February 12, 2016

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Cavs draft picks: Expert calls Alex Len best fit

AP FILE Maryland’s Alex Len, left, drives past North Carolina’s James Michael McAdoo. One expert expects the Cavaliers to make Len the top pick in the NBA Draft.

The majority of mock drafts around the country still have the Cavaliers taking Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel with the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, but Sheridan Hoops expert Joe Kotoch insists Cleveland has settled on Maryland center Alex Len. “Alex Len is the center most ready to make an impact from the Read More…

Tribe: Michael Brantley’s firepower leads to 5-2 victory

Michael Brantley

BALTIMORE — Michael Brantley homered and had four RBIs, and the Indians beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Monday night for their ninth win in 12 games. Brantley put the Indians ahead with a two-run single in the sixth inning and made it 5-2 with a two-run shot in the eighth off Darren O’Day. His four Read More…

Cross country: Medina coach steps down

Phil Brewer

MEDINA — Phil Brewer had just graduated from Bowling Green State University when he took a teaching job and began coaching cross country at his alma mater. Little did he know when he began that he would help Medina’s girls program become one of the best in the state. After 26 seasons of coaching, Brewer Read More…

Tennis: Rafael Nadal makes early exit at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal reacts during his men’s  first round singles match loss to Steve Darcis. (AP PHOTO)

LONDON — For the second straight year, Rafael Nadal is leaving Wimbledon early after a stunning loss to a little-known player ranked in the hundreds. In one of the tournament’s greatest upsets, an ailing Nadal was knocked out in straight sets Monday by 135th-ranked Steve Darcis of Belgium — the Spaniard’s first loss in the Read More…

Nascar: Clock ticking on Hamlin’s Chase chances

Denny Hamlin

Jenna Fryer SONOMA, Calif. — Denny Hamlin closed in on a slower car at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, changed lanes to make the pass and was instead slammed into from behind —spinning him off the course. “Who am I wrecking?” Hamlin asked on his radio to identify which driver had retaliation coming to him. Told Read More…

Police: Recent grad started fire at Medina High School

A fire at Medina High School's Performing Arts Center sent smoke into the air for more than an hour Tuesday morning. No one was injured, and the cause is awaiting investigation by the state fire marshal. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

MEDINA — A 19-year-old who graduated this month from Medina High School was arrested and charged with arson following a fire Tuesday morning at the school’s Performing Arts Center. Davon L. Phillips, of West Friendship Street, is being held at the Medina County Jail on a charge of aggravated arson, a first-degree felony punishable by up Read More…

Golf: Mindy Herrick records first hole-in-one

Mindy Herrick played in her first Hudson Junior Invitational earlier this month, but that wasn’t the only highlight for the Medina resident. Although she finished in 48th place at the prestigious event, the incoming freshman did something on the final day that most golfers go their whole lives without achieving. Herrick used a nine-iron to Read More…

Medina mayor’s pay boosted by city council

Mayor Dennis Hanwell

Medina City Council agreed Monday to raise the salaries of the mayor and finance director. City Council’s Finance Committee, which includes all seven Council members, voted to raise the salaries to $80,000 for the mayor and $85,000 for the finance director by 2017, the end of the positions’ upcoming four-year terms. Mayor Dennis Hanwell now Read More…

PHOTO: Rodeo season kicks off with Saturday barrel race

MATTHEW PLATZ / PLATZ IMAGES Darlene Crumley, of Chatham Township, guides her horse through the barrel race Saturday at the Buckin’ Ohio rodeo. The event, which kicked off the rodeo season, partially was sponsored by Lodi Community Hospital.

Brunswick City Council opposes ‘right-to-work’ legislation

Loren Genson / Gazette Ken Schlick, chairman of the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, and Andrea Rodriquez, a sheet metal worker and union member, speak during Monday’s meeting.

BRUNSWICK — City Council members approved a resolution opposing “right-to-work” legislation Monday night, with the support of more than 30 union members and their families in attendance. Council members drafted the resolution so they could send a copy and message to state lawmakers considering any right-to-work legislation. “This entire resolution isn’t about unions; it’s about Read More…