April 20, 2014

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Indians notes: Kazmir to DL; Bauer to make debut Saturday

TORONTO — Though it comes under unfortunate circumstances, the Indians will get an early first look at right-handed phenom Trevor Bauer, who will replace an injured Scott Kazmir to start for Cleveland on Saturday at Tampa Bay. Kazmir, who won the fifth spot with an impressive spring training, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Read More…

Cavaliers: Focus turns to Coach Byron Scott after another loss

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Byron Scott is no longer simply fielding questions about his team’s latest loss. He’s being asked about his job security. That topic came up Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, where the Cavs dropped their season-high 10th straight game, a 113-95 debacle against the Brooklyn Nets in which Cleveland trailed by Read More…

Indians off to 2-0 start after OT win

TORONTO — This new era of Indians baseball has begun near perfectly, and Cleveland has one of its offseason additions to thank for making it possible. Though closer Chris Perez blew a save in the ninth inning Wednesday night at Rogers Centre, designated hitter Mark Reynolds eased the pain with a mammoth 11th-inning solo home Read More…

Track and field: Medina’s Stephen Gazley makes most of day

Stephen Gazley

AVON LAKE — Medina junior Stephen Gazley hadn’t competed in the long jump before Wednesday’s non-conference dual meet with Avon Lake. The junior showed no signs of inexperience, as he led the Bees to a 90-47 win. Gazley cleared 19 feet, 1 inch to win the long jump. He also clocked a winning time of Read More…

Indians: Reynolds wins game with 11th-inning homer

Cleveland Indians' Mark Reynolds hits a solo homer off Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Sergio Santos during 11th inning of a baseball game to win 3-2 in Toronto on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (AP PHOTO)

TORONTO — This new era of Indians baseball has begun near perfectly, and Cleveland has one its offseason additions to thank for making it possible. Though closer Chris Perez blew a save in the ninth inning Wednesday night at Rogers Centre, designated hitter Mark Reynolds eased the pain with a mammoth 11th-inning solo home run Read More…

Board hired PR firm for $20K the day it met in closed-door session

The Medina school board last month hired a Cleveland public relations firm specializing in “crisis management” to handle the public outcry over Superintendent Randy Stepp’s new contract, which included an $83,000 signing bonus. The bill: $20,370 for two weeks’ work. Board spokeswomen Jeanne Hurt said Hennes Paynter Communications, 50 Public Square, was hired because the Read More…

Union officials, board president to discuss oversight of ESC funds

Kiera Manion-Fischer and Loren Genson Officials of the union representing Medina teachers will meet with school board President Karla Robinson and Treasurer Jim Hudson to discuss new procedures aimed at providing better oversight of how district funds are spent through the Medina County Schools Educational Service Center. Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp’s spending of district Read More…

PHOTOS: Reading the green at Medina Library’s putt-putt course

Audrey McKee, 13, and her brother, Greg McKee, 9, of Montville Township, play putt-putt on an indoor course set up in the children's section of the Medina Library Wednesday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

Man, 79, arrested for rape, FBI investigating case

Robert Law

MEDINA — A 79-year-old Medina Township man is being held in the Medina County Jail on $1 million bond stemming from a July 1, 1996, rape case being investigated by the FBI. Robert D. Law, of 4898 Century Oak Circle, was arrested March 28 by sheriff’s deputies and charged with rape, a first-degree felony, according Read More…

I-76 3-vehicle crash injures Lodi woman

WADSWORTH TWP. — A 52-year-old Lodi woman was seriously injured in a three-vehicle, chain-reaction crash Wednesday morning on Interstate 76. Judy M. Wagner was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer east at about 7:50 a.m. when her vehicle struck the rear bumper of a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica, just east of state Route 94, according to the Read More…