November 23, 2014

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Murder suspect in double shooting arrested in Wadsworth

Legacy Inn and Suites, 810 High St. in Wadsworth, is where David Stoddard was found and arrested Sunday morning and the same hotel where Nathan Summerfield was found and arrested by U.S. Marshals on Aug. 15. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

WADSWORTH — A murder suspect in a double shooting was arrested early Sunday morning in Wadsworth. The Medina County SWAT team arrested David A. Stoddard, 24, of 241 14th St. N.W., Barberton, about 8:20 a.m. Sunday on warrants charging him with aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and felonious assault, police said. Stoddard is accused of Read More…

Internet cafe owners join to fight state bill

Owners of Ohio storefront gambling-style operations known as Internet cafes want to press their case against state regulations that could amount to a ban. The group called the Internet Cafe Coalition of Ohio has launched a website that is trying to organize owners to lobby state lawmakers. Marc Anthony, of Parma, the owner of the Read More…

Time for Browns to look hard at the option No. 4

Joe Banner

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner waited for Oregon’s Chip Kelly to coach in the Fiesta Bowl on Thursday night. They waited for him to meet with Buffalo and Philadelphia after a productive seven-hour meeting Friday had them feeling like Kelly would be their next coach. By Sunday, the Browns were done waiting. Read More…

Girls basketball: Bees shine at crunch time vs. Mayfield

Medina's Sarah Kinch scrambles for a loose ball against Mayfield's Shannon Zajec during the second quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

MAYFIELD — No matter how queasy they were, guts won out. The Medina girls basketball team was facing the perfect recipe for a letdown Saturday. Fifty-four hours earlier, the Bees were basking in the Florida sun and had no less than four players who were feeling less than 100 percent. They didn’t yield to the Read More…

Matt Randolph (1971-2013): Former Grizzly star always enjoyed life

Matt Randolph

It wasn’t unusual for Matt Randolph to make friends with his opponents before a wrestling match. He would make light-hearted chit-chat and get to know them. Then when the whistle blew, he was all business. Liked by virtually everyone who met him, the 41-year-old Randolph died Thursday after a short illness. “He should’ve been a Read More…

Struggling Blue Devils have lost 5 of 6 basketball games

Ryan Badowski

BEREA — Every good story has a beginning, middle and end. For Brunswick’s boys basketball team Sunday at the Baldwin Wallace University-hosted Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic, the middle was a comeback story and the beginning and end were of the horror genre. The Blue Devils started slow, picked up the pace in the middle and fell Read More…

Boys basketball: Bees finish poor despite Billy Geschke’s 36 points

Billy Geschke

MEDINA — The wheels on the bus go ’round and ’round, and then sometimes they fall off. The Medina boys basketball team appeared to be in control with a double-digit lead and a scorching-hot Billy Geschke leading the way against Nordonia in a non-league matchup Saturday. Then the wheels fell off as the Knights pulled Read More…

Grizzlies pull away from pesky Wildcats

WADSWORTH — The Lima Bath girls basketball team was not the slightest bit intimated. Wadsworth trailed the defending Division II regional qualifier in the second half Saturday before pulling away to take a hard-earned 41-29 non-league victory. “There’s no doubt about it. This game helps us out,” Grizzlies coach Andrew Booth said. “It gets us Read More…

Colts fall to Copley in girls basketball action

Brittany Piper

By Matt Dolyle WESTFIELD TWP. — A second-half surge from Copley’s Meghan Preston and dry spell by the Cloverleaf girl’s basketball team left the Colts thirsty in their 53-48 Suburban League loss Saturday afternoon. Preston, a 5-foot-10 sophomore, was given a warning early in the third quarter for rough play with Cloverleaf’s Jessica Lindemeyer while Read More…

Medina Schools seeks public input on possible levy

MEDINA — Medina Schools officials are hosting a meeting the week to ask the public for advice before deciding whether to put a levy on the May 7 ballot. There will be a community meeting 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the main cafeteria in Medina High School. Board president Bill Grenfell said the board Read More…