August 27, 2014

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Indians: Paul Dolan officially in charge

Paul Dolan is officially in charge of the Indians. Major League Baseball owners formally approved Dolan, the son of team owner Larry Dolan, as the Indians “control person” Thursday. Paul Dolan, 53, Cleveland’s team president since 2005, was named chairman and CEO in 2011. He joined the Indians in 2000 as vice president and general Read More…

ACLU defending Facebooker from Columbia Station

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MEDINA — Two weeks ago, Joseph W. Resovsky, the Columbia Station man arrested after posting a Facebook message cheering the Newtown, Conn., school gunman, didn’t have an attorney. Now he has four — thanks to the American Civil Liberties Union. Resovsky, 20, was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Medina Municipal Court on a charge Read More…

Medina Schools holds levy discussion to garner opinions

Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp speaks during a community meeting Wednesday at Medina High School. School officials are asking the public for feedback on a possible levy. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp said the school board has “a very short window of time” to make a decision on whether to place a levy on the May 7 primary ballot. The board is facing a Feb. 6 deadline for filing an issue with the Medina County Board of Elections. On Wednesday Read More…

Brunswick police warn about telemarketing scam

BRUNSWICK — Police are warning residents about a recent telemarketing scam in the city. A handful of residents have received phone calls on Jan. 3 or 4 from a man stating he’s from the “Illuminating Company,” according to Nick Solar, public information officer for the Brunswick Police Department. In an attempt to get people to Read More…

Gun group to train educators in Medina County

A screen capture from the Buckeye Firearms Association’s website shows pins representing applicants to its Armed Teacher Training Program on an Ohio map. (IMAGE COURTESY OF BUCKEYE FIREARMS.ORG)

At least three employees of Medina County schools have applied for gun training and crisis management classes sponsored by an Ohio-based gun advocacy group. Buckeye Firearms Association, headquartered in Delaware, announced Dec. 20 that it would pay for 24 teachers, administrators, bus drivers and other school employees to participate in a three-day Armed Teacher Training Read More…

Girls basketball: Bucks swat away any Pirate hopes

Buckeye’s Jessica Banas shoots over Black River’s Megan Scott in the second quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

YORK TWP. — The S.W.A.T. team was out in full force, and it wore Buckeye girls basketball uniforms instead of bulletproof armor. The Bucks’ defense was as impenetrable as Kevlar Wednesday, and it blocked everything in sight en route to a 41-25 win over Black River in Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division action. Led by Read More…

Head coaching interviews just keep on coming for Browns

Rob Chudzinski

The Browns looked on both sides of the ball Wednesday as they continued their coaching search. Former Browns offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, who holds the same position with the Panthers, was at team headquarters in Berea, according to multiple reports. Chudzinski grew up a huge Browns fan in Toledo, and if he got the job, Read More…

Girls basketball: Bees bank on balanced attack

Sarah Kinch

GRANGER TWP. — Things were close for awhile, but Medina’s girls basketball team ran away with a 63-48 non-league win over Highland on Wednesday behind a very balanced offense. The Bees (11-2) had 12 players tally points, headlined by double-digit efforts from Sarah Kinch and Mandi Tata. Coincidentally, Tata (11 points) was inserted into the Read More…

Kyrie Irving has big night for Cavs

Kyrie Irving

CLEVELAND — There is life after Anderson Varejao after all. After learning earlier in the day that their inspirational leader would miss six to eight more weeks with a quadriceps injury, the Cavaliers went out and downed the Atlanta Hawks 99-83 Wednesday night in front of 13,149 fans at Quicken Loans Arena. “We all just Read More…

High school swimming: Grizzlies leave Devils in wake

Bryce Easterling

TALLMADGE — The Wadsworth boys and girls swim teams routed Tallmadge in Suburban League action Wednesday. Senior Bryce Easterling and freshman Jake Braumbaugh led the boys to a 112-51 victory. Easterling won the 50-yard freestyle in 24:19 and 500 free (5:22.15). He teamed with Matt Grey, Logan Lanson and Spencer LaHue on the winning 200 Read More…