July 31, 2014


Reports: Skyhawk cable snaps

SANDUSKY — Cedar Point officials have not confirmed online reports that stated a cable snapped on Skyhawk late Saturday. It is not known whether any injuries occurred. Calls to Cedar Point officials went unanswered Saturday.

Fall elections all about economy

Barb Allen leans on the railing of her front porch in Warren. The 50-year-old has been employed, laid off, re-employed and jobless in a single year’s span, illustrating the complicated nature of jobs statistics. (AP Photo)

COLUMBUS — Ask politician, pundit and voter alike, and they all will tell you: The November election is about jobs. Job growth is both a key economic indicator and an easy issue for politicians to talk about when campaigning. Yet when the claims of Republican Gov. John Kasich and Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald conflict, Ohioans Read More…

Indians fall to Royals again as Zach McAllister wastes big lead

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach McAllister throws during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In his return to the Cleveland rotation, Zach McAllister looked more like he did in May than in April. That didn’t bode well for the Indians. McAllister failed to hold an early five-run lead as Billy Butler homered for the second straight game and the Kansas City Royals beat the Indians Read More…

Late HR lifts Royals, sends Indians to fifth loss in six games

Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler celebrates with Salvador Perez after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the second straight game, Cleveland reliever John Axford gave up the winning hit. Billy Butler’s two-run, two-out, eighth-inning, pinch homer off Axford was the difference in the Kansas City Royals’ 6-4 victory over the Indians on Friday night. On Thursday, Nori Aoki punched a RBI-single in the 14th inning off Read More…

Kluber good, Tribe is far from perfect


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nori Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over Cleveland after Indians starter Corey Kluber carried a perfect game into the seventh inning on Thursday night. Cain opened the 14th with an infield single and stole second before Aoki Read More…

AP source: Josh Gordon to meet with NFL Aug. 1

Josh Gordon

NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will have a hearing with NFL officials in New York on Aug. 1. Gordon was arrested this month on charges of driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh, North Carolina. Read More…

Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours

Joseph Rudolph Wood

PHOENIX (AP) — A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. The execution of 55-year-old Joseph Rudolph Wood took so long that his lawyers had time to file an emergency appeal Read More…

Indians lose first series in July

Cleveland Indians shortstop Jose Ramirez topples over after tagging out Minnesota Twins' Danny Santana as he attempted to steal second base in the seventh inning. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS — For the first time this month, Cleveland lost a series. Trevor Bauer lost for the first time in five July starts as the Indians lost 3-1 to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday to drop two of three. “We just didn’t do much offensively,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “I would say (Bauer) held Read More…

A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17′s victims

crash slider

In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?” Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who’d been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would drop Miguel and his Read More…

Woman hit in face with rock faces long recovery

This undated photo shows Randy Budd and his wife, Sharon Budd, a middle school language arts teacher. They live in Uniontown, south of Akron.  (AP Photo/Randy Budd)

DANVILLE, Pa. — Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd’s skull: To keep her alive. After nearly two weeks, including surgery lasting more than 13 hours that involved removing damaged parts of her brain, they are cautiously optimistic. Read More…