November 27, 2014

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Thompson leads OSU to Big Ten Tournament win

  Jay Cohen The Associated Press CHICAGO — Sam Thompson grew up in Chicago and went to high school near the United Center. Like all kids in the area, he was a big fan of Michael Jordan. So this was one special homecoming for the silky smooth sophomore. Thompson had a career-high 19 points to Read More…

County twins in national high school hockey record book

Medina County residents Luke Sunde, left, and his twin brother Mark, right, are in the United States high school hockey record book. (Photo provided)

Brian Dulik The Gazette The leading scorer in United States high school hockey history lives in Medina County. So does the nation’s all-time assist leader, who just happens to be his twin brother. Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy senior forwards Luke and Mark Sunde put their names in the record book this winter while heating up Read More…

About our black-and-white newspapers today

We didn’t set out this morning to give some readers a throwback black-and-white front page in today’s newspaper, but a traffic mishap knocked out power around Elyria, where we print our papers. The resulting domino effect of outages also disabled part of our printing press — the part that handles color on the front page. Scanner Read More…

Indians: No. 5 starter remains a mystery

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Spring training will be over in little more than two weeks, and the identity of the Indians’ fifth starter remains a mystery. Blame manager Terry Francona for that. Or blame the competitors for the job: in alphabetical order Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco, Scott Kazmir and Daisuke Matsuzaka. None of the four has Read More…

Browns: Harvard alum celebrating arrival despite recent arrest

BEREA — Desmond Bryant didn’t know just how big the numbers on the check would be, but he believed from a young age he would have an NFL career that allowed him to pose for the cameras holding the jersey of his new team. Bryant realized that dream Thursday when he stood between Browns CEO Read More…

Boys soccer: Brunswick selects Ben Dotson to lead program

BRUNSWICK — For Ben Dotson, Brunswick is not only his hometown, but it’s where he developed his love for soccer. Now the Medina County resident and former Padua standout is getting a chance to leads its boys soccer program. Dotson was named the replacement for Bruce Miller, who stepped down after four years at the Read More…

Track & field: No-fear attitude helps Medina pole vaulter

Medina pole vaulter Kyle Hutchinson has turned heads during the indoor track and field season. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Kyle Hutchinson has always been a thrill-seeker. From racing bikes to snowboarding, the Medina junior is always looking for the next adventure to get his blood going. That mentality may have caused the occasional broken bone or gash, but it’s what has made him fearless when it comes to the pole vault. “Since I was Read More…

Browns notes: Biggest moves over, but team isn’t done

BEREA — The Browns made quite a splash in the first day of free agency, spending $74 million on outside linebacker Paul Kruger and defensive end Desmond Bryant. CEO Joe Banner isn’t done, but said any further moves won’t create the same ripple throughout the fan base, or league. “I think these will be the Read More…

Grapplers to converge in Medina for regional competition

Photo courtesy of American Grappling Challenge

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is not just a martial art, it’s also a competitive sport and means of self-defense. “It’s definitely the most effective form of self-defense,” said Dustin Ware, director of the American Grappling Challenge, which is bringing a tournament to Medina for the third time this Saturday. The tournament being held at Medina High School Read More…

Medina Councilman Bill Lamb switches political parties

Councilman Bill Lamb

MEDINA — Councilman Bill Lamb, at-large, wants to become a Republican again. Lamb said Thursday night he has the paperwork from the Medina County Board of Elections to change his party affiliation. It’s not the first time the councilman has crossed party lines. Lamb was a Republican in 1983 when he ran for mayor of Read More…