August 27, 2014

Medina
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Medina’s Kyle Hutchinson first in pole vault

GENEVA — Six Medina County competitors and one relay team placed in the top 8 of their respective events Friday night at the SPIRE Scholastic Indoor Meet. Led by a first-place finish from Medina’s Kyle Hutchinson in the pole vault, five others fine-tuned their times before this weekend’s OATCCC Indoor State Championships at the University Read More…

Buckeyes feeling good about win despite no Big Ten title

COLUMBUS — First, No. 14 Ohio State won a game. Then the Buckeyes watched a share of the Big Ten championship slip away. Hours after Ohio State beat Illinois 68-55 on Sunday behind Deshaun Coleman’s 19 points, the Buckeyes missed out on a piece of the conference title when No. 2 Indiana overcame a four-point Read More…

James “Jim” W. Anderson

James “Jim” W. Anderson, 89, passed away March 9, 2013 in Medina. A full obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Gazette.

Johanna Hobrath

Johanna Hobrath, 75, of Brunswick, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013 in Middleburg Heights. She was born March 5, 1938 in Czechoslovakia. Johanna enjoyed being a Christian writer for Halo Ministries. She was the beloved wife of 50 years to Adam Hobrath; devoted mother of Timothy (Judith) Hobrath and Gary (Marta) Hobrath; loving grandmother of Read More…

Motorcycle ignites house fire in Brunswick Hills Twp.

A leak in the fuel system of a motorcycle was blamed for a fire that damaged a house at 617 Memory Lane in Brunswick Hills Township. No one was injured in the blaze. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

BRUNSWICK HILLS TWP. — A homeowner was trying to start his motorcycle when a spark ignited a gasoline leak, starting a fire that spread to his home Sunday night. The fire, at 617 Memory Lane, started at about 6:30 p.m., said Lt. Rob Koerper of the Brunswick Hills Township Fire Department. The motorcycle had been Read More…

Ohio Highway Patrol: Hotline spurs crime tips

This handout photo taken Feb. 23, 2012 and provided by the Ohio State Highway Patrol shows a new highway sign in Columbus, Ohio. (AP PHOTO)

By Kantele Franko COLUMBUS — The Ohio Highway Patrol said its increased efforts to crack down on drug trafficking and other crimes are paying off with more calls to its revamped hotline and greater use of its criminal intelligence unit, which follows up on tips and helps other law enforcement agencies. The state launched an Read More…

Public meetings slated for this week

Today Brunswick City Council, committee of the whole, 6:30 p.m., regular meeting, 7:30 p.m., municipal complex, 4095 Center Road. Chippewa Lake Village Council, regular meeting, 7:30 p.m., village community center-Pochedly Hall, 24 Circle Crest Drive. Granger Township trustees, regular meeting, 7:30 p.m., township administration building, 3717 Ridge Road. Hinckley Township trustees, regular meeting, 7 p.m., Read More…

ODOT backs plan to allow heavier trucks

COLUMBUS — A proposal to raise the weight limit for trucks is backed by Ohio’s transportation chief as economically beneficial, but it has opposition from trucking and other officials concerned about safety and roadway deterioration. The measure would raise the maximum weight from 80,000 pounds to 90,000 pounds for trucks on state highways in Ohio, Read More…

Indians go with Zach McAllister for No. 4 spot in pitching rotation

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Indians manager Terry Francona ended some of the drama about his starting rotation. Francona picked right-hander Zach McAllister to be the club’s No. 4 starter, leaving just one opening for Cleveland to fill before the end of spring training. McAllister came to camp as the favorite, and the 25-year-old has not disappointed Read More…

Cavs continue awful play after halftime; Kyrie Irving injures shoulder

TORONTO — Cleveland coach Byron Scott had some venting to do after his team’s latest second-half collapse. Star guard Kyrie Irving’s shoulder injury didn’t improve his mood. Amir Johnson scored 17 points and matched his career high with 16 rebounds, Alan Anderson scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Read More…