CLEVELAND — The maker of Cleveland’s ballpark mustard is removing the Chief Wahoo logo from its branding and packaging to maintain longstanding ties with the Cleveland Indians baseball team.Cleveland.com reports the Indians have told official partners like Bertman Foods Co., the maker of Bertman Original Ballpark Mustard, those relationships can’t continue unless they stop using Chief Wahoo. The caricature is widely seen as racist and offensive to Native Americans.The Indians will stop using Chief Wahoo on player uniforms starting this season. The club had been phasing out Chief Wahoo for years and struck an agreement with Major League Baseball last year to discontinue its use altogether.The team will continue to sell a few Chief Wahoo items at team shops to retain its trademark.___Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.comThe Associated Press
No one was injured after a house in Glanbrook was seriously damaged by a fire this afternoon.Fire crews were called to the home on Golf Club Road around 2:00 p.m. The fire started in the basement and made its way upstairs.One person was home at the time but managed to escape with no injuries. The family cat, however, died in the fire.While the damage total hasn’t been determined, fire officials say damage inside the home is so bad that the homeowners will not be able to return any time soon.The cause of the fire is still being investigated.