October 24, 2014

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Red Sox 6, Indians 3: Tribe offense sputters again

CLEVELAND — Starting pitching has been the problem for the Indians as of late, but their new-and-improved offense certainly hasn’t provided a remedy. Cleveland’s lineup scored in just one inning Wednesday night at Progressive Field as the Red Sox wrapped up the series with a 6-3 victory. Since beginning the season with two straight wins, Read More…

Browns Minicamp Notes: D’Qwell Jackson thankful for chance to visit troops in Afghanistan

BEREA – Linebacker D’Qwell Jackson makes the most of his time away from football. After going to Sierra Leone the last few years on a medical mission, Jackson was part of an NFL-USO tour to Afghanistan in March. “I’m glad I had the opportunity to go over,” Jackson said Wednesday after minicamp practice. “We went Read More…

Browns Minicamp: Players getting feel for changes that come with switch to 3-4 defense

BEREA – Jabaal Sheard lined up at right outside linebacker after spending his life as a left end. Ahtyba Rubin was at end after his first five years were in the middle. D’Qwell Jackson had a linebacker next to him on the inside, but was no longer protected by two tackles upfront. The switch to Read More…

Browns’ Brandon Weeden ready to impress

BEREA — Quarterback Brandon Weeden took the first snaps with the first-team offense on the first day of the first minicamp under first-year coach Rob Chudzinski. Weeden plans to take the opportunity and run with it. “Now that it’s my second year, it’s my job to take control, be the guy and be the leader,” Read More…

No one scored goals like Michelle Beorlegui

Michelle (Anderson) Beorlegui, who led the Medina High soccer team to the 1997 Division I state championship, is still Medina County’s all-time leader in goals scored with 108. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Michelle (Anderson) Beorlegui was not a one-dimensional soccer player. It’s just that one aspect of Beorlegui’s game, first at Medina High and later at the University of Central Florida, was so strong it completely overshadowed all others. Quite simply, no one in Medina County history has been as successful as Beorlegui when it comes to Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving says sorry to fans

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving apologized Tuesday for his actions — and non-actions — following a disappointing home loss to Miami the night before. Irving said on his Twitter account that he was sorry for not taking part in Fan Appreciation Night ceremonies Monday following a 96-95 loss to the Heat at Quicken Read More…

Medina school board rescinds Stepp’s contract

Randy Stepp

Kiera Manion-Fischer and David Knox MEDINA — In a surprise move, the Medina Board of Education voted Tuesday to rescind the controversial contract awarded Superintendent Randy Stepp, which included an $83,000 signing bonus. In response, Stepp said he would go to court to enforce the contract. The board also agreed Tuesday to withdraw a 5.9-mill Read More…

‘Brother Batchelder’ backs tax exemption for Masons

COLUMBUS — A controversial property tax exemption for Masonic lodges and other fraternal organizations was an 11th-hour addition to the state budget. House Speaker Bill Batchelder, R-Medina, who is a freemason, helped push the tax exemption, which was included as an amendment to House Bill 59 at a House Finance and Appropriations Committee meeting Tuesday. Read More…

Funeral director illustrates the pain of suicide in book

Brunswick resident Veronica Thomas wrote a book "Mommy's Sandcastle" to help children undesrtand the loss of a family member to suicide. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

Veronica Thomas always knew she wanted to help people. Now the funeral director for Waite and Son’s Brunswick chapel has written a book aimed at helping families with young children cope with suicide. Thomas’s book, “Mommy’s Sandcastle,” explores the difficulty of coping with depression and how the suicide of a parent does not mean the Read More…

Some trash collection resumes today

CARLISLE TWP. — Republic Waste, which serves the city of Brunswick, planned to resume trash collection today with out-of-state workers and supervisors replacing striking employees, even as the strike was expected to drag into a third day. Dave Kidder, area marketing manager for Republic, said that garbage pickup in Medina, Lorain and western Cuyahoga counties Read More…