July 23, 2014

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Cleveland airport adding backup generators

CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s airport is adding generators and a second power line to help keep operations running in case of a blackout. A power failure Jan. 10 caused hundreds of flights to be canceled. Normal flight schedules didn’t resume until the following afternoon. Fred Szabo, a spokesman at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, says the new Read More…

Don’t touch the water: City pushes for boat race on polluted lake

ST. MARYS, Ohio — An Ohio city is going ahead with plans to hold a boat race on a polluted lake, despite warnings from state environmental leaders. The Celina Governor’s Cup Regatta is scheduled for Aug. 28-29. Celina water superintendent Mike Sudman said the city’s tests on nearby Grand Lake St. Marys lake show smaller Read More…

State football games moving to OSU in 2014, ’15

COLUMBUS — The board of the Ohio High School Athletic Association has voted to move the state championship football games to Ohio State in 2014 and 2015. The decision reached Wednesday keeps the finals in Stark County through 2013, at Canton Fawcett Stadium and Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. The association had received proposals from Read More…

Cleveland fans dumping LeBron gear — for a good cause

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CLEVELAND — They’re taking the jerseys off their backs for LeBron James. Then tossing them away — for a good cause. Stung by the NBA superstar’s decision to leave Cleveland and play for Miami, Cavaliers fans have been unloading their unwanted No. 23 jerseys, T-shirts and other clothing items bearing James’ name at locations around Read More…

71-year-old man denies stealing more than 100 Corvettes

CLEVELAND — A 71-year-old northeast Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to stealing Corvettes in Ohio and Pennsylvania for chop shops. Daniel Ott Sr., of Akron, was indicted last month on charges of interstate transportation of stolen property and aiding and abetting a vehicle chop shop. An FBI affidavit says he told agents he had Read More…

Zoo releasing video of elephant attack today

TOLEDO — The Toledo Zoo is expected to release a video Wednesday of an elephant who critically injured his trainer. The 7-year-old pachyderm named Louie knocked elephant manager Don RedFox to the ground on July 1, puncturing his lungs and breaking several ribs. The video previously has not been released because a judge granted a Read More…

Indians 4, Twins 3: Six straight? No sweat

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MINNEAPOLIS — Seventh inning, tie game, runners on first and second and one out. Joe Mauer stepping to the plate. The Minnesota Twins pray for situations like that and their opponents like the Cleveland Indians dread them. Then the three-time AL batting champion and reigning MVP bunted. He did what? That’s right, he laid a Read More…

Filibuster broken, Senate voting today on extending unemployment payments

WASHINGTON — With a GOP filibuster safely broken, the Senate is poised to pass legislation restoring jobless benefits for millions of people unable to find work in the frail economic recovery. Today’s vote is a formality after the Democratic-controlled Senate voted 60-40 Tuesday to move ahead on the bill. The measure would then go to Read More…

Indians beat Twins for 6th straight win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Seventh inning, tie game, runners on first and second and one out. Joe Mauer stepping to the plate. The Minnesota Twins pray for situations like that and their opponents like the Cleveland Indians dread them. Then the three-time AL batting champion and reigning MVP bunted. He did what? That’s right, he laid Read More…

Unemployment extension looks likely to clear Senate

WASHINGTON — Millions of people stuck on the jobless rolls would receive an extension of unemployment benefits averaging $309 a week under a Senate bill that appears set to break free of a Republican filibuster. Democrats have stripped the unemployment insurance measure down to the bare essentials for today’s vote, which is a do-over of Read More…