September 1, 2014

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Indians 9, A’s 2: Scott Kazmir helps Tribe complete sweep

CLEVELAND — The Sugar Land Skeeters are lamenting their loss, while the Indians are celebrating their gain. Left-hander Scott Kazmir, a two-time All-Star who spent last season pitching for Sugar Land (Texas) in an independent league, is winning games again in the majors. And the Indians are the beneficiary after signing the comeback project to Read More…

Indians Notes: MLB admits bad call, but won’t change it

CLEVELAND — Major League Baseball acknowledged that umpire Angel Hernandez made a mistake, but it will not change the crew chief’s disputed call in the Indians’ 4-3 victory over the A’s at Progressive Field on Wednesday night. Television replays clearly showed a potential game-tying drive from Adam Rosales in the ninth inning off closer Chris Read More…

Baseball: Bees win in last at-bat to earn title share

Medina’s Brian Letts makes a diving catch against Mentor in the sixth inning. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

MEDINA — Dare to dream. The odds were severely stacked against Medina’s baseball team. The Bees were down to their last out against Mentor, with their fate solely in their hands after learning Brunswick had defeated Strongsville. As coach Nick Kaplack and left fielder Mike Faschian learned May 20, 2011 — the day Medina scored Read More…

Baseball: Devils beat Mustangs for piece of River pie

Brunswick right fielder Gary Clift Jr. makes a catch over center fielder Ryan Kuntz in the second inning. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

Matthew Doyle STRONGSVILLE — The Brunswick baseball team entered Wednesday knowing it needed to defeat Strongsville on the road — and cheer heavily for Medina to beat Mentor — to win a share of the Northeast Ohio Conference River Division title. It was by no means an easy task, but Ohio State recruit Kyle Michalik Read More…

Softball: Buckeye seniors pick lineup packing plenty of punch

Buckeye’s Maggie Calame slides safely into second base before Brookside’s Kylie Bishop can apply the tag in the second inning. Below, Buckeye’s Chrissy Nichols hits a two-run home run in the bottom of the first. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

YORK TWP. — The four seniors on the Buckeye softball team made out the lineup card Wednesday afternoon, and two juniors and a sophomore made them look like geniuses. Twelfth-graders Julia Sekerak, Hannah Hartley, Nikki Jackson and Kayla Kish were honored prior to a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division game against Brookside, but juniors Chrissy Read More…

Newsweek ranks Highland High in list of nation’s top schools

To see the full rankings, click here. Story by David Knox and Kiera Manion-Fischer Highland Schools has one of the top 1,000 public high schools in the nation, according the 2013 ranking by Newsweek magazine. Highland High, in Granger Township, is the only school in Medina County and one of only 77 schools in Ohio Read More…

Pollen count causes more itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing

Five-year-old Mya Kennedy, of Medina, blows dandelion “puff balls” to the winds Wednesday at the playground of St. Francis Xavier School. Good fun for kids, but all those tiny seeds — along with pollen from trees, flowers and other sprouting vegetation — are causing pain for many people with allergies. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAVID KNOX)

Anyone who has allergies is familiar with the symptoms the spring blossoms bring: itchy eyes, stuffy noses and sneezing. But this year is especially bad. “Typically, the folks who have tree allergies have problems in February and March and we see the grass sufferers in May,” said Dr. Andrew Chema, a family physician at Family Read More…

Riding mower cuts into natural gas line

Sand covers the area in front of 4595 Sharon Copley Road on Wednesday, where a Montville Township resident struck the connection to a pipeline from natural gas wells, causing oil to and gas to leak. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MONTVILLE TWP. — State Route 162 was closed for several hours Wednesday for cleanup of a natural gas leak in front of a home. Montville police Sgt. Chris LaFond said a resident at 4595 Sharon Copley Road (state Route 162) was riding his lawn mower at about 11:30 a.m. when he struck a gas well Read More…

Cloverleaf to take two more shots at money after levy failure

Cloverleaf Schools has filed two issues for the August special election ballot — one is another try at new operating funds and the other is a renewal of an existing levy. Cloverleaf Treasurer Jim Hudson said the additional levy would generate the same revenue as the levy that failed in Tuesday’s primary, even though the Read More…

Condition upgraded of student injured in crash

LIVERPOOL TWP. — One of four Olmsted Falls High students injured in a crash Monday night is off the critical list. Chase Dupratt, 18, was upgraded to serious condition at Cleveland’s MetroHealth Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon. The other three students — Alexander Stipek, 17; Danny Cuellar, 17; and Ryan Hoffer, 16 — remain in Read More…