October 24, 2014

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Brunswick Council says no to plan to double fines in work zone

BRUNSWICK — City Council Safety Committee members killed a plan Monday that would have doubled the fines for motorists ticketed for speeding in a work zone. The committee, which had been considering the measure for more than two months, took the action after Police Chief Carl DeForest said the legislation wasn’t necessary. “I think you’re Read More…

Browns notes: Owner Jimmy Haslam sells naming rights to FirstEnergy

A new name will adorn Cleveland Browns Stadium next season. For the first time in franchise history, the Browns have sold naming rights to the big building on the lake. Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. is the buyer. The team didn’t confirm reports, but the Akron Beacon Journal reported a news conference will be held at 2 Read More…

Boys basketball: Logan Winkler has happy return with Bees

Medina’s Logan Winkler shoots against Normandy’s Terrance Hogan, left, and Jaret Colovas in the second quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

By Chad Grant MEDINA — Logan Winkler returned as a masked man Monday. With the Medina senior point guard back in uniform after missing two games with a fractured nose, things went splendidly for the Bees in a 76-55 bounce-back victory over Normandy in Northeast Ohio Conference cross-division boys basketball action. Winkler, who donned a Read More…

Girls basketball: Colts race away with easy victory

Cloverleaf’s Lauren Gokey steals the ball away from Buckeye’s Sam Daher in the first quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

WESTFIELD TWP. — Run hard, chuck fast, crash relentlessly, rinse and repeat. NASCAR-style tempo was everything to Cloverleaf’s girls basketball team Monday in a 66-45 non-league win over Buckeye. Attempting 76 shots while forcing the Bucks (4-9) into 36 turnovers, the Colts (6-8) used a 16-0 first-half run to take control and pulled away behind Read More…

Browns sell football stadium naming rights

A new name will adorn Cleveland Browns Stadium next season. For the first time in franchise history, the Browns have sold naming rights to the big building on the lake. Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. is the buyer. The team didn’t confirm reports, but the Akron Beacon Journal reported a news conference will be held at 2 Read More…

NBA Draft, lottery only bright spots for Cavs

Cody Zeller

Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will miss six to eight weeks with a quadriceps injury, the Browns just hired a head coach and spring training is right around the corner for the Indians. That means the next time anyone is really going to care about the club Cavs general manager Chris Grant is building — building? Read More…

Briana Gironda earns D-I scholarship in gymnastics

Briana Gironda

GRANGER TWP. — Briana Gironda isn’t the most physically intimidating athlete at Highland, but she might be the best. The 5-foot senior, a five-time United States regional club meet qualifier, has accepted an NCAA Division I gymnastics scholarship from William & Mary. “I’ve known for a long time that I wanted to go to a Read More…

College notes: Area players have Baldwin Wallace on roll

Kyle Payne

Baldwin Wallace’s men’s basketball team is on an eight-game win streak. Leading the charge are three local players that have the Yellow Jackets within two games of first place in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Junior forward Kyle Payne, a two-time All-OAC selection from Brunswick,has helped BW to an 11-4 start. With his 26-point night Saturday Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for Jan. 15

Garrett Beck

Boys basketball Garrett Beck, Buckeye: Junior small forward scored season-high 23 points in 47-44 overtime win against Keystone in Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division action. … Added 14 points in 49-46 PAC triumph over Brookside. … Second varsity season. … Sister Gabrielle played volleyball for school. Girls basketball Taylore Robinson, Wadsworth: Senior center had 14 Read More…

Sale of Lodi Elementary School gets $69,930

Daryl Kubilus

LODI — Saturday’s auction at the former Lodi Elementary School earned about $69,930 for Cloverleaf Schools. Superintendent Daryl Kubilus said a bidder from New York bought the school building, 301 Mill St., for $40,000. The district netted $37,200, Kubilus said, after the auction house gets its 7 percent commission. The money will go into the Read More…