July 25, 2014

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Bees fall, but buoyed by local support

Anthony Stacey

It was the best kind of two-way street. The Medina boys basketball team’s great postseason run gave the community a reason to pull together, while the community’s incredible support was equally inspirational to the team. The Bees’ Cinderella story ended Saturday night when they fell 51-39 to Toledo Whitmer in the University of Akron Division Read More…

Gas prices in Ohio drop slightly after 4 weeks of jumps

COLUMBUS — Gasoline prices in Ohio have fallen 6 cents since last week, the first drop in five weeks. The average price for regular gas is $3.79 a gallon in today’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. Last Monday’s average was $3.85. Ohio drivers were paying about $3.53 Read More…

Dunk sparks run that finishes Bees’ basketball season

Whitmeer Guard Ricardo Smith, left, and Medina's Logan Winkler fight for a loose ball. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

AKRON — One thunderous blow from a jackhammer broke the ice. The right arm of Nigel Hayes was the strike Toledo Whitmer needed Saturday to pull away from Medina 51-39 in the University of Akron Division I Regional championship. In ending the improbable tournament run of the Bees (10-16), who were just the third team Read More…

Senior center Mason Schreck does best vs. giants

Mason Schreck

AKRON — Billy Geschke provided the points, while Kenny Kaminski made the biggest impact for Medina’s boys basketball team in the tournament. Senior center Mason Schreck, however, was the heart and soul of the Bees throughout the 2011-12 season. Schreck again left everything he had on the floor Saturday in the University of Akron Division Read More…

Track & field: Anthony Young breaks pair of records

Anthony Young

AKRON — Records were being broken left and right Saturday night at the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches State Indoor Meet, and Medina County athletes were right in the middle of the excitement. Liverpool Township resident Anthony Young broke a pair of records en route to winning three events and helping St. Read More…

Ricardo Smith Smith locks down Kenny Kaminski

Kenny Kaminski

AKRON — He wears the responsibility like a badge of honor. He’ll gladly trade in a 1-of-8 performance from the field — like he had Saturday night against Medina’s boys basketball team — for a win. He’s Ricardo Smith and he’s a big reason why Toledo Whitmer will play St. Edward in a state semifinal Read More…

Cavs outworked, outclassed Sunday at the Q

Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and Hawks veteran Kirk Hinrich battle for a loose ball. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Ramon Sessions was missed. So were Consistent Energy and Sustained Effort. The Cavaliers played Sunday for the first time since trading their backup point guard and never really gave themselves a chance against the more talented Atlanta Hawks, falling 103-87 in front of 15,645 at Quicken Loans Arena. Atlanta (26-19) was without starters Read More…

Medina teen on spring break killed in South Carolina

Jakob Von Der Vellen

A Medina teenager was killed Friday in a one-vehicle crash in South Carolina while on spring break. Jakob Von Der Vellen, 19, of Medina, was a passenger in a 2005 Mazda sedan driven by Vincent A. Donofrio, 20, of Canfield, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Trooper Billy Elder said Donofrio was northbound on Read More…

Official buzzard spotter flies off into sunset after Sunday’s sighting

A turkey vulture comes face-to-face with his stuffed counterpart atop Medina County Raptor Center volunteer Jamie Baker during Buzzard Day at Hinckley Reservation in Hinckley Township on Sunday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)

HINCKLEY TWP. — The buzzards — and thus the spring season — aren’t back until the official spotter says so. For 16 years, that declaration has come from Robert Hinkle, chief naturalist for the Cleveland Metroparks. Hinkle retired in January after 30 years with the parks, and Sunday’s buzzard festival in Hinckley Reservation was his Read More…

Hundreds turn out for 4 For Friends event on St. Patrick’s Day

From left, 4 For Friends runners Tracy Pittinger of Copley; Terri Schrader of Bath Township; and Fairlawn residents Terri Mazzotti and Justine Fiehn are all smiles after finishing Saturday’s four-mile run at the Medina County Career Center. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

YORK TWP. — Hundreds of runners and walkers took part in a St. Patrick’s Day morning race for a worthy cause. The inaugural 4 For Friends run/walk — sponsored by the Medina County Road Runners club — drew about 400 participants Saturday to the Lester Rail Trail at the Medina County Career Center. Those taking Read More…