April 23, 2014

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Tribe’s losing skid reaches five

  The Associated Press HOUSTON — J.D. Martinez and Rick Ankiel hit back-to-back homers in the second inning and the Houston Astros held on for a 3-2 win over the Indians on Friday night. The win snaps a five-game skid for Houston and extends Cleveland’s losing streak to five. Houston starter Lucas Harrell (1-2) allowed Read More…

Haslam pledges to still run team

  Tom Withers The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam pledged to continue running his family’s business — and NFL team — amid a federal investigation into fraud within his company. Haslam said Friday he has no plans to step aside as president of Pilot Flying J despite federal authorities alleging he was Read More…

Brown’s name in mix

Rick Noland The Gazette INDEPENDENCE — Everyone and their brother, including Jeff and Stan Van Gundy, is likely to be mentioned as a candidate for the Cavaliers’ vacant head coaching position. Cavs general manager Chris Grant, who is looking for a defensive-minded coach with a history of success, is likely to move quickly when it Read More…

Boston police: Second bombing suspect is in custody

WATERTOWN, Mass. — Lifting days of anxiety for a city and a nation on edge, police captured the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, found bloodied in a backyard boat Friday night less than 24 hours after a wild car chase and gun battle that left his older brother dead and Boston and its suburbs sealed Read More…

NFL spokesman says league has no plans to ask owner Jimmy Haslam to step away from team during Pilot Fying J investigation

The NFL has no plans to ask Browns owner Jimmy Haslam to step away from the team while the FBI and IRS investigate Pilot Flying J, league spokesman Greg Aiello said in an email to The Chronicle-Telegram. Haslam is CEO of Pilot Flying J, the nation’s largest truck-stop company. His father, Jim, founded the company. Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint scheduled tonight in Medina Twp.

There is a sobriety checkpoint scheduled for tonight in Medina Township, on state Route 18 east of River Styx Road. Lt. Bill Haymaker said in a press release that the checkpoint will last from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. and is being conducted in conjunction with the Medina County OVI Taskforce. State law mandates police Read More…

Cavs fire coach after three years, point to team’s inability to guard

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers never played much defense under coach Byron Scott, so general manager Chris Grant went on the offensive Thursday morning. Grant fired his head coach the morning after the Cavs’ concluded a 24-58 season with a 105-98 loss in Charlotte, dropping their record to a dismal 64-166 in three seasons under Scott, Read More…

Browns CEO Joe Banner: QB research important to process

BEREA — CEO Joe Banner has said the Browns will give quarterback Brandon Weeden the opportunity to succeed in 2013. Coach Rob Chudzinski said Weeden impressed him in this week’s three-day minicamp with his intelligence, desire and work ethic. Yet the Browns will work out Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel on Saturday and have already Read More…

Wait and see on Medina County Internet cafes

Local authorities said they’re not ready to take on Internet sweepstakes cafes in Medina County. In Cleveland, search warrants were served Wednesday at six Internet cafes after Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced he was creating a task force to assist local law enforcement and prosecutors in going after Internet cafes. “These establishments advertised themselves Read More…

Here to help: Everyday people get medical training

Kiera Manion-Fischer y The Gazette Nine people practiced bandaging a wounded child, using an automated external defibrillator, treating a fractured leg and diagnosing a patient with chest pains. The simulations were part of Medina Hospital’s Life Support Team Citizen Academy, where residents learned what it’s like to walk in a paramedic’s shoes. “The primary purpose of the class is to let community members know about EMS,” said Mark Phillips, Life Support Team director. Donald Leuchtag, a paramedic, said, “It’s a chance for the taxpayers to see what they’re getting for their money.” The Life Support Team is funded by property tax levies in Medina city, and Montville and Medina townships. The group met once a week each Wednesday at Medina Hospital for 12 two-hour sessions, and learned basic first aid and received CPR/AED certification. Participants also learned about the day-to-day operations of the Life Support Team. Next week, the class will have a graduation ceremony. As part of the course, students received a tour of the medical helicopter and were given the option to observe a squad call. Steve Neal, a Medina resident and one of the students, said, “I really enjoyed the course here.” He said it made him appreciate how difficult a paramedic’s job is. This is the second time the Life Support Team has conducted a class and another one is planned for August. To apply for the next course, contact Phillips at phillips@ccf.org. Applicants must at least 21 years old. “It’s free, open to anyone, not just county residents,” Phillips said. Contact reporter Kiera Manion-Fischer at (330) 721-4049 or kfischer@medina-gazette.com.

Paramedics. They race to the scenes of crashes, fires and other emergencies. Thanks to a 12-week course, everyday people can learn about the life-saving job and its techniques. Nine people practiced bandaging a wounded child, using an automated external defibrillator, treating a fractured leg and diagnosing a patient with chest pains. The simulations were part Read More…