April 20, 2014

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Ohio Open: Medina’s Henighan, Westfield Center’s Hewit make cut

JUDD SMERGLIA / GAZETTE PHOTOS Westfield Center’s Parker Hewit hits a tee shot during the second round of the Ohio Open. Below, Spencer’s David Morgan blasts out of a bunker.

WESTFIELD CENTER — Like the majority of the field that didn’t get to finish their opening rounds Monday at the Ohio Open Championship, Bob Henighan didn’t want to leave. Why would he? The Medina resident was 3-under par through 11 holes and in the upper half of the field. Luckily for the 1988 Gazette MVP, Read More…

Cavs: Clark still on team’s radar, no deal yet

Earl Clark

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers and free agent power forward Earl Clark continued their mutual courtship Tuesday. Clark met with team officials and worked out at Cleveland Clinic Courts, but did not reach a contractual agreement, according to The Associated Press and Sporting News. The 6-foot-10, 225-pounder, who spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Read More…

Tennis Wimbledon: Lisicki stays hot, rolls on into semifinals

Sabine Lisicki

LONDON — If Sabine Lisicki had a letdown after defeating Serena Williams, it didn’t show. If Lisicki is penciling herself into the Wimbledon final, she isn’t saying. Showing no drop-off after her dramatic victory over Williams, the 23rd-seeded Lisicki returned Tuesday and made quick work of a much less intimidating opponent, 46th-ranked Kaia Kanepi, dispatching Read More…

Tribe: Indians keep pace, beat Royals 6-5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Carlos Santana and Asdrubal Cabrera each drove in a pair of runs, and the Cleveland Indians took advantage of some wild pitching by the Kansas City Royals in a 6-5 victory Tuesday night. Mark Reynolds and Jason Giambi also drove in runs for the Indians, who capitalized on eight walks by Read More…

NBA: James is king of endorsements, too

LeBron James

A second consecutive NBA championship and Finals MVP should bring a tangible payoff to LeBron James. A prominent sports marketing expert expects the Heat star to cash in an additional $5-7 million in annual commercial endorsements. Considering James already leads all NBA players with $42 million a year in off-court earnings, such an increase doesn’t Read More…

Amber Alertness: Local men help find missing boy

Willie Schwinn, 36, of Liverpool Township, left, and Les Brock, 34, of Litchfield Township, say they thank God they were in the right place at the right time to help an 8-year-old boy named in an Amber Alert on Monday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN POMPILI)

Les Brock and Willie Schwinn were on their way to Cedar Point on Monday morning with their girlfriends when they received the Amber Alert on their smartphones: Kevin Criss, 36, of Middleburg Heights, had reportedly abducted his 8-year-old son, Kevin Criss Jr., from a relative’s home in Cleveland. Brock, 34, of Litchfield Township, and Schwinn, Read More…

Jim Lukas resigns as Brunswick city manager

Jim Lukas

BRUNSWICK — City Manager Jim Lukas is leaving his job Aug. 1 to become safety director for the city of Sharonville, near Cincinnati. In a letter dated July 1, Lukas said he is going to miss Brunswick. “This was not an easy decision,” Lukas wrote. “I’ll definitely miss this community.” Lukas, who is from southern Read More…

Brunswick Summer Celebration begins

From left, Eavn Rustic, 5, Jackson Briggs, 4, and Jeff Briggs take a spin on the Twister at the Brunswick Summer Celebration on Tuesday in the Brunswick High School parking lot. The rides open at 5 p.m. today and 1 p.m. on the Fourth of July holiday Thursday. Summer celebration fireworks will be at 10:30 tonight. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

5-11 p.m. Today • 6 p.m. Concession Contest • 6:30 p.m. Strongsville Dance Co. • 7 p.m. Howlin Cats on the Giant Eagle Stage • 7 p.m. Big Wheel Race at the Outside Contest Tent • 7 p.m. Faction Band at the Beer Grotto • 7:30 p.m. Cannon Irish Dancers • 8 p.m. After Midnight at the Liberty Ford Stage • 8 p.m. Read More…

Baby bone breaking case awaits trial after five years

Kenneth Grad

MEDINA — Five years ago, spouses Kenneth and Laura Grad were charged with fracturing more than two dozen bones in their infant son’s body. Laura Grad spent three years in prison after she was convicted at a bench trial. Her husband has yet to stand trial. The 42-year-old former Montville Township man had his trial Read More…