October 30, 2014

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Hunter’s drop lifts Indians

CLEVELAND — Derek Lowe was not in a giving mood Sunday at Progressive Field, but the Los Angeles Angels sure were. With help from two Angels errors — a glaring one on Gold Glove outfielder Torii Hunter — and a brilliant outing from Lowe, the Indians were able to wrap up the series, shutting out Read More…

Browns go on the offensive with draft

BEREA — The Browns began the NFL Draft with heightened aggression. They ended it with loftier aspirations. “We’d all like to see a big jump this year, that’s our hope. That’s reasonable,” president Mike Holmgren said Saturday night. “Our team foundation is better. Now, we have to be able to score points. That was a Read More…

Speedy WR may be spark team needs

BEREA — It took the Browns three days and four rounds, but they finally added a wide receiver in the NFL Draft. Cleveland selected Miami (Fla.) speedster Travis Benjamin with the 100th overall selection Saturday, addressing one of its most glaring needs heading into the weekend. “We’re going to put him in the mix and Read More…

The draft was truly exhausting

I have a confession to make. I woke up Sunday morning with a hangover. Not too many draughts. Too much draft. Three long days of upsides, 40 times, arm lengths, hand sizes and comments about hip-flipping, shed-and-stacking and position flexibility can take a toll on a guy. I can’t imagine how Browns general manager Tom Read More…

Steffas takes third Jim Reynolds Relays title

AVON — For the third straight year, Highland senior Karissa Steffas came away with the top prize in the high jump at Saturday’s Avon Jim Reynolds Relays. Steffas teamed with Nikki McKenna in the two-person relay event for a combined height of 9 feet, 8 inches. They beat Avon and Avon Lake, which both cleared Read More…

Medina Township cop lauded for CPR efforts

MEDINA TWP. — A police officer’s CPR allowed a woman to live long enough that her family could say goodbye. Medina Township police Officer Michael Oyler, 39, received a life-saving award at Thursday’s township trustees’ meeting, for using CPR to revive Debora Gaydar, 52. Police Chief David Arbogast presented Oyler with the award. In late Read More…

Indians: Don’t be fooled by LaPorta — again

I know what you’re thinking, but don’t even go there.
With first baseman Casey Kotchman struggling mightily at the plate — .148 in 15 games through Friday — and Matt LaPorta tearing it up at Triple-A Columbus — .371 with six home … Read More…

Good luck: Cavs hope draft pays off again, but contention likely a ways off

INDEPENDENCE — Nick Gilbert brought the Cavaliers good luck again Friday.
The popular 15-year-old son of Cavs owner Dan Gilbert represented the team at a drawing in New York to break a draft order tie between Cleveland and New Orleans, who finished w… Read More…

Walking a mile in her shoes

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AKRON — “Real men step up.” That was the message on Rittman resident Kevin Klopfenstein’s sign as he paraded the streets of Akron on Friday — in hot pink high heels. More than 300 people — men included — donned their most stunning stilettos, wedges and boots for the sixth-annual “Walk a Mile in Her Read More…

Schoolhouse Scoops plans June opening

An ice cream shop at 686 Lafayette Road, Medina, is nearing completion but won't be ready for a grand opening until June. Schoolhouse Scoops will serve hand-dipped and soft-serve ice cream and 4 percent of the gross revenue will go to Medina Schools. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY MICHELLE SPREHE)

MEDINA — Unexpected delays are keeping Schoolhouse Scoops, an ice cream business planned to set up shop in Medina, from opening as planned this month, but it should be ready in time for warmer weather in June. “The store was closed for a number of years, so I had to bring it up to current Read More…