September 2, 2014

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2013 All-Gazette Boys Track and Field

Keith Yohman

Keith Yohman — Brunswick sprints Class: Senior. Highlights: Gazette MVP was only area boy to qualify for regionals in four events. … Hamstring injury cut season short … After recording personal-record time of 22.06 in prelim, went on to win 200 at Amherst D-I District. … Also advanced to regionals in 100 and as anchor Read More…

Track and field: Keith Yohman’s versatility hard to match

Brunswick's Keith Yohman is the 2013 Gazette boys track MVP. (RON SCHWANE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

If it wasn’t for Solon’s Khoury Crenshaw, Keith Yohman might be polishing three Northeast Ohio Conference championship medals. If it wasn’t for a strained hamstring, the Brunswick sprinter might be doing the same thing to a handful of state medals. And if it wasn’t for Yohman, the Blue Devils boys track team wouldn’t have been Read More…

Indians: Tribe’s skid ends, beat Rangers 5-2

ARLINGTON, Texas — Corey Kluber allowed one run over eight innings and the Indians beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 Tuesday night to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Indians also ended a 12-game road losing streak. Mark Reynolds had RBI single in the fourth off Derek Holland (5-3) that put Cleveland ahead to stay. Drew Read More…

Special Olympics: Pickett, Winnfried will be honored at banquet

Steve King There are a lot of great athletes. But there are far fewer great athletes who are also great teammates. Those are the special ones. They’re, oh, so valuable. The fact Tamita Pickett and Winnfried Schroeder are firmly entrenched in the latter category — and may even be better teammates than they are athletes Read More…

NFL: Tebow mania is back

AP Tim Tebow prepares to make a pass during New England’s practice.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tim Tebow finally has a new team. The New England Patriots announced the signing of the polarizing quarterback with the poor throwing motion on Tuesday, six weeks after he was cut by the New York Jets and just in time for the start of the three-day minicamp that runs through Thursday. Tebow, Read More…

Group: Pipe up on pipeline

Dan Pompili / Gazette A map displayed Tuesday shows the pipeline running through six Medina County townships: Wadsworth, Guilford, Montville, Lafayette, York and Litchfield.

A local environmental group said Medina County commissioners aren’t providing enough information about a proposed natural gas pipeline project. That’s why Concerned Citizens of Medina County, which opposes hydraulic fracturing — better known as “fracking” — hosted a meeting in Medina on Tuesday featuring two speakers who warned about the pitfalls of property easement contracts Read More…

PHOTO: Paved with fair intentions

Jeff Wancata, of Parma, an employee of Crossroads Asphalt Recycling, operates a rolling machine to prepare Fair Road for “chip and seal” paving. The road, which now is mostly gravel, runs through the Medina County Fairgrounds between Lafayette and West Smith roads in Medina.  Once completed, the road will provide improved access to the community center on the fairgrounds, which is the site of numerous events and the county’s single largest election polling place.  Medina Service Director Nino Piccoli said the project should be complete by the end of this week, weather permitting. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAVID KNOX)

Nonprofit: Expand Medicaid or lose billions

A nonprofit group lobbying for health care for the working poor is calling on the state Legislature to allow Ohio to join the expanded Medicaid program authorized by the federal Affordable Care Act. Gov. John Kasich included the Medicaid expansion in his budget bill, but the Republican leadership in the House stripped the provision from Read More…

Fringe benefits case goes before justices

COLUMBUS — Ohio Supreme Court justices heard arguments Tuesday on whether company-provided fringe benefits like cars and phone services should count in determining a person’s child support payments. The case focuses on Jeffrey S. Morrow, whose salary as president of the Ohio College of Massotherapy dropped from $120,000 to $75,000 as a result of the Read More…

Stage Left Theatre Company makes Shakespearean return

Children perform in Stage Left Theater Company’s 2008 production of “Twelfth Night & a Bit of Romeo and Juliet.” The community theater company is bringing back Shakespeare in the Square in September after a two-year hiatus with  “The Taming of the Shrew.” (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Shakespeare is coming back to Medina Public Square. After a two-year hiatus, Stage Left Theatre Company is returning with “The Taming of the Shrew” — William Shakespeare’s comic take on the war of the sexes. The company will conduct open auditions this month. Jennifer Dove, the company’s executive director, said the production will feature a Read More…