December 19, 2014

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Sowing the seeds of pasture renovation

By MIKE MILLER OSU Extension Medina County Like many Ohio farmers, livestock producers looking to re-seed or renovate their pasture paddocks after last year’s drought and wet winter are facing high input and seed costs. Ohio State University Extension educator Rory Lewandowski offers a variety of management strategies to help producers ease back into productive Read More…

Indians blow chance to win series

By CHRIS ASSENHEIMER Staff Writer CLEVELAND — Indians starting pitchers came prepared to sweep the dreaded New York Yankees in a four-game series at Progressive Field — the Bronx Bombers’ only trip of the season to Cleveland. But thanks to an offense that continues to hold back the defending Central Division champions, the Indians were Read More…

Softball roundup: Colts keep Magics winless

BARBERTON — Cloverleaf’s softball team wasn’t about to give up and kept Barberton winless in Suburban League action Monday with a 7-5 win. Down 3-0 in the top of the sixth, Melissa Mokovsky had a two-run single and came home on a base knock by Val Elswick as the Colts (8-8, 2-5) put up a Read More…

Baseball roundup: Grizzlies get upset

GREEN TWP. — The very thing Wadsworth baseball coach Brian Madigan feared played out Monday when upstart Green upset the Grizzlies 8-4 in Suburban League action. The Grizzlies (11-4, 5-2) saw their six-game win streak go by the wayside as the Bulldogs (4-12, 3-4) put up three runs in the sixth to blow open a Read More…

Wizards don’t stand a chance

By RICK NOLAND LeBron James has a way of saying a lot by saying almost nothing. So it was as James sat at the interview podium Sunday afternoon at the Verizon Center, about 45 minutes after passing to Delonte West for the game-winning 3-pointer in the Cavaliers’ 100-97 victory over the Washington Wizards in Game Read More…

Tennis roundup: Hornets post victory

BARBERTON — Highland’s boys tennis team closed out its Suburban League schedule Monday with a 3-2 road win over Barberton. Clay Schilling blanked Barberton’s Daniel Blankenship at third singles to lead the way for the Hornets (5-8, 3-4), who will take the fifth seed into this weekend’s SL Tournament at Medina High. Highland also got Read More…

Bullpen woes nothing new

By CHRIS ASSENHEIMER   It must seem a lot like 2006 for Indians manager Eric Wedge, where his bullpen is concerned. That was the year Wedge could turn to few members of his relief corps without it blowing up in his face – the pen’s pitiful performance playing a large part in the team’s overall Read More…

Need to get moving? Find a canine personal trainer

By Judy A. Totts Religion Editor My personal trainer is an exceptional motivator. A rather stubby — but powerful — presence, she doesn’t hesitate to rouse me early. It’s all part of the package. She reminds me a lot of Phil, the tough little satyr in the animated Disney movie “Hercules,” who converted the big Read More…

Local artist spotlight: Frank Geric shows passion for many types of painting

By John Benson Special to The Gazette When Frank Geric was about to retire from Ford Motor Company more than a decade ago as a millwright, the Westfield Center resident never dreamed he’d take up painting as a hobby. Now a dozen years and more than 100 paintings later, the Cleveland-born artist is realizing a Read More…

Social Scene: Debutantes honored at YWCA Leadership Tea

By Angela Huston Special to The Gazette Mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and friends joined the 2008 Debutantes for the YWCA Leadership Tea on April 20 at Western Reserve Masonic Community. Co-chair Marilyn Sidaway was program emcee. Sidaway recognized special guests, among them Doris Loomis Beal, a debutante from the first Ball, and attending Women of Read More…