September 2, 2014

Medina
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Chudzinski announces first coaching staff hires, including offensive coordinator Norv Turner

The staff of new Browns coach Rob Chudzinski is taking shape. The Browns announced the hiring of offensive coordinator Norv Turner, receivers coach Scott Turner (Norv’s son), offensive line coach Mike Sullivan and strength and conditioning coach Brad Roll. Chudzinski also retained special teams coordinator Chris Tabor and offensive line coach George Warhop from Pat Read More…

Dismissal sought by prosecutor for Facebook charges

(IMAGE COURTESY OF FACEBOOK)

MEDINA — The Medina city prosecutor has filed a motion seeking dismissal of criminal charges against a Lorain County man who posted a Facebook message cheering on the Newtown, Conn., school gunman. In December, Medina police charged Joseph W. Resovsky, 20, of Columbia Station, with inducing panic, a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 Read More…

Ohio begins school-shooting training for educators

COLUMBUS — The state is kicking off the first of five regional sessions to train Ohio educators to respond to school shooting situations. The attorney general and the Ohio Department of Education are partnering on the free training for teachers and administrators. Police officers also were invited. More than 200 people registered for the first Read More…

Girls basketball: Blue Devils upset state-ranked Jaguars

Bri Moss

CLEVELAND — Senior center Gabrielle Bulic celebrated her 18th birthday with a cake, balloons and the biggest victory of her career. Bulic collected 14 points, a game-high 13 rebounds and two blocked shots Wednesday, leading Brunswick’s girls basketball team to a 39-30 upset of St. Joseph Academy. The Jaguars (14-1) are ranked No. 6 in Read More…

Grizzlies deadly from downtown vs. Cloverleaf

Wadsworth’s Peyton Booth makes a steal against Cloverleaf’s Jessica Lindemeyer in the first quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

WESTFIELD TWP. — Haley Hassinger and her teammates on the Wadsworth girls basketball team got their 3-point shooting eye back Wednesday night. Mired in a 2-for-22 slump from long range over their last two games, the Grizzlies canned eight 3-pointers in 14 attempts while cruising to an 86-30 Suburban League victory over Cloverleaf. Shooting guard Read More…

Hannah Hartley has big night in Buckeye win

Hannah Hartley

YORK TWP. — Hannah Hartley lit up the scoreboard and Jessica Banas dominated the post for the second straight game. Their performances Wednesday were huge in the Buckeye girls basketball team’s 59-49 Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division win over Brooklyn. Hartley, a senior point guard, scored a career-high 18 points, highlighted by four 3-pointers. Senior center Read More…

Wrestling notes: Wadsworth’s streak is on the line

The last time Wadsworth’s wrestling team lost a Suburban League match, the majority of the current Grizzlies roster was in elementary school. The streak will be on the line tonight when a young Wadsworth team travels to Nordonia where the undefeated squads will duke it out for the regular season title. While there will be Read More…

State of Brunswick: Manager says leaders doing more with less

City Manager Jim Lukas delivers the State of the City speech to the Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday morning at the Medina Recreation Center. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

BRUNSWICK — The city is financially strong with a balanced budget thanks to the cooperation of department heads and city leaders to do more with smaller staffs and less money, City Manager Jim Lukas told business leaders Wednesday morning. Lukas gave the annual State of the City address at the Brunswick Community Recreation and Fitness Read More…

Student at Black River Middle School suspended for BB gun

SULLIVAN TWP. — A Black River Middle School student received a 10-day suspension Tuesday after school officials found a BB gun in his backpack on campus. The unnamed student could face expulsion and criminal charges, according to the school district’s website. The student showed classmates the BB gun on the bus to school. Administrators were Read More…

Medina Twp. contest seeks symbol of solidarity

MEDINA TWP. — The township is seeking entries for its flag design contest — again. Township Trustee Mike Todd said the board of trustees is trying to encourage more people to enter the contest. The contest began last March, but the township only has received six entries so far. “We didn’t get as many submissions Read More…