April 23, 2014

Medina
Cloudy
36°F

Medina County under tornado watch

CLEVELAND — With the temperature topping 60 today, Medina County is one of 14 counties under a tornado watch until 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Other counties under the watch include Ashland, Cuyahoga, Lorain, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and tonight. Some of the Read More…

School in Green reported threats Tuesday in wake of shooting

AKRON — Authorities in northeast Ohio detained a student for allegedly posting a photo of himself on Facebook with a rifle as several schools investigated threats or inappropriate comments following a shooting earlier in the week that left three students dead. The threats and school closings came after a gunman opened fire in the cafeteria Read More…

Ohio exotic animal preserve leased for gas drilling

COLUMBUS — The expected boom in natural gas drilling could extend to the Wilds, an outdoor exotic animal preserve operated by a consortium of zoos in eastern Ohio. The nearly 10,000 acre park on reclaimed mine land has some traditional gas wells but none that use a process where chemical-laced water is blasted into shale Read More…

Bob Lake jumps back into coaching high school football

Bob Lake

WESTFIELD TWP. — One man has been a part of any success the Cloverleaf football team has had over the past 25 years — and this fall he’ll back in charge. Bob Lake, the winningest coach in school history, was hired Tuesday to replace Doug Haas, who resigned Jan. 24 to become head man at Read More…

Cloverleaf’s upset bid fades in final 16 minutes

Cloverleaf's Zach Miglich goes up for a shot Tuesday night against Stow's Kyle Sceiza. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

COPLEY TWP. — At the very least, the Cloverleaf boys basketball team proved Stow isn’t invincible Tuesday. To the surprise of no one, the top-seeded Bulldogs won the Copley Division I Sectional semifinal 68-36 and advance to face Highland on Friday. To the surprise of everyone, the 12th-seeded Colts made the district favorites sweat for Read More…

Clutch shots end the drought for Buckeye

Bill Doerge

WESTLAKE — The Buckeye boys basketball team did two things better than Firelands in the second half of Tuesday’s Westlake Division II Sectional semifinal. Those two things were paramount in a 48-42 win. The Bucks, who won their first postseason game since 2001, hit 8-of-8 free throws in the game’s closing minute. Firelands made only Read More…

Girls basketball: The Blue Devils eye a storybook finish

Brunswick guard Cassi Bowen will be key tonight if the Blue Devils want to beat Firestone. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

A year ago, Brunswick’s girls basketball team was the Cinderella of the tournament. The 2011-12 Blue Devils are looking to add another chapter to that fairy tale tonight when they play in the Medina Division I District semifinals. Standing in the way of coach Halle Lengal’s squad is second-ranked Firestone. “They’re very similar to Kenmore,” Read More…

Kyrie Irving’s miscues are costly in fourth for Cavs

Kyrie Irving

CLEVELAND — The youngest player on the roster got the Cavaliers in a little trouble and the oldest couldn’t get them out of it. Nineteen-year-old Kyrie Irving made a crucial turnover and missed on a drive late in the game before 36-year-old Anthony Parker had a 29-footer bounce off the rim at the buzzer, allowing Read More…

Boys basketball: Norwayne’s Kaleb Harris picks apart the Pirates

By Chad Grant WOOSTER — The Black River boys basketball team hung tough for awhile Tuesday, but the depth of Norwayne and the play of Kaleb Harris proved to be too much. The Bobcats steadily pulled away for a 70-43 win in the Wooster Divisional III Sectional semifinals. They advance to play Keystone on Friday. Read More…

A burglar smashes up jewelry store in Brunswick

A burglar broke into Barany Jewelers in Brunswick on Sunday night, smashing through the front door and several glass display cases and stealing $5,600 worth of jewelry. (BRUNSWICK POLICE PHOTO)

BRUNSWICK — A family-owned jewelry store in the city had several display cases destroyed in a smash-and-grab burglary Sunday evening, but the burglar only got away with fake jewels, police said. According to a report, a witness in front of a neighboring store called police just before 9 p.m. after he heard glass break and Read More…