September 21, 2014

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Ohio Statehouse adds 6 electric-car charging stations

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Statehouse in Columbus is adding six charging stations for electric vehicles at its parking garage. Staff at the Statehouse said they believe it’s the first in the nation to provide such charging stations for the public. The nearly $36,000 project is funded through contributions from several companies and a grant from Read More…

State law in effect today allows guns in bars, arenas

COLUMBUS — Ohioans with concealed-carry permits can take their firearms into bars and other facilities where alcohol is served and consumed, as long as they don’t drink, under a law taking effect today. Supporters have said the measure is about allowing people who legally have concealed weapons to carry the firearms into restaurants that happen Read More…

Gov. Kasich wades into fight over collective-bargaining law

TOLEDO, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Thursday made his first personal appearance to promote a collective bargaining overhaul he signed into law this spring, speaking in a packed concert room booked after crowds grew too large for two other locations. The Republican governor was joined by Toledo Mayor Michael Bell, a former firefighter Read More…

High school football: Sophomore Andrew Vaughn has unique skills

Black River sophomore Andrew Vaughn has already scored 94 points and accounted for 1,005 yards from scrimmage this season. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Braces shining every time he speaks, Black River running back Andrew Vaughn looks the part of a typical sophomore. Give the kid the football, however, and manly things happen. “Andrew Vaughn?” senior fullback/linebacker Austin Jones said. “He’s just something different.” How different? Try 94 points through five games. Try 1,005 yards from scrimmage. Try an Read More…

Girls tennis: Ali Garrity, Bees prove they’re the county’s best

Ali Garrity

MEDINA — The best high school girls tennis player in Medina County is now part of the best prep team in Medina County. That became official when two-time Gazette MVP Ali Garrity and the Medina Bees defeated Highland 3-2 Thursday in non-league action, giving coach Pete Hoffmann’s squad the mythical county championship. Medina (8-8) came Read More…

Volleyball notes: Bucks on the outside looking in at division title

Buckeye’s volleyball team lost the Medina County MVP and its fine libero to graduation, and had its longtime coach take another job in the offseason. Despite those earthquake-caliber changes, the Bucks still have a chance to become the first team in county history to win four consecutive division championships. With six matches left in the Read More…

Hornets hold off the Colts on volleyball court

Highland’s Mallory Adams hits the ball against Cloverleaf’s Cyanne Horner. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

WESTFIELD TWP. — Senior middle hitter Julie Janmey fired 13 kills Thursday, leading Highland’s volleyball team to a 26-24, 15-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-13 Suburban League win at Cloverleaf. The Hornets (8-9, 6-4) also got 37 assists from junior Alex Schuhle in splitting their home-and-home series with the Colts (4-12, 2-8) for the second year in Read More…

Cleveland picks up Manny Acta’s option for 2013

Manny Acta

CLEVELAND — Amidst low expectations and a wealth of injuries to key players, Indians manager Manny Acta guided his team to 80 wins and second place in the Central Division. He was rewarded Thursday, with Cleveland general manager Chris Antonetti announcing the club would exercise its contract option on Acta for the 2013 season. “I Read More…

Cost for repair increases for Pearl Road in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — The cost of repairing Pearl Road has gone up, and the city will be dipping into its cash reserves to cover the difference. City Engineer Ryan Cummins told City Council this week that engineers from the Ohio Department of Transportation have assessed the 4-mile segment of Pearl Road set to be repaired next Read More…

Medina High School Homecoming Parade braves some rain

Students wave from the Fenn Elementary School float during Medina’s homecoming parade Thursday evening around Public Square. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)