October 23, 2014

Medina
Intermittent clouds
49°F

Shepherd’s Grace joins megachurch

GRANGER TWP. — A local church is getting a renovation and a new name as part of a merger with Grace Church of greater Akron. Shepherd’s Grace Church, 2325 Medina Road, will become the Medina East campus of Grace Church, a megachurch with 4,000 worshippers at its two Summit County branches in Norton and Bath Read More…

Hodges tries to get Dawson Pro Bowl berth

Brian Dulik The Gazette BEREA — Phil Dawson long ago established himself as the finest kicker in Browns history, but he has never played in the NFL Pro Bowl. Cleveland punter Reggie Hodges is doing his best to change that. Hodges has launched a “Dawson 4 Pro Bowl” campaign on his Twitter page, encouraging Browns Read More…

Blue Devils fall in OT

GROVE CITY — A gutsy fourth-quarter rally didn’t carry over into overtime Friday as Brunswick’s boys basketball team fell to Columbus Westland 61-57 in the semifinals of the Grove City Tip-Off Tournament. The Blue Devils (0-1) trailed 42-35 after three quarters before forcing OT. Junior point guard Ryan Badowski had 24 points for Brunswick, while Read More…

Grizzlies let chance at victory slip away

Firestone at Wadsworth Boys Basketball

WADSWORTH — Experience won out. The Wadsworth boys basketball team fought valiantly in the debut of its new gymnasium, but withered under the bright lights when it mattered most as Firestone took an action-packed 76-72 non-league victory Friday. Down 73-72 with one minute remaining, the Grizzlies (0-1) closed with three missed free throws, three consecutive Read More…

Colts stage big rally to win

Cloverleaf's Robby Buckwald tries to dunk the ball over Wooster's Mason Tomblin in the second quarter. (Judd Smerglia/ Gazette)

WESTFIELD TWP. — The 2012-13 season started a lot like the 2011-12 campaign ended for the Cloverleaf boys basketball program. Then the Colts stunningly turned their 1-20 record and 14-game losing streak to end last season into ancient history. Down 15 points just 5ᄑ minutes into the game and seemingly on the verge of getting Read More…

Man fatally shot by SWAT team, hostage in ‘good condition’

By Loren Genson and David Knox BRUNSWICK — A 39-year-old man who held off police for 30 hours is dead — shot multiple times by SWAT team officers, according to Brunswick Police Chief Carl DeForest. The standoff at a home at 1528 Jefferson Ave. began about 1:30 p.m. Friday in response to a report of Read More…