July 28, 2014

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Ohio is losing middle-class jobs

Job seekers wait in a line at a job fair in Southfield, Mich., in 2011. Half of the 7.5 million jobs lost in the U.S. during the Great Recession were middle-class wages, ranging from $37,000 to $68,000. But only 2 percent of the 3.4 million jobs gained since the recession are at that level. (AP PHOTO)

Read an interactive version of this breakdown on Ohio’s high-tech job losses Does new technology destroy jobs? Obviously. Just ask the assembly line worker replaced by robots or the grocery clerk who lost a job to scanners. But there is supposed to be a tradeoff: better jobs in new industries to take the place of Read More…

… and so is the rest of the nation, world

By Bernard Condon and Paul Wiseman Five years after the start of the Great Recession, the toll is terrifyingly clear: Millions of middle-class jobs have been lost in developed countries the world over. And the situation is even worse than it appears. Most of the jobs will never return, and millions more are likely to Read More…

Defensive coordinator Ray Horton says he’ll run the 3-4, not a hybrid system

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski and defensive coordinator Ray Horton seem to have a disagreement on what kind of defense they’ll run. Chudzinski repeated Thursday night that the Browns will use a hybrid of 3-4 and 4-3 schemes, while Horton told 910-AM in Arizona he’s sticking with the 3-4 he used with the Cardinals. “It won’t Read More…

Medina military recruiter receives reduced sentence

Attorney David McArtor, left, stands with Thomas Jancik, right who pleaded guilty to two counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor on Thursday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

MEDINA — A 30-year-old Medina man was sentenced Thursday to serve six months in jail and be required to register as a tier II sex offender until he’s 55 years old. Thomas Jancik, who served as a recruiter for the Navy, was sentenced by Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler for charges levied Read More…

Wrestling: Blue Devils earn NOC River Division title

Brunswick 220-pounder Matt Purdue scores a pin against Hudson’s Dylan Carlson. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

HUDSON — There were no elaborate celebrations Thursday night as Brunswick’s wrestling team clinched the Northeast Ohio Conference River Division regular-season title with a 43-18 win over Hudson. There were only the occasional smile and the look of focus for the postseason ahead, but don’t let the straight-faced looks fool you, Brunswick (13-1, 5-0) has Read More…

Brunswick’s Mikayla Dostall hasn’t let sore knees keep her out of pool

Brunswick sophomore Mikayla Dostall has battled through knee pain to become one of the best backstroke swimmers in the area. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Suffice to say, Brunswick’s Mikayla Dostall is one of the best backstroke swimmers in the area. Not too shabby for a sophomore with bad knees. The underclassman has battled through aches and pains to keep the reputation she established last season in qualifying for districts and breaking the school record. “She’s one tough cookie,” Blue Read More…

Cavs: Kyrie Irving makes All-Star team

Kyrie Irving

INDEPENDENCE — Until Thursday, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O’Neal, Isiah Thomas and Magic Johnson were the only players selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game prior to turning 21. Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, who won’t be old enough to legally buy a beer until March 23, is now in that Read More…

Boys basketball: Badowski-less Blue Devils doing just fine

Taylor Armagost

A lot of coincidental factors have contributed to it, but a torn left hip flexor to leading scorer Ryan Badowski has been a blessing in disguise for the offense of Brunswick’s boys basketball team. In the absence of the 17-point scorer and All-Gazette point guard, the Blue Devils have won two of their last three Read More…

Girls basketball: Bucks aiming for .500 record

Jordan Davis

The Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division championship is likely out of the picture, but that hasn’t stopped the Buckeye girls basketball team from playing motivated. The senior-laden Bucks (7-9, 7-4) have won five of their last six games behind a defense that has allowed just 41.3 points. Coupled with Keystone losing seven of its last Read More…

Brunswick continues to roll in basketball action

BRUNSWICK — Michigan volleyball recruit Gabrielle Bulic had 24 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and four blocks Thursday as Brunswick’s girls basketball team defeated Brecksville 53-45 in non-league action. The Blue Devils (12-5), who have won eight straight, took control with an 8-0 run to go up 42-35 in the fourth quarter. Courtney Laudato added Read More…