April 18, 2014

Medina
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Tribe exercises option on Fausto Carmona, decline Grady Sizemore

Grady Sizemore

The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has exercised the 2012 club option on pitcher Fausto Carmona. Also today the Indians declined the 2012 club option of outfielder Grady Sizemore, who is now eligible for free agency. Carmona went 3-5 with a 4.49 ERA in his final 15 starts from July 1 through the end Read More…

Hanging-man Halloween display in Dublin draws complaints

DUBLIN, Ohio — An Ohio homeowner has moved a Halloween decoration of a hanging man because police said some found it too realistic and spooky. Officers in the Columbus suburb of Dublin said they received five complaints about the 6-foot figure hanging in a tree close to a road. Police told WSYX-TV that people found Read More…

Gas in Ohio costs 11 cents more than last week

COLUMBUS — Ohio gasoline prices continue to zigzag with oil prices, as markets remain uncertain about the economy. The state’s gas prices have risen in the last week, continuing this month’s ups and downs at the pump. Today’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express puts the statewide average Read More…

State millionaire ranks cut 43 percent by recession

DAYTON, Ohio — The recession slashed both the number and earnings of Ohio millionaires, according to a newspaper’s analysis of state tax returns. The Dayton Daily News reported today that the state in 2007 had more than 7,800 taxpayers with adjusted gross income of $1 million or more. By 2009, the number was down to Read More…

High school football: Black River, Highland, Wadsworth qualify for playoffs

Highland's Jerry Scholle. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Following Highland’s stunning 41-35 to Cloverleaf on Friday night, the Hornets slowly walked up the nostalgic hill at Highland Stadium to the locker room, wondering if they played their last game. Luckily for them, they joined Black River and Wadsworth in the playoffs when the OHSAA announced the official pairings Sunday at 2 p.m. Thanks Read More…

Brittany Fullbright leads Grizzlies to first district soccer crown

Wadsworth’s girls soccer team celebrates after winning the Brunswick Division I District on Saturday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

By Dan Brown COPLEY — Sometimes it takes a little luck and sometimes it takes skill. Wadsworth’s Brittany Fullbright experienced a bit of both Saturday afternoon, scoring a pair of goals to lead the Grizzlies to a 2-1 win over Wooster in the Brunswick Division I District championship at InfoCision Field at Copley Stadium. It Read More…

Medina County runners roll, earn plethora of state berths

Anna Boyert

TIFFIN — It was a great Saturday for Medina County cross country at the Tiffin Regional at Hedges-Boyer Park. The No. 2-ranked Brunswick girls won the Division I meet despite an off day by senior Selena Pasadyn. The Blue Devils held off Sylvania Northview 99-107. The D-I boys race was also with good news. No. Read More…

Regional volleyball: Blue Streaks are up next for Bees

NORWALK — State-ranked Magnificat is next up for Medina’s volleyball team. The Blue Streaks (20-5) captured their 22nd consecutive district title, earning the right to play the Bees (16-8) in the Norwalk Division I Regional semifinals Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Magnificat, which was ranked fifth in the season-ending OHSVCA poll, knocked off North Royalton in Read More…

Erhart-York Twp. Fire Department hosts Halloween bash

Kyle Landes, 3, tries his hand at spraying water from a hose to knock down wooden flames in the windows of a wooden house cutout during the Erhart York Township Fire Department Halloween party Sunday night. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY MICHELLE SPREHE)

By Michelle Sprehe YORK TWP — Dinosaurs, cats and tigers were on the loose at the Erhart York Township Fire Department on Sunday night. Children dressed as animals, princesses and superheroes played games, munched on treats and collected candy and prizes at the annual Halloween party hosted by the Erhart Firefighters Association. The event started Read More…

Love of trains knows no age

Nick Taylor, 8, and his grandfather Lynn Merholz, of North Royalton, watch model trains at the Medina Model Railroad and Toy Show on Sunday afternoon. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY MICHELLE SPREHE)