October 24, 2014

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Indians notes: Tribe’s defense deplorable to start season

Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall throws to first on a ground ball by Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez Monday. Chisenhall's throw was wide and Perez went to second on the throwing error. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — The last-place Indians were in first place in a dubious category over their first 20 games, entering Wednesday with the lowest fielding percentage (.972) and the highest error count in the American League. “I think as a team we have not played very good defense yet,” said manager Terry Francona, whose club entered Read More…

Elyria man reports assault, robbery by two unknown men

ELYRIA – An Elyria man who thought he was being followed early Wednesday morning had his fears confirmed when two men approached him from behind, punched him in the head and stole his phone. Connor Murphy, 20, was walking northbound on the 300 block of Furnace Street at about 2 a.m. when he heard something Read More…

Elyria C-Supermarket robbed at gunpoint

ELYRIA – Three men armed with guns threatened a customer and employees at a local supermarket Tuesday night before robbing the store and escaping on foot. Three black men walked into C-Supermarket on 1227 Lake Ave. at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, armed with a sawed-off shotgun and two handguns, according to Elyria police Capt. Chris Read More…

33 tested for tuberculosis after possible exposure at Elyria bars

ELYRIA – Thirty-three people were tested for tuberculosis yesterday after patrons of Pudge’s Place and Boomers Bar were informed that they may have been exposed to the disease. The Mercy TB Clinic sent out a press release Tuesday indicating that a person, who was a frequent patron of both bars, had been diagnosed with active Read More…

Officials seek input on upgrades to Ohio state parks

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  COLUMBUS (AP) — State officials are preparing to invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio’s state parks over the next two years. The outlay headed to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources through the state capital budget is more than four times larger than average. Details were Read More…

Football coach pleads no contest in Steubenville rape case

Matthew Belardine, right, sits with his attorney, Dennis McNamara, during a hearing in court Tuesday in Steubenville. Belardine, a volunteer football coach whose house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players, pleaded no contest to one count of making a false statement and one count of enabling underage drinking. (AP Photo/Steubenville Herald Star, Mark Law)

STEUBENVILLE (AP) — A volunteer football coach whose house was the scene of an underage drinking party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players in 2012 pleaded no contest to two charges on Tuesday, the Ohio attorney general’s office said. Defendant Matt Belardine entered no contest pleas in Jefferson Read More…

Health agencies try to counter Ohio mumps outbreak

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Health agencies trying to stem a large and growing mumps outbreak are advising college, school and even day care leaders to make sure central Ohio students are immunized and to separate them from those who haven’t been vaccinated and those who are infected. More than 260 cases of the contagious viral illness Read More…

Avon Lake High among top schools in Ohio

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AVON LAKE — Avon Lake High School is among the top high schools in the state, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and the American Institutes for Research. Avon Lake High School was ranked 21st among the state’s public schools, while Avon High School ranked No. 79. Other local schools on the list Read More…

Johnny Manziel scheduled to meet with Browns today

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CLEVELAND — “Johnny Football” and the Browns are continuing their protracted mutual courtship. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is scheduled to spend today at Cleveland’s training facility in Berea, visiting with the franchise’s power brokers, according to a team source. Despite myriad rumors to the contrary, Indians officials said the 6-foot-1, 209-pounder was not in Read More…

Lorain Sunoco manager fighting to keep liquor permit

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How much are beer and wine sales contributing to crime in and around the Sunoco gas station at 2436 Broadway in Lorain? That was the subject of an Ohio Division of Liquor Control hearing in Elyria on Tuesday. City Council members in August recommended the division revoke the station’s liquor permit, saying liquor sales contribute Read More…