October 24, 2014

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Bailiff hopes leaking roof is fixed soon

MEDINA — A Medina County Courthouse bailiff is calling on the county to fix leaks in the courthouse roof — a project he’s been trying to get done for eight months. “I’ve been harping at these people since April to get this fixed, but everyone’s so focused on the clock tower,” said Joe Lewandowski, bailiff Read More…

Let’s hope impatience doesn’t sink franchise

  Patience is a virtue Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner admittedly don’t have. Their impatience proved to be a bad thing for coach Rob Chudzinski, who was fired after one season. What it will mean for the organization and fans is more difficult to judge. Chudzinski was justifiably “shocked and disappointed” as Read More…

Cleveland can interview Seattle’s Quinn

  Scott Petrak The Gazette The Browns will begin the interview process this week as they search for a coach. Cleveland was granted permission by the Seattle Seahawks to interview first-year defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, a league source told The Gazette. The Browns were also granted permission to interview Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, according Read More…

2013 a banner year for local sports

Rick Noland The Gazette There was no shortage of big local sports stories in 2013. Whittling them down and ranking them one through 10, however, was a story in itself. Feel free to agree or disagree, because that’s part of the fun, but here are The Gazette sports staff’s top-10 Medina County-related stories for the Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for Dec. 31

Boys basketball Eric Bulic, Brunswick: Junior power forward earned all-tournament honors at Brunswick Holiday Hoops Classic. … Had 11 points and seven rebounds in 86-61 semifinal victory over Rhodes. … Followed with nine points and eight boards in 52-40 win over Solon. … Brother of 2013 Gazette Female Athlete of Year Gabrielle Bulic. Girls basketball Read More…

Boys basketball: Bucks beat one of Suburban League’s best

YORK TWP. — It’s time to start taking the Buckeye boys basketball team seriously. Garrett Beck made four free throws and snared a defensive rebounded in the final 9 seconds Monday, powering the Bucks past old-time Medina County rival Highland 66-63 in non-league play. Buckeye (7-1), which is off to its best start in school Read More…

Browns commentary: Knee-jerk reaction by owner

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam III is a man of many words, but he only needed six to sum up the current state of the franchise. “Talk is cheap, actions speak loud.” Yes, they do, which is why Cleveland’s decision to fire coach Rob Chudzinski after only 16 games spoke volumes about Haslam and CEO Joe Read More…

Browns: Haslam vows to get it right this time

BEREA — Jimmy Haslam has owned the Browns for a little more than a year and is already conducting his second coaching search. That happens when you fire two coaches in your first 15 months on the job. Haslam sat in the same seat Monday as he did 364 days earlier and said many of Read More…

Five-week ACT prep classes offered

LAFAYETTE TWP. — College-bound students planning to take the ACT will have an opportunity to enroll in preparation classes this fall at the Medina County Career Center and two other sites in the area and online. During the five-week course, students will take sample ACT tests to identify areas of weakness and help with setting Read More…

Judge puts pregnant drug addict in jail

MEDINA — A judge ordered a 19-year-old pregnant drug addict to spend six months in jail to make sure the woman doesn’t use drugs while carrying the child. Shelby L. Metek was on three years’ probation for a Nov. 20 conviction of receiving a stolen credit card, a fifth-degree felony punishable by up to a Read More…