October 1, 2014

Medina
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Indians lay egg against Detroit

  Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Indians picked a bad night to lay one of their biggest eggs of the season. With a packed house at Progressive Field on Friday night — Cleveland’s first sell-out crowd since the Home Opener — the first-place Detroit Tigers in town and ace Justin Masterson on the Read More…

McAllister getting close to return

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — Manager Terry Francona said Zach McAllister (right middle finger sprain) is progressing well and that the right-hander could begin a minor league rehab assignment shortly after the All-Star break. “We’ll see how it goes, but I think that’s a distinct possibility,” said Francona of McAllister, who has been sidelined Read More…

OVI checkpoint planned for Fourth of July weekend

MEDINA — A Fourth of July weekend drunken-driving checkpoint is scheduled for tonight, according to the Medina County OVI Task Force. The checkpoint, which is funded by federal grants, is planned to deter, identify and catch impaired drivers. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous Read More…

Twin Sizzler: Medina Countians win three of the five golds

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Matthew Doyle | The Gazette MEDINA — The humid condition of the 38th annual Twin Sizzler made it difficult to compete on the Medina Public Square, but Thursday’s participants persevered to finish the 5K, 10K and bike races strongly. Joe Van Bolderen, a graduate of Buckeye High School, completed the 5K first with a time Read More…

Twin Sizzler: Dombi family members have strong showings

Matthew Doyle | Gazette MEDINA — The Twin Sizzler prides itself on bringing families and friends closer together, but it’s rare to see a family have three children compete and bring home an award on the Fourth of July. That’s exactly what the Dombi family did Thursday, with Zach, Dylan and Tessa placing in the Read More…

Tribe: Walks help Kansas City to 10-7 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Terry Francona felt a bit powerless standing in the Cleveland dugout Thursday. No matter what Indians pitcher was standing on the mound, whether it was starter Ubaldo Jimenez or a parade of relievers, the Kansas City Royals kept drawing walks to start some critical innings. All those free passes wound up Read More…

Cavs: Versatile Earl Clark agrees to two-year contract

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CLEVELAND — Power forward Earl Clark has struck it rich in his first foray into NBA free agency. The Cavaliers and Clark agreed to terms on a two-year, $9 million contract Thursday afternoon, a league source confirmed. Only the first season is guaranteed, as Cleveland holds a team option for 2014-15. The pact, which cannot Read More…

Tribe: Gordon injury, power outage highlight very strange night

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jason Kipnis rounded the bases at full speed and scored easily for an inside-the-park homer. He then returned to the dugout and waited for Alex Gordon to move. The second baseman had just given the Cleveland Indians a lead in the sixth inning, but his entire team was left waiting to Read More…

PHOTOS: Fourth of July brings parades, fireworks

Sisters Grace, 12, right, and Julia Conrad, 11, of  Liverpool Township, ride a go cart in their community's Fourth of July parade Thursday. (KIERA MANION-FISCHER / GAZETTE)

State transportation department plans work on I-76

WADSWORTH — Interstate 76’s westbound entrance ramp from state Route 261 is scheduled to close Wednesday for at least two weeks. Also on Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Transportation is expected to begin reconstruction of the I-76 westbound exit ramp to state Route 94. The ramp will remain open. The work will be done one Read More…