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Rain delay expected for Indians home opener
Other noon headlines: Indians sign Kipnis to six-year extension worth $52.5 million; Ohio gets Farm Bill dollars to control tree-killing beetle
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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The Indians' hotdogs celebrate today's home opener on a rain-soaked field early this morning
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  • Flooding watches and warnings for Northeast Ohio
  • Rain delay expected for Indians home opener
  • Indians sign Kipnis to six-year extension at $52.5 million
  • Ohio gets Farm Bill dollars to control tree-killing beetle
  • Flood watches and warnings for Northeast Ohio
    Forecasters have put much of Ohio under flood warnings or related advisories as showers and thunderstorms continue throughout the state. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for all of northeast Ohio. Flood warnings are being issued to residents living near the Black River in northern Ohio.  Flooding concerns led to the temporarily closure of the Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Forecasters are reminding motorists not to drive through water-covered roadways.

    Rain expected to delay Indians opening day
    WKYC weatherman Bruce Kalinowski says scattered showers will continue throughout the day today. But, he says there should be a window for the start of the Cleveland Indians home opener today.

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    "I would say at this point in time prepare for a 30 minute delay at the start. After that, they may have another few showers coming for an hour or so. But those should be quick-moving showers that should be out of the picture."

    Kalinowski says the players will also have to contend with some gusty winds after the game gets underway.

    Indians sign Kipnis to six-year extension worth $52.5 million
    The Indians have signed All-Star 2nd basement Jason Kipnis to a 6-year contract extension worth $52.5 million. The contract includes an option for a seventh year. Kipnis and manager Terry Francona met today with reporters on opening day at Progressive Field. The Indians last year made it to the play-offs, they had 11 walk-off wins in the bottom of the ninth inning, and won 12 games in extra innings. Kipnis says this kind of play makes the Indians a fun team to watch.

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    "Teams know when Cleveland is coming to town now.  They know it’s going to be a good series, they know it’s going to be a hard-fought series.” 

    The Indians went 92-70 last year. Today’s home opener also marks the 20th anniversary of the now-Progressive Field.  Former Indians manager Mike Hargrove will throw the first pitch. 

    Ohio gets Farm Bill dollars to control tree-killing beetle
    Ohio will get more than $140,000 in federal money to help control a tree-killing beetle and other pests threatening the state's ecology and forestry industry. A Friday statement from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says the money is part of the 2014 Farm Bill. The funding will help with the study and control of the Asian longhorned beetle and other pests that are having devastating effects on Ohio's forests and harming the state's nursery industry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is distributing more than $48 million to states dealing with the spread of disease-causing insects.

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