, 29, of Lorain, was charged with felony domestic violence at his home on the 4300 block of Kingsbury Court after he attacked his girlfriend’s paralyzed father, according to Read More…

UPDATED: Bar patron in Elyria reported to have TB

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ELYRIA — A resident and frequent downtown Elyria bar patron has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, prompting an investigation by the Mercy Tuberculosis Clinic. According to the clinic, the patient was a frequent visitor of Boomers Bar, 305 Broad St., and Pudge’s Place, at 311 Broad St. The clinic sent out a press release Tuesday asking Read More…

Cleveland Hopkins airport plans $20 million in improvements

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s main airport is planning $20 million in upgrades, including renovations to the ticketing lobby, exterior of the terminal and baggage area. The Plain Dealer reports that work at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is expected to begin next spring and be completed in 2017. Airport officials and project designers are slated to hold a Read More…

Cleveland among 15 cities Democrats eyeing for 2016 convention

WASHINGTON (AP) –€” President Barack Obama’s hometown and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s home base as a senator are among the 15 cities the Democratic National Committee is considering to host the party’s presidential nominating convention in 2016, officials said Tuesday. The DNC is inviting cities from Miami to Las Vegas to bid to host the party Read More…

Oberlin to host 1st Indian classic music festival

OBERLIN — The city will be transformed into a scene from South India today during Oberlin College’s first Thyagaraja (thyah-guh-rah-jah) Festival. A similar festival has been, and continues to be, held on the campus of Cleveland State University for 37 years, growing to become the largest Indian classical music festival outside of India, according to Read More…

State attorney general, other officials discuss heroin epidemic

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ELYRIA — Heroin, an epidemic that has been spreading across the country, seems to have had a devastating effect on Lorain County, so much so that it’s caught the attention of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. “(Lorain County) is a county that’s been hit hard but also a county that’s been fighting back,” DeWine said Read More…

Lundy wants end to private food service contract with state prisons

Matt Lundy

State Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, has called for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections to end its contract with the state’s privately run prison food service staffing company, Aramark Correctional Services. His request follows a February report in which the DRC indicated that Aramark failed to provide adequate staffing and meet sanitary regulations and Read More…