November 22, 2014

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Indians: Terry Francona, improved roster put focus on playoffs

The Indians talk each year about contending in the American League Central Division and qualifying for the postseason. Maybe even winning the franchise’s first World Series title since 1948. This year, they actually mean it. A new manager in Terry Francona, who owns two World Series rings, and one of the busiest offseasons in franchise Read More…

Asdrubal Cabrera in shape and determined to finish season strong, in playoffs

Asdrubal Cabrera accomplished a rare feat the past two years. He was one of the Indians’ best players and made consecutive All-Star Games, yet he still managed to draw criticism — most notably for fading down the stretch. Now in what he calls the best shape of his career, and with a legitimate supporting cast, Read More…

Kyrie Irving’s return doesn’t help Cavs in loss to Hornets

NEW ORLEANS — On the night their star returned to the lineup, on the night Kyrie Irving was supposed to make everything better, the same old problems resurfaced for the Cavaliers. They couldn’t defend the pick-and-roll, they left shooters open around the perimeter, they showed little effort in a dismal third quarter and were ultimately Read More…

Indians: Chemistry, pitching, key to Tribe’s success

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — We learned when we were children that the essential appendages of a well-rounded baseball team are offense, defense and pitching. Pitching, of course, is at the top of the list. A team that has no pitching has no chance. Offense is nice, especially in the American League, whose lineups include a designated Read More…

Track: Brunswick girls dominate in season opener

Jenna D'Errico

BRUNSWICK — Gabby Maslowski couldn’t have imagined a better way to start the track season. The Brunswick sophomore did a little bit of everything Saturday afternoon at the Brunswick Elite meet, having a hand in two wins and a pair of second-place finishes to help the host Blue Devils finish runner-up. “It just feels really Read More…

Easter prayers at St. Francis

The Rev. John Lee, parochial vicar of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, gives the sermon at the 9:30 a.m. Easter Sunday Mass, held at the Medina Performing Arts Center. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAVID KNOX)

Medina softball bus in 95-car pileup in Virginia

A photo released by the Virginia State Police shows the scene of a pileup involving 95 vehicles in the southbound lanes of Interstate 77 in in Carroll County, Va. A bus carrying the Medina High School softball team was part of the pileup, and no one on the team was seriously injured. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A charter bus carrying the Medina High School softball team was involved in a 95-vehicle pileup Sunday along a fog-shrouded pass on Interstate 77 in Virginia. None of the students were seriously injured. Virginia State Police said the pileup involved 17 separate chain-reaction crashes. Three people were killed as a result of the crashes, and Read More…

Memorial Day essay contest rules announced

MEDINA — Students have a little more than a month to polish their Memorial Day essays. The Medina County Auditor’s Office has announced the rules for its annual Memorial Day Essay Contest. Deadline for entries is May 10. Last year’s reading by the students of their essays brought tears to the audience. This will be Read More…

Police search home, find drugs, arrest woman on drug charges

MEDINA — County Drug Task Force agents searched a home in Medina, arrested a woman and seized a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Agents served a search warrant at 416 Bronson St. on Friday afternoon. Lara Hudson, 23, was arrested on a warrant out of Lorain County charging her with possession of a Read More…

Evelyn L. Samosky

Evelyn L. Samosky, 86, of Medina, passed onto her heavenly home Friday, March 29, 2013. She was born in Cleveland, August 2, 1926 to the late Ladimer and Lillian Pacovsky. Evelyn had resided in Cuyahoga County most of her life. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Cleveland and had attended St. Read More…