September 30, 2014

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Indians pitchers hit stride with fewer walks

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The tendency might not continue into the season but so far, manager Terry Francona’s insistence on Indians pitchers throwing strikes is paying off. Thirty-one pitchers who have thrown at least one inning in spring exhibition games have combined to average 2.54 walks per nine innings. But that does not tell the real Read More…

Knee still a concern for Cavs’ Kyrie Irving

INDEPENDENCE — Kyrie Irving could be shut down again if his bothersome right knee continues to give him trouble, coach Byron Scott said Thursday. Irving said after a victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday that his knee was still hurting despite the team resting him for a week to allow it to heal. “The Read More…

Alleged Brunswick bank robber pleads not guilty to felony charges

Hugh G. Crouch

MEDINA — The Hinckley Township man police said robbed $30,000 from a Brunswick bank last month pleaded not guilty Thursday to several felony charges. Hugh G. Crouch, 70, of 1439 Ridge Road, was indicted Feb. 27 on counts of aggravated robbery, felonious assault, failure to obey a police officer and possession of criminal tools. If Read More…

Husband of former Medina Schools’ teacher indicted on marijuana charges

Shannon Briggs

ELYRIA — The husband of a former Medina Schools teacher has been indicted on charges accusing him of growing marijuana in the couple’s North Ridgeville home. Matthew Briggs, 35, faces charges of illegal cultivation of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. His wife, Shannon Briggs, was fined $500 and given a suspended jail sentence in Read More…

Medina County Court Log for March 8

The following people appeared in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Thursday, according to Medina County Prosecutor Dean Holman: • Jacquelyn Nemes, 30, Fixler Road, Wadsworth, was sentenced to three years of community control sanctions on one count of possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony. Her driver’s license was suspended for six months. • Mark Read More…

Sharon Twp. farmer donates winnings to food pantry

A $5,000 donation split between two checks from the St. Louis-based Monsanto fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities contest was presented Thursday to the Sharing Center Food Pantry in Sharon Township. From left, are farmers Christina Berry, Lois Berry and Jim Berry; the Rev. Judy McGuire of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church; Mike Yoder, of Monsanto; and Karen Edwards, of the Sharing Center pantry. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

SHARON TWP. — Several thousand dollars in prize money was donated Thursday by a township farmer to help feed local people in need. Lois Berry, of Berry Farm II, 7756 Ridge Road, was the winner of the annual America’s Farmers Grow Communities contest, which is sponsored by the Monsanto fund of St. Louis. Berry gave Read More…

Ohio’s unemployment rate increases in January

COLUMBUS — The latest monthly jobs data shows that Ohio’s unemployment rate rose slightly in January. The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services said today that the state’s seasonably adjusted unemployment rate for January was 7 percent — up from 6.7 in December. The slip reversed a trend of incremental progress in lowering the Read More…

Wadsworth police blotter for March 8

Wadsworth police Friday, March 1 3:25 a.m. — 300 block N. Lyman St., an officer had a vehicle towed for four unpaid parking tickets. A fifth ticket was issued. 2:55 p.m. — 625 Broad St., officers were advised that drug paraphernalia was discovered in a locker at Wadsworth High School. A juvenile suspect was identified, Read More…

Medina BOE leaves packed meeting without addressing questions

Medina High School students protest before a special school board meeting Wednesday evening. Meeting attendees were outraged about a new contract for Superintendent Randy Stepp that included an $83,000 signing bonus. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — More than 150 parents, teachers and students showed up at Medina High School on Wednesday night for a special meeting of the Medina Board of Education. Many said they had questions about the new contract for Superintendent Randy Stepp, approved by the board in January. The contract provides at least $186,000 in wages, Read More…

Mrs. Mary Morrine Owens Wine

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Mrs. Mary Morrine Owens Wine, of Abingdon, Virginia, left this Earth Wednesday, March 6, 2013, peacefully with her husband by her side, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, following a long battle with a systematic sclerosis disease. Throughout her sickness she was strong in her faith and enjoyed everyday of life with her Read More…