April 17, 2014

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Cavs’ Kyrie Irving out at least 3-4 weeks, perhaps rest of season

Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving massages his injured left shoulder in the Toronto game Sunday. Irving will be out at least three to four weeks. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — Kyrie Irving’s latest injury could end his season. The Cavaliers announced Monday that their point guard would miss three to four weeks with a sprained left shoulder suffered Sunday in a 100-96 loss in Toronto. Four weeks from Monday will be April 8. The season ends April 17, and Cleveland, which is not Read More…

A New Gift for Your Golfer

Perhaps no amateur athlete is more committed to his or her sport or dedicated to improving his or her skill than a golfer. If you have a golfer in your life, you may have already given up on giving golf-related gifts because they usually nab the latest… Read More…

Tips for newcomers to the game of golf

Few hobbies can be as enjoyable one moment and as frustrating the next as golf. Golfers know a great putt can be quickly followed by a bad tee shot, and maintaining their composure through the highs and lows of the game is a key to success on the links… Read More…

Help kids learn the game of golf

Adults who play golf know just how fun and frustrating the game can be. Whether you’re a veteran golfer or someone just learning the links, golf can be challenging. But as exacting as the game can be, it also can be just as rewarding, even for ki… Read More…

Union chief says Medina teachers may OK tentative contract

Randy Stepp

MEDINA — John Leatherman, president of the Medina City Teachers Association, expects the members of his union to approve a tentative contract even though it provides no increase in wages except for “step” hikes for years of experience and additional college course credits. “If I were to place a wager,” he said, “I think we Read More…

Local nurse flies sick, injured aboard an airborne ambulance

Deanna Dague-Harris, chief flight nurse for Metro Life Flight. Her flying ambulance is an $8 million Eurocopter EC145. (PHOTO COURTESY OF PAUL THOMAS)

By Bill Roser Jr. MONTVILLE TWP. — At 18, Deanna Dague-Harris drove a stick-shift school bus for Medina City Schools. Today — 27 years later — she’s still responsible for transporting vulnerable people. But instead of children, her passengers now are the critically sick and injured aboard an airborne ambulance. Dague-Harris is the chief flight Read More…

Electric tax cash might go to Seville residents

SEVILLE — Village residents might be getting some tax money back — if some officials have their way. Public Affairs Board President Kieran O’Rourke said he’s urging Seville Village Council to return kilowatt-hour tax bills to village electricity customers instead of applying the money to the general fund like it is now. He said that’s Read More…

Eagles post hits 4 free throws to steal win from Grizzlies

Wadsworth’s Hannah Centea, left, and McKenzie O’Brien react after losing the Norwalk Division I Regional championship game to Toledo Notre Dame. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

NORWALK — They were so close they could almost feel the hardwood floor of the Jerome Schottenstein Center beneath their feet. When the final buzzer sounded, they felt the tears rolling down their cheeks instead. The members of the Wadsworth girls basketball team lived in the moment Saturday, but Toledo Notre Dame broke their hearts Read More…

Girls basketball: Grizzlies have a tale of two halves

McKenzie O’Brien

By Chad Grant NORWALK — In the Wadsworth girls basketball team’s 43-39 loss to Toledo Notre Dame Academy in the Norwalk Division I Regional championship game, two players turned in big performances for the Grizzlies in separate situations. McKenzie O’Brien helped Wadsworth (25-3) enter the half with the lead and Haley Hassinger kept the Grizzlies Read More…

Track & field: Medina’s Steele Wasik takes 5th in pentathlon

Medina resident Steele Wasik was fifth in the pentathlon at the New Balance Indoor Nationals. (COURTESY PHOTO)

A week after spending most of his time in bed attempting to shake off flu-like symptoms, Steele Wasik showed no signs of being sick Saturday afternoon at the New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City. The Medina resident and St. Edward High junior placed fifth in the pentathlon to earn All-American status in front Read More…