July 22, 2014

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Modell shouldn’t be in Hall of Fame

  Art Modell isn’t a Hall of Famer. For the sake of Browns fans, I hope the same can be said tonight. Modell didn’t belong immortalized with pro football’s greatest in 2002, when he was a finalist to get a bronze bust in Canton. He didn’t belong in the 10 years that followed, when he Read More…

Westlake man shoots, kills self in woods

GRANGER TWP. — Police said a Westlake man shot and killed himself Friday morning in a wooded area of the township after a search and roadside “struggle” with an officer. Officers conducting a search in the area of Interstate 271 and Ridge Road heard a single gunshot and found 27-year-old Andrew Baumgartner dead on the Read More…

Oil, gas reps say area ground too thin for fracking, residents not convinced

Bob Worstall, northern region supervisor for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, speaks at a Special Legislation Committee meeting of Medina City Council dealing with the issue of hydraulic fracturing. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — Representatives of the oil and natural gas industry told a City Council committee that it is unlikely that any company would want to drill in the city. Mike Chadsey, a spokesman for Energy in Depth Ohio, part of the Oil and Gas Association, said the Utica shale formation is too thin here for Read More…

First responders, educators put skills to test in mock shooting

Andy Brenner, left, an associate principal at Medina High School, and Medina police Officer Cliff Nicholson practice stabilizing a shooting victim during an exercise Thursday at the high school’s Medina Performing Arts Center. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MEDINA — Day 1 was in the classroom. Day 2 was the real-world scenario. Local police, firefighters and school staff members got a chance to put their newly acquired knowledge of emergency medical care to the test Thursday at the Medina Performing Arts Center at Medina High School. The challenge was to demonstrate their skills Read More…

D.J. Skiba will be a wrestling star in time

Brunswick’s  D.J. Skiba owns a 4-0 record in  Northeast Ohio Conference River Division  action. Trouble is he competes in  the same  class as Josh Heil, one of the best  106-pound wrestlers in the state. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

When you are a freshman on a varsity team, it’s all about waiting your turn. Brunswick wrestler D.J. Skiba has done that and then some. While fans may not see him on the mat tonight at the Northeast Ohio Conference Tournament at Garfield Heights, he’s a major reason why the Blue Devils are position to Read More…

Wrestling tournaments: Grizzlies eye 20th straight title

Connor Gray

Over the past two decades, the Wadsworth wrestling team has made Suburban League titles look easy. Coach John Gramuglia is hoping his young squad can continue the tradition and win a 20th straight title at the Suburban League Tournament on Saturday. “The streak is about maintaining excellence and using the old-school tradition of the entire Read More…

Boys basketball: Anthony Stacey to join BGSU Cast of Honor

Anthony Stacey

One of the legendary players in Bowling Green State history is heading back home. Second-year Medina coach Anthony Stacey will be recognized Saturday afternoon as the newest member of the Falcons Cast of Honor when Bowling Green takes on Akron in Mid-American Conference action. The Bees are tagging along, too, to cheer on their popular Read More…

Girls basketball: 3 area teams are likely to be seeded high

Halle Lengal

The postseason seeding meetings are on tap Sunday, and all signs point to Wadsworth and Brunswick earning the top two positions at the Medina Division I District, where they met last season in the title game. The Suburban League champion Grizzlies (16-2) are sixth in the Associated Press state poll, while the Blue Devils (14-5) Read More…

Pitcher Matt Capps signs minor pact with Tribe

The Indians added potential bullpen depth Thursday, signing free-agent right-hander Matt Capps to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league training camp. Capps, 29, is an eight-year veteran with 138 saves in the majors and a lifetime 29-33 record and 3.52 ERA in 444 relief appearances with the Pirates, Nationals and Twins. Read More…

Gymnastics: Bees, Blue Devils have special relationship

Michelle Miller

MEDINA — There is no denying the intense athletic rivalry between Medina and Brunswick. In gymnastics, however, that rivalry is much friendlier than it is in other sports. The Bees and Blue Devils will square off for the fifth time this winter Saturday at the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division Meet. The six-team event, hosted Read More…