September 22, 2014

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2013 All-Gazette baseball

Luke Raley

Luke Raley — Highland outfielder Class: Senior Highlights: Division I first-team All-Ohio. … First-team All-Suburban League. … Two-time All-Gazette. … Hit .568 with 50 RBIs, 40 runs, eight home runs, seven triples, 12 doubles and school-record 26 stolen bases. … Added .650 on-base percentage and 1.095 slugging percentage. … Hit two home runs with eight Read More…

Baseball: Highland’s Luke Raley’s season to be remembered

Highland's Luke Raley is the 2013 Gazette baseball MVP. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RON SCHWANE)

Highland center fielder Luke Raley was born Sept. 19, 1994, as the second child of Doug and Beth Raley. It is amazing he didn’t enter the world with a baseball bat in his hands. Now a well-built 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, Raley readily admits the game has been with him from Day 1. Despite never really Read More…

Browns: Nelson takes time to help out, sets up orphanage

Cleveland Browns wide receiver David Nelson works after minicamp practice at the NFL football team's practice facility in Berea, Ohio Tuesday, June 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

BEREA — David Nelson was back with Browns teammates and coaches Tuesday for the start of mandatory minicamp. The lanky receiver didn’t join them in the huddle as he continues to rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in last season’s opener. But he worked on the side with trainers, ran some routes, watched Read More…

Tribe: Phelps, Teixeira give Yanks lift to win 4-3

Cleveland starting pitcher Scott Kazmir delivers in the second inning. (AP PHOTO)

NEW YORK — David Phelps followed the worst start of his young career with his best, allowing a mere infield single in six shutout innings and getting home run help from Mark Teixeira as the Yankees beat the Indians 4-3 Tuesday night. Teixeira hit his second homer of the season since coming off the disabled Read More…

Tribe: Cabrera may miss month

CLEVELAND –— The Indians could be without two-time All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera for as long as a month. Cabrera was placed on the Disabled List on Tuesday with a right quadriceps strain. He sustained the injury while running to first base in the fifth inning of a 7-4 loss to New York in the series Read More…

Browns: Coach expects Trent to participate in July

BEREA — Coach Rob Chudzinski refuted a report Tuesday by saying running back Trent Richardson is scheduled to participate when training camp opens in late-July. “That is my expectation,” Chudzinski said. Richardson didn’t practice on the opening day of the three-day mandatory minicamp and will miss the rest of the week. He was sidelined most Read More…

Judge refuses deal in man’s second sex assault case

Patrick Shank

MEDINA — Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler rejected a plea deal Tuesday that called for four additional years in prison for a convicted sex offender charged with raping a teenage girl. Patrick J. Shank, 45, of Montville Township, already is serving six years in prison after being convicted in October of sexually Read More…

Westfield Twp. pilot, 90, flies 90 turns over U.S.-Canadian border

John Lawton pulls his Cessna 172 airplane out of the hangar in Wadsworth last month. (AP PHOTO)

A 90-year-old Westfield Township man completed his birthday quest to fly 90 passes across the U.S.-Canadian border in his Cessna 172 on Tuesday, even tallying a few extras a day after high winds got in the way of his plans. “I’ll be back in 10 years for my 100th,” John Lawton said a few hours Read More…

Head Start child molestation defendant can breathe sigh of relief

Nancy Smith

One of the defendants in the controversial Head Start child molestation case will not return to prison under a sentencing agreement with prosecutors approved Tuesday. Nancy Smith wiped tears from her eyes as the hearing concluded in a Lorain County courtroom packed with her supporters. Visiting Judge Virgil Sinclair agreed to sentence Smith to 12 Read More…

Medina police log for June 5

Medina police Tuesday, May 28 4:17 p.m. — 1100 block Lafayette Road, counterfeit $20 bill reported. 5:11 p.m. — 900 block Revere Circle, .22-caliber firearm and a gold class ring reported missing from a bedroom. 11:18 p.m. — 200 block N. Vine St., cash and boots reported stolen. Wednesday, May 29 2:26 a.m. — 200 Read More…