October 23, 2014

Medina
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County labor force has shrunk

Medina County’s unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the state. But a closer look at the statistics show part of the reason appears to be a dramatic increase in the number of discouraged workers, who are not counted as unemployed. The county’s jobless rate in November was 5.6 percent — tied for 11th Read More…

Police to get medical training for emergencies

MEDINA — Police officers are trained to run to the sound of gunfire. But Medina police soon will be bringing more than weapons with them. They will be trained and equipped to provide immediate medical aid for those critically injured in a mass shooting, such as the attack earlier this month at Sandy Hook Elementary Read More…

Assault, drug charges among nine grand jury indictments

MEDINA — Nine people were indicted by a grand jury Wednesday, including a Medina man accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and refusing to allow her to leave her apartment. Donald Burrelli, 38, of 904 Southport Road, Medina, was charged with first-degree felony kidnapping and second-degree felonious assault. He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday and Read More…

Brunswick district adds new trackable lunch program

BRUNSWICK — Parents with children in Brunswick Schools will soon be able to keep their kids from blowing their lunch money on candy — or anything other than nutritious food. Starting Jan. 15, the district will unveil a new computerized system for school lunches and breakfasts at each Brunswick cafeteria that allows parents to prepay Read More…

Colts give Middies scare

Jerry Rombach The Gazette EATON TWP. — For a boys basketball team that entered Friday with one win, Cloverleaf sure didn’t play the role of a loser in the opening round of the 13th Annual Bob DiFranco Holiday Tournament at Ed Kubuski Gym. The Colts gave Midview a mighty scare before falling 67-66 in a Read More…

Cavaliers crumble in fourth

Rick Noland The Gazette CLEVELAND — It sounds like an oxymoron, but a lack of execution killed the Cavaliers on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland crumbled down the stretch and lost 102-94 to the Atlanta Hawks in front of 19,443 fans, many of whom were booing at the final buzzer. The Cavs (7-24) Read More…

Kluk reaches MIT semifinals

Highland's Nick Corvo works against Beavercreek's Matthew Brady for an 8-3 first round victory at the MIT. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Matt Doyle The Gazette MEDINA — Medina County sent three wrestlers to the quarterfinals of Medina Invitational Tournament on Friday, but Highland’s Adam Kluk was the only one to move on to today’s semifinals. The senior started the tournament in dominant fashion, pinning his first opponent and defeating his next two by a combined 23-1 Read More…

Zaccardelli sends fans home happy

Chad Grant The Gazette  BRUNSWICK — The chants grew louder as the moment drew near. Would they or wouldn’t they? Who would be the hero? It all came down to the final 30 seconds. Would there be chalupas? Well, only the Cavaliers do that, but that didn’t stop the Brunswick boys basketball team’s faithful from Read More…

Trio scores 69 points in victory

Highland's Austin Adams dribbles past Buckeye's Jeff Miller in the first quarter. (JUDD SMERGLIA)

Albert Grindle The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — Tanner Houska, Brogan Scott and Brennan Scott were money in the bank, and the Buckeye boys basketball team couldn’t stop them from cashing in again and again and again. The Highland trio was unstoppable Friday, combining for an eye-popping 69 points in an action-packed 80-70 non-league victory. All Read More…

Livingston embraces chance

Rick Noland The Gazette CLEVELAND — There was a time when Shaun Livingston was billed as the next Penny Hardaway. The original comparison stemmed from the 6-foot-7, 175-pounder’s extremely thin frame and point guard skills, but he ended up having more in common with Hardaway from an injury standpoint. Livingston, chosen by the Los Angeles Read More…