April 24, 2014

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Browns add tight end, cornerback

  Scott Petrak The Gazette The Browns added depth Friday at two positions of need. And they continue to explore outside linebackers. Tight end Kellen Davis and cornerback Chris Owens signed one-year deals, the team announced. Davis could challenge for a starting spot, joining Jordan Cameron, Gary Barnidge and Brad Smelley in the mix at Read More…

Girls swimming: Brunswick junior gave up cheering to break records

Brunswick junior Lizzy Gehlmann is the 2012-13 Gazette MVP for girls swimming and diving. (GAZETTE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RON SCHWANE)

DIf someone would have told Brunswick swimmer Lizzy Gehlmann three years ago that she would be the school’s first female state qualifier, she would have thought that person was joking. Swimming was the furthest thing from Gehlmann’s mind. She was more into doing splits and toe touches. “Cheerleading was my world,” she said. Good thing Read More…

Local hall of fame honors new inductees

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MEDINA — Don’t let the age fool you. The Medina County Sports Hall of Fame may be getting older, but it’s also getting better. The reservoir of worthy inductees is still deep, as evidenced by the class of 2013. The six-member class, which was announced Thursday, includes a little bit of everything and also a Read More…

Richman Farms expects to break syrup record this year

while making maple syrup Tuesday. ABOVE: Tom and Brad Indoe stand at the entrance to the sugar shack on their family farm in Harrisville Township. Sticks, a dog found on the property after a 2007 tornado, is a constant companion of Tom when he works in the shack making maple syrup during February and March. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

A family is keeping the tradition of making maple syrup alive on its township farm and it may break its own record this year. Tom Indoe said maple syrup has been produced at his family’s farm on Richman Road in Harrisville Township since about 1940. Indoe’s grandfather Kenneth Indoe, a former Medina County commissioner, helped Read More…

Departing Phil Dawson wishes Browns, city of Cleveland all the best

Phil Dawson’s parting message was full of gratitude and graciousness. “I appreciate all the love and the fan support,” he said. “I leave Cleveland with nothing but positive feelings and love for the place, a lot of great experiences there, great relationships there.” Dawson initiated and held a conference call with Cleveland-area media Thursday, two Read More…

17 vie for vacant Medina School Board seat

MEDINA — The Medina Board of Education will meet today and tomorrow to conduct interviews for the seat on the board left vacant by the retirement of Dr. Robert Wilder. The board has 17 applicants and will conduct private interviews with each starting at 5:30 p.m. today in the conference room at 140 W. Washington Read More…

Medina, Lafayette Township considering partnership

LAFAYETTE TWP. — Township trustees are expected to vote on a possible Joint Economic Development District with the city of Medina at a 10 a.m. special meeting today, officials said. Trustee Lynda Bowers said there’s been discussion for years about a potential JEDD, which would apply Medina’s 1.25 percent income tax to township businesses in Read More…

Judge delays arraignment for disrespect

MEDINA — A New York state resident who drove more than 200 miles to Medina on Thursday for his arraignment in Medina County Common Pleas Court was told to return in two weeks because he disrespected the judge. Michael S. Walker, 34, of Cheektowaga, N.Y., is accused of possessing more than 1,200 untaxed cigarettes, a Read More…

Man gets prison for bringing weapons to Batman movie

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The North Ridgeville man caught carrying a loaded handgun and four knives into a Westlake movie theater last year was sentenced Thursday in Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court to six months in prison. Scott A. Smith, 38, pleaded guilty last month to two counts of carrying concealed weapons. He refused to plead out to having weapons Read More…

Wadsworth police log for March 22

Wadsworth police Friday, March 15 6:28 p.m. — Walmart, 222 E. Smokerise Drive, theft committed by a juvenile employee reported. 6:54 p.m. — Target, 1183 Williams Reserve Blvd., report taken on three boys smashing a gallon of milk on the floor. Saturday, March 16 1:43 a.m. — 100 block E. Walnut St., windshield reported smashed. Read More…