April 19, 2014

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Indians 10, Mariners 8: Tribe wins in bizarre fashion

CLEVELAND — If Indians fans don’t believe in their team now, they may never will. The majors’ best club since April 20 stayed hot at Progressive Field on Monday afternoon, overcoming a flurry of misfortune to turn back the Mariners 10-8 in 10 innings and complete a four-game sweep of Seattle. A three-run home run Read More…

Stepp files lawsuit against school board in federal court (Updated with text of lawsuit complaint)

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Full text of lawsuit complaint Press release issued by Stepp’s attorneys Kiera Manion-Fischer and David Knox Medina City Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp has filed a federal lawsuit charging school board members and other district officials with breach of contract, defamation and invasion of privacy. The suit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court, Northern District, Read More…

Hall of fame to honor 1991 Black River baseball team

The 1991 Black River baseball team will be inducted into the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame during June 13 ceremonies at The Galaxy Restaurant in Wadsworth. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

The coach, already a Medina County Sports Hall of Fame inductee, is semi-retired and lives in West Union, W.Va., a town so rural that occasional cell phone service is considered a blessing. The star pitcher has spent the last 15 years as part of the United States Secret Service, including four working presidential detail for Read More…

Track and field: Wadsworth girls 4×4 clinches share of team title

Wadsworth 4x400-meter relay members Michalla Gordon, left, Sarah Berger, right, and Leah Runkle celebrate after breaking the Suburban League Meet record. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

MACEDONIA — Trailing second place by two points heading into the final event, the 4×400-meter relay, Wadsworth’s girls track team knew what it needed to do to earn a share of the Suburban League championship Saturday. The quartet of Courtney Palange, Leah Runkle, Sarah Berger and Michalla Gordon won in a season-best time and helped Read More…

Track: Staruch sisters show their mettle

CLEVELAND — First-time jitters were non-existent as Hinckley Township’s Cortney Staruch finished fifth at Sunday’s 36th Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. The 2008 Highland graduate clocked 2 hours, 57 minutes and 45 seconds in her marathon debut. “I didn’t know what to expect, so I’m very happy,” she said. “I definitely wanted to run 3:15 or Read More…

Tennis: Colts’ Dunbar, Highland pair advance easily

MEDINA — Cloverleaf junior Jacob Dunbar is now a three-time sectional champion. No. 1 seed Dunbar completed his domination of the Medina Division I Sectional on Saturday with a 6-1, 6-0 triumph over No. 2 seed Aaron Sandberg of Walsh Jesuit. Dunbar — also a three-time Suburban League first singles champion and MVP — only Read More…

Tribe: Walk-off grounder saves closer Perez

CLEVELAND — It wasn’t the drama-filled frenzy they enjoyed a night earlier, but the Indians walked off with another victory Saturday afternoon at Progressive Field. After a blown save from closer Chris Perez allowed the Mariners to tie the game in the top of the ninth, Cleveland came back to score the winning run in Read More…

Survey on American opinions says: United we stand

Can we agree on this? Americans still think alike much of the time, even if our politicians don’t. To get heads nodding, just say something worrisome about the economy or dismissive of Washington. Almost all Americans consider themselves very patriotic, believe in God, value higher education and admire those who get rich through hard work. Read More…

PHOTO: Memorial ride draws 60 motorcycles, raises $2,281 (updated total)

More than 60 motorcycles participated in a memorial run Sunday in honor of Lodi Police Capt. Carl “Smokey” Summers, who died Dec. 10, 1977 after being struck by a stolen pickup truck while on duty. The police-escorted run, organized by Carl Summers’ brother, Dave Summers, 54, began at Century Harley-Davidson, 3053 Eastpointe Drive, Medina Township, and ended at the cemetery in Lodi where Carl Summers is buried. The event raised about $1,400 for a monument in the village’s Central Park, according to Charlie Brown, a member of the Lodi Police Advisory Board. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAVID KNOX)

Volunteers plant crops with Feeding Medina County

The members of the Tester family were among the dozens of volunteers at Saturday’s “community garden seeding.” From left, Caleb, 16, Angie, 8, April, 13, and their mother, Kellie Tester, of Litchfield Township, and her fiancé, Terry Muller. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAVID KNOX)

MEDINA — More than three dozen volunteers showed up Saturday to plant a garden that will supply vegetables to help Medina County residents in need. “We wanted to give back and say thank you,” said Kellie Tester, of Litchfield Township. Tester said she and her three children benefited from Feeding Medina County’s Weekenders for Children Read More…