October 22, 2014

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Cribbs just could not stay away

Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Joshua Cribbs went to the movies. He pictured his teammates relaxing at home. He listened to his agents and thought of the millions he deserved to be making. No matter what he did, Cribbs couldn’t forget he was missing minicamp. So he dropped his “holdout” and returned to practice Read More…

Rugby suits Medina grad just fine

Brian Dulik The Gazette At first glance, Leah Fadden appears to be your typical college student. The Medina graduate is a junior at Penn State University, where she prides herself on academics and is majoring in forensic science. Once she steps out of the classroom, though, there is nothing ordinary about her activities. Fadden is Read More…

Assistant public defender arrested

Allison Wood | The Gazette CLEVELAND — A Medina County assistant public defender, who represented juveniles, was arrested on a child pornography charge after he allegedly sent more than 200 images and videos to an undercover FBI agent. Sean O’Toole, 41, was arrested Friday at his Lakewood residence and is charged with receipt and distribution Read More…

Neighbors’ report of victim’s public drunkeness had police at complex earlier on night of slaying

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Lisa Hlavinka | The Gazette MEDINA — According to his neighbors, Gary Barnett was a friendly man and a decent neighbor — except when he was drinking. Misty Pearce said she believes Barnett was intoxicated the night he was stabbed to death. Pearce lives in Building B of the Branch Road apartments; Barnett lived in Read More…

Man dies in stabbing

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Allison Wood | The Gazette MEDINA — A 34-year-old woman who allegedly stabbed her uncle several times in his Branch Road apartment Monday night is being held on a murder charge. Daniel Barnett, the brother of Tracy Jewel Salter-Johnson, called 911 at 8:04 p.m. and said she told him she stabbed Gary Barnett, 60, several Read More…

Pavano project sees progress

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Carl Pavano reclamation project is working wonders in Cleveland these days. Pavano, a veteran right-hander thought to be on the last leg of his career before signing a free-agent contract with the Indians in the offseason, continued his impressive string of starts Tuesday night to help the Indians Read More…

Cavs on the brink

Rick Noland The Gazette LeBron James was “The King.” Dwight Howard was Superman. But once again, James’ gang was nowhere to be found, while Howard’s teammates were right there with him as the Orlando Magic defeated the Cavaliers 116-114 in over-time Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Orlando now leads the Read More…

Public defender arrested

Allison Wood | Gazette CLEVELAND—A Medina County assistant public defender was arrested on a federal child pornography charge after he allegedly sent more than 200 images and videos to an undercover FBI agent. Sean O’Toole, 41, was arrested Friday at his Lakewood residence and is charged with receipt and distribution of child pornography. He had Read More…

High honor for her husband

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Allison Wood | The Gazette SEVILLE — Virginia Martin flies in from California every year to spend Memorial Day at Mound Hill Cemetery, where her husband, Navy Capt. Barney Martin, and five generations of her family are buried. This year, she watched as Boy Scouts raised the U.S., Ohio and Medina County flags up a Read More…

Schools take shape

Allison Wood | The Gazette MONTVILLE TWP. — Three months before classes begin at Ralph E. Waite Elementary School, construction is wrapping up and contractors are busy finishing the playground and installing plumbing fixtures. The gymnasium floor also must be installed, and parking lots for bus and car drop-offs must get paved. “It’s basically a Read More…