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Joan Rivers says she won't apologize for joke about 3 women held captive by Ariel Castro

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio - A defiant Joan Rivers refused to apologize Wednesday for statements comparing her reality show with her daughter to the captivity of three women held for a decade in the Seymour Avenue home of Ariel Castro.
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.@Joan_Rivers refuses to apologize for joke about 3 women held captive by Ariel Castro.. bit.ly/1mF4xVR by @CanigliaJohn
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Cleveland Browns oust Bernie Kosar as preseason color commentator, replace him with Solomon Wilcots

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Browns didn't cite diminishing skills this time, but they've ousted Bernie Kosar for the second time in his career here. This time, they removed him as their color analyst for preseason games on WKYC and have replaced him with veteran commentator Solomon Wilcots.
RT @denisep: From @marykaycabot: Cleveland Browns oust Bernie Kosar as preseason commentator, replace him with Solomon Wilcots cleveland.com/browns/index.s…
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RT @MaryKayCabot: Cleveland Browns oust Bernie Kosar as preseason color commentator, replace him with Solomon Wilcots dlvr.it/5TJ4bM
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Cleveland Browns to open regular season on road against Pittsburgh Steelers

cleveland.com — ROETHLISBERGER-SHEARD-SACK-2012-JG.JPG BEREA, Ohio -- The Browns will open their regular season schedule on the road for just the second time since their 1999 return as they travel to Pittsburgh on Sept. 7 to face the Steelers. The Browns and NFL released their schedules on Wednesday night.

Cleveland Council President and Clerk secretive about consulting contract

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland City Council paid more than $360,000 over the last six years to a consulting firm for duties that remain unclear to some council members and that two council leaders refuse to discuss.

FitzGerald looks past Ealy and on to Kasich: Impressions from editorial board session

cleveland.com — The Democratic hopefuls sat together for a 90-minute interview with reporters and members of The Plain Dealer and the Northeast Ohio Media Group editorial board. FitzGerald and Ealy remained civil, but that's somewhat misleading because neither ever really acknowledged the other, despite sitting side by side at a large conference table.

John Travolta headed to Cleveland this spring to shoot new movie: 'Criminal Activities'

cleveland.com — John Travolta is heading to Cleveland. The actor will be working on a new crime drama, "Criminal Activities," directed by actor Jackie Earle Haley. Filming is scheduled to start later in the spring in Greater Cleveland, according to the Greater Cleveland Film Commission.
Cleveland the location of yet another movie, this one by John Travolta--via @clintomovies cleveland.com/moviebuff/inde…
#CriminalActivities will also star Michael "Boardwalk Empire" Pitt and Dan "Downton Abbey" Stevens. bit.ly/1rlZ99F
Criminal Activities: new #JohnTravolta movie shooting in #CLE is Jackie Earle Haley's directorial debut. bit.ly/1rlZ99F

A 9,000-seat sports and entertainment arena is proposed for downtown Akron

cleveland.com — AKRON, Ohio - A $79 million 9,000-seat arena has been proposed for downtown Akron and it would be paid for by an increase in Summit County's sales tax. The University of Akron, the county, the city of Akron and the Development Finance Authority of Summit County (formerly the Summit County Port Authority) are working together to create the arena, which has been discussed for more than a decade.
9,000-seat arena proposed in downtown Akron. Possible funding from Summit County sales-tax hike: cleveland.com/metro/index.ss… via @karen_farkas
University of Akron floats idea for an $80M, 9,000-seat downtown arena--paid for with sales tax increase. cleveland.com/metro/index.ss…

Cleveland Indians defeat Kansas City Royals, 5-3

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Indians right-hander Justin Masterson remained winless Wednesday night, but neither he nor his team is complaining. Masterson's quality start laid the foundation for Jason Kipnis's make-good double as the Indians defeated the Royals, 5-3, at chilly Progressive Field. Paid attendance: 9,311.

Brooklyn baseball defeats Oberlin 13-10 for first win

highschoolsports.cleveland.com — BROOKLYN, Ohio -- Deric Martin had two hits and four RBI for the Brooklyn baseball team Wednesday as the Hurricanes won for the first time this season, 13-10 against visiting Oberlin. Ryan Baker added two hits and scored three runs for the Hurricanes.

Cleveland Heights baseball defeats Maple Heights, 17-5

highschoolsports.cleveland.com — MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Robert Williams had two hits Wednesday including a home run and two RBI for visiting Cleveland Heights as the Tigers defeated Maple Heights, 17-5. Johnny Jones added two hits and three RBI for Cleveland Heights while pitcher Charlie May tossed a complete game, striking out nine to pick up his third win.

Evan Lovick, Mentor baseball shut out Elyria

highschoolsports.cleveland.com — ELYRIA, Ohio - Evan Lovick pitched a complete game, two-hit shutout on Wednesday as Mentor's baseball team shut out Elyria, 7-0. Lovick (3-0) struck out 10 hitters and did not walk a batter. Offensively for Mentor (9-1, 5-1), Brandon Kasberg had two hits, including a double, and two RBI.

Parma softball rallies to defeat Valley Forge, 7-6

highschoolsports.cleveland.com — PARMA, Ohio -- Becca McKissick smacked a bases-loaded single up the middle to score two in the fifth inning for Parma's softball team Wednesday in a 7-6 win against visiting Valley Forge. Parma scored four times in the bottom of the fifth inning to take the lead after trailing 6-3.

Taylor Rahach throws no-hitter for Walsh Jesuit softball against Jefferson Area

highschoolsports.cleveland.com — JEFFERSON, Ohio - Taylor Rahach threw a no-hitter for Walsh Jesuit's softball team on Wednesday to beat Jefferson Area, 2-0. Rahach (7-1) walked one hitter and struck out 15 for the Warriors (9-1). Walsh Jesuit scored a run in the fourth and seventh innings.
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Madison softball clips Willoughby South 3-2 in nine innings

highschoolsports.cleveland.com — MADISON, Ohio -- Abbie Thompson scored the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly to right field by Alicia Major in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday as Madison's softball team edged visiting Willoughby South, 3-2. Thompson, who finished with three hits and an RBI in the game, led off the ninth with a double and advanced to third on a passed ball.

Euclid baseball scores two in the sixth to beat Warren Harding

highschoolsports.cleveland.com — EUCLID, Ohio - Euclid's baseball team scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on Wednesday to beat Lake Erie League foe Warren Harding, 4-2, and remain unbeaten in the conference. Deandre Kidmore had two hits and an RBI for the Panthers (8-6, 7-0).
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