July 26, 2014

Medina
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Prep Athletes of the Week for Feb. 12

Taylor Armagost

Boys basketball Taylor Armagost, Brunswick: Senior center scored layup as time expired to give Blue Devils 44-42 upset victory over Shaker Heights in Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division play. … Added 12 points in NOC Valley Division triumph over Garfield Heights. … Second varsity season. Girls basketball Savanna Slone, Black River: Senior point guard nailed Read More…

Medina councilman wants to save old barn

Medina Councilman Bill Lamb hopes to preserve an abandoned barn on city property. The barn is near the Champion Creek trailhead, on property at 406 S. Broadway St. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — City Councilman Bill Lamb, at-large, hates to see old buildings torn down — not if he thinks they have historical value. Lamb is trying to save an unused wooden barn on the border of city-owned property at 406 S. Broadway St., where the newly extended Champion Creek trail meets the street. “This is Read More…

Frank Munz murder trial: Sheriff’s deputies describe killing scene

Steven Cepec

MEDINA — The 911 caller said there was a struggle, but Medina County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Telatko wasn’t prepared for what he saw inside. Frank Munz, 73, was lying facedown in a pool of his own blood. He wasn’t breathing and had no pulse. Telatko’s graphic description of the scene of the killing came on Read More…

Kyrie Irving tweaks ankle in ugly game for Cavs

Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson, right, shoots over Minnesota’s Derrick Williams in the first quarter. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers insist Kyrie Irving’s ankle was not, is not and will not be an issue, but Cleveland is suddenly limping into the All-Star break. After their point guard tweaked his left ankle late in the first half, the Cavs simply collapsed in the second, falling 100-92 Monday night to the injury ravaged Read More…

All-Star Michael Bourn latest coming to Tribe

Michael Bourn

CLEVELAND — The Indians had already received a favorable grade in the offseason addition department. They may have just reached A-plus range. Reports surfaced Monday night that Cleveland had agreed to a four-year, $48-million contract with two-time All-Star and Gold Glove outfielder Michael Bourn. Though the Indians offered no official comment, an announcement is expected Read More…

Joe Flacco at QB for Browns? Sounds too good to be true

Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco as Browns quarterback sounds great. The Browns have had a revolving door at the game’s most important position, and a Super Bowl MVP in his prime would certainly stop it. Don’t get your hopes up. A Flacco-to-Cleveland scenario is possible because his rookie contract with the Ravens expired after the Super Bowl, he’s Read More…

Another Shirley advances in bowling

GARRETTSVILLE — There will be two Shirleys at the Warren District bowling tournament. Wadsworth’s Brendan Shirley finished first Sunday at the Portage Sectional at Sky Lanes, rolling 11 strikes in a row to end the first game with a 290 en route to a 663 series. A day earlier, sister Lexie was the top individual Read More…

Businesses oppose fracking resolution at Brunswick council meeting

BRUNSWICK — Business leaders spoke out against a proposed anti-fracking resolution at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Michael Baach, president and CEO of Philpott Rubber, urged Council to reconsider the resolution, which would put the city on record opposing state laws regulating hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking,” throughout Ohio. The resolution cites concerns over Read More…

Medina County child support agency to relocate Feb. 28

The Medina County Job and Family Services building, 232 Northland Drive, Medina, will be the new home of county’s Child Support Enforcement Agency starting March 1. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MEDINA — The Medina County Child Support Enforcement Agency will be moving to a new home. The agency is scheduled to move Feb. 28 from 142 Highland Drive — its home for the past 23 years — to 232 Northland Drive. The agency will reopen March 1, according to Mike Pataky, director of the child Read More…

‘Girls on the Run’ builds confidence in Medina, other counties

More than 750 girls will participate in the upcoming Girls on the Run season as part of 57 teams across five counties, including Medina. The Girls on the Run program is designed to inspire young girls to be joyful, healthy and confident through the discipline of distance running. “Girls on the Run is about so Read More…