September 17, 2014

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Stephen Alexius Kuzyk, Sr.

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Stephen Alexius Kuzyk, Sr., 93, of Chippewa Lake, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Inn at CoalRidge in Wadsworth. He was born March 22, 1920 in Cleveland, to Harry and Anna (nee Terebuch) Kuzyk, the youngest of three children. He grew up in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland and graduated from Lincoln High Read More…

Tribe: Costner buzz doesn’t help Cleveland, Twins win 5-3

Minnesota Twins base runner Ryan Doumit  safely stretches back to home plate after missing it as Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes tries to tag him during the ninth  inning of a baseball game at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Sunday, June 23, 2013. Watching the play is home plate umpire Eric Cooper. Minnesota won 5-3. AP Photo/Phil Long)

CLEVELAND — If you’re a fan of actor Kevin Costner, then Progressive Field was the place to be Sunday afternoon. Not so much for Indians fans. Costner, who’s in town to shoot scenes for the movie “Draft Day,” created some pregame excitement by taking batting practice, but the home team still went out and fell Read More…

Wrestling: Meadows falls in quarters

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STILLWATER, Okla. — Medina resident Matt Meadows lost his quarterfinal match Sunday at the U.S. World Team Trials at Oklahoma State’s Gallagher-Iba Arena. Competing for Patriot Elite Wrest-ling Club, Meadows dropped a 6-4 decision to Danny Chaid in a 96 kilogram junior freestyle match. According to USA Wrestling’s Twitter account, the match was knotted at Read More…

Tribe commentary: Don’t be crazy, just let Santana catch

The Indians lead the major leagues in wild pitches and the fingers are beginning to point in catcher Carlos Santana’s direction, especially after an errant offering from Matt Albers scored the winning run in a 2-1 loss to the Royals on Monday. Is Santana a great defensive catcher? No. But the Indians don’t lead the Read More…

Tribe: Nick Swisher 0-for-5 in return

AP Actor Kevin Costner takes batting practice before Sunday’s between the Indians and Minnesota.

CLEVELAND — Nick Swisher returned to the lineup after a six-game absence Sunday, but his offensive struggles continued. The first baseman went 0-for-5 and grounded out to end the game as the tying run in a 5-3 loss to the Twins. Swisher, who has been plagued by a sore left shoulder for much of the Read More…

Tribe: Indians take early lead, beat Twins 8-7

CLEVELAND — Up comfortably after an opening-inning eruption Saturday night at Progressive Field, the Indians scored what appeared to be two insignificant runs in the fifth. They wound up needing them both. Cleveland scored six times in the first inning, then had to hang on for an 8-7 victory over the Twins, thanks to another Read More…

Residents worry Heritage Elementary will close if levy fails

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The pool across the street from Heritage Elementary School, operated by the local homeowners’ association, is a summer gathering place for students and their parents. But the topic of conversation isn’t the usual vacation plans or neighborhood gossip. All everyone is talking about is the possibility that the school might close in the 2014-15 school Read More…

Medina officials talk pitfalls of ‘banded schools’

Interim Medina City Schools Superintendent David Knight said the drastic reorganization of the district’s elementary schools proposed for the 2014-15 school year isn’t a campaign ploy to get a levy passed in November. “I don’t want people voting yes out of fear that we’re going down the wrong path,” he said in an interview last Read More…

Search dogs show off their skills

DAN POMPILI/GAZETTE From left, Heather Hemmer, with Cassie (not shown), Jeff Chester with Doc, Jenni Kozuki with Benelli, Danielle Williams, and Whitney Forstner with Clyde.

When a child is lost or someone is injured and rescuers are racing against the clock, what they need most are two more legs and a big wet nose. Medina County residents got to meet some of those four-legged heroes that can make a difference in an emergency. The North Central Ohio K-9 Search and Read More…

Medina police capture fugitive

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MEDINA — A man who eluded Lodi police Friday was arrested Sunday in Medina. Medina police captured Michael Basford, 26, at 560 Birch Hill Drive, Apt. B2, after Lodi police called with a tip that he was believed to be staying there. Police have been on the lookout for Basford since he was indicted in Read More…