April 23, 2014

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Guns, trucks reported stolen from homes in Liverpool Twp.

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LIVERPOOL TWP. — A shotgun, a pistol and two pickups were among property stolen from three homes within a half-mile stretch of Columbia and Neff roads over the holiday weekend. The Medina County Sheriff’s Office released copies of the incident reports from three homeowners who said thieves entered their garage or shed early Friday. The Read More…

Medina County U.S. reps vote no on ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

Jim Renacci

Both congressmen who will represent Medina County in the new Congress voted against the bill aimed at avoiding a “fiscal cliff” of middle-class tax hikes and across-the-board spending cuts. The House of Representatives passed the bill late Tuesday in a 257-167 vote. James Renacci, R-Wadsworth, said he voted against the measure because it is too Read More…

Oregon coach Chip Kelly talks football philosophy

Chip Kelly

Oregon coach Chip Kelly answered questions Wednesday at the final news conference before his Ducks take on Kansas State tonight in the Fiesta Bowl. Much of the focus was on a possible departure to the NFL. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner are reportedly in Arizona and expected to meet with Kelly on Read More…

Boys basketball: Colts stop losing skid, handle Keystone

Cloverleaf's Robby Buckwald goes up for a shot against Keystone's Adam Hopkins (45) and Chase Robison during the third quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

LAGRANGE — For the first time since a season-opening win against Wooster, Cloverleaf’s boys basketball team got significant bang for its buck. Led by seniors Robby Buckwald and Brandt Buckholz, the Colts did everything right when it mattered Wednesday and walked away with a 56-44 non-league victory over Keystone. Cloverleaf (2-8), which snapped an eight-game Read More…

Cavs: Somebody had to grab a win Wednesday night

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers against the Sacramento Kings in a best-of-seven series would be a classic — for all the wrong reasons. On a Wednesday night when it was a shame someone had to win, the Kings emerged with a 97-94 victory. The approximate 7,000 fans who actually showed up — paid attendance was announced Read More…

Nick Swisher, Russ Canzler are on the way to Tribe

The Indians have tentatively scheduled a late afternoon news conference today to officially announce the acquisition of free-agent outfielder Nick Swisher. Cleveland reportedly reached an agreement Dec. 23 with Swisher on a four-year contract worth $56 million. All that was left was for Swisher, 32, to pass a physical examination for the deal to become Read More…

Wrestling notes: Young Bees know right where they stand

Brandon Gandolf

With seven freshmen competing, Medina’s wrestling team is one of the youngest around. But Bees coach Chad Gilmore has done this before when he took over the program a decade ago. Since then, he has led Medina to a handful of Northeast Ohio Conference River Division titles and has had plenty of state placers. The Read More…

Water-main break closes part of Center Road in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — A large water-main break from Wednesday evening has caused the closing of Center Road between Substation and Pearl roads today, according to a city dispatcher. Crews have been working since last evening to repair the break, which was reported at 6:48 p.m. Wednesday, the dispatcher said. John Goersmeyer, spokesman for the Cleveland Division Read More…

Local golf: Ohio Open moves to Westfield Center

WESTFIELD CENTER — The Northern Ohio PGA announced Wednesday the annual Minute Men Ohio Open Championships will be moved to Westfield Group Country Club this summer. Last year’s event was held at Weymouth and Fox Meadow Country Clubs in Medina. Instead of the championships being held in mid-July — a time it’s been held for Read More…

Hundreds gather at Sheriff Neil Hassinger’s retirement party

Hundreds of guests honor for Sheriff Neil Hassinger at his retirement reception Wednesday evening. It was a who’s who of local government officials, including county Prosecutor Dean Holman, Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci and Wadsworth Mayor Robin Laubaugh. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

GUILFORD TWP. — On Neil Hassinger’s first day on the job as Medina County sheriff in 1997, he hired Tom Miller, a Brunswick councilman and former police officer. On Monday, Hassinger will pass the job of the county’s top law enforcement official to Miller, who was elected sheriff Nov. 6. “I’m confident Tom will do Read More…