October 21, 2014

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Medina man pleads not guilty to sex-related charges

MEDINA – A city man pleaded not guilty in court today to a series of sexual-related charges that include two counts of rape. James McDonald, 48, of 880 Deepwood Drive, appeared in Medina County Common Pleas Court this morning to face one count of rape of a child younger than age 13, a first-degree felony; Read More…

The Importance of Getting Started With Golf at a Young AGE

Kids today are not as active as the generations before them.  There are a few reasons for the lack of physical activity, but to me the most obvious reason is TECHNOLOGY.  Video games, movies, music, YouTube, Facebook, and texting are the first few forms of technology that come to my mind.  Kids these days are Read More…

Cleveland remembers black Civil War veterans

CLEVELAND (AP) — People in Cleveland have honored scores of black men who served in the Civil War and then were largely forgotten. Hundreds gathered Monday for a Memorial Day observance at the city’s Woodland Cemetery, where 86 black Civil War veterans are buried. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported many of the graves don’t have Read More…

Bill to dump Ohio front license plates nixed by police

COLUMBUS — A proposal to drop Ohio’s requirement for front license plates on vehicles is drawing opposition from law enforcement officials. They say the front plates can make an impression on witnesses, and are picked up by surveillance and police cameras to help catch robbers or motorists who violate school bus safety laws. State Rep. Read More…

Too little, too late for Ohio State

By Paul Newberry Jim Tressel was just working the system. For much of the past decade, he knew his job was safe even while his program flouted the rules over and over. The formula is well-known to everyone in the coaching profession: Win enough games, pad the coffers, capture a championship every now and then, Read More…

Jim Tressel resigns as Ohio State football coach

Surrounded by a tremendous amount of controversy, Jim Tressel resigned as Ohio State head coach on Monday. (AP FILE PHOTO)

By Rusty Miller COLUMBUS — At the bottom of the stunning resignation letter that he carefully typed in his office on Monday morning, in the last lines above his characteristically neat and clear signature, Ohio State coach Jim Tressel closed with a personal note. “We know that God has a plan for us and we Read More…

College notes: Mitch Supan takes fourth in discus

Baldwin-Wallace’s Mitch Supan took fourth in the discus at the NCAA Division III National Championships. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Another season, another All-American award for Mitch Supan of Baldwin-Wallace. The Medina native earned his second consecutive national award after a fourth-place finish in the discus Saturday at the NCAA Division III National Championships held at Ohio Wesleyan University. A year after placing eighth in the event, the Walsh Jesuit High product flung the disc Read More…

Softball: Heather Bauer to play in all-star games

AKRON — Highland High and University of Akron graduate Heather Bauer is on the Ohio Senior College All-Star Team that will play a series of exhibition games against the Akron Racers. The Racers and Ohio college stars will play an exhibition game Thursday at 8 p.m. at Canal Park and Sunday at 7 p.m. at Read More…

Remembering the fallen on Memorial Day

Members of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary march down East Liberty Street in Medina on Monday during the Memorial Day parade. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)

Medina County Commissioner and Marine Corps veteran Adam Friedrick addressed a crowd at Spring Grove Cemetery in Medina during a Memorial Day ceremony Monday and said, “We forget how fortunate we are. … Today, I ask you to unforget.” Friedrick was the keynote speaker for the annual service, which began with a parade of veterans, Read More…

Across the nation, Memorial Day is marked by parades, flags

By Eric Tucker WASHINGTON — Americans from the nation’s capital to Alaska marked Memorial Day with parades, somber reflection and even a climbing expedition in a holiday infused with fresh meaning by the approaching 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The National Memorial Day Parade in Washington honored veterans and America’s war dead Read More…