December 18, 2014

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Tim Dahlberg: Time to address fan-on-fan violence

Beaten in Los Angeles. Shot in San Francisco. Better be careful what you wear to the stadium. That great ticket you scored could be your last. It was supposed to be nothing more than a meaningless exhibition game at Candlestick Park, a chance to cheer and jeer as hopefuls from both sides of the Bay Read More…

Earthquake shakes East Coast, Indians-Mariners game

Cleveland Indians fans wondered if a special effects explosion had gone off at a nearby movie shoot. Spectators at a tennis tournament in Connecticut felt as though a truck had smashed into the stadium. Golfer Brendan Steele thought he was getting shaky over his putts. East Coast sports fans were rocked by some unexpected excitement Read More…

UPDATED: 5.9 magnitude earthquake felt in Ohio

COLUMBUS — Office buildings swayed near the Statehouse and the press box shook at a Cleveland Indians game Tuesday when a 5.9-magnitude earthquake in Virginia reached Ohio. Tremors were felt in the state’s Appalachian region and stretched as far west as Dayton and to the north along Lake Erie. No damages or injuries were reported Read More…

Amy Winehouse family: No illegal drugs found

LONDON (AP) — Amy Winehouse’s family says toxicology tests show there were no illegal drugs in her system when she died. They say the tests showed “alcohol was present,” but it hasn’t yet been determined if it played a role in the singer’s death last month. The 27-year-old soul diva was found dead in her Read More…

Small business group backs Ohio union law

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s largest small business association is throwing its support behind a campaign that is defending the state’s contentious new collective bargaining law against a repeal effort on the November ballot. The law signed by Gov. John Kasich in March bans public employee strikes and restricts collective bargaining rights for more than 350,000 teachers, Read More…

Rural Ohio among states sharing fed money for broadband Internet

RICHMOND, Va. — Telecommunications companies in 16 states are sharing more than $103 million in federal funding to help expand broadband Internet access to rural America. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the grants and loans through its rural development office on Monday. Rural Utilities Service Administrator Jonathan Adelstein said in a conference call that Read More…

Jiminez implodes as Tigers sweep Indians

DETROIT – The Cleveland Indians came to Comerica Park with a chance to regain the AL Central lead. They headed home facing their biggest deficit of the season. Center fielder Austin Jackson threw out Kosuke Fukudome at the plate to complete a game-ending double play and the Tigers held on to sweep the Indians with Read More…

Two shot at 49ers-Raiders preseason game

SAN FRANCISCO – Police interviewed witnesses and looked for suspects Sunday after two men were shot and wounded following a San Francisco 49ers-Oakland Raiders preseason game, while the NFL and the mayors of the two cities jointly called for an end to “intimidation” and acts of violence at sporting events. Saturday night’s shooting in the Read More…

Indians’ lose to Tigers to fall 3 1/2 games back

Indians Tigers Baseball

DETROIT – The Cleveland Indians have to beat the Detroit Tigers if they want to win the AL Central. More importantly, they have to find a way to win games at Comerica Park. The Indians were routed 10-1 in Detroit on Saturday, falling 31⁄2 games behind the Tigers in the division race. Cleveland has lost Read More…

Pro-union supporters skip meeting with Kasich

COLUMBUS — Union leaders passed on meeting with Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday to discuss a possible compromise over the state’s new collective bargaining law, rebuffing an effort intended to remove a question from the November ballot asking voters to repeal it. Kasich and fellow Republicans planted themselves alongside an empty table bearing placards Read More…