October 25, 2014

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Northeast Ohio teen hailed for saving man from N.Y. river

LEICESTER, N.Y. — An Ohio teenager trained as a lifeguard is being credited for saving a Rochester man who fell into a river at a western New York state park. Police at Letchworth State Park said 26-year-old Abdulma Alhari was in an area closed to the public when he fell into the Genesee River last Read More…

What’s next after retirement?

Getting out with friends or former coworkers can help banish boredom associated with retirement.

Scores of people spend their working days dreaming of the moment they are eligible for retirement. They may have retirement counted down to the minutes and seconds, particularly if they’ve been in a job that hasn’t been the most enjoyable. But many people find that once they retire they do not know what to do Read More…

Hinckley Township man indicted on 9 felony counts

CLEVELAND — A Hinckley Township resident was indicted on nine felony counts Wednesday in Cuyahoga County for allegedly marketing the software used in Internet Sweepstakes Cafes. Maria Russo, public information officer of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, said George Georgekopoulos, 37, is charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a Read More…

Spas in Ohio searched in prostitution investigation

WARREN — Authorities have searched eight massage parlors in a northeast Ohio city after a months-long investigation into suspected prostitution. State investigators joined police Wednesday in the searches at massage parlors in Warren, about 50 miles southeast of Cleveland. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said agents were gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses about allegations of Read More…

Lauren Peak sparking Bees’ offense from bottom of the order

Medina center fielder Lauren Peak lines up a pitch during the University of Akron Division I Regional championship. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

Lauren Peak couldn’t have picked a a more perfect time to, well, Peak. The center fielder spent most of the season marred in a hitting slump, although she hid her frustrations behind a happy-go-lucky attitude that has made her an invaluable teammate as Medina heads into Friday’s Division I state semifinal game with North Canton Hoover. Read More…

Kansas City takes series vs. Tribe

Travis Hafner

CLEVELAND — The Indians have talked a good game all season long, but for one of the few times this year, they aren’t walking the walk. With an opportunity to bounce back from a disappointing sweep in Chicago, injury-depleted Cleveland instead dropped a series to a scuffling Royals team that beat them 6-3 at Progressive Read More…

Sports Hall of Fame: Lessons learned drive Mike Kudla to big things

Highland graduate and former All-Big Ten Ohio State defensive end Mike Kudla will be inducted into the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies June 14 at The Galaxy Restaurant in Wadsworth. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Mike Kudla may have left the game of football, but the game never left him. The 2002 Highland graduate who went on to become a first-team All-Big Ten selection at defensive end for Ohio State looks like he could put the pads on today and not only succeed, but excel. It’s the sport of football Read More…

Cavs secure fourth pick in NBA Draft

Bradley Beal

CLEVELAND — Nick Gilbert’s luck ran out Wednesday night at the NBA Draft Lottery. The 15-year-old son of Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert could not duplicate his 2011 success while representing the organization on stage in New York City, as Cleveland wound up with the fourth selection in the June 28 NBA Draft, one spot lower Read More…

Ryan Gallagher always has at least 1 fan at the finish line

Buckeye’s Ryan Gallagher will compete in the Division II 3,200-meter run at this weekend’s the state track meet. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

Anytime Buckeye’s Ryan Gallagher runs, it’s not unusual to see his mother, Vicki, waiting for him at the finish line. That tradition will continue this weekend as the junior competes in the 3,200-meter run at the Division II state track meet in Columbus. “It started when he was a freshman and he started to win Read More…

Lacrosse: Bees, Sycamore to battle with title game berth on line

MASON, Ohio — Making a third straight Final Four appearance can bring out a variety of emotions on the practice field. Coming into Friday’s OSLA Division I state semifinal, second-year Medina girls lacrosse coach Amanda Wilson feels her team is more than ready. “We have the kind of focus that we’ve been down here before Read More…