October 25, 2014

Medina
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Heat Pumps Offer Year-Round Efficiency, Comfort And Energy Savings

There’s a reason why so many people love their home’s heat pump. As heating and cooling costs continue to rise, heat pumps have emerged as one of the most efficient HVAC systems around. If you’ve in the market for a new furnace or would like to find a system that can both heat and cool Read More…

Group is trying again to ban dog auctions in Ohio

COLUMBUS — A group that wants to ban dog auctions in Ohio is waiting to learn whether it succeeded on its third attempt to collect petition signatures to get a new law. The Coalition to Ban Dog Auctions said it submitted signatures of more than 150,000 registered voters to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office Read More…

Taxpayers are dropping suit to save Ohio courthouse

TIFFIN, Ohio — Some taxpayers are giving up their court fight to save a county courthouse in northwest Ohio that’s more than 125 years old. The attorney for the plaintiffs says pressing ahead with the case could break Seneca County. The (Toledo) Blade reported depositions of county officials scheduled for today and Thursday have been Read More…

Panel to update Ohio’s constitution sets first meeting

COLUMBUS — A bipartisan panel charged with reviewing Ohio’s Constitution for possible updates is preparing for its first meeting. Creation of the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission was spearheaded by Republican House Speaker William Batchelder as a way of preparing for the possibility that a constitutional convention will be called in 2012. The question is put Read More…

Wrestling: Adam Kluk enters tourney with new perspective

Highland’s Adam Kluk, top, wraps up Wadsworth’s Shane Mast on his way to a pin earlier this season. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

For Adam Kluk, the heart of a champion was a little too much. A Highland junior who pushed himself to the limit, Kluk would go hard on the gridiron, but would feel out of sorts under certain circumstances. As it turned out, his heart had an extra electrical pathway, causing it to race 250 times Read More…

Blue Devils make defensive stand on basketball court

Brunswick’s Alex Hartill grabs a rebound away from Mayfield’s Nick Trivisonno in the second quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

BRUNSWICK — Defense and consistency. It’s easier said than done. Brunswick’s boys basketball team had no problem doing just that Tuesday at its Holiday Hoops Classic, dismantling previously undefeated Mayfield 61-43. The Blue Devils (7-1) advance to tonight’s 7:30 championship against Louisville recruit Terry Rozier and run-and-gun Shaker Heights, which knocked off Solon 63-39 to Read More…

Girls basketball: Sticky defense gives Bees a needed boost

Sarah Kinch

TWINSBURG — Pressure can do a lot to a basketball team, and Cloverleaf’s girls found that out first-hand Tuesday. Medina slowly dismantled the Colts with a heavy dose of defense, leading to a 46-32 victory at Twinsburg’s Fight or Flight Invitational. After a first half that was anything but perfect for the Bees (7-1) in Read More…

Browns’ OL Joe Thomas makes fifth Pro Bowl

BEREA — Even in a mistake-filled season by the Browns, left tackle Joe Thomas remains perfect. The fifth-year pro was named to his fifth NFL Pro Bowl on Tuesday, earning a starting spot on the AFC’s offensive line. He joins Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown as the only Cleveland players to be selected Read More…

Boys basketball: Mounties ride off with win

ORANGE TWP. — Mapleton’s boys basketball team grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat Tuesday. The Mounties trailed Black River heading into the fourth quarter, but roared back to take a 54-46 non-conference victory. Lead by Brandon Bahr’s game-high 15 points, Mapleton (2-5) outscored the Pirates (1-5) 19-8 in the fourth quarter to snap a Read More…

Massillon woman gets 7 years in prison for June attack on Wadsworth man

Christine Dettweiller

MEDINA — A Massillon woman was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for her involvement in an assault on a Wadsworth man in June. Christine Dettweiller, 44, pleaded guilty in November to one count of complicity to commit attempted murder, a first-degree felony, one count of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and two counts Read More…