October 24, 2014

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NBA Draft: Dion Waiters a surprise selection by Cavs

Syracuse’s Dion Waiters goes up for a dunk against Villanova. The Cavaliers selected Waiters with the fourth pick in the NBA Draft. (AP FILE PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers did in fact trade three picks Thursday night to move up in the NBA Draft. But not for the No. 2 pick. Unable to complete a deal with Charlotte for Florida shooting guard Bradley Beal, the Cavs kept their choice at No. 4 and provided a mini-shocker by selecting 6-foot-4, 221-pound Read More…

Cavs make big reach in draft to fill need

Kentucky power forward Anthony Davis was clearly the best player in the NBA Draft. Florida shooting guard Bradley Beal and Kentucky small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were next in line. As for Syracuse shooting guard Dion Waiters, well, let’s just say the phones weren’t ringing off the hook at the Cavaliers ticket office on Thursday night. Read More…

Tribe ends slide with win vs. Baltimore

Cleveland starting pitcher Zach McAllister makes a delivery against Baltimore. (AP PHOTO)

By David Ginsburg BALTIMORE — Johnny Damon and Asdrubal Cabrera hit three-run homers, Shin-Soo Choo had a solo shot, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 Thursday night to end a five-game losing streak. Recalled from Triple-A Columbus before the game, Cleveland rookie Zach McAllister allowed two runs and seven hits over 5 Read More…

NBA: LeBron James hurt by Dan Gilbert’s letter

LeBron James

INDEPENDENCE — Turns out LeBron James was hurt when Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert blasted him in a letter two years ago after the small forward announced “The Decision” to go to Miami. James sidestepped a question about his former organization last week when the Heat won the NBA championship, but opened up a bit while Read More…

Sports Hall of Fame: Dale Weygandt, Julie Solis to be inducted

WOOSTER — Former Medina County coaches Dale Weygandt and Julie Solis will be inducted into the Wayne County Sports Hall of Fame during Saturday night ceremonies at Wooster High School. Weygandt was Medina’s baseball coach for 20 years and won Southwestern Conference championships in 1974, 1983 and ’84. He also coached the girls basketball team, Read More…

Medina’s Tony Stockman will play in charity affair

Tony Stockman

COLUMBUS — Medina High graduate Tony Stockman, about to start his first season as head men’s basketball coach at Ohio Christian University, will be among those playing in “The Battle for Ohio” charity game. The annual contest, sponsored by Ohio Homecoming, will be played July 7 at noon at St. John Arena. It will pit Read More…

Medina residents give their 2 cents on health care law

Ben Vallen

MEDINA — Reactions to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a controversial section of President Barack Obama’s health care law, known as the individual mandate, were mixed in the city. In his written opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts viewed the mandate as a penalty for people who do not purchase health insurance. Ben Vallen, 30, Read More…

Local woman framed in health-care debate

Medina Township resident Natoma Canfield, right, and her sister, Connie Anderson, of Florida, celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)

MEDINA TWP. — Natoma Canfield learned the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act when she saw the news scroll across the bottom of a muted television at the grocery store Thursday. A few hours later, she made sure to make it to a television with the volume up to hear the President Barack Read More…

Hospitals brace for influx of medical treatment

In light of Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold a key provision of President Barack Obama’s health care law, hospitals are preparing for increased demand for their services. Dr. Michael Nochomovitz, president of the University Hospitals physicians services organization, said the hospital had been anticipating the decision for a long time, and planning for Read More…

Volunteer cop pleads not guilty to drug charges

Joshua Wilke

MEDINA — A former Wakeman volunteer police officer who flashed his badge after a November hit-skip accident in Brunswick pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges concerning false documents to obtain drugs. Joshua Wilke, 36, of 616 Birch Hill Drive, was indicted earlier this month on two counts of illegal processing of drug documents, fourth-degree felonies. Read More…