November 23, 2014

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Kicker Phil Dawson headed to San Francisco after 14 years with Browns

Phil Dawson is 78 points shy of Lou Groza’s record for most points in Browns history. Dawson is 17 games behind Clay Matthews for most played in team history. Dawson is no longer a member of the Browns. After 14 years with Cleveland, Dawson signed a one-year contract Tuesday with the 49ers. He is taking Read More…

Waiters out at least a week; surgery possible

INDEPENDENCE — The news was not good regarding the injured left knee of Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters. The team announced late Tuesday afternoon that the rookie will miss at least a week and probably longer due to a small, loose cartilage fragment that might require arthroscopic surgery. Waiters, who is averaging 14.7 points and Read More…

Chardon shooter gets three life sentences, mocks families

T. J. Lane listens during court proceedings in Geauga County Common Pleas Court Feb. 26, in Chardon. Lane, now 18, was sentenced Tuesday to three life sentences without parole for killing three students at Chardon High School. He pleaded guilty three weeks ago to three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of attempted aggravated murder and a single count of felonious assault. Prosecutors agreed to drop the death-penalty specifications from the aggravated murder counts. (AP PHOTO)

CHARDON — Wearing a T-shirt with “killer” scrawled across it, a teenager cursed and gestured obscenely as he was given three life sentences Tuesday for shooting to death three students in an Ohio high school cafeteria. T.J. Lane, 18, had pleaded guilty last month to shooting at students in February 2012 at Chardon High School. Read More…

Indians: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Matt Capps won’t make roster, but Cleveland hopes they stick around

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Parting is such sweet sorrow that the Cleveland Indians often refuse to do it. Manager Terry Francona and general manager Chris Antonetti bear little resemblance to William Shakespeare. Moreover, Matt Capps and Daisuke Matsuzaka will never be mistaken for Romeo and Juliet, but all four are about to take part in one Read More…

High school basketball: All-star games begin tonight

Cloverleaf’s Robby Buckwald is a member of the Suburban League boys team. The SL squad will take on the NOC/PAC team in the annual Senior All-Star Game tonight at Highland. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

GRANGER TWP. — One of the most universally liked experiences in area high school basketball will take place when the Medina County Senior All-Star Games — better known as “Hoopla” — tip off tonight at Highland High School. The 24th annual doubleheader presented by the Brunswick Rotary begins with the girls game at 6. The Read More…

Boys basketball: Geschke, Wheeler top players in county

Billy Geschke

COLUMBUS — The top two players in Medina County earned accolades when the Division I and II All-Ohio boys basketball teams were released Monday by the Associated Press. Medina senior Billy Geschke and Brunswick senior Kyle Wheeler were special mention in Division I after compiling high-scoring seasons in the deep Northeast Ohio Conference. Geschke, a Read More…

Cavs show little effort against Pacers

Indiana Pacers' Orlando Johnson (11) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' Wayne Ellington (21) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 18, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND —  The Cavaliers put forth a total team effort Monday night at Quicken Loans Arena. They all stunk. Already without Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao, Cleveland lost rookie shooting guard Dion Waiters to a sore left knee after one quarter, then displayed no heart the rest of the night while falling 111-90 to the Read More…

Medina School Board could face legal action

Read the documents: • Agenda for Jan. 7 work session • Minutes for Jan. 7 work session • Revised minutes for Jan. 7 work session • New superintendent contract approved Jan. 7 Loren Genson and David Knox MEDINA — The first hint that Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp had won a new contract didn’t come until more than two Read More…

County engineer against raising maximum truck weight

A truck passes through the intersection of State Road and West Liberty Street in Medina on Monday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — Medina County Engineer Mike Salay is against a proposal to increase the maximum weight of tractor-trailers on state highways by more than 21 percent. The problem is that trucks don’t always stay on state highways. “Those trucks begin and end their routes on local roads, not state highways,” Salay said. “When that load Read More…

One arrest made at drunken driving checkpoint

WADSWORTH — Police and Ohio Highway Patrol troopers went looking for drunken drivers Saturday. The good news is they didn’t find many. Only one driver was arrested at an OVI checkpoint Saturday conducted 9 p.m. to midnight at 151 Main St. The driver took a breath test and was found to have a 0.157 blood-alcohol Read More…