September 30, 2014

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Gov. Kasich considers Cleveland-area race track move

AKRON — The governor is considering a deal that would relocate a suburban Cleveland horse racing track to another area of northeast Ohio. The Akron Beacon Journal reported a spokesman for Gov. John Kasich said the administration is looking at a proposal to move the track to Akron. The deal would be similar to one Read More…

Ohio lawmakers pass bill for schools to teach historic documents

COLUMBUS — A bill that would require Ohio schools to teach original texts of the state and U.S. constitutions, the Declaration of Independence and other documents is headed to the governor’s desk. The Columbus Dispatch reported the bill won final legislative approval on Tuesday and now goes before Gov. John Kasich. The bill would require Read More…

All Gazette: Senior Ashley Rose battled injuries to win 3rd MVP

Cloverleaf senior Ashley Rose is Gazette MVP for gymnastics. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RON SCHWANE)

Ashley Rose’s high school gymnastics career got off to a tremendous start. It also ended in storybook fashion with her standing proudly among Ohio’s elite. In between those highs, however, were a series of lows that left the Cloverleaf senior wondering if all the time she spent in the gym was really worth it. “I Read More…

High school softball: Hornets blow game open vs. Nordonia

MACEDONIA — It’s happened so many times in high school softball it’s almost expected, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t exciting. A spectacular play in the field translates to a shot in the arm. It happened again Wednesday during Highland’s 5-1 Suburban League win over Nordonia, and the electricity was almost palpable as the Hornets Read More…

More horrible shooting leads to fifth-straight Cavs loss

Cleveland's Tristan Thompson fouls Detroit's Austin Daye. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The bad news for the Cavaliers is they lost for the fifth straight time and eighth time in their last nine games. The good news, for all those who worry about Ping-Pong balls in the hopper, is they improved their draft standing. That about sums up Cleveland’s 87-75 loss to the Detroit Pistons Read More…

Tom Heckert has big decision to make for Browns

The NFL Draft starts four weeks from tonight. That should mean it’s time for the Browns talk to heat up, but it isn’t possible. It’s already at a fever pitch. As has become the custom around these parts, the draft discussion starts too early — in the middle of the previous season — and only Read More…

Red-hot Colts remain perfect in softball action

WESTFIELD TWP. — Adrea Baughman brought home Sam Horner on a suicide squeeze in the fifth inning to lead Cloverleaf’s softball team to a 1-0 win over Revere on Wednesday. The game-winning play of the Suburban League game came with two outs and after the Colts (5-0, 1-0) squandered a bases-loaded, no-out scenario earlier in Read More…

Cloverleaf baseball squad stuns Revere in extra innings

BATH TWP. — Break up the Wondercolts. The Cloverleaf baseball team was down to its last strike Wednesday, but rallied to stun Revere 8-7 in nine innings. Pinch runner Sean Gantose stole home on a 1-2 count in the seventh inning of the Suburban League game to force extra innings, and Devin Cunningham scored the Read More…

Commerce Drive project expected to be done in May, not June

Construction workers from Reumac Stabilization, based in Bath, add cement to stiffen soil Wednesday in preparation for pavement to be laid as part of a project to extend Commerce Drive from Branch Road to state Route 18 in Medina. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY MICHELLE SPREHE)

MEDINA — A mild winter and spring is putting the Commerce Drive expansion project ahead of schedule. The $1.2 million project is designed to ease the flow of traffic to and from the industrial area, City Engineer Patrick Patton said. “The contractual completion date is June 30. It looks like it’ll be several weeks before Read More…

Lawsuit over Litchfield Township signs settled

CLEVELAND — A lawsuit over election signs in Litchfield Township has been settled, but the terms of the settlement have not yet been finalized. Bob Rising, who owns property at 3933 Avon Lake Road, sued the township and the Medina County Board of Elections, claiming his free speech rights were violated when political signs were Read More…