December 20, 2014

Medina
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Medina singer comes short of ‘Idol’ stage

A Medina High School senior made it to Hollywood, but she won’t be performing on the “American Idol” stage in Las Vegas. Shelby Searcy, who has described her voice as “smooth,” “jazzy” and “soft,” was not on the list of 40 contestants headed for the neon lights of Las Vegas, according to AmericanIdol.com. The winner Read More…

Killer could be released from prison

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The Ohio Parole Board is considering the release of a 66-year-old man sentence to life in prison in June 1978 for the abduction and knife slaying of a young Medina County woman. Thomas J. Yanasak was convicted of the aggravated murder of 23-year-old Carol Smith. Police said Yanasak abducted Smith from a store parking lot, Read More…

Pirates have good effort

SULLIVAN TWP. — The Firelands boys basketball team clinched at least a share of its first Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division championship Friday. The Falcons needed all their abilities, though, in a 49-37 win over scrappy Black River. Firelands (13-8, 10-5), which received 12 points from Nick Bauer, can win the title outright by beating Read More…

Hornets grind out win

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Albert Grindle The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — After each timeout in the waning minutes of the Highland boys basketball team’s game against Wadsworth, the Hornets’ Brennan Scott looked each of his teammates in the eye and passionately asked, “How bad you want this?” As it turned out, the fiery senior played out the answer. The Read More…

Bees take step backward

Brian Dulik The Gazette SHAKER HTS. — Three days after going on the road and beating archrival Brunswick, Medina’s boys basketball team took a step backward. Sophomore center Esa Ahmad scored 18 points and senior point guard Mel Leach added 16 Friday as Shaker Heights cruised to a 74-51 victory over the Bees in Northeast Read More…

Blue Devils deliver message

Chad Grant The Gazette STRONGSVILLE — When playing a team that is overmatched on paper, it is important to set the tone early and ensure there will be no upset. The Brunswick boys basketball team did exactly that Friday in its 65-50 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division throttling of Strongsville. The Blue Devils (11-10, 4-5), Read More…

Bucks cash in at line

Rick Noland The Gazette YORK TWP. — Free throws are often “costly” throws for the Keystone and Buckeye boys basketball teams. They were more costly for the Wildcats on Friday night, as they fell 51-50 in Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division action. Keystone (9-12, 8-7), which was mathematically eliminated from the division race with the Read More…