August 27, 2014

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Crash closes southbound I-71 for an hour Monday evening

BRUNSWICK — A four-car pileup on Interstate 71 Monday evening resulted in only minor injuries, but closed all three southbound lanes of the highway for about an hour. The crash happened about 5:30 p.m. just north of state Route 303, according to a dispatcher at the Medina post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The Read More…

Huge crowd at Medina Rec Center’s 10th anniversary open house

Hailey Earley, 2, of Medina, plays in the leisure pool Sunday at the Medina Community Recreation Center during its annual open house. Earley’s mother, Tina, a Cleveland Clinic employee, signed up as a member that day. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — Medina Community Recreation Center was packed Sunday with people looking for help in keeping New Year’s resolutions to get in shape. While employees could not yet tally a total number of new members who signed up during the open house, Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell said turnout was high. “At times the line was Read More…

Weymouth Preservation Society opens first exhibit

Susan McKiernan, president of the Weymouth Preservation Society, stands next to a display case for the society’s first exhibit. Behind her is an 1857 map of Medina County. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA TWP. — The Weymouth Preservation Society has opened its first exhibit: A three-room schoolhouse where students were taught until 1956. Society president Susan McKiernan, a 27-year resident of Medina Township, has overseen restoration of the former Weymouth School, at 3334 Myers Road. “It is truly a community project,” McKiernan said. “Although we’re only a Read More…

Gas prices in Ohio tick up amid recovery hopes

— from staff and wire reports COLUMBUS — Ohio gas prices are higher to start the new work week. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was $3.24 in today’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s 5 cents higher than a week ago. Read More…

College basketball: Steady Buckeyes deny Wolverines No. 1 ranking

Ohio State’s Aaron Craft, left, and Michigan’s Trey Burke battle for a loose ball. (AP PHOTO)

By Rusty Miller COLUMBUS — After an up-and-down season of disappointments in big games, the Ohio State Buckeyes badly needed to put things together. And that’s exactly what they did. Deshaun Thomas had 20 points, including the first and last baskets in a 16-0 run, and the 15th-ranked Buckeyes survived a late rally by No. Read More…

Browns: Rob Chudzinski should take this advice

Rob Chudzinski

Rob Chudzinski’s new gig isn’t like normal jobs. He didn’t have to give two weeks notice to the Carolina Panthers. He doesn’t get a week off to clear his mind, buy a new wardrobe or take a vacation. Within hours of being named the 14th full-time coach in Browns history Thursday night, Chudzinski was on Read More…

Stow’s rebounding gives sluggish Bees plenty of headaches

Medina’s Sarah Kinch goes up for a shot against Stow’s Madison Baer, left, and Christina Vaughn. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

MEDINA — Home games against anyone not named Wadsworth have been almost automatic for Medina’s girls basketball team during the past two-plus seasons. The Bees got a wakeup call Saturday. Stow came out swinging, dominated the paint and finished strong in a 58-52 win in Northeast Ohio Conference cross-division action. The underrated Bulldogs (11-3), whose Read More…

Wrestling: Cloverleaf snares 3 golds at Midpark invitational

Mark Salamon

MIDDLEBURG HTS. — Seven wrestlers brought home medals Saturday as Cloverleaf placed fourth at the Len Pariano Invitational at Midpark. Led by three individual champs and a runner-up, Cloverleaf recorded 134 points to finish behind champion Stow (203½) in the 14-team field. Freshman Greg Briggs (103 pounds), junior Marc Heidelman (132) and senior Mark Salamon Read More…

Girls basketball: Blue Devils’ Paige Salisbury sizzles vs. Bulldogs

Paige Salisbury

BRUNSWICK — Paige Salisbury had 13 points and career highs of seven assists and four blocks Saturday as Brunswick’s girls basketball team crushed Garfield Heights 64-36 in Northeast Ohio Conference cross-division action. Center Gabrielle Bulic added 16 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks for the Blue Devils (9-5), who also received 13 points from small Read More…

Swimming: Ellie Surratt finishes second in 50 freestyle

CANTON — If Wadsworth’s Ellie Surratt swims the way she did Saturday night, she might be making a return trip to C.T. Branin Natatorium next month. The sophomore advanced to the finals in a pair of events at the annual Northeast Classic, highlighted by a runner-up finish in the 50 freestyle. Surratt clocked 24.59 in Read More…