July 29, 2014

Medina
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Cavs acquire 3 young players, draft pick from Memphis

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers were looking to add young players while maintaining salary cap flexibility. The Memphis Grizzlies were looking to dump salary in order to sign star forward Rudy Gay to a long-term contract extension and avoid paying the luxury tax. That was the impetus behind the reported deal that Tuesday sent young big Read More…

No injuries reported in blazes in Hinckley, Lafayette townships

Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire at about 10 a.m. Monday at 7100 Westfield Road in Lafayette Township. The blaze was the second of two fires Monday morning in Medina County. The first fire started at about 7:30 a.m. at 1900 Ridge Road in Hinckley Township. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

Firefighters in Medina County were busy Monday morning battling separate blazes in Hinckley and Lafayette townships. The first fire struck a home at 1900 Ridge Road, Hinckley Township, at about 7:30 a.m. About two hours later, Lafayette Township firefighters responded a fire in a two-story house at 7100 Westfield Road. Hinckley Fire Chief Tim Potts Read More…

More than 400 seniors attend chili cook-off in Brunswick

Kathy Elster, left, and Patty Michael, both of Brunswick, sample chili during the Senior Expo and Chili Cook-off on Monday at the Brunswick Community Recreation and Fitness Center. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

BRUNSWICK — Local vendors showed seniors what they had to offer Monday at a Senior Expo and Chili Cook-off event at the Brunswick Community Recreation and Fitness Center. The event, sponsored by Pearlview Rehabilitation and Wellness Center and KHM Travel, featured nearly 100 offerings. Organizers said turnout topped 400. “It’s been great; we were busy Read More…

Winter brings cold, snow to Medina County today

Outside temperatures today in Medina County are expected to be frigid and mostly in the single digits, according to a National Weather Service report. A high of only 11 degrees is predicted for today, along with 1 to 3 inches of snow, the report states. On Wednesday, a high of 18 degrees is expected. Wind Read More…

Season is over for Cavs’ Anderson Varejao

Anderson Varejao winces after hitting the floor in a game against the Raptors on Dec. 18. Varejao won’t be returning this season due to a blood clot. (AP FILE PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — The news just keeps getting worse for Anderson Varejao and the Cavaliers. Already in the midst of being out six to eight weeks after Jan. 10 surgery to repair a split in one of his quadriceps muscles, the 6-foot-11, 260-pound center will now miss the rest of the season after developing a blood Read More…

Black River star is ready for some softball

Dagmar Smith

SULLIVAN TWP. — Brace yourself: Dagmar Smith has a college softball scholarship in hand, her back is healed and she’s ready to enjoy her senior season at Black River. The three-time All-Gazette pick recently accepted a scholarship from Division II Ursuline College that will cover everything but her room and board at the Pepper Pike Read More…

Joe Banner: Chip Kelly was too big a gamble

Chip Kelly

CEO Joe Banner insists the Browns decided against hiring Chip Kelly before he had the chance to turn them down. Banner told Sports Illustrated’s Peter King he and owner Jimmy Haslam felt Kelly was “too big a gamble” after seeming unsure about leaving Oregon for the NFL. Kelly said last week after being hired as Read More…

Ripping, gripping and tripping

Michael Lombardi

Though hypocritical media member Jim Nantz apparently thinks media members shouldn’t have opinions — of course, that in itself is an opinion — let’s catch up on some things by Rick-o-cheting around the world of sports: Let me see if I’ve got this straight. Nantz goes on a local sports talk radio show and proceeds Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for Jan. 22

Austin White

Boys basketball Austin White, Wadsworth: Sophomore small forward scored game-high 20 points in 62-47 Suburban League win against Cloverleaf. … Hit six 3-pointers. … Added nine points, seven rebounds and four assists in 61-60 triumph at Barberton. … First varsity season. … All-Gazette football player. Girls basketball Jessica Banas, Buckeye: Senior center had 20 points, Read More…

College notes: Tyler Houksa makes debut on wrestling mat

Tyler Houska

After being sidelined all season due to injury, Tyler Houska made his debut for Ashland’s wrestling team this past weekend. The redshirt junior and former Highland standout posted three wins at 285 pounds to help the Eagles sweep the competition Sunday at the Mid-Atlantic Duals. Houska, who was out with a foot injury sustained during Read More…