April 16, 2014

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Indians: Santana close to return, as Tribe washed out again

CLEVELAND — Carlos Santana told manager Terry Francona he wanted to play tonight in the series opener with Central Division rival Chicago. Francona said the catcher won’t, but he believes Santana’s words are an indicator he is close to returning to the lineup after taking a fastball off his left hand while catching. He was Read More…

Browns trade for Dion Lewis, a speedy backup running back

The Browns and Eagles traded backups Thursday, renewing Cleveland CEO Joe Banner’s relationship with his former team and adding speed to the Browns’ group of running backs. Dion Lewis, 22, joined the Browns in exchange for linebacker Emmanuel Acho, a sixth-round pick last year who missed the season with a knee injury. Lewis is 5-foot-8, Read More…

Ohio State football: Meyer hoping to make Cincy OSU country

COLUMBUS — After years and years of getting a cold shoulder from the city of Cincinnati, Ohio State’s football team is taking its act on the road to the Queen City. Call it a spring thaw. The Buckeyes will wind up their 15 spring practices Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Bengals, while Read More…

Medina school board chooses Adamczyk as new member

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MEDINA — The Medina school board Wednesday night named Douglas Adamczyk to replace former board President Charles Freeman. Adamczyk, 41, is a regional director of mortgage sales for First Priority Financial, managing a branch office on North Court Street. A five-year resident of the school district, he holds a bachelor’s degree in management. “I’m thrilled Read More…

PHOTO: Medina County seniors stretch like warriors

Members of a yoga class at the Medina Senior Center strike the "Warrior II" pose. The class, hosted by the Medina County Office for Older Adults, is held Wednesdays at the center, 246 Northland Drive. Pictured, from left: instructor Lisa Wittman; Linda Kenski, Medina Township; Suzanne Habitz, Medina; Dawn Hamman, Medina; Joan Lawrence, Medina Township; Arla Simonis, Medina; Gloria Pinner, Lafayette Township; Pat Cassese, Medina; and Karen Holler, York Township. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAVID KNOX)

Board to public: Should we proceed with levy?

MEDINA — The Medina City school board is asking voters whether they should keep the 5.9-mill levy on the May primary ballot or hold off until the November general election. “We are eager to hear from community members what should be done about leaving the levy on the ballot or postponing it,” board President Karla Read More…

Man pleas in spree of auto thefts, title frauds

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MEDINA — A Sharon Township man pleaded no contest Monday to stealing nine automobiles and falsifying 10 auto titles since October 2011. Matthew S. Collier, 34, of 7389 State Road , is scheduled for a May 20 sentencing on the charges: tampering with government records, a third-degree felony; nine counts of grand theft auto and Read More…

Wadsworth Police offers free summer camp

WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth Police Department are sponsoring a free, week-long summer camp for children, ages 10 to 13. The 2013 Wadsworth Safety Forces Summer Camp will be held at Wadsworth Middle School, 150 Silvercreek Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for five days from June 24 to June 28. Camp activities will include Read More…

Woman calls police over turkey near roadway

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Why did the turkey cross the road? A woman driving on Hanover Drive thought the police might know. Just after 12:40 p.m. Wednesday, a Medina Police dispatcher reported over the radio that a woman had called and said that a turkey was walking alone down the street. “She didn’t know that turkeys walk around, I Read More…

Brunswick police log for April 11

Brunswick Police Department Thursday, April 4 12:39 p.m. — Joseph M. Creadon, 29, of 1763 Stoneybrook Drive, Apt. 201, Brunswick, was served with a warrant for a probation violation from Medina Common Pleas Court and served with warrants from North Olmstead and Elyria after he was arrested at his home. 5:47 p.m. — Carolyn M. Read More…