July 28, 2014

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Ohio Open: Rain prevents some golfers from completing round

Medina’s Bob Koch, right,  watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the Ohio Open at Westfield Country Club’s North Course. Below, Medina’s William McKinley hits a tee shot on the eighth hole.

WESTFIELD CENTER — More than half of the field at the 90th Ohio Open Championship Monday afternoon finished their opening rounds. The rest of the competition will have to wait until this morning to wrap up their round. A rain delay of two hours made the North Course of Westfield Group Country Club unplayable forcing Read More…

Cavs: Team courts Clark

Earl Clark

CLEVELAND — Los Angeles Lakers power forward Earl Clark has become the Cavaliers’ first target in free agency. The 6-foot-10, 225-pounder is scheduled to work out today at Cleveland Clinic Courts, according to a Twitter post from his agent, Kevin Bradbury. Clark’s visit with the Cavaliers was first reported by Sean Deveney of Sporting News. Read More…

NBA: Paul remains with Clippers, Howard listens to offers

Dwight Howard

Chris Paul’s answer was brief, just like his time on the free agent market. “I’M IN!!!” he wrote Monday on Twitter. He will be staying with the Clippers, the longtime losers he helped turn into a division champion in just two seasons. Dwight Howard will need more time to think. Free agency opened Monday in Read More…

Tribe: Detroit’s loss puts Indians in first place

George Sipple | Detroit Free Press TORONTO — The offensive struggles continued for the Detroit Tigers. And now they’re in second place in the AL Central. This time, they were baffled by knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and fell behind 5-0 after three innings en route to an 8-3 loss on Canada Day in front of a Read More…

Shorthanded Medina School Board nixes contracts

Thomas Cahalan

The Medina Board of Education declined to approve two contracts, totaling more than $400,000 in year-end spending, at a meeting where two of the five board members were absent. The contracts were on the agenda at a special 9 a.m. meeting Friday — the last business day of the 2012-13 fiscal year. The larger contract Read More…

Speed limit raised to 70 on some highways

More than 300 new signs, like this one on Interstate 71 north of Medina, alert motorists that, as of Monday, the speed limit has been raised to 70 mph along Ohio’s rural interstate highways. The higher limits apply to 570 miles of parts of six interstates. For Interstate 71, motorists will be able to go faster from just south of the Brunswick city limits all the way to the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge north of Columbus.

Faster speeds Motorists also will be able to go 70 mph on the following sections of other interstates: • I-76, from just outside Akron east to just west of Youngstown. • I-77, from just outside of Canton south to the West Virginia border. • I-90, from just outside of Cleveland to the Pennsylvania border. • Read More…

Scrap metal thieves targeting cemeteries

LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE The empty space on the right side of the veterans monument in Brunswick’s Eastlawn Memory Gardens shows were thieves unbolted a plaque with the names of 100 veterans.

Eastlawn Memory Gardens isn’t the only area cemetery victimized by scrap metal thieves. Five days before a 300-pound bronze plaque with the names of 100 veterans was discovered stolen from the Brunswick cemetery, 33 bronze vases were reported taken from Hope Memorial Gardens on Center Road in Hinckley Township. Jeff Roberts, a trustee of Eastlawn Read More…

Wadsworth raid nets guns, drugs

WADSWORTH TWP. — The Medina County Drug Task Force raided a house on Beech Drive and arrested a 59-year-old man after reporting finding a large amount of marijuana and hashish. Ronald W. Keyser, of 10031 Beech Drive, was charged with trafficking in drugs. The task force executed a search warrant at the home shortly after Read More…

Man faces charge that he torched own home

A fire at 372 Craggy Creek Drive, Chippewa Lake, burns the morning of Dec. 12. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

MEDINA — A 55-year-old Chippewa Lake man pleaded not guilty Monday to allegedly burning down his own home in December. Robert C. Buck, who lived at 372 Craggy Creek Drive, was arrested June 17 and charged with aggravated arson, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 11 years in prison. According to reports, a neighbor Read More…

Medina Schools honored for financial reporting

Medina Schools has received recognition for excellent financial reporting from a professional association of government financial officers. The district received a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its 2012 comprehensive annual financial report. Medina Treasurer Jim Hudson said the award Read More…