August 21, 2014

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Ribbon cut at Cleveland’s biomedical expo site

medical mart

CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s mayor led civic leaders at a celebration of a major new downtown project. The medical trade exposition hall is part of a $465 million project that includes a newly opened convention center next door. Mayor Frank Jackson, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and leaders of the city’s medical research industry were on hand for Tuesday’s ribbon-cutting Read More…

Indians squander scoring chances, disappoint sellout crowd

Indians Lose Fans

CLEVELAND — It was just one, and then it was all done. The Indians’ return to the playoffs for the first time since 2007 ended the same night it began. The Tampa Bay Rays invaded Progressive Field, won 4-0 and held a champagne celebration in the visitors’ locker room. Cleveland’s 10-game winning streak to end Read More…

Over way too soon: Indians’ crazy ride comes to a season-ending stop in 4-0 loss to Rays as offense fails to get going

Indians lose

CLEVELAND — The magic deserted the Indians when they needed it most. A perceived team of destiny after finishing the regular season with 10 straight wins to clinch the top spot in the American League wild-card race, Cleveland tasted defeat for the first time in two weeks Wednesday. And it was the type of loss Read More…

Jason Giambi picks up Indians with walk-off home run to beat White Sox

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CLEVELAND — Jason Giambi has helped the Indians as a veteran presence and with a key hit from time to time this season, but perhaps his biggest contribution of the year arrived Tuesday night at Progressive Field. With the Indians trailing by a run in a pivotal game for their postseason hopes, Giambi rode to Read More…

Browns drop to 0-2 again with 14-6 loss to Ravens; QB Brandon Weeden leaves with sprained thumb

Weeden

BALTIMORE – The Browns are 0-2 for the fifth time in six years and the sixth in eight. They’ve lost 11 straight to Baltimore, stretching the definition of rivalry. They have an injured quarterback, and the clock’s already ticking on when he’ll be run out of town. Welcome back to Cleveland, Chud. Things never seem Read More…

Two prison guards on leave during suicide probe

COLUMBUS (AP) — State prison officials have placed two guards on leave during investigations into the suicide of Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro. Department of Rehabilitation and Correction spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says the two guards were on duty in the prison unit where Castro hanged himself. Smith said Tuesday the two are on paid Read More…

Indians lose Masterson to injury before losing game to Orioles

Indians

CLEVELAND — The Indians dropped a game Monday to fellow American League wild-card competitor Baltimore. That’s bad. They also lost their ace, Justin Masterson. That’s worse. Kicking off a crucial homestand in highly forgettable fashion, Cleveland was pummeled 7-2 by the Orioles, with Masterson departing in the second inning after sustaining an injury to his Read More…

Dimora sentenced to 28 years

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio county commissioner convicted in a wide-ranging federal public corruption case was sentenced Tuesday to 28 years in prison. Ex-Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora denied any wrongdoing in a statement before he was sentenced. Tearful, Dimora said everything he did was for the good of Cuyahoga County taxpayers. The Read More…

Air Show looking for hometown hero

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland National Air Show is looking for a hometown hero who will be selected for a ride aboard an Air Force Thunderbird jet, the first time in the event’s history that such an offer has been made. The show began taking online nominations of northeast Ohio residents Wednesday and will continue Read More…

Nord relative released from jail

CLEVELAND – Police charged Oberlin resident Clifton Robinson today with one count of aggravated murder in the death of a 25-year-old Warrensville Heights man who died Sunday after being stabbed in the Flats district. Robinson’s housemate, Lydia Nord, 31, whose family founded the Nordson Corp., will be released pending further investigation, said Sgt. Sammy Morris, Read More…