August 23, 2014

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Lodi man ejected from car in crash with semi truck

A Lodi man was transported to Akron City Hospital Tuesday morning after a two-vehicle accident involving a 2000 Toyota Camry and semi truck at the U.S. Route 224 and Vendemark Road intersection. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

HARRISVILLE TWP. – A Lodi man was ejected from his car after colliding with a semi truck this morning at the intersection of U.S. Route 224 and Vandemark Road. Shane Charles Elswick, 37, of 302 ½ Medina St., was traveling north at 5:53 a.m. today in a 2000 Toyota Camry on Vandemark Road when he Read More…

Brunswick police chief explains details of weekend standoff

Brunswick Police Chief Carl DeForest addresses the media Monday and provides details about the 30-hour standoff on Jefferson Avenue. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

Click on arrow below to listen to the 911 call (WARNING: contains explicit language): BRUNSWICK — A man pointed a gun at his ex-girlfriend’s head just moments before he was fatally shot by police officers after a 30-hour standoff on Jefferson Avenue. “His death was precipitated by the fact that he had held a hostage; Read More…

Medina employees to get new health carrier

MEDINA — The city is changing its health insurance provider for employees. City Council voted at a special meeting Monday to end Medina’s contract with Akron-based SummaCare and enter a contract with United Healthcare, based in Hartford, Conn. The new pact goes into effect Jan. 1. Mayor Dennis Hanwell said the switch will save the Read More…

Brunswick Schools to place levy on May election ballot

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick school officials said the district will ask voters for more money in the spring primary election. “There will be some kind of levy in May,” Superintendent Mike Mayell said at a school board work session Monday night. At the meeting, the board heard from Patrick East, the district’s treasurer and chief fiscal Read More…

Gazette Fall Coach of the Year: Mary Becker had Hornets aiming for state title

Highland girls golf coach Mary Becker is the 2012 fall Coach of the Year. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

There comes a point when life tries to pressure people into taking a certain path. Most follow willingly without a hint of resistance, eager to live up to expectations without reaching true happiness. Mary Becker isn’t one of them. She ignored others expectations at an early age and lives her own way. Throughout the 48-year-old’s Read More…

Cold night dooms Cavs in Detroit

Cleveland Cavaliers forward C.J. Miles drives on Detroit Pistons forward Corey Maggette during the first half of last night's game. (AP PHOTO)

By Noah Trister AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Brandon Knight scored 17 points, Kyle Singler and Tayshaun Prince had 15 apiece and the Detroit Pistons beat the Cavaliers 89-79 Monday night for their fifth straight home win. Detroit is 1-10 on the road but 5-3 at home, and the Pistons have recovered a bit after losing Read More…

Browns coach Pat Shurmur focuses on game at hand

BEREA — Four games remain in the Browns’ season. Whether coach Pat Shurmur’s tenure lasts any longer is among the hottest topics in Northeast Ohio. Shurmur’s future has been uncertain since Jimmy Haslam bought the team and announced he’d evaluate all personnel and make decisions after the season. The assumption was the new regime would Read More…

Athletes of the Week for Dec 4, 2012

RBuckwald

Boys basketball Robby Buckwald, Cloverleaf: Senior forward scored team-high 21 points in come-from-behind 70-67 win over Wooster. … Drilled two 3-pointers and nine free throws. … Came off bench as team snapped 14-game losing streak. … All-Ohio wide receiver for football team. Girls basketball T.B. Cullen, Medina: Senior forward had 16 points and 11 rebounds Read More…

More than a dozen chickens killed in Sullivan Twp.

SULLIVAN TWP. — An Ashland County woman discovered more than a dozen of her organic free-range chickens killed Sunday — possibly from a dog attacking the flock. Vicki Clevenger Grace said she was looking out her kitchen window Sunday morning before noon and noticed one hen lying on the ground motionless. She walked down to Read More…

Wadsworth couple wake up to intruder in home

Andrew Holleran

WADSWORTH — A Wadsworth couple was awakened by a barking dog early Saturday morning and found a stranger stirring in the house. Andrew P. Holleran, 44, of 486 Cobblestone Court, told police he mistook the home on Rockglen Drive for his own, which was two blocks away, after being dropped off by a friend. “The Read More…