August 1, 2014

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Ryan can’t wait to face Browns

  Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson has no doubt Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is plotting something special for his former team. “He’s probably going to draw up a blitz called the ‘Cleveland Browns’ or the ‘Pat Shurmur,’” Jackson said. “He’s going to have some wrinkle that he hasn’t shown Read More…

Medina’s Scullin got kick out of shutting down foes

Medina's Marisa Scullin is the 2012 Gazette girls soccer MVP. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RON SCHWANE)

  Dan Brown The Gazette The feeling of scoring a goal is hard to duplicate, but Medina’s Marisa Scullin doesn’t need to see a shot find the back of the net to get the same thrill. She gets it every time she clears the ball out of the backline or when she’s isolated one-on-one against Read More…

Bulic makes name for self

Brian Dulik The Gazette AKRON -– In the game program, she was listed as Gaggie Golic. By the end of the night, though, everyone inside the Akron Ellet gymnasium knew her true identity. Brunswick middle hitter Gabrielle Bulic had a match-high nine kills and four blocks Friday, helping the Medina/Portage County volleyball team to a Read More…

$200,000 in damages likely for fire at Medina senior community

A fire at the Nottingham Court senior apartment complex Wednesday night destroyed Janice Pierce’s apartment, 760 Nottingham Drive, Medina, and took the lives of her two dogs, Timmy and Gracie. (COURTESY PHOTO)

MEDINA — Investigators said the fire that destroyed one apartment and damaged two others started in a bathroom at the Nottingham Court senior community Wednesday night. Medina Fire Chief Bob Painter said estimated damages of just less than $200,000 were caused by a heating unit in the bathroom that was left on at 760 Nottingham Read More…

Ohio’s unemployment rate drops again, below U.S. rate

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s unemployment rate has inched downward again. The state Department of Job and Family Services said today that seasonally adjusted joblessness in Ohio was 6.9 percent in October, down from the revised figure of 7.1 percent in September. That’s the lowest rate since August 2008, when it was 6.8 percent. Ohio’s unemployment rate Read More…

Browns: CB Joe Haden now has oblique injury

Browns cornerback Joe Haden missed practice Thursday with an oblique injury. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — Neutralizing Dallas wide receivers Dez Bryant and Miles Austin is a difficult enough task. Stopping them without your top defensive back in uniform might be impossible. The Browns could face that ugly scenario at Cowboys Stadium, as ace cornerback Joe Haden did not practice Thursday because of an oblique injury that he sustained Read More…

Four juniors are honored on high-school football 1st teams

Andrew Vaughn

Black River running back Andrew Vaughn, Cloverleaf safety Devin Cunningham, Highland quarterback Bruce Kinsey and Wadsworth linebacker Nick Winkler were the only Medina County players to earn first-team accolades when the All-Northeast Inland District football teams were announced Thursday by the Associated Press. Vaughn was a Division IV first-team selection for the second consecutive season Read More…

Bench bunch has been horrid for Cavs

INDEPENDENCE — Most Cavaliers reserves are making a strong argument they shouldn’t even get off the bench right now. Coach Byron Scott can’t play all five starters 48 minutes, however, so he’ll keep trying different combinations. “I’ve got a few more buttons I can push,” Scott said Thursday following practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “But Read More…

Luke Raley, Jack Pecnik pick Lake Erie College

Jack Pecnik

Enemies will soon become roommates. Highland senior Luke Raley and Wadsworth senior Jack Pecnik signed letters of intent to play baseball at Division II Lake Erie College, which is fresh off a school-record 27 wins and its first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament appearance. The duo will have familiar company on the Storm, as Luke’s Read More…

Volleyball stars to take court for last time

Haley Beavers

AKRON — Wadsworth setter Haley Beavers and Brunswick middle hitter Gabrielle Bulic have been named honorable mention All-Ohio by the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association. As a result, both talented seniors will be recognized tonight when they participate in the annual District 3 All-Star Matches. The doubleheader begins at 6 p.m. and will be Read More…