November 21, 2014

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All-Gazette Softball 2013

Kaitlin Krajcik

Kaitlin Krajcik — Highland catcher Class: Senior Highlights: Division II Ursuline College recruit set Medina County record with 10 home runs. … Also led area in batting average (.530), on-base percentage (.621), slugging percentage (1.108), OPS (1.729), doubles (10), triples (4), RBIs (45), stolen bases (12) and hit by pitch (9). … Fourth in hits Read More…

PHOTO: Homer Twp. produce auction house opens doors

Auctioneer Nick DeFelice, center, seeks out bids during the opening of a new produce auction on the northwest corner of state Route 301 and Jeffrey Road, in Harrisville Township Wednesday. The auction house was built by hundreds of Amish men last month, and the opening was delayed by a zoning appeal filed by a competitor. (Kiera Manion-Fischer / Gazette)

Tribe: Sabathia, Hafner haunt Cleveland

NEW YORK — Almost everything about the Indians’ undoing was familiar. Just one early bad inning, really, was enough to cost them a game yet again. And Wednesday it was two former star players in Cleveland who did the damage, too. CC Sabathia struck out nine in his first complete game of the season and Read More…

Browns: Kicking game in limbo

BEREA — Long snapper Christian Yount qualifies as a veteran on the Browns’ special teams. He arrived for Week 13 in 2011. The change that permeates the organization is obvious in the kicking game. Gone are Pro Bowl kicker Phil Dawson, Pro Bowl returner Joshua Cribbs, punter Reggie Hodges and core special teamers Ray “Bubba” Read More…

Softball: Unique approach had healthy results for Kaitlin Krajcik

Highland's Kaitlin Krajcik is the 2013 Gazette MVP in softball. (RON SCHWANE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

One of the most remarkable offensive seasons in Medina County softball history can be at least partially attributed to, drum roll please, lima beans. Highland senior Kaitlin Krajcik, The Gazette’s 2013 MVP and county Triple Crown winner, loves to practice. Her parents, Jackie and Anthony, still have random vegetable plants cropping up on their five-acre Read More…

NBA: LeBron James has score to settle with San Antonio

MIAMI — Before reaching the top of basketball, LeBron James was run over by the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs swept James’ Cavaliers in the 2007 NBA Finals, so long ago that the winning game plan focused on exploiting James’ weaknesses. Those are nearly impossible to find now, and James essentially warned the Spurs that Read More…

Browns: Trent Richardson says he will be ready

BEREA — Running back Trent Richardson said he’ll practice when training camp opens, his injury isn’t any worse than the announced lower-leg strain and he hasn’t lost weight or strength from taking migraine medication. While refuting items in a report, he also emphasized he’s anxious to get back on the field with his teammates. “I Read More…

Tuesday Internet cafe raid begets felony charge

Adam Syed

A Fairlawn man accused of running two illegal casinos in Medina County was charged Wednesday with running a casino gaming operation. State and local law enforcement on Tuesday raided two businesses owned by Adam Syed, 30, and confiscated dozens of what they described as “cash-operated slot machines.” Both locations had signs on the outside advertising Read More…

County weighs group gas plan with townships

MEDINA — County residents who purchase natural gas to heat their homes may have a new option on the table in 2014. County officials are talking with township leaders about pursuing a natural gas aggregation plan similar to the electric aggregation plan adopted by most Medina townships and municipalities in May 2010. The county would Read More…

Tribe: Suspected pot delivery to Indians closer probed

Chris Perez

Things just got worse for Chris Perez and the Indians. Drug agents are investigating a suspected marijuana shipment mailed to the Rocky River home of Perez, who is on the disabled list with an injured right shoulder. Perez, 27, was not arrested and no charges have been filed against Cleveland’s two-time All-Star closer, but the Read More…