September 19, 2014

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Raburn hits two HRs, Jimenez shines as Indians rock Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — What slump? Weren’t Indians batsmen in a crash-and-burn phase? Isn’t this the same team that scored 12 runs in five games through Sunday afternoon? Hard to remember any of that now, inasmuch as the Tribe has scored 19 runs the past two games, starting Sunday night in the second game of Read More…

New Browns receiver ready to give it his Bess

Miami Dolphins Davone Bess makes a short reception in third-quarter action against the New England Patriots on Sunday, November 8, 2009, in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Dolphins 27-17. (MCT PHOTO)

Davone Bess’ impact with the Browns won’t be felt just on third down — when he’s been one of the best receivers in the NFL. He’s expected to influence the young receiving corps on a daily basis. “Obviously they have a bunch of young guys there who had pretty good seasons last year,” Bess said Read More…

Judge denies claim against Haslam for contacting customers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Knoxville judge’s has denied a claim that Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam is tampering with potential witnesses in a lawsuit stemming from an FBI raid on the country’s largest diesel retailer. Knoxville Circuit Judge Harold Wimberly on Monday rejected a motion by Atlantic Coast Carriers Inc. of Hazlehurst, Ga., to Read More…

Lifetime adventurist inducted to county Sports Hall of Fame

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RON SCHWANE

He’s gone by Rick, Ricky and Richard Burton over the years. He’s been called indestructible, individualistic, imaginative, intense, interesting and intelligent, to stick with words that start with the same letter. He was the first four-time state placer in Medina County prep wrestling history while at Highland, winning the Class AA state title at 126 Read More…

Comet Relays: Blue Devils girls second to Amherst

Morgan Wickey helped Medina to second place in the long jump at the Comet Relays. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RAY RIEDEL)

AMHERST — The Brunswick girls track team’s four-year reign at the Comet Relays was snapped Saturday by host Amherst. The Comets ruled the 58th edition with 100 points, with the Blue Devils (68) and Medina (64) third. It Amherst’s first win at its home event since 1987. St. Ignatius dominated the boys side with 71 Read More…

Girls lacrosse: Balanced Bees pull away in second half

2013 Medina Girls Lacrosse

CLEVELAND HTS. — The Medina girls lacrosse team did something Saturday it hasn’t done since 2010: defeat Upper Arlington in the regular season. The Bees, who have downed the Golden Bears in the last three Division I state championship games, won 7-4 in the final game of the Cleveland Heights Invitational at Denison Park. “We Read More…

Cloverleaf grad goes to Ravens in 4th round of NFL Draft

Kyle Juszczyk impressed a lot of NFL scouts at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. (AP PHOTO)

LAFAYETTE TWP. — Kyle Juszczyk is headed to the Super Bowl champions, and it came as no surprise to the 2009 Cloverleaf High graduate. Using a compensatory selection in the fourth round, the Baltimore Ravens grabbed Juszczyk with the 130th pick of the NFL Draft on Saturday. The Lafayette Township native joins Highland’s Jim Ritcher Read More…

This primary election is smallest in more than a decade

David Knox and Kiera Manion-Fischer Next week’s election will be Medina County’s smallest primary election in at least a dozen years. With contested candidate races only in the city of Wadsworth, two schools issues, two township fire levies and one village levy and a single local liquor option, polling places will be open for only Read More…

WWII veteran, 92, finally gets his medals

Edmund Glinka, 92, of Liverpool Township, never received medals for his service after being wounded during World War II. He received his medals Sunday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

LIVERPOOL TWP. — Edmund Glinka was wounded by a mortar during World War II, but never received the military medals recognizing his service. On Sunday, during a reception at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5563, that changed. Glinka, 92, received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star, along with several other medals. Because of a Read More…

Montville Township teen explores Norway, standup comedy

Eli Turk, 17, of Montville Township, and his mother, Jami Morrison Turk, admire the views in Molde, Norway, where Eli is finishing up a yearlong student exchange program. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Before Eli Turk went on a yearlong student exchange in Norway, one of the few things he knew about the country was that it was the background for his computer’s screensaver. Now, after spending almost nine months there, he can understand what’s going on during the classes at his Norwegian high school and he is Read More…