October 26, 2014

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Update: 911 call marked start of fatal Brunswick standoff

Two Brunswick police vehicles sit in the driveway of 1528 Jefferson Ave. in Brunswick Sunday morning. According to Medina County Coroner Neil Grabenstetter, a 39-year-old man was shot and killed by police Saturday evening after a 30-hour standoff. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

Click on arrow below to listen to the 911 call (WARNING: contains explicit language): 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 Read More…

Brunswick Council to discuss 2013 budget

BRUNSWICK — City Council will meet today to discuss the 2013 budget, which calls for for spending $26 million — about $1 million more than last year. Finance Director Jeff Fischer, who will present the budget to Council, said the city is in better shape than in the period from 2002 to 2009, when the Read More…

Browns finally secure a win streak

Cleveland’s Josh Gordon scores a 44-yard touchdown. Below, the Browns’ Sheldon Brown intercepts a pass intended for the Raiders’ Rod Streater. (AP PHOTO)

By Josh Dubow OAKLAND, Calif. — Nursing a three-point lead and backed up to the shadow of his own goal post, rookie Brandon Weeden engineered a touchdown drive that gave the Cleveland Browns a happy plane ride home for a change and hope for a much brighter future. Weeden threw for a career-high 364 yards Read More…

Tigers outscore Grizzlies 21-2 in fourth quarter en route to win

Rachel Goddard

WADSWORTH — It was as swift as it was stunning. The Wadsworth girls basketball team had Twinsburg on the ropes Saturday with a two-possession lead in the fourth quarter. The Grizzlies were standing tall against the two-time Division I state champion, and, at the time, had the best player on the floor in point guard Read More…

Girls basketball: Medina wins vs. Normandy

Medina point guard Angela Tesny puts up a shot over Normandy’s Jessica Krstic during a game at Quicken Loans Arena. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK))

CLEVELAND — Unhappy with his team’s performance early in its game against Normandy in the Cavaliers High School Hoops Showcase on Sunday, Medina coach Chris Hassinger pressed the reset button. Hassinger pulled all five starters just 2:45 in and sat them for the majority of the first quarter. The Bees got the message and went Read More…

Cynthia Berry has tough opener in basketball

Cynthia Berry

SULLIVAN TWP. — Like any typical high school coach on opening night, Black River boys coach Cynthia Berry was nervous. Put aside the fact she entered the history books as the school’s first female head boys coach Saturday night against Rittman, or the fact she’s one of just three women in the state to lead Read More…

Boys basketball: Mark Chrzanowski is clutch for Brecksville

Tanner Houska

BROADVIEW HTS. — Keep on chucking. That’s exactly what Brecksville forward Mark Chrzanowski did as his late 3-pointer led the Bees to a 42-40 non-league win over Highland on Saturday. Chrzanowski (16 points, 5 rebounds) was cold as ice from behind the arc, missing his first seven 3-point attempts before finally burying the game-winner with Read More…

Wrestling: Austin Fallon, Brunswick dominate at Copley

Austin Fallon

COPLEY TWP. — Five wrestlers posted undefeated records Saturday as Brunswick’s wrestling team dominated the Ken Briggs Memorial Tournament at Copley. Behind sophomore 138-pounder Austin Fallon, the Blue Devils posted wins over Carrollton (46-28), Woodridge (43-22), Hudson (56-12), Maple Heights (45-28) and the host Indians (64-6) to take home the team trophy at the season-opening Read More…

Medina police begins Operation House Call

Pat Berarducci

MEDINIA — The city Police Department is launching a new program, called Operation House Call, aimed at taking care of senior citizens living alone. “Our seniors built this community, now it is our chance to give back to them,” Mayor Dennis Hanwell said. “Many of our seniors are alone. Family members are out of the Read More…

Public meetings slated for Dec. 3

MONDAY Harrisville Township trustees, regular meeting, 8 p.m., township hall, 209 Railroad St., Lodi. Hinckley Township trustees, regular meeting, 7 p.m., township administration building, 1410 Ridge Road. Lodi Village Council, regular meeting, 7 p.m., village hall, 108 Ainsworth St. Medina City Council, special meeting concerning health insurance coverage of employees, 5:15 p.m., city hall, multipurpose Read More…