April 19, 2014

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Yankees 11, Indians 6: Tribe tripped in home opener

CLEVELAND — A “Let’s Go Tribe” chant echoed through Progressive Field prior to the start of the home opener against the Yankees on Monday. By the time the seventh inning rolled around, it was difficult to hear anything but boos. A highly anticipated first game in front of the hometown fans turned sour quickly, with Read More…

Browns sign WR David Nelson to 1-year deal

The Browns added size, experience and potential Monday by signing free-agent receiver David Nelson to a one-year deal. Nelson, 26, becomes the tallest receiver (6-foot-5, 214 pounds) on Cleveland’s roster, brings three years of experience and joins Greg Little as tops among the group with 32 games played. Josh Gordon, Travis Benjamin and Josh Cooper Read More…

Indians notes: Swisher looks back on days in New York

CLEVELAND — Nick Swisher has fond memories of his time with the New York Yankees. He also has some painful ones. Following a four-year tenure as the Bronx Bombers’ starting right fielder, Swisher was shown the door in New York, with the Yankees choosing not to offer the free agent a contract this offseason. “It Read More…

10 HVAC Terms to Keep You In the Know Before You Shop

Buying new or upgrading existing heating and cooling equipment for your Northeast Ohio home is a substantial financial investment. Understanding the HVAC terms a professional uses will help you make a more informed decision on equipment that will impact your home’s value and comfort levels and your utility bills. The following 10 HVAC terms are Read More…

Excitement, hope high for Indians’ home opener

CLEVELAND — All 43,000 tickets were sold in six minutes, a fan frenzy you’d see for Justin Bieber, not baseball. But Progressive Field, packed with pomp and pageantry, is the place to be on Opening Day — again. There’s always a buzz in Cleveland for the first home game, a date the locals have long Read More…

Softball: Seniors help Pirates snap Wildcats’ winning streaks

Senior pitcher Dagmar Smith played a pivotal role in Black River’s stunning upset of Keystone. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE MANHEIM)

James Brady LAGRANGE — The streak is over. Actually, two streaks are over. The Keystone softball team had been living on the edge this year, coming from behind three times to extend its winning streak to 36 games. But Black River’s three seniors — Dagmar Smith, Megan Scott and Hannah Messenger — provided everything the Read More…

Track and field: County brings out the brooms at invitational

Brunswick freshman Amber Neitzel, right, crosses the finish line first in the 4x200-meter relay. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

AVON LAKE — Medina County picked up where it left off as it ruled again at Saturday’s 17th annual Avon Lake Invitational. The Brunswick girls defended their title with 130 points to outdistance Medina (107). The tides turned in boys action, as the Bees (125.5) edged the Blue Devils (92). The Brunswick girls ruled by Read More…

Track and field: Grizzlies’ 4×4 has great debut

Leah Runkle

It didn’t take long for the Wadsworth girls’ 4×400-meter relay to find its chemistry. The team broke a meet record Saturday afternoon as the Grizzlies finished third at the GlenOak Golden Eagle Relays. Courtney Palange, Sara Berger, Leah Runkle and Michalla Gordon combined to clocked a winning 4:05.10, which broke the meet standard of 4:05.47 Read More…

School board to pick new member Tuesday

Charles Freeman

MEDINA — The Medina city school board is expected to appoint a new member Tuesday to replace Charles Freeman, who resigned last month. Freeman, who was the board’s president, offered his resignation March 26, following the public outcry over a new contract for Superintendent Randy Stepp, which included an $83,000 signing bonus, and subsequent revelations Read More…

Council to vote on ‘home rule’ tonight

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick City Council meets today to vote on a resolution opposing state laws that some fear will take “home rule” rights from of Ohio cities. The legislation states Council’s opposition to both pending and enacted state action that Council members said limits Brunswick’s decision-making authorities. The resolution specifically opposes House Bill 154, a Read More…