February 7, 2016

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Tribe Sunday: Tenth straight ‘W’ clinches a berth in wild-card game

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, center, is sprayed with champagne in the locker room after the Indians beat the Twins 5-1 in a baseball game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013,  to clinch a wild card spot in the playoffs. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfel

CLEVELAND — The Indians manipulated their rotation in order to start right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez in a pivotal regular-season finale Sunday at Target Field. The Big U didn’t let them down. Continuing his dominating second-half with gusto, Jimenez pitched the Indians past the Twins and into the postseason for the first time since 2007, as Cleveland Read More…

Founder of Bil-Jac premium pet food dies at 95

William Kelly

William Kelly, founder of the premium pet food maker Bil-Jac Foods, died on Friday at his Granger Township home. He was 95. Kelley served as chairman of the board for the company he founded with his brother Jack in 1947. Bil-Jac, based in Medina, sells pet food products worldwide and has a production facility in Read More…

Rose M. Platz


Rose M. Platz, 81, of Medina, passed away peacefully after a long illness at Hospice of Medina County, Friday, September 27, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born February 1, 1932 in Brimfield, Ohio, to the late Dominic and Rose (Calcagnini) Scarpellini. Rose was a longtime 2nd grade teacher for Medina City Schools, retiring Read More…

Shirley L. Dery


Shirley L. Dery (nee Clarin), 79, of Medina, passed away Friday, September 27, 2013, at the Hospice of Medina County. She was born in Cleveland, to Jerome and Rachele (nee Belfi) Clarin on July 29, 1934. Shirley and Elmer Dery were married August 29, 1953 and spent 48 wonderful years together. She is survived by Read More…

Helen M. Lear

Helen M. Lear (nee Trapp), 80, of Brunswick, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013. She was born to John and Mary (nee Illes) Trapp on June 27, 1933, in Cleveland. She was a loving, wonderful mother and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and baking. She will be missed by her children, Cliff, Cheryl (Gary) Read More…

William H. Kelly


William H. Kelly, 95, passed away peacefully Friday, September 27, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. He was born January 14, 1918 in Perry, New York, to the late William and Grace (Smith) Kelly. Mr. Kelly was a member of Granger United Methodist Church and proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force Read More…

Charles E. Newsome


Charles E. Newsome, 84, of Litchfield, entered into rest Thursday, September 26, 2013. Charles was born in Barnesville, Ohio, December 5, 1928, to the late Houston and Emma Newsome. Charles honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed working with his hands and spent many hours working on his Read More…