October 23, 2014

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ACLU takes on case of Facebooker who cheered on shooter

MEDINA — The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio will represent the Columbia Station man arrested after being accused of writing a Facebook post cheering the Newtown, Conn., gunman. Joseph W. Resovsky, 20, was scheduled for an arraignment today in Medina Municipal Court on a charge of inducing panic. But the hearing was canceled after Read More…

Medina man wins contest to see British castle where PBS series filmed

Lord and Lady Carnarvon, left, meet with Kevin Hack and his friend Dreama Bowen outside their home at Highclere Castle. Filming for the "Downton Abbey" television series takes place at the castle and Hack won a trip to tour the castle and meet with Lord and Lady Carnarvon. (COURTESY PHOTO)

MEDINA — Kevin Hack said he’d never entered a contest until last year, when he filled out the form for the “Masterpiece Classic” Sweepstakes and a chance to visit the British castle where “Downton Abbey” is filmed. Call it beginner’s luck. “They called me to say I won, and I was kind of thinking it Read More…

County Board of Elections seeks smaller slice of Stonegate Drive

Medina County Board of Elections Chairman Donald Baker, left, talks about an amended plan Tuesday morning to relocate the board's office to 3800 Stonegate Drive in Medina Township. Also pictured from left to right are board members Bill Heck and Teresa Cotman and Marilyn Jacobcik, Ohio Secretary of State liason to the board. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MEDINA TWP. — The Medina County Board of Elections still wants to move to a shopping plaza on Stonegate Drive. Board members want the site so much that they are willing to rent a smaller portion of the building to meet the demands of the Medina County commissioners for a less costly site. Last month, Read More…

School officials in Ohio district say Jesus portrait will stay

JACKSON — Leaders of a southern Ohio school district say they won’t remove a large portrait of Jesus that has been a presence in a middle school building since 1947. An activist group dedicated to the separation of church and state notified the school district recently that the painting hanging above the entrance of Jackson Read More…

Cavs: Anderson Varejao to have surgery, will miss 6-8 more weeks

Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will undergo surgery Thursday at the Cleveland Clinic and will be out six to eight more weeks, the team announced Wednesday in a press release. Varejao was originally diagnosed with a bruised right knee after banging it Dec. 18 vs. Toronto. His status had been listed as “day-to-day” for the 10 Read More…

Defensive adjustment keys Highland’s victory vs. Akron North

Highland’s Brogan Scott fights for a rebound with Akron North’s Edward Harris in the first half. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

GRANGER TWP. — It wasn’t nearly as automatic as everyone wearing green thought it would be. The Akron North boys basketball team gave Highland all it could handle for 2½ quarters Tuesday. The Vikings were winning every hustle play and the seemingly disinterested Hornets were struggling to gain any momentum. Then again, all it took Read More…

Coach Nick Saban is staying with the Tide

Nick Saban

Nick Saban was convincing Tuesday when he reiterated he would stay as coach at Alabama and not return to the NFL. He went 15-17 with the Dolphins in 2005-06 and hasn’t forgotten the struggles. “I kind of learned through that experience that maybe this is where I belong, and I’m really happy and at peace Read More…

Boys basketball: Grizzlies can’t contain Hudson trio

Wadsworth’s Austin White goes up for a shot over Hudson’s Ben Gedeonn in the first quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

WADSWORTH — The Hudson boys basketball team has some pretty nice talent and is very experienced. When the Explorers also play with passion and intelligence, they’re tough to beat, as Wadsworth found out Tuesday night while falling 68-49 in non-league action. The Explorers (7-2) got 65 points from their starting lineup, with shooting guard Zack Read More…

Katy Ho latest area golfer to pick Ohio University

Katy Ho

WADSWORTH — Katy Ho just wanted to feel wanted, but she also wanted to feel at home. The Wadsworth golfer found everything she was looking for at Ohio University and made an oral commitment to the Mid-American Conference school Monday. The Bobcats are quickly turning into the Medina County All-Stars, as the three-time All-Gazette selection Read More…

Keystone’s Matt Bastock drops 28 on the Pirates

Cynthia Berry

SULLIVAN TWP. — Sometimes when it rains, it pours. That’s the feeling first-year Black River boys basketball coach Cynthia Berry had after her team feel to Keystone 73-35 Tuesday in Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division action. It came in the form of Wildcats reserve swingman Matt Bastock. The 6-foot-3, 170-pounder drained six 3-pointers en route Read More…