February 7, 2016

Mostly cloudy

Traffic signals out along Pearl Road

MEDINA — Traffic signals are out along Pearl Road from Hillview Way to Fenn Road. Drivers are cautioned that an out traffic light becomes a four-way stop.

Indians: Offense goes cold, Royals take win

aP Kansas City’s Elliot Johnson scores the go-ahead run on Matt Albers wild pitch in the ninth inning.

CLEVELAND — The Indians finally got a quality outing from Carlos Carrasco and did nothing to reward the right-hander. With Carrasco pitching better than he has in more than two seasons on the big league level, Cleveland couldn’t support its pitcher, falling 2-1 Monday night in the series opener with Central Division rival Kansas City. Read More…

Cavs: Scouts’ opinions vary on Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel

AP Nerlens Noel comes with plenty of baggage, but still could go No. 1 overall to the Cavaliers.

Editor’s note: The following is the first of four stories examining players the Cavaliers might select with the first pick in the NBA Draft. There isn’t a lot of middle ground with Nerlens Noel. There are things to love about the 6-foot-11¾ big man, who could go to the Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick Read More…

NBA: LeBron James, Miami Heat face tough road

MIAMI — LeBron James has been here before, with dire results. It was two years ago, the end of the first season of “Big Three” basketball in Miami. The situation: Heat down 3-2, hosting Game 6 of the NBA Finals, only two home wins separating it from what would have been James’ first title. Then, Read More…

Golf: Rose’s Open win puts England in the spotlight

ARDMORE, Pa. — The most recent golden era of golf in England had everything but the one prize that brings credibility: a major championship. Lee Westwood and Luke Donald reached No. 1 in the world. Ian Poulter turned into a rock star in the Ryder Cup. There was a strong supporting cast that included Paul Read More…

Golf: Medina’s Tyler Grabowski starting summer strong

It took two playoffs holes, but Tyler Grabowski was able to record his first big summer win. The Medina resident parred to win the Cleveland U.S. Kids Tour Championship earlier this month at Shawnee Hills Golf Course in Bedford. After firing a 73, Grabowski was tied with Solon’s Ben Foltz. The two parred the first Read More…

Tribe: Swisher avoiding DL for now

CLEVELAND — A sore left shoulder may plague Nick Swisher the rest of the season, but it isn’t enough to land him on the disabled list at this point. Manager Terry Francona said Swisher underwent an MRI on Sunday and received a cortisone injection Monday, and that there were no structural changes to a shoulder Read More…

No Medina levy, no traditional elementary schools

Interim Medina Schools Superintendent David Knight, left, laid out plans for what would be cut if a November levy fails, including the closure of Heritage Elementary School. Board member Bill Grenfell sits at right. (Kiera Manion-Fischer / Gazette.)

MEDINA — Failure to pass a Medina City Schools levy in November would mean drastic cutbacks, including closing Heritage Elementary School and grouping grade levels at each building. That’s the message interim Superintendent David Knight presented the school board Monday night. “We need to cut one million dollars if we’re going to continue to operate Read More…

Man faces charges in county’s first 2013 traffic fatal

Mateo Ralios

MEDINA — The driver involved in the county’s first traffic fatality of the year has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide. Mateo Ralios, 20, also was charged with aggravated vehicular assault and receiving stolen property. The car he was driving, a Ford Fusion, had been reported stolen. The charges were filed in Medina Municipal Court Read More…

PHOTO: The six degrees of the Battle of Gettysburg

ANDREW DAVIS / THE GAZETTE Cass Kuhl, of Medina, describes the history and importance of the Battle of Gettysburg to an audience of more than 40 on Monday evening at the Medina County District Library on Monday. In his lecture, “The Six Degrees of Gettysburg,” Kuhl argues that almost anything in American history since the Civil War can be linked to the climatic battle. The 150th anniversary of the battle is July 1. Kuhl, an electrical engineer with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has been studying Gettysburg for more than 30 years and has visited the battleground two dozen times.