December 22, 2014

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Indians: Mark Reynolds paying off early

CLEVELAND — Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn stole most of the thunder, but Mark Reynolds might wind up being the Indians’ biggest offseason acquisition. Cleveland hasn’t had a power hitter such as Reynolds since the days of a healthy Travis Hafner from 2004-06 — i.e. a slugger capable of hitting 30 home runs per season, Read More…

As smoke clears in Boston, investigation underway

Jimmy Golen The Associated Press   BOSTON  — Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 80 in a terrifying scene of shattered glass, billowing smoke, bloodstained pavement and severed limbs, authorities said. A senior U.S. intelligence official said Read More…

FBI raids Pilot Flying J; Browns’ Jimmy Haslam is company’s CEO

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.  — A spokeswoman for Pilot Flying J, the truck stop business owned by the family of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and his brother, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, says the FBI has locked down the company’s Knoxville headquarters. Spokeswoman Lauren Christ said in a statement the company doesn’t know why FBI officials closed Read More…

Additional explosives devices reported in Boston; with photos

BOSTON — Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people, injuring 23 others and sending authorities rushing to aid wounded spectators. A senior U.S. intelligence official said two other explosive devices were found nearby. One runner, a Rhode Island state trooper, said the blasts tore limbs off Read More…

UPDATED: Two dead in Boston Marathon explosions (Audio)

BOSTON  — Boston police say two people were killed and 23 people were hurt when a pair of bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The blasts shattered the end of the race Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry away the injured while stragglers in the 26.2-mile race were Read More…

Cavs sleepwalk to another loss

PHILADELPHIA — Kyrie Irving walked to the bench with 10:31 left in the third quarter Sunday with five fouls, four points and four turnovers to his name. He never returned. There simply wasn’t a need on a day the Cavaliers never made it to Wells Fargo Center. In a season full of disappointing efforts, the Read More…

Track and field: Medina Relays go on despite frigid weather

St. Edward's Anthony Young, from Liverpool Twp., battles defending state champion Khoury Crenshaw, from Solon, in the finals of the 100m dash at the Medina Relays. Crenshaw narrowly beat Young by .01 seconds.  (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

BRUNSWICK — Mother Nature did everything she could to affect the 26th annual Medina Relays on Saturday. She dished out rain, hail, high winds and cold temperatures, but nothing could stop the competition on the track. From down-to-the-wire finishes and comebacks, the event at Judy Kirsch Field had a little bit of everything, even if Read More…

Baseball: Highland’s Ed Williams just throws strikes

Luke Raley

GRANGER TWP. — Eddie sure made it look easy. Right-hander Ed Williams shined in separate games as Highland’s baseball team swept Medina 5-1 and 4-0 in an ultra-rare Sunday non-league doubleheader. The junior earned a three-inning save after taking over for Ashton Budzinski in the opener, then started the second and scattered just three hits Read More…

Track and field: Camper, Fitzroy help Blue Devils to third

Kristine Camper

LEXINGTON — The Brunswick girls track team used a pair of individual wins to take third Saturday afternoon at the Lexington Invitational. Kristine Camper and Anastatia Fitzroy each won with season-best performances as the Blue Devils recorded 87½ points to finish behind GlenOak (90½) and Dublin Coffman (90). Camper clocked 2:22.33 in the 800-meter run, Read More…

Students, parents rally for Black River levy

Black River Schools students — from left, Hope Dudziak, 7; Kaitlyn Clifford, 11; and Grace Dudziak, 10 — rally Saturday  in support of the 8.7-mill levy on the May ballot. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

SPENCER — About 30 Black River students and parents rallied Saturday in the Spencer village center to support a 5.9-mill levy on the May 7 ballot. Chuck Scotch, 68, a Homer Township resident, said seniors need to support the community’s children. He said his five grandchildren have graduated from Black River and he wants to Read More…