August 30, 2014

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Police say Ohio boy brings BB gun to school to fend off bullies

ELMWOOD PLACE, Ohio — Police say a 10-year-old Ohio boy told them he brought a BB gun to school to intimidate students who bullied him because he wears ankle braces and is small for his age. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported he’ll be charged in juvenile court with inducing panic for taking the BB gun to Read More…

Ohio legislative leaders stick to new school evaluation plan

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s administration isn’t backing down from a plan to implement a tougher school evaluation system, despite pressure from teachers and education groups that want to delay the rollout. A Kasich spokesman told The Columbus Dispatch the administration wants the new system in place this year. Many districts are expected to Read More…

Cleveland group to repair vandalized giant guitars

CLEVELAND — A community organization plans to repair damage to a pair of oversized guitars that were turned into public artwork for a fundraiser and displayed in a Cleveland park. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported one of the 10-foot-tall Fender Stratocasters was twisted, leaving it with loose strings and scratches on the surface, which was Read More…

Family atmosphere steers Jessica Porvasnik toward Ohio State

Highland junior Jessica Porvasnik committed to play college golf at Ohio State. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

COLUMBUS — Jessica Porvasnik’s brilliant golf mind felt she needed to head south to play collegiately. Her heart, however, felt it was best to stick close to Interstate 71. Spurning southern schools Tennessee, Florida State, Virginia and North Carolina, the Highland megastar committed recently to join coach Therese Hession’s Ohio State Buckeyes in 2013. The Read More…

High school baseball: Blue Devils’ Gerry Salisbury sizzles in two-hitter

Brunswick junior Gerry Salisbury threw a two-hitter in a 7-0 win over Mentor. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

BRUNSWICK — Salisbury was served well done Tuesday, and Mentor’s baseball team couldn’t stand the taste. Left-hander Gerry Salisbury continued his breakout season by tossing a two-hitter to lead Brunswick to a very impressive 7-0 Northeast Ohio Conference River Division victory. The 5-foot-10, 155-pounder struck out seven, walked one and threw 63 of his 94 Read More…

Hornets crush Revere in track & field

Katie Piar

GRANGER TWP. — Highland’s girls track team rolled over Revere 88⅔-48⅓ by taking 13 events in the Suburban League meet Tuesday. The Hornets did it with balance as 10 different athletes took first. Sarah Carpenter won the 100-meter dash (12.5), Nicole Hadler the 1,600 run (5:58), Natalie Zidd the 400 (1:00.8), Meredith Taylor the 300 Read More…

An ugly bird isn’t the Colts’ only problem in softball game

Claire Turner

WESTFIELD TWP. — Apparently the buzzard that appears in Walt Disney’s “The Jungle Book” hitched a ride on the back of Cloverleaf’s plane from Florida because ever since the softball team’s return, it has been miss more than hit for the Colts. With the bird of prey sitting prominently on a dead tree branch just Read More…

Tyler Greiner, Anthony Bova commit to Bowling Green, Akron

Brunswick's Anthony Bova rounds the bases in a game. (GAZETTE PHOTO)

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick baseball players Tyler Greiner and Anthony Bova couldn’t help but belt out a little trash talk. It’s easy to see why after the pair accepted preferred walk-on scholarships from Mid-American Conference schools Bowling Green State and Akron, respectively. “I’m excited, ya know?” said Greiner, who will major in education. “Bova signed the Read More…

Highland humbles Minutemen in baseball

Jerry Scholle

BATH TWP. — The Highland baseball team’s offense continued to impress Tuesday with a 15-4 win over Revere in Suburban League action. Led by multi-hit days from Jerry Scholle, Ricky Esker, Evan Hollar and Ryan Hepner, the Hornets (11-3, 6-1) scored eight runs over the final two innings and had 14 hits overall against the Read More…

Anti-fracking group now allowed to staff Earth Day booth

A local anti-fracking group will be permitted to have a table at Medina County’s Earth Day celebration Saturday, after it was first denied permission. Sharon Township resident Kathie Jones, co-founder of Concerned Citizens of Medina County, said she met with Medina County Park District Director Tom James on Tuesday afternoon, and he said the group Read More…