October 22, 2014

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Medina police blotter for Nov. 7

Medina police Thursday, Nov. 1 3:21 p.m. — Giant Eagle, 870 N. Court St., fence reported damaged by juveniles. Friday, Nov. 2 1:26 p.m. — 900 block W. Liberty St., radio reported stolen from a Ford pickup. 6:48 p.m. — 800 block Branch Road, PlayStation 3, games and a wedding ring reported stolen. 9:15 p.m. Read More…

Board of Elections’ Office open an extra hour due to long lines

At 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Medina County Board of Elections, about 150 people waited in line to vote early. Some waited in line for about an hour. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA TWP. — Voters hoping to avoid long lines on Election Day were greeted by a line that snaked around the Medina County Board of Elections building Sunday. “I thought it might be more convenient,” Anita Zervopoulos, 43, of Montville Township. “Now, I’m not so sure.” Zervopoulos, who said she supported Romney because of his Read More…

Girls soccer: Yellow Jackets leave no doubt despite Bees ‘D’

Medina's Nicole Bennett heads the ball against Perrysburg's Andrea Wertz. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

SANDUSKY — As his Medina girls soccer team stretched in preparation for its Division I regional championship Saturday, coach Doug Coreno took out a ball and drilled it toward the wide-open goal. It hit the crossbar, marking the closest the Bees program came to finding the back of the net. Undefeated Perrysburg played every bit Read More…

Allex Brown delivers for Yellow Jackets vs. Bees

By Chad Grant SANDUSKY — With the amount of attention Perrysburg senior forward and Purdue commit Maddy Williams required, someone else needed to step up if the Yellow Jackets were to beat the Medina girls soccer team in the Division I regional finals on Saturday. That someone was sophomore forward Allex Brown, who scored the Read More…

Browns: Masters of disappoint strike again

Cleveland wide receiver Josh Gordon can’t come up with a catch in front of Baltimore’s Cary Williams. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAVID RICHARD)

CLEVELAND — The Browns have won two games in the last 11½ months. Until they win two in consecutive weeks, there should be a moratorium in their locker room on suggesting they’re in playoff contention. Until they snap a 10-game skid against the Ravens, no one should mention closing the gap in the AFC North. Read More…

Frustration beginning to pile up for Browns

Nine games and seven losses into the season, the Browns still haven’t figured out how to call plays in a timely manner. Or choose the right plays. Or communicate on the sideline. Or execute in key situations. It’s no wonder, then, that the air in Cleveland’s locker room smelled like anger, exasperation and dirty socks Read More…

Buckeye seniors take All-Ohio honors in cross country

Buckeye senior Ryan Gallagher finishes seventh at the Division II state cross country meet. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RAY RIEDEL)

HEBRON — Ryan Gallagher went for the gusto. The Buckeye senior vowed at last year’s state cross country meet he would go for the top prize. For 2 miles Saturday, Gallagher appeared to have a shot. He trailed leader Abel Flores of Defiance by only 5-7 yards. Gallagher went through the 1,600 meters at 4:52 Read More…

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner stumps for GOP in Wadsworth

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester, speaks to a crowd of about 200 people Sunday outside the Republican campaign office in Wadsworth. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

WADSWORTH — U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester, told a crowd of Mitt Romney supporters Sunday that the GOP presidential candidate has a plan to fix the U.S. economy. “The governor’s done a great job of outlining his plan to put the economy back on track, to put Americans back to work, to bring Read More…

Exuberant Mitt Romney greets thousands at I-X rally

Mitt Romney

By Evan Goodenow CLEVELAND — Down in most swing state polls but upbeat, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday asked about 3,500 supporters at the I-X Center to help him defeat President Obama on Tuesday. “He’s offering excuses, I’ve got a plan. I can’t wait for us to get going. He wants us to Read More…

Joe Biden predicts electoral landslide at Lakewood rally

Joe Biden

By Matthew Daly LAKEWOOD — It wasn’t quite a guarantee, but Vice President Joe Biden predicted Sunday that he and President Barack Obama will win re-election — “and I don’t think it’s going to be close in the Electoral College.” Biden, who campaigned throughout Ohio on Sunday, told host Chris Matthews of MSNBC that he Read More…