August 30, 2014

Medina
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Brunswick Council considers allowing alcohol at city parks, rec center

BRUNSWICK — City officials hope to attract more party planners to Brunswick’s Community Recreation and Fitness Center and outdoor parks by allowing renters to serve alcoholic beverages. At City Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee meeting Monday, several members voiced interest in allowing alcoholic beverages in city parks as long as there are regulations in place. Read More…

New Medina County sheriff says, ‘Now it’s my call’

On his first day on the job Monday, Sheriff Tom Miller, right, swears in deputies and other Sheriff’s Office employees. Since midnight Sunday, Miller has sworn in more than 50 employees. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

MEDINA — When Medina County’s new Sheriff Tom Miller told his son he had to swear in his deputies and other staff members on his first day on the job, Miller’s adult son had one thing to say. “They still do that? That’s like something from the Old West.” Miller agreed. “It really is,” he Read More…

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland won’t run against John Kasich in 2014

Ted Strickland

COLUMBUS — Democrat Ted Strickland has ruled out a run for governor in 2014, removing a key competitor to incumbent Republican John Kasich from the field. Strickland said in a statement today that he stands by his record as governor and won’t seek the office again. Kasich, a former investment banker and congressman, unseated Strickland Read More…

Alabama blocks its way past Notre Dame for college title

Alabama's Amari Cooper hauls in a reception for a first down against Notre Dame in the first quarter of the BCS National Championship game. (AL DIAZ/MIAMI HERALD)

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — When Alabama’s first-team offense came off the field for the final time in the BCS championship game, center Barrett Jones skipped toward the bench like a 302-pound schoolboy, waving his arms toward the cheering Crimson Tide fans. Jones’ unit went out with a roar Monday, steamrolling Notre Dame from the start Read More…

Browns head coaching search starts anew

Marc Trestman

Last week was a whirlwind for owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner. They watched the season-ending loss in Pittsburgh on Sunday, fired general manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur on Monday and spent the rest of the week in Arizona interviewing coaching candidates and hoping for Oregon’s Chip Kelly to pick the Browns. Read More…

Cavs lose an ugly one to Chicago

CHICAGO — Carlos Boozer had 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 118-92 rout of the Cavaliers on Monday night. It was the third straight game that Boozer has eclipsed 20 points. This time he did it against the team that drafted him in 2002. Joakim Noah added 11 points Read More…

College notes: Alan Sheppard draws attention at Hiram

Alan Sheppard

When it comes to knocking down shots from the perimeter, Alan Sheppard is one of the best around. The All-Gazette selection from Wadsworth has developed into a standout at Hiram College, and the North Coast Athletic Conference is taking notice. Last week, the league named him player of the week after the senior guard led Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for Jan. 8

Kyle Prunty

Boys basketball Kyle Prunty, Wadsworth: Junior center scored 33 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in 78-72 overtime win against Highland. … Scored 13 combined points in fourth quarter and overtime. … Averaging 13.3 points on season. … Lettered as sophomore. Girls basketball Bri Moss, Brunswick: Senior small forward scored 17 points in 42-38 Northeast Ohio Read More…

Girls basketball: Blue Devils on roll vs. Normandy

PARMA — Gabrielle Bulic erupted for 21 points, 15 rebounds, two assists and four blocks Monday as the Brunswick girls basketball team rolled to a 53-33 Northeast Ohio Conference crossover victory over Normandy. Behind the 6-foot-5 Bulic, the Blue Devils (7-5) jumped to an 11-0 lead against the Invaders (3-7) and never looked back. Brunswick Read More…

Seryc Schmoll has good day for bowling

LORAIN — Seryc Schmoll had a 403 series Monday, but it wasn’t enough as the Black River boys bowling team fell 2,128-2,066 to Lorain in North Shore Bowling Conference action at Rebman Recreation Lanes. Schmoll had games of 178 and a career-high 226, while Brandon Wacker, who had a perfect game in practice Thursday at Read More…