October 21, 2014

Medina
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Indians: Carmona set for first season as No. 1 starter

CLEVELAND — Fausto Carmona will make his first Opening Day start in his first full season as an ace today when the Indians host the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field.
After watching the right-hander bounce back from consecutive subpar seasons last year, manager Manny Acta thinks Carmona is up to the task on both fronts.
“I [...] Read More…

Young Indians optimistic in expected rebuilding year

Projected lineups
Indians
Michael Brantley, CF
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Shin-Soo Choo, RF
Carlos Santana, C
Travis Hafner, DH
Orlando Cabrera, 2B
Austin Kearns, LF
Matt LaPorta, 1B
Jack Hannahan, 3B
Fausto Carmona, RHP
White Sox
Juan Pierre, LF
Gordon Beckham, 2B
Adam Dunn, DH
Paul Konerko, 1B
Alex Rios, CF
Carlos Quentin, RF
A.J. Pierzynski, C
Alexei Ramirez, SS
Brent Morel, 3B
Mark Buehrle, LHP
Chris Assenheimer
The Chronicle-Telegram
CLEVELAND — Opening Day breeds optimism, and the Indians were no [...] Read More…

West Salem man gets 7 years in prison for vehicular homicide

MEDINA — A West Salem man was sentenced this morning to seven years in prison for causing the death of a Spencer man in a drunken driving accident in June. James Casey, 26, was sentenced in Medina County Common Pleas Court after previously entering a no contest plea to aggravated vehicular homicide, which is a Read More…

Gov. Kasich to sign bill limiting Ohio’s union bargaining

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to sign a bill to limit the collective bargaining rights of 350,000 public workers. Kasich plans to sign it today. The Republican announced his plan in an email to supporters. A spokesman confirmed the bill-signing. The bill was approved Wednesday by the GOP-led state House and Senate. The Read More…

Wildlife officials find fatal bat fungus in Ohio

COLUMBUS — State wildlife officials say a disease that has killed more than 1 million bats in eastern North America has spread to Ohio. The fungus that causes lesions on bats’ muzzles was found recently on bats in an abandoned limestone mine in the Wayne National Forest in southern Ohio’s Lawrence County. Officials said the Read More…

State House panel OKs ban on texting while driving

COLUMBUS — A bill that would ban texting for drivers in Ohio has cleared a state legislative panel. The Dayton Daily News reports an Ohio House committee unanimously approved the legislation Wednesday. Under the bill, a violation for texting would be a minor misdemeanor — punishable by a fine of up to $150. The measure Read More…

Tennis: Cloverleaf’s Jacob Dunbar has the pedigree for success

Cloverleaf freshman Jacob Dunbar is gearing up for his first high school season. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Jacob Dunbar is well aware of the expectations that people have for him this boys tennis season. The Cloverleaf freshman is the brother of four-time Gazette MVP Ethan Dunbar, who graduated last June after breaking nearly every Medina County record in the sport. The 5-foot-10 righty also is the son of former WTA Tour professional Read More…

Track & field: Bees fall in non-league action

MEDINA — Medina’s girls track team picked up eight, firsts but it wasn’t enough Wednesday as Magnificat beat the Bees 74-57 in a non-league meet. Kati Toporowsky and Cari Pallini each picked up a pair of firsts for the Bees. Toporowsky won the 100 hurdles in 17.2 and the 300 hurdles in 52.3. Pallini captured Read More…

Five All-Gazette picks return to the tennis court

The graduation of four-time Gazette MVP Ethan Dunbar has left a huge void in Medina County boys tennis. However, there are no shortage of players ready to step up and take the baton from the former Cloverleaf and current University of Richmond netter. Medina junior Alex Haley, Medina senior Andrew Baker and Highland sophomore Steve Read More…

Commissioner Steve Hambley to head area collaboration group

Hambley

MEDINA — Steve Hambley is taking on another leadership role. As county commissioner, he represents about 172,000 residents of Medina County. As chairman of the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium’s board of directors, he’ll be heading a group that focuses on collaboration among 12 counties with about 3.8 million residents. Hambley said he’s excited about Read More…