November 29, 2014

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Tribe commentary: Jason Kipnis is best player

Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis watches his ball after hitting an RBI-sacrifice fly off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields in the first inning of a baseball game on Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Cleveland. Michael Bourn scored. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

They aren’t in first place, but it was nonetheless a successful first half for the Indians, who pulled into the All-Star break seven games over .500 and trailing two-time defending Central Division champion Detroit by just 1½ games. Their 51 wins accounted for the most prior to the break since 2007, which, coincidentally or not, Read More…

Cavs: Andrew Bynum finally arrives

Andrew Bynum

CLEVELAND — Free agent center Andrew Bynum will officially be introduced as a member of the Cavaliers this morning. Cleveland general manager Chris Grant has scheduled an 11 a.m. press conference at Cleveland Clinic Courts to unveil his biggest offseason acquisition. The 7-foot Bynum was an NBA All-Star in 2012 while playing for the Lakers. Read More…

Soccer: Scott Ward at the Brunswick helm

Brunswick’s new girls soccer coach Scott Ward, center, prepared his team and ran youth camps all week leading up to the Adidas National Showcase. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

STRONGSVILLE — Scott Ward hasn’t been in charge of Brunswick’s girls soccer program since 2008, but he never really left it, either. Ward has been involved with the Blue Devils travel program before rejoining the high school staff last fall as its junior varsity coach. Now Ward is back at the varsity controls after the Read More…

British Open: American Zach Johnson is in lead

Zach Johnson of the United States lines up a putt on the 11th green during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Scotland, Thursday July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

GULLANE, Scotland — A blue sky and a gentle breeze usually means ripe scoring conditions at the British Open. Just not on the brown links of Muirfield. Zach Johnson handled it better than anyone Thursday. Helped along by a 45-foot eagle putt and only one bogey despite trouble lurking around every pot bunker, Johnson had Read More…

Soccer: Medina’s Bri Shingary selects Vikings

Bri Shingary

MEDINA — Sometimes you just know. That was the feeling Medina soccer player Bri Shingary had after making her official visit to Cleveland State University on Wednesday. The newly remodeled downtown campus, proximity to home, scholarship offer and the fact her older sister, Haleigh, is already on the team made the school appealing. So when Read More…

Browns: Fans will have own minicamp

BEREA — Browns fans will have the opportunity to emulate their football heroes when the team opens training camp next week. The team announced Thursday it will set up a “mini training camp” alongside its practice fields, allowing adults and youths to participate in drills and activities similar to what Cleveland’s players will be going Read More…

City, township talking economic team-up

Brunswick and Brunswick Hills Township leaders say they are interested in talking about working together on economic development, including possibly forming a joint economic development district. A joint economic development district, or JEDD, would allow the township to more easily access city water for development and to share income tax revenues from business development in Read More…

New nest of neighbors in Brunswick Hills Twp.

Two hummingbird chicks wait for their mother to return to the nest on the branch of a maple tree in Patti Hobe’s front yard in Brunswick Hills Township on Wednesday evening. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

A hummingbird has decided to raise her family, nestled in a maple tree, outside a Brunswick Hills Township home. Patti Hobe said she spotted the hummingbird nest containing two chicks from the dining room window of her home. Hobe said the mother returns regularly to feed and check on the chicks. The nest is made Read More…

Burglar to serve sentence next to victim

Shannon Willoughby

MEDINA — A 20-year-old Brunswick woman will spend three months on house arrest and three years on probation for stealing family heirlooms from a neighbor’s home. Shannon Willoughby, of 1271 Old Eagle Drive, pleaded guilty May 30 to burglary, a fourth-degree felony, as part of a plea deal. She originally was charged with second-degree burglary Read More…

Detour confuses truck drivers, causes mishap

SEVILLE — Despite detour signs along main highways, semitrailers are getting stuck in a neighborhood along state Route 3 and residents are not happy. On July 8, the Ohio Department of Transportation closed the bridge on Route 3 south of the Interstate 76 entrance ramps for 60 days for repairs. Tory Lyon, of 56 W. Read More…