February 7, 2016

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Tiger Woods focused on winning at Bridgestone Invitational

Tiger Woods

AKRON — Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started. The first stop is Firestone, where Woods is an eight-time winner and the defending champion. After that, he heads to Valhalla Golf Club for the PGA Championship, where he won in 2000 on his way Read More…

Indians Corey Kluber outduels Mariners ‘King’ Felix Hernandez

Corey Kluber

CLEVELAND — Though they traded their ace to St. Louis, the Indians appear to be in good hands with Corey Kluber atop their rotation. As he has done all season, Kluber pitched like a No. 1 starter, outdueling one of the majors’ best in Seattle’s Felix Hernandez on Wednesday night to push Cleveland to a Read More…

Indians notes: Corey Kluber takes over as ace

Corey Kluber

CLEVELAND — T.J. House will replace Justin Masterson in the rotation, but right-hander Corey Kluber will take over as the Indians’ ace now that Masterson has been traded. Truth be told, Kluber had earned the title long before Masterson was dealt to the Cardinals on Wednesday. He has been one of the American League’s best Read More…

Indians: Justin Masterson traded to St. Louis for prospect

Justin Masterson

CLEVELAND — After his discount long-term contract offer was rejected this spring, Justin Masterson probably felt his days in Cleveland were numbered. Wednesday, the Indians traded the right-hander to the St. Louis Cardinals for minor league outfielder James Ramsey, bringing an end to Masterson’s tenure with the Tribe — a stint that began when Cleveland Read More…

Kenneth E. Ball, Sr.


Kenneth E. Ball, Sr., 82, of Hinckley, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Gail E. Ball (nee Snyder), who passed away in February 2014; loving father of Kenneth Ball (Dona), Dwayne Ball (Cindi), Kimberly Burkey (John, deceased), Laura Renz (Richard), John Ball (Meredith) and the late Terry Read More…

Carol Rose Ramsier


Carol Rose Ramsier, 72, of Lodi, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at her home after battling CREST Syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease. She was born August 4, 1941 in Lodi, to Marion (Fat) and Edna Maxine (Max) Fortune Jester and lived most of her life in the Spencer and Lodi area. Carol attended Lodi Read More…

James Allen Varisco


James Allen Varisco, 51, of Chippewa Lake, passed away in his home Monday, July 28, 2014. Jim learned his carpentry trade from his father, Alfred Varisco. He enjoyed mountain biking, skateboarding and gardening. Guided in life by “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today” James Dean. Surviving are his siblings, Read More…

Edward J. Mokrzycki


Edward J. Mokrzycki, 58, of Medina, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014. He was born July 30, 1955 in Des Moines, Iowa to Wladyslaw and Helena (nee Kapica) Mokrzycki. He was employed with GBS Corp. He was a proud father and grandfather and enjoyed his family and playing with his grandchildren. In his personal time, Read More…

George D. “Harv” Harvey


George D. “Harv” Harvey, 66, of Middleburg Heights, entered into rest July 26, 2014. George was born September 21, 1947, to the late George G. and Virginia (Wills) Harvey in Ballard, West Virginia. George proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He worked at Ohio Bell, AT&T, and later Ameritech, where he retired Read More…

Stewart D. Pickeral


Stewart D. Pickeral, 63, of Spencer Road, Homerville, passed away August 16, 2013 at Cleveland Clinic’s Coronary ICU due to complications from a massive heart attack he suffered on July 5, 2013. Stewart was born to Robert and Eva (nee Jordan) Pickeral in Marion, Ohio on November 26, 1949. He graduated from Oberlin High School Read More…