September 23, 2014

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Telecommuting: Was Yahoo doing it right?

By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press NEW YORK — Yahoo’s leaked edict under CEO Marissa Mayer that calls remote workers back to the office lit the Twitterverse on fire, angering advocates of telecommuting and other programs intended to balance work and home life. A new study from the nonprofit Families and Work Institute shows a tide Read More…

Medina County approves $317,000 to repair clock tower

County commissioners have approved money to straighten the clock tower atop Medina County Courthouse. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

MEDINA — County commissioners agreed Monday to spend about $317,000 for additional work to the clock tower portion of the historic Medina County Courthouse. The money will be used to straighten the tower’s exterior, replace the roof with new slate and tile, and paint and weatherproof the structure, county Administrator Chris Jakab said. The county Read More…

Medina school board OKs Superintendent Randy Stepp’s contract, including $83,000 signing bonus

Randy Stepp

By Kiera Manion-Fischer and Loren Genson MEDINA — The union representing Medina city school teachers is protesting Superintendent Randy Stepp’s new contract, charging the school misrepresented the new pact as an “amendment” to his old contract on the agenda of the Jan. 7 meeting where it was approved. John Leatherman, president of the Medina City Read More…

Psychologists: Steven Cepec had a depressive disorder

Steven Cepec

MEDINA — Convicted murderer Steven Cepec’s attorneys marshaled several psychologists and family members to urge the jury not to send him to death row Monday, the first day of his trial’s penalty phase. Cepec, 43, was found guilty Feb. 22 of the aggravated murder of Frank Munz, 73, who was beaten with the claw-end of Read More…

Girls basketball: Grizzlies focused for semifinal rematch

Wadsworth's Peyton Booth makes a steal in front of Highland's Martha Szekely during the first quarter of a game. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

NORTH ROYALTON — The Wadsworth girls basketball team returns six of its nine players who saw action during last season’s regional semifinal win over Magnificat. The Blue Streaks? Just post Bridget Pryatel. The breakdown doesn’t get any more concrete as the Grizzlies (24-2) and Magnificat (18-7) will lock horns tonight in a Division I regional Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for March 5

Brogan Scott

Boys basketball Brogan Scott, Highland: Sophomore small forward scored game-high 24 points in 52-44 upset of Medina at the Copley Division I Sectional semifinals. … Made 7-of-8 free throws and grabbed five rebounds in fourth quarter. … Added 10 points in sectional finals loss to Hudson. … First-team All-Gazette as freshman. … Brother, Brennan, was Read More…

Buckeye seventh-grade girls make basketball semis

OBERLIN — The Buckeye seventh-grade girls basketball team beat Black River 39-24 Saturday to advance to the Patriot Athletic Conference semifinals. The Bucks (10-6) will take on top-seeded Keystone today at 4:30. Katie Lyons scored 13 points and Camerin Kimble 12 to lead the Bucks by the Pirates. Fairview topped the Buckeye eighth-grade squad 25-17. Read More…

Loss of Carmelo Anthony helps Knicks in win over Cavs

CLEVELAND — As he often is, New York’s Carmelo Anthony was the difference Monday night — but this time in a much different way. The Cavaliers outscored the Knicks by 22 points before the small forward tripped over his own feet and re-injured his troublesome right knee midway through the second quarter, then promptly got Read More…

Browns don’t use franchise tag for first time in 3 years

CLEVELAND — For the first time in three years, the Browns did not apply the franchise tag to kicker Phil Dawson or anyone else on their roster. The NFL deadline for using the franchise designation was Tuesday at 4 p.m., but Cleveland opted not to exercise it this season. The Browns’ non-move means all of Read More…

Indians’ Cody Allen should make roster

MESA, Ariz. — The Cleveland Indians are a relatively young team, but Cody Allen is the only rookie likely to start the season on the 25-man roster. But even Allen has yet to be anointed officially as a member of the bullpen, though it would be beyond stunning if he were left off the club. Read More…