February 9, 2016


Police: October fire started by homeowner

Jill Tucker

WADSWORTH — A city woman was arrested Thursday, accused of setting fire to her own home in the fall. Jill Tucker, 58, of 168 S. Pardee St., was charged with aggravated arson, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 11 years in prison. According to reports, Tucker lit her home on fire in the early morning Read More…

Cavs draft picks: Cleveland linked to McLemore and Oladipo

AP Kansas guard Ben McLemore has been compared to Ray Allen and Dwyane Wade.

Editor’s note: The following is the fourth of four stories examining players the Cavaliers might select with the first pick in the NBA Draft. Some scouts compare Kansas shooting guard Ben McLemore to Ray Allen, who has made more 3-pointers than anyone in NBA history. Others compare him to Dwyane Wade, who is not a Read More…

NBA finals: LeBron James wins second title

LeBron James

MIAMI — LeBron James and the Miami Heat remain atop the NBA, and not even a proud push from the San Antonio Spurs could knock them down. James led the Heat to their second straight NBA title, scoring 37 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in a 95-88 victory Thursday night in a tense Game 7 Read More…

Football: Suburban League exploring division format

One of the oldest leagues in Northeast Ohio could see major changes if Commissioner Keith Walker has his way. The Suburban League has featured five to nine teams since Copley, Hudson, Greensburg (Green), Macedonia-Northfield (Nordonia) and Manchester banded in 1949. Now the SL is looking to implement two divisions with eight schools apiece in an Read More…

Hall of Famer entertains crowd in Westfield Center

Lois Youngen

WESTFIELD CENTER — Lois Youngen was in a league of her own Thursday evening at LeRoy United Methodist Church. Looking like she could still get behind the plate and catch a perfect game, the vibrant 79-year-old entertained about three-dozen listeners with stories from her four-year playing career in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. “We Read More…

Wrestling: Medina resident to compete at U.S. World Team Trials

Matt Meadows

For elite wrestlers at any level, Stillwater, Okla., is in their travel plans. With one of the top programs in the country, Oklahoma State University, and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in town, Medina resident Matt Meadows will be in heaven this weekend. The George Mason wrestler will be participating in the U.S. World Read More…

Hockey: Goalies getting well-deserved rest

CHICAGO — So much for all the talk about the impenetrable goalies, and forget about those lane-clogging defensemen. It was all about the offense in Game 4, and the hangover could extend into the final three games of the deadlocked Stanley Cup finals. Chicago’s 6-5 overtime victory at Boston on Wednesday night was the highest-scoring Read More…

Cavs: Mavs trying to create cap space

Shawn Marion

Rumors are circulating that the Cavaliers are involved in trade talks with the Dallas Mavericks, who are trying to deal the No. 13 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday. The Mavs, who ultimately want to create salary cap space to sign All-Star center Dwight Howard, are reportedly close to dealing the 13th pick to Read More…

Flames shoot into air at Brunswick Hills Twp. home

Fire crews work to extinguish a fire at 4970 Grafton Road on Thursday afternoon. Four cars, a garage and part of a home were damaged. Fire officials believe the fire started in the garage where the homeowner was working on a car. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

A Brunswick Hills Township family lost a big part of their home to a fire Thursday afternoon. But all four family members and their pets — two dogs and a guinea pig — escaped unharmed after a blaze that began in the attached garage quickly spread to the second-floor bedrooms of the home. Brunswick Assistant Read More…

PHOTO: Ohio Nationals Competition starts its engines

Jerry Johns of Meridianville, Ala., has been building cars since he was 18 years old. Here he  stands with his 1932 Roadster pickup in Medina’s Public Square during Thursday’s kickoff of the Ohio Nationals Competition.   Johns said he built the Roadster from scratch. Johns said the lifestyle that comes with maintaining these cars is addictive.  “I get high off of working on and driving these kinds of cars,” he said.  General admission to the event, which will be at the Medina County Fairgrounds, is $5 per adult and will run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday.