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Cavs trading Wiggins, Bennett for Love; Indians upgrade Progressive
Other noon headlines: Tower City, Bedford judge, polar votex
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
A rendering of the redone right-field upper deck at Progressive Field.
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In The Region:
  • Cavs, Indians announce big changes to try to draw fans
  • Forest City is selling some of Tower City
  • Bedford judge's trial continues
  • Dispute over FirstEnergy's 'polar votex' surcharge continues
  • Cavs, Indians announce big changes to try to draw fans
    Two Cleveland teams that have been struggling to draw fans are making major changes.

    The Indians unveiled multi-million-dollar plans today to overhaul the 20-year-old Progressive Field. The team plans to take out about 7,000 seats, including a section of the right-field upper deck to turn it into a two-story bar and concessions area. It also plans to turn 16 luxury boxes into an expanded kids play area.

    The team has locked in private financing for the renovations, and says it will reveal the cost next month. The Indians say the changes will draw more families and make for a more socially interactive experience, which fans want.

    Meanwhile, Yahoo Sports is reporting The Cleveland Cavaliers have reached an agreement to send their 2013 and 2014 No. 1 draft picks, Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins – plus next year’s first-round pick -- to the Minnesota Timberwolves for All-Star forward Kevin Love. Love is a three-time NBA All-Star will team up four-time NBA MVP LeBron James and with and 2012 rookie of the year, Kyrie Irving

    Forest City is selling some of Tower City
    Forest City Enterprises is selling part of its downtown Cleveland Tower City complex to an unidentified buyer. The news of the sale was included in a release about the real estate company’s earnings yesterday that also confirmed Forest City is considering selling its minority interest in the NBA Brooklyn Nets.

    The release says the company has been negotiating with a single buyer and that the sale does not include the landmark Terminal Tower itself. Cleveland.com is reporting that the deal covers Post Office Plaza and Skylight Office Tower.

    Forest City has also been selling properties in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

    Bedford judge's trial continues
    The trial of a Bedford Municipal judge continues today with testimony about sexual relations with women whose cases he handled.

    Harry Jacob III is accused of bribery, tampering with evidence and promoting prostitution. In his opening statement, Jacob’s attorney acknowledged the judge paid women for sex, but denied that spilled over into his judicial role.

    The case is being heard by a judge because Jacob waived his right to a jury.

    Dispute over FirstEnergy's 'polar votex' surcharge continues
    Akron-based FirstEnergy Solutions is trying to get the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to drop out of a case in which schools were hit by a surcharge linked to this winter’s extreme cold. 

    According to Columbus Business First, the company says the case belongs in the courts, not with state regulators. 

    Power4Schools – a group that includes Ohio School Boards Association – filed a complaint with the PUCO over the extra fees that FirstEnergy wants to charge its commercial fixed-rate customers. FirstEnergy backed off of an earlier plan to include a polar votex charge for residential customers after the PUCO raised objections and began an investigation.

     

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