April 24, 2014

Medina
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John Glenn fever is gripping Cape Canaveral, again

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — John Glenn fever has taken hold of Cape Canaveral once again. Three days before the 50th anniversary of his historic flight, the first American to orbit the Earth addressed employees at Kennedy Space Center on Friday. The NASA auditorium was packed with hundreds of workers. Glenn — who’s 90 — recalled Read More…

Teen faces arraignment in Akron Craigslist killings

AKRON, Ohio — Prosecutors in Ohio are moving ahead with plans for an adult trial for a teenager charged in the shooting deaths of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers. A judge said 17-year-old Brogan Rafferty would be transported from juvenile lockup for arraignment in adult court in Akron this morning. Rafferty is Read More…

Judge OKs fee to fund Northeast Ohio flood program

CLEVELAND — A judge’s decision paves the way for Northeast Ohio officials to begin a $38 million stormwater management program to reduce flooding and to charge a fee to pay for it. The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and some communities involved disagreed on the fee, leading to a lawsuit. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported Read More…

LeBron James won’t rule out return to Cleveland

LeBron James

CLEVELAND — Maybe he was trying to lessen the booing tonight at Quicken Loans Arena. Maybe he’s not enamored with South Beach or his new organization. Maybe he decided New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin had been center stage long enough. Maybe he wasn’t thinking. Maybe he was serious. Whatever the reason, Miami Heat Read More…

Jessica Chidsey has transformed into one of county’s best

Black River guard Jessica Chidsey leads Medina County with a 15.0 scoring average. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

Standing 5-foot-3, Jessica Chidsey has never been the fastest, strongest or biggest player on the basketball court. But that hasn’t slowed down the Black River guard one bit. The grit and determination of Chidsey have made the senior into a standout player. Check that. Her grit and determination have made her a standout person, too. Read More…

Boys basketball: Coach doesn’t expect Ken Kaminski to play again

Kenny Kaminski

Medina fans: Don’t bet on Kenny Kaminski playing for the Bees again. That’s the message from first-year coach Anthony Stacey, who said the 6-foot-8 Michigan State recruit is extremely doubtful for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. “There’s no update,” said Stacey, who shot down quickly a rumor that Kaminski could play Read More…

Girls basketball: Coach ‘Hass’ has Bees dreaming big

Chris Hassinger

Three years ago, Chris Hassinger took the Medina girls basketball coaching position in hopes of building the program into a winner. Not even Hassinger believed it happened this fast. On Wednesday night, the Bees celebrated their second consecutive Northeast Ohio Conference River Division crown, earning back-to-back titles for the first time since winning four straight Read More…

Wadsworth Public Library looking for operating funds

The Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broadway St. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

WADSWORTH — Wadsworth Ella M. Everhard Public Library is asking voters on March 6 to approve a levy that would fund operations and extend hours. If approved, the 1.25-mill, continuing levy would bring in $759,900 annually to the library at 132 Broad St., according to figures from the Medina County Auditor’s Office. Janet Griffing, marketing Read More…

2 Cavs help teach third-graders about eating right

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Christian Eyenga and Giant Eagle registered dietitian Katie Boyd, left, watch as Hickory Ridge Elementary third-graders pick out potatoes as part of the Cavs’ Fit As a Pro program at the Brunswick Giant Eagle on Thursday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)

BRUNSWICK — If the amount of food a person should eat is based upon that person’s size, then a 6-foot-7 professional basketball player might not be the best person to give nutritional advice to third-graders. With the help of registered dieticians, two Cleveland Cavaliers players gave it their best shot with 23 Hickory Ridge Elementary Read More…

Medina Ice Festival braces for warm temperatures

Erik Freay, of Medina, shaves the tusks on his elephant ice sculpture during the 17th annual Key Bank Medina Ice Festival on Medina Public Square. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

MEDINA — Temperatures this weekend are forecast to be above freezing, but more than 50 ice sculptures on Public Square should help cool things down. The 18th annual Medina Ice Festival, which is sponsored by Main Street Medina, will welcome between 15,000 and 20,000 people to view ice sculptures today through Monday on Public Square, Read More…