August 30, 2014

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Tribe still chasing Tigers’ tails

If the Indians maintain their quick start to the season and contend for the Central Division title, it’s likely they will have to get through the Detroit Tigers at some point. Let’s take a look at how the Wahoos match up against the defending American League champions: First base Ryan Garko (.336, 6 HR, 17 Read More…

Elyria’s trolley tragedy

The wreckage of a deadly streetcar crash 100 years ago gave rise to a hospital and the Easter Seals Society Good rarely comes from tragedy, but a deadly trolley car crash 100 years ago in Elyria was an exception. While the tragedy on Memorial Day in 1907 has faded from popular knowledge, the results have Read More…

Avon teen competing in national bee

Jake Fumic heads to Washington for Scripps spelling competition Bette Pearce The Chronicle-Telegram AVON — Mike and Debbie Fumic can’t restrain their pride and excitement over what their 13-year-old son, Jake, has accomplished. Jake will join 285 other youngsters from across the nation this week as Lorain County’s representative in the Scripps National Spelling Bee Read More…

Tribe delivers first blow

indians 7, Tigers 4 Homers, Michaels catch help Byrd topple Tigers DETROIT — Round one of the battle of Central Division heavyweights Cleveland and Detroit went to the Indians, who landed a number of early power punches Friday night and then withstood a late Tiger flurry to get the decision. Clouting a trio of home Read More…

Struggling to adjust

At .227, Dellucci feeling pressure DETROIT — Other than sticking up for teammate Josh Barfield during a skirmish with the Toronto Blue Jays on May 3, David Dellucci has done little to get his new teammates and fans excited. Dellucci, acquired in the offseason to platoon with Jason Michaels in left field, entered Friday batting Read More…

Rally doesn’t come for ‘Cats

baseball MASSILLON — It had all the makings of a classic sequel. Just 24 hours after pulling off an 11th-hour comeback in the regional semifinals, the Keystone Wildcats were back at it, knocking on the door of another thriller. But Keystone’s second installment of postseason fate took a decidedly bitter turn. The Ursuline Fighting Irish Read More…

Third is no charm

Start of 2nd half proves costly CLEVELAND — Cancel the guy who juggles bowling pins, dishes and even chairs. Ix-nay the scantily clad woman who can twist herself into a pretzel. Forget about the lady who layers her clothes so she can jump behind a curtain and change about 40 times in a 10-minute span. Read More…

Off the Beat

Elementary students grill North Ridgeville mayor North Ridgeville Mayor David Gillock thought he was in the clear when he undertook the task of showing 300 elementary students around City Hall. The students learned the basics of how the city’s administration works behind closed doors, but surprised the mayor when they fired questions at him with Read More…

Mental health director gets 2 replacements

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Mental Health Board might be losing its director, but it’s getting two replacements — at least for the time being. With the agency’s executive director, William Harper, leaving for a state job, Charles Neff and Dr. Blanche Dortch have been named interim directors until a permanent replacement is found. Harper Read More…

Invacare Corp. may be missing $5 million

SEC filing states money may have been embezzled from offshore operations ELYRIA — Invacare Corp. is investigating a potential embezzlement at one of its offshore facilities that could total about $5 million, according to documents the company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. The company said in the SEC filing that it Read More…