November 26, 2014

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Chicago still has Cleveland’s number

  Rick Noland The Gazette CLEVELAND — Next time the Cavaliers face the Chicago Bulls, take the team from the Windy City and give the points. Not to advocate betting or anything, but the Bulls once again ran roughshod over the Cavs, winning 115-86 Friday night at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. Chicago, whose biggest lead Read More…

Bees face talented Perrysburg

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SANDUSKY — This year, no team has been as powerful as Perrysburg. The Yellow Jackets girls soccer squad is averaging an eye-popping five goals a game, has recorded shutouts in 16 of 20 victories and has one of the top forwards in the state. Now, Medina faces the tall task of slowing down the nation’s Read More…

Cavaliers set to embark on long road trip

Rick Noland The Gazette CLEVELAND — It starts tonight in Milwaukee and then takes the Cavaliers to road games against the Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State, Phoenix, Oklahoma City and Brooklyn. That grueling, criss-cross-the-country, six-game trip will likely give Cavs coach Byron Scott a very good idea what his inexperienced, rebuilding team is all about. Read More…

Rubin’s timetable for return uncertain

Brian Dulik The Gazette BEREA — Browns defensive tackle Ahytba Rubin isn’t concerned about missing the rest of the season with a calf injury, but admits he doesn’t know when he will return to action. “I’m doing the best I can to get back on the field, and hopefully I’ll get back soon,” the 6-foot-2, Read More…

Browns have surplus at receiver

  Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — For years, fans have been complaining about the team’s lack of quality receivers. Is it possible the 2012 Browns actually have a surplus? That may be taking it too far with an offense that ranks 29th in total offense, 19th in passing, 25th in scoring and doesn’t have Read More…

U.S. jobless rate rises to 7.9 percent in October

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October, and hiring was stronger in August and September than first thought. But the unemployment rate inched up to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September. The U.S. Labor Department’s last look at hiring before Tuesday’s election sketched a picture of a job market that’s gradually gaining Read More…

Bill Batchelder, Judy Cross face off in spirited debate

Republican House Speaker Bill Batchelder, left, and his Democratic challenger for the 69th House District, Judy Cross, answer questions Thursday night at Medina Library. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

MEDINA — Candidates for Medina County’s 69th House District seat fielded questions Thursday night about a well-drilling process for gas and oil; Senate Bill 5, which would have limited collective bargaining; and the state budget. Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder, the Republican incumbent, and his Democratic challenger, Judy Cross, both of Medina, took turns answering Read More…

Weekend trick-or-treat schedule in Medina County

In the aftermath of this week’s storm, most communities in Medina County have moved trick-or-treat hours from Halloween to the weekend. Saturday • Medina city, 6-8 p.m. • Wadsworth city, 6-8 p.m. • Lafayette Township, 6-8 p.m. • Litchfield Township, 6-8 p.m. • Liverpool Township, 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Medina Township, 6-8 p.m. • Montville Township, Read More…

Nicole Bennett’s goal adds drama of Bees tourney run

Medina’s Nicole Bennett heads the ball against Westlake’s Danielle Pellegrino. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

ROCKY RIVER — Nicole Bennett was at a loss for words Thursday night. She had reason to be after netting the game-winning goal in the final minutes of overtime to move Medina’s girls soccer team into the Elite Eight with a 1-0 victory over Westlake in a Division I regional semifinal at Rocky River. It Read More…

Girls soccer: Bees defense never rests

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ROCKY RIVER — If defense really does win championships, the Medina girls’ soccer team has as good a chance as anyone. The Bees rode stellar defense to a 1-0 overtime win over Westlake in a Division I regional semifinal on Thursday. Medina (13-5-2) was in complete control throughout and dominated the Demons (10-7-1) into overtime. Read More…