September 16, 2014

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Indians 5, Tigers 3: Tribe trips Tigers in opener

CLEVELAND — The first meeting of the season with defending Central Division champion Detroit couldn’t have worked out any better for the Indians.
Cleveland got a quality start from right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez and a positive performance from its… Read More…

Indians: Perez stands by words but focusing on baseball

CLEVELAND — Indians closer Chris Perez stands by the inflammatory comments he made concerning Tribe fans, but the right-hander said it is time to focus on more important issues.
“It is what it is,” said Perez, who criticized fans for their ov… Read More…

Indians notes: Smith involved in Put-in-Bay incident

CLEVELAND — It’s been a rough weekend for the “Bullpen Mafia.”
While closer Chris Perez was drawing fire for his inflammatory comments concerning Indians fans, another member of the relief corps — right-hander Joe Smith — was al… Read More…

Browns QB Colt McCoy ready to compete for starting job

BEREA – Browns quarterback Colt McCoy began his competition with rookie Brandon Weeden this morning as the team began organized team activities.
McCoy took the first snaps with the starting offense, but he’s considered the underdog to keep the job…. Read More…

Browns LB Scott Fujita declares innocence, optimistic suspension will be overturned

BEREA – Browns linebacker Scott Fujita feels wronged by the NFL, will continue to fight his three-game suspension and is optimistic it will be overturned.
Fujita addressed the media this afternoon after the first of the full-squad organized team acti… Read More…

Improved depth should be huge help on defense for Browns

We’ve seen the rookies. We know the veterans. What’s yet to be determined is how they will mix.
The Browns will make a handful of roster moves before training camp begins in late July, and there are always a couple of minor changes during the prese… Read More…

Browns GM Tom Heckert expecting Brandon Weeden to start

AKRON — General manager Tom Heckert drafted quarterback Brandon Weeden with the No. 22 pick last month for a reason: to play.
Weeden
Heckert
The team’s plan to hold a competition at the position hasn’t changed his feeling.
“The best guy’s goi… Read More…

New Ohio law ends labeling of pit bulls as ‘vicious’

COLUMBUS — Pit bulls will no longer be labeled as “vicious” dogs under a new Ohio law. The measure that took effect today changes current law that defines a vicious dog as one that has seriously hurt or killed a person, killed another dog or is among those commonly known as pit bulls. The new Read More…

Jim Renacci’s Congressional campaign probed by feds

Rep. Jim Renacci

By Julie Carr Smyth COLUMBUS — Federal officials are investigating questionable campaign contributions to two officeholders, freshman U.S. Rep. James Renacci and state treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel, spokesmen for both Republicans confirmed Monday. Renacci spokesman Shawn Ryan said the U.S. Attorney’s Office contacted the campaign four or five months ago with questions Read More…

30 jobs could be cut if Buckeye Schools’ levy fails in Aug.

Brian Williams

YORK TWP. — The Buckeye school board announced Monday it will vote next month on $1.3 million in cuts that automatically will go into effect if the August levy fails. Superintendent Brian Williams said he will propose reductions of up to 30 personnel, effective at the beginning of next school year, at the board’s June Read More…