October 21, 2014

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The Gazette’s annual toy, food drive is in full swing

Medina residents Henry Fralick, 4, and his sister, Amy, 6, place toys in The Gazette’s Not-Forgotten Box on Tuesday morning at 885 W. Liberty St. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MEDINA — The Gazette’s Not-Forgotten Box has collected more than 400 toys for children in need since the drive kicked off a week and a half ago. But a lot more toys are needed. The Gazette is partnering again this year with The Salvation Army’s Christmas basket program for its Not-Forgotten Box toy and food Read More…

Deputies look for shooter of Ohio woman, grandson

SALEM — Deputies in northeast Ohio are still searching for the person who killed a woman and shot her 5-year-old grandson in the head earlier this week. The Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office said another child came home from school and found the scene Monday in Salem, near Youngstown. They say 43-year-old Melinda Todd was fatally Read More…

College signing: Robby Buckwald hooks up with Rockets

Robby Buckwald

WESTFIELD TWP. — Toledo stood by Robby Buckwald, and he plans to return the favor. The Rockets didn’t rescind their full-ride scholarship offer when the Cloverleaf senior broke his collarbone during the early stages of the football season. That meant the world to Buckwald, and he rewarded the Mid-American Conference school by making a verbal Read More…

Wrestling: Medina’s Matt Hogue finds success by dropping weight

Medina senior Matt Hogue is looking for a big season after dropping down to his natural weight of 120. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

At this time last year, Medina’s Matt Hogue was busy putting on the pounds. Now, like the majority of area wrestlers, he is spending the week shedding excess weight to get ready for Medina’s first home match, the Battle of Route 18, tonight against Highland and North Royalton. The senior wouldn’t have it any other Read More…

Cavs coach Byron Scott proud of better showing

Marco Belinelli

CLEVELAND — The end result was the same, but at least the Cavaliers made a game of it this time around. On the verge of getting blown out early once again, the Cavs got back within five points late in the third period and were still within nine midway through the fourth before falling 95-85 Read More…

Girls basketball: Worried Grizzlies still find way to beat Colts

Wadsworth's Jodi Johnson shoots over Cloverleaf's Lexi Civittolo during the second quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

WADSWORTH — Fresh off a tough loss to Twinsburg and its backup center in the hospital, adversity was definitely working against Wadsworth’s girls basketball team. The Grizzlies shined under trying circumstances, getting off to a fast start en route to crushing Cloverleaf 70-33 in the Suburban League opener. Wadsworth (3-1, 1-0), which won its 34th Read More…

Blue Devil girls can’t scale mountain vs. Mentor

Gabrielle Bulic

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick girls basketball team found itself just below the summit all Wednesday night against Mentor. The Blue Devils just couldn’t find a way to take those last few steps in their 49-46 loss in Northeast Ohio Conference cross-division action. Brunswick (2-2) made the first basket of the game for a 2-0 lead Read More…

Devils drop pair in bowling action

2011-12 Black River Bowling

STOW — The Brunswick boys and girls bowling teams had a rough road trip Wednesday, losing to Stow in Northeast Ohio Conference action at the Sto-Kent Family Entertainment Lanes. The Bulldogs boys rolled away with the 2,757-2,620 victory despite K.C. Kokitka’s team-leading 448 series (222-226) for Brunswick. Zack Miller added a 418 series (174-244 games) Read More…

Gloria Glens to switch fire contract, go with Lafayette Twp.

GLORIA GLENS — Gloria Glens Village Council agreed Wednesday to contract with Lafayette Township for fire and rescue services. The village now gets fire services from the Westfield Fire and Rescue district, but the contract expires at the end of this month. Under the new contract, Gloria Glens Park would pay Lafayette Township $14,000 a Read More…

Brunswick budget keeps road project at bay

Todd Fischer

BRUNSWICK — Finance Director Todd Fischer keeps a list of the city’s top budget priorities on a dry-erase board in his office. One by one, he removes them from the list as they are completed. But since he took office in 2010, the major reconstruction project for deteriorated Boston and North Carpenter roads has remained Read More…