December 20, 2014

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Tribe notes: Ryan Raburn named AL Player of the Week

CLEVELAND — In what had to be one of the easiest votes since the inception of the award, Indians utility man Ryan Raburn was chosen American League Player of the Week (week ending May 5). Over the span, Raburn, who has gotten increased opportunities with an injury to center fielder Michael Bourn, hit .591 (13-for-22) Read More…

Browns draft pick Armonty Bryant charged with DUI in Okla.

ADA, Okla. — Cleveland Browns seventh-round draft pick Armonty Bryant was charged Monday with driving under the influence of alcohol after his arrest late last week. Bryant was charged Monday in Pontotoc County District Court and a court appearance was scheduled for Tuesday. According to an arrest affidavit, Bryant was stopped around 3:45 a.m. Friday Read More…

Bob Burton to be honored in county Sports Hall of Fame

Former Highland wrestling assistant coach Bob Burton will be inducted into the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame as the Al Thomas Award winner during June 13 ceremonies at The Galaxy Restaurant in Wadsworth. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RON SCHWANE)

Neither Bob Burton nor Vonn Hardman could recall the year, but they certainly remembered a circus act called “The Gorilla Show.” There was no gorilla involved. In the early 1960s, traveling sideshows were common on college campuses. They usually involved a challenge — oftentimes they appeared simple but were borderline unattainable — and the winner Read More…

Girls lacrosse: Bees earn respect for O-H-I-O

Alyssa Rydell

Todd Shapiro MEDINA — The Medina girls lacrosse team has already proved it is the best in Ohio, winning the last three Division I state championships. On Sunday, the Bees showed they are ready to face challenges from across state lines. Sophomore Alyssa Rydell scored the winning goal with 4:53 to play as Medina defeated Read More…

Track and field: Hunter Williams leads Grizzlies to gold

Wadsworth's Hunter Williams anchors the first place 4x200 relay at the Avon HS Reynold's Relays. Avon's Jake Bitter is in second. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RAY RIEDEL)

AVON — The Wadsworth boys and Highland girls track teams made up for lackluster performances at last year’s Avon Reynolds Relays with stellar efforts. The Grizzlies won Saturday’s 36th edition, while the Hornets were second. Last year, the Wadsworth boys managed only 21 points and were ninth. Highland’s girls totaled 34 points and placed seventh. Read More…

Tennis: Cloverleaf’s Jacob Dunbar wins third singles title

Jacob Dunbar

MEDINA — Jacob Dunbar wrapped up his Suburban League boys tennis career in style on Saturday afternoon. The Cloverleaf junior won his third straight SL Tournament championship at first singles, defeating Copley’s Jarad Pennington 6-1, 6-3 on the courts at Medina High. Dunbar, who will graduate later this month, went 10-0 in conference matches in Read More…

Jobs would be cut if Black River levy fails

Patrick Hines

Patrick Hines is campaigning to keep his job. But he’s not an elected official — he teaches industrial technology at Black River High School. He’s actively supporting the district’s 8.7-mill levy Tuesday’s ballot because, if it fails, he expects to be out of a job. School officials have said that without new money, the entire Read More…

Hundreds of Amish men build produce auction house

Hundreds of Amish workers participated in the “barn raising” of a 28,000-square-foot produce auction house at state Route 301 and West Salem Road, in Homer Township. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAVID KNOX)

Less than a week ago, the northwest corner of state Route 301 and West Salem Road was an empty farm field. Today, it’s the site of a 28,000-square-foot Amish produce auction house in Homer Township. The transformation was the work of hundreds of Amish men who are hoping the auction house will help support their families’ Read More…

Attorney: Police unlawfully searched home for marijuana

Shannon Briggs

ELYRIA — The lawyer for a North Ridgeville man, whose wife lost her job as a Medina city school teacher after police reported finding marijuana growing in their home, has asked a county judge to throw out the evidence gathered by police. Police said they entered the home Aug. 31 after a neighbor called and Read More…

Annual horse show sees good weather, turnout

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The annual horse show to benefit the Medina County Home on Sunday morning couldn’t have had better weather — a lot of sunshine and cooling breezes. “It was a really good show and a really good turnout,” said organizer Melinda Clutter, of York Township. About 200 people came out to watch the day-long show, including Read More…