October 2, 2014

Medina
Partly cloudy
50°F

Judge: Man to have no more kids until he supports those he has

Asim Taylor

ELYRIA — Lorain County Probate Judge James Walther ordered a defendant in a criminal nonsupport case not to have any more children until he can prove he can financially support the ones he already has. Walther handed down the order to Asim Taylor during a sentencing hearing today. Taylor pleaded guilty last year to charges Read More…

Coach Rob Chudzinski: Norv Turner will call plays; it’s premature to call QB Brandon Weeden starter for 2013

BEREA – Coach Rob Chudzinski said offensive coordinator Norv Turner will call the plays for the Browns in 2013. “Norv’s been one of the best play callers in the league for a long time,” Chudzinski said this morning as Turner was introduced to the media. “I have no doubt he will do a great job Read More…

Chilly temperatures in NE Ohio not breaking any records

It’s been frigid around Northeast Ohio this week, but temperatures have not fallen into the record books. A low temperature of 1 degree was recorded this morning at Akron/Canton Airport, while a reading at Cleveland Hopkins Airport bottomed out at 7 degrees, according to Kristen Yeager, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Cleveland office. Read More…

Medina school board approves emergency levy for May ballot

Randy Stepp

MEDINA — The Medina school board voted unanimously Tuesday to place a 5.9-mill, 10-year emergency operating levy on the May ballot. If passed in the May 7 primary, the levy would allow the district to maintain services and permit the board to bring back some programs that had been cut, Superintendent Randy Stepp said. A Read More…

Brunswick school board inches toward mill-levy vote

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick school board members say they want to place a nine-year, 5.9-mill levy before voters in the May 7 primary, but they’ll have to call a special meeting to do it. A vote on the levy proposal was on the agenda Tuesday night, but the board couldn’t approve it because it didn’t have Read More…

Bees’ Billy Geschke takes control in final minutes of win

Medina’s Billy Geschke gets a shot off in traffic against Wadsworth. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

MEDINA — Lose track of Billy Geschke for even a minute and he’s going to make a big impact. For the most part, the Wadsworth boys basketball team’s box-and-one defense held Medina County’s leading scorer in check, but when it came to crunch time, the Grizzlies had no answer. Geschke almost single-handedly took the game Read More…

Big trade brings youth, draft pick to Cavs

Marreese Speights, above, expects to see playing time with center Anderson Varejao sidelined for the season. (AP PHOTO)

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 deal that Tuesday sent young big man Read More…

Frigid shooting dooms Hornets on Tuesday night

Austin Adams

GRANGER TWP. — The Highland boys basketball team’s shooting was as frigid as the weather Tuesday night. As a result, it lost the Battle of Route 94 to North Royalton 57-46 in non-league action. With the outside temperature less than 10 degrees, the field goal percentage of the Hornets (8-6) wasn’t that much better, as Read More…

Kyrie Irving nearly unstoppable in Cavs win

Kyrie Irving

CLEVELAND — The “MVP” chants from many in the announced crowd of 14,192 were over the top, but “East All-Star” would have been perfect. With today being the last day East coaches can submit their votes for the seven reserves, Kyrie Irving made his case with 40 points Tuesday night as the Cavaliers defeated the Read More…

Zach Parker gives Devils a boost in basketball

Zach Parker

STOW — Streaks are meant to be snapped, and Brunswick’s boys basketball team showed why they do Tuesday. Behind a season-high 24 points from junior Zach Parker, the Blue Devils defeated Stow 70-57 in Northeast Ohio Conference cross-division action. It marked the first time in 59 games the defensive-oriented Bulldogs (6-8) allowed more than 65 Read More…