April 24, 2014

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Yankees 14, Indians 1: Carrasco tossed as Tribe tumbles again

CLEVELAND — Starting pitching was the chief concern for the Indians entering the 2013 season. It’s easy to see why. With another poor effort from a member of the rotation Tuesday night, the Tribe was defenseless in a 14-1 throttling from the New York Yankees, who posted their largest margin of victory in Cleveland since Read More…

Girls basketball: Medina coach steps down, needs to recharge

Chris Hassinger

MEDINA — In four short seasons, Chris Hassinger changed the mindset of Medina girls basketball. Now, the 41-year-old is ready for his next challenge, announcing Monday he is stepping down as Bees coach. “I just felt like I need to recharge,” Hassinger said. “I have no plans right now and I’m keeping all of my Read More…

College signing: Kyle Berger will play football for OSU

Kyle Berger

MEDINA — If things work out perfectly for St. Ignatius junior Kyle Berger, he’ll go from winning a high school state football title to a college national championship. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound outside linebacker Monday made a verbal commitment to attend Ohio State University, which beat out approximately 35 big-time suitors for the Medina resident’s gridiron Read More…

Terry Francona could take Tribe places

CLEVELAND — Terry Francona managed his first game in the home dugout at Progressive Field on Monday afternoon. It was also his debut as a Cleveland resident. The start was rocky. And that was before Yankees designated hitter Travis Hafner hit a three-run rocket to center field in the first inning against his former team. Read More…

UPDATED: Medina superintendent put on paid leave, Stepp responds

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UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.: Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp responded to the board’s decision to put him on paid administrative leave with an email to the news media. To read Stepp’s email, click here. MEDINA — Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp was placed on paid administrative leave Monday morning pending completion of an investigation into his use Read More…

Not a pretty sight: Depleted Yanks hammer tribe

New York Yankees’ Travis Hafner hits a homers off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez in the first inning of Monday’s home opening game in Cleveland. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — A “Let’s Go Tribe” chant echoed through Progressive Field prior to the start of the home opener against the Yankees on Monday. By the time the seventh inning rolled around, it was difficult to hear anything but boos. A highly anticipated first game in front of the hometown fans turned sour quickly, with Read More…

Hanwell: Stepp situation not our jurisdiction

MEDINA — Mayor Dennis Hanwell gave a brief statement at Monday’s City Council meeting in response to questions from the public about why city officials have not weighed in on the controversy surrounding Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp. “The mayor and City Council have no authority or oversight of the school operations,” Hanwell said. “This Read More…

More seek vacant board position left in Freeman’s resignation

MEDINA — The Medina school board will have its choice of 18 candidates for the vacancy created by board President Charles Freeman’s resignation. Seven more people have applied for the post, in addition to 11 who were interviewed for the seat left open by the resignation of Dr. Robert Wilder in February. Thomas Cahalan was Read More…

Rape charge shocks friends of Medina Township man, 79

Robert D. Law, right, listens to his court-appointed attorney, Matthew Gaeckle, at Monday’s hearing in Medina Municipal Court. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

MEDINA — When the FBI showed up at Tess Brown’s door two weeks ago, she was astounded to learn her friend, 79-year-old Robert D. Law, was accused of molesting a young boy 17 years ago. On Monday, she said she still could barely believe what was happening when Law entered a Medina municipal courtroom in Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for April 9

Nick Filak

Baseball Nick Filak, Black River: Senior utility man had pair of game-winning hits as Pirates swept Northwestern 9-8 and 5-4 in non-conference doubleheader. … Ended first game walk-off style with two-run single. … Put Black River in position for victory in second game with go-ahead sacrifice fly. … Finished day 5-for-7 with six RBIs and Read More…