April 24, 2014

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Cavaliers end skid

  The Associated Press BOSTON — Tristan Thompson had career highs with 29 points and 17 rebounds and theCavaliers ended a 10-game losing streak with a 97-91 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday. Alonzo Gee also had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who held Boston to 16 points Read More…

Lefty stops Tribe

  Fred Goodall The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Matt Moore pitched six sharp innings and Ben Zobrist drove in three runs to lead the Tampa Bay Rays over the Indians 4-0 on Friday night. Moore (1-0) limited the Indians to a pair of hits by Michael Bourn, walked two and struck out eight. Read More…

Brunswick has volleyball team again

  Dan Brown The Gazette BRUNSWICK — After a 13-year absence, boys volleyball is back at Brunswick. Under the direction of coach Gary Ostkar, a senior at Brecksville the last time the Blue Devils had a team, the club program is fielding varsity and junior varsity squads consisting of a total of 24 players. Brunswick’s Read More…

A mauling for Myers: Righty tagged for four HRs in Indians debut

TORONTO — A game of home run derby broke out Thursday at the Rogers Centre, and unfortunately for the Indians, they had the better batting-practice pitcher on the mound. In what was a disastrous debut for Brett Myers, the right-hander served up four homers to pave the way for a 10-8 loss to the Blue Read More…

Cavs coach Byron Scott not worried about his job

INDEPENDENCE — Power forward Tristan Thompson provided some of the Cavaliers’ best defense of the season Thursday afternoon at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Third-year Cleveland coach Byron Scott, meanwhile, went on the offensive when his job security was brought up. “I don’t necessarily think I need to defend myself to the public or especially in the Read More…

Brunswick’s Tyler Hughes commits to the Storm

BRUNSWICK — Tyler Hughes helped put Brunswick wrestling back on the map this winter. Now the senior is hoping to help Lake Erie College make itself a national power. Hughes made a verbal commitment to the Division II program last week, selecting the Storm over Kent State, Ashland and Findlay. “It just really clicked,” the Read More…

Prosecutor, Ohio auditor to decide whether to investigate Stepp

MEDINA — Public officials are discussing a possible investigation into spending through the Medina County Schools’ Educational Service Center’s “carryover” fund. In an emailed response to a community member’s question Monday, Medina Law Director Greg Huber wrote, “I discussed, today, the question of an investigation into the use of this fund with the County Prosecutor Read More…

Stepp defends position in email to parents, staff

Full text of Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp’s letter MEDINA — Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp sent an email to Medina parents and staff Wednesday night defending his $4,782 trip to Florida for a conference and his new contract in which he was awarded an $83,000 signing bonus he has since agreed to pay back. Read More…

Fire destroys Boston Road home, no one injured

STEVE MANHEIM / GAZEtTE Valley City Fire Chief Jack Petrone said the homeowners were on vacation when a fire destroyed this Boston Road house Thursday morning in Liverpool Township. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE MANHEIM)

LIVERPOOL TWP. — The state fire marshal was called in Thursday to investigate a fire that destroyed a Boston Road family’s home while they were on vacation. Valley City Fire Chief Jack Petrone said Thursday no one has been able to contact the homeowners, Barry and Robyn Watson, because they are on vacation. The house Read More…

Sheriff: Sex assault victims of man, 79, should come forward

Robert Law

MEDINA — The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who may have been a victim of a Medina Township man being held at the county jail on a rape charge stemming from 1996 to come forward. Robert D. Law, 79, was arrested at his 4898 Century Oak Circle home March 27 after a joint investigation by Read More…