July 28, 2014

Medina
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Francisco fabuloso in win

CLEVELAND — As timing goes, Ben Francisco was perfect Friday night at Jacobs Field. With the game tied in the ninth inning of his first career big league start, Francisco launched a towering solo home run to left field that gave the Indians a 2-1 victory over the Devil Rays.

Happy homecoming

Andrew Dolph/Medina-Gazette Andy Sonnanstine warms up in the outfield prior to Tampa Bay’s first game against the Indians. CLEVELAND — Andy Sonnanstine has only been a part of Major League Baseball for three-plus weeks, but he can’t get the sweet taste out of his mouth. Returning to his hometown for the first time since being Read More…

Twin Sizzler ready to cook in Medina

MEDINA — When it comes to the Fourth of July, there are several traditions in Medina County. Among them are fireworks, family cookouts and the Twin Sizzler races, sponsored by YWCA of Medina County. The 32nd edition of the Twin Sizzler will be held Wednesday, featuring a 10-kilometer, 5K and fun run, a pair of Read More…

Don’t count out Tribe regardless of deficit

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Eric Wedge has no explanation for his team’s propensity for comeback victories this season, mostly because he doesn’t think there is one. “I think it’s just a product of baseball,” said Wedge, whose Indians entered Friday with 23 comeback wins, which was tied with Philadelphia for the major league lead in the Read More…

Don’t fret about Cavs

Looks like the Cavaliers will have to survive without Rodney Stuckey, Nick Young, Sean Williams, Jared Dudley or Morris Almond.  This is not a bad thing, folks. Unless we’re talking about someone like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Tim Duncan, David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon or, maybe, Greg Oden, the NBA Read More…

Ekey falls in Ohio Amateur final

ASHLAND — Defending champion Emma Jandel used a big closing run to come from behind and win the 2007 Women’s Ohio Amateur championship Friday. Individual medalist Kathleen Ekey jumped to a 6-hole lead with 13 to play in the 36-hole final. Jandel squared it at 16 apiece, then birdied the first playoff hole at the Country Read More…

Blue Devil Youth Football Camp set

BRUNSWICK — The Blue Devil Youth Football Camp, featuring legendary coach Rich Nowak, will be held at Brunswick High. The three-day event runs from July 30-Aug. 1 and is held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Nowak will be joined by his varsity coaching staff and former Blue Devils gridiron standouts. Registration forms are available at the Brunswick Read More…

Medina looking to revitalize historic district

Bridget Commisso/Medina-Gazette City resident Lee Jenny, an independent restorer, puts the final touches of paint around a store-front window at the corner of South Court and West Washington streets Thursday afternoon. Me-dina’s historic downtown is reflected in the window. The city is looking at the Main Street Ohio pro-gram to revitalize the central business and Read More…

iPhone is the Apple of consumers’ eyes

Rami Daud/Medina-Gazette Robin Neeson, community education director for the Cloverleaf Local School District, displays her newest gadget, the Apple iPhone, Friday night at the AT&T store on North Court Street in Medina. Neeson said the iPhone is the coolest phone on the market. “No phone comes close to this. I feel so lucky,” she said. Read More…

Wadsworth police log

o An Xbox 360 and video games were stolen from an apartment in the 100 block of College Street between 3:30 and 5 p.m. June 23. o Ryan M. Ward, 18, of 647 Main St., was charged with underage possession after police allegedly found alcohol on the rear passenger seat of his vehicle around 11:30 Read More…