September 16, 2014

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Photo: Unwrapping a business

Medina Funtastic Toys, 140 W. Washington St., Medina, opened Friday. The store offers a selection of creative and educational high-quality toys. From left, Penny Nolan, Elisa Holley, owner Ed Wright, Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell, Medina Economic Development Director Kimberly Rice, Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce President Debra Lynn-Schmitz, Janie Holley, Maddie Norton and Jan Grimm. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Court log

The following people appeared in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Thursday, according to county Prosecutor Dean Holman: • Gerald Bowerman, 32, Bennington Boulevard, Brunswick, sentenced to two years in prison on one count of possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony. • Doris Graber, 52, West Salem, sentenced to three years of community control sanctions Read More…

Twin Sizzler has hometown atmosphere

  Matthew Doyle The Gazette MEDINA — The Fourth of July tradition will return to Medina Public Square with more improvements that benefit runners, bikers and all families. The Twin Sizzler is back for its 38th edition Thursday morning, and the American Red Cross and Westfield Insurance are working to build a community event full Read More…

Grant admits there is more work to do

Rick Noland The Gazette INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant was happy to add Anthony Bennett, Sergey Karasev and Carrick Felix in the NBA Draft on Thursday night. Grant, however, was the first to admit Friday at an introductory press conference at Cleveland Clinic Courts for Bennett and Felix — Karasev returned to Russia to Read More…

Brown expects Bennett, Thompson to get after it

  Rick Noland The Gazette INDEPENDENCE — No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Bennett and young Cavaliers veteran Tristan Thompson are both from Toronto and both play power forward. Coach Mike Brown doesn’t care. “They’ve got to go out and compete,” Brown said Friday afternoon during Bennett’s introductory press conference at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “They’re Read More…

Indians pound White Sox

  Andrew Seligman The Associated Press CHICAGO — Jason Kipnis reached base six times and scored four runs, Ryan Raburn homered and drove in four, and the Indians rallied from five down early on to pound the Chicago White Sox 19-10 in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Friday. The Indians matched a season high Read More…

Cavs draft commentary: Chris Grant’s selection stunning

Nevada-Las Vegas power forward Anthony Bennett admitted being “surprised” when the Cavaliers made him the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft. He wasn’t alone. Cleveland general manager Chris Grant stunned the pro basketball world Thursday by taking the 20-year-old freshman over several higher profile prospects. Kentucky center Nerlens Noel, Georgetown small forward Otto Read More…

Tribe: Fifth inning is key, Orioles beat Indians 7-3

Chris Perez

BALTIMORE — Chris Davis drove in the tiebreaking run on a fielder’s choice grounder in a wild five-run fifth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Indians on Thursday night. The Orioles used six hits and two errors to erase a 3-2 deficit in the fifth, salvaging a split in Read More…

Lacrosse: Medina’s Josh Kuehn is named to All-America team

Josh Kuehn

MEDINA — After sustaining a knee injury three games into the season, Medina lacrosse player Josh Kuehn wasn’t sure what was in store for him. The recent graduate didn’t let the setback slow down his play, as he anchored the Bees midfield with his ability to score and play lockdown defense. That play didn’t go Read More…

Cavs: No trade needed to land Karasev

AP The Cavaliers make the BC Triumph’s Sergey Karasev the 19th pick in the NBA Draft.

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers didn’t need to trade with the Dallas Mavericks in order to move up and get the second player they wanted Thursday night in the NBA Draft. After surprising everyone by taking UNLV power forward Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 pick, Cleveland did what was expected when Sergey Karasev was still Read More…