April 18, 2014

Medina
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Prep Athletes of the Week for June 11

Kyle Hutchinson

Boys track Kyle Hutchinson, Medina: Junior placed eighth in pole vault at Division I state meet. … Cleared 14 feet in first trip to Columbus and was one of two Medina boys to score at meet. … Runner-up at Amherst Regional with personal-record 14-9. … Older brother Bryan plays soccer at Baldwin Wallace University. Girls Read More…

Buckeye baseball coach has the Wright stuff

Buckeye baseball coach Steve Wright is the 2013 Gazette Spring Coach of the Year. (RON SCHWANE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Things are looking up for Steve Wright. First and foremost, he’s been married to Kaci for 10 years, welcomed his first child, Kadence, into the world on May 30 and lives in a cozy home just east of downtown Medina. Oh, and the 36-year-old gets paid to be the baseball and softball administrator at Pinnacle Read More…

Tribe: Chris Perez pleads not guilty to pot possession

Chris Perez

CLEVELAND — Indians two-time All-Star closer Chris Perez and his wife pleaded not guilty Monday to misdemeanor possession charges after marijuana was mailed to their home in their dog’s name. The pleas were sent by fax to suburban Rocky River Municipal Court by their attorneys. The faxed pleas included a request that a requirement that Read More…

Indians: Tribe skid hits eight, Rangers win 6-3

ARLINGTON — The Indians losing streak is alive and well. Texas beat the Tribe 6-3 Monday to hand Cleveland its season-high eighth-straight loss. The Rangers put a run on the board in the second inning, but the Indians came back to take a 3-1 lead in the middle of the third. It didn’t last. Texas Read More…

NBA finals: Chalmers provides spark

AP A pep talk from Mario Chalmers lights a fire under LeBron James, right, in the Heat’s win Sunday over the Spurs.

Al Iannazzone | Newsday MIAMI — LeBron James wasn’t playing up to his usual MVP level Sunday and got a needed assist and a little pep talk from one of his teammates. And not one of the high-profile ones. Mario Chalmers, usually the one being screamed at by a member of Miami’s Big Three during Read More…

No pay increases for members of Medina City Council

Medina City Council on Monday ruled out any salary increases for its members next year — a decision that will mean fewer retirement benefits for them because of changes in the state pension system. Councilman Paul Rose, at-large, said foregoing a pay raise was fine with him. “We’re here to serve the people, we’re not Read More…

Ohio Supreme Court to decide if benefits affect child support

The Ohio Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments today in a Medina County case that could clarify whether a company car, cell phone and other employee fringe benefits should count in determining child support payments. A Medina County resident went to Common Pleas Court in 2010 asking for a reduction in the monthly Read More…

Brunswick road levy moves forward

BRUNSWICK — City Council took the first step Monday toward getting a 1.2-mill road improvement levy on the November ballot. By a 6-1 vote, Council approved a “resolution of necessity” — to move the issue to the county auditor, who now has 10 days to figure out exactly what the tax would raise. The resolution Read More…

Nonprofit seeks its own cup of charity

Cups Cafe volunteer Linda Bjorklund smiles as she stirs a pot of soup Monday. The building that houses the nonprofit Christian cafe, which offers food free to those who need it, is up for auction at the end of June because it has been foreclosed. The cafe leases the space and is trying to buy the building at 126 N. Court St., Medina. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

Cups Cafe , a nonprofit group that offers help to at-risk teenagers and whose message is, “serving hope, one cup at a time,” needs a little hope of its own. The cafe is trying to raise $50,000 by June 21 to buy the building it now rents at 126 N. Court St., Medina, which is Read More…

Man pleads no contest in spree of break-ins

Kyle Roberts

MEDINA — A 22-year-old Parma man was found guilty Monday for his part in a rash of thefts in Liverpool Township just before New Year’s Day. Kyle E. Roberts was accused of breaking into two unattached garages in the 2400 and 2500 blocks of Columbia Road on Dec. 27 or 28. A Feb. 27 grand Read More…