February 9, 2016


UPDATED: Country club worker electrocuted on job

MONTVILLE TWP. — A 33-year-old employee of Fox Meadow Country Club died from electrocution Wednesday while working on a damaged irrigation pipe. Michael Krebs, of Fairlawn, was found by the club’s golf course superintendent at 1:19 p.m., Montville Police Chief Terry Grice said. The superintendent had left at 10 a.m. to get parts for the Read More…

Tornado warning issued for southern Medina County

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for southern Medina County until 4:30 p.m. Areas included are the city of Wadsworth, Spencer and Westfield townships and the villages of Lodi, Seville, Gloria Glens Park and Chippewa Lake. A flash flood warning is in effect for the entire county until 9 p.m.

College signing: Buckeye’s Ryan Gallagher heads to Naval Academy

Last August, Buckeye’s Ryan Gallagher competed in the Early Bird Invitational at Lorain County Community College. This fall, the Buckeye graduate will get a chance to run for the United States Naval Academy. (AP PHOTO)

YORK TWP. — Ryan Gallagher’s life changed in four days. The Buckeye cross country and track standout always had dreamed of attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis and was on the waiting list before receiving a phone call July 1 to see if the recent graduate was still interested. According to Gallagher’s mother, Read More…

Cavs: Cleveland sends Waiters, Zeller to summer school

Dion Waiters

CLEVELAND — Shooting guard Dion Waiters and center Tyler Zeller are being sent to summer school by the Cavaliers. Both NBA All-Rookie Team selections will be part of Cleveland’s team at the Las Vegas Summer League, whose roster was announced Tuesday. The annual event takes place from July 12-22 and guarantees each squad at least Read More…

Golf: Parker Hewit sitting in fifth at Ohio Amateur

Parker Hewit

CANTON — Thanks to Mother Nature, half the field at the Ohio Amateur Championships completed its opening round Tuesday at Brookside Country Club. Westfield Center’s Parker Hewit was one of 71 golfers to finish play. The remainder of the field will have to wait until 8:30 this morning to finish before the second round begins. Read More…

Girls golf: Mickey McGrath to coach Bees

MEDINA — Coaching golf is one of the things that make Mickey McGrath feel whole. Combine passion with opportunity and Medina found its new girls coach. The 57-year-old was hired last month to replace the popular Lori Hawkins, who resigned for personal reasons after leading the Bees to their first Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division Read More…

Tribe: Danny Salazar gets starting call

CLEVELAND — Prized prospect Trevor Bauer was considered, but the Indians will go with Triple-A Columbus right-hander Danny Salazar as their starting pitcher Thursday against the Blue Jays. “He’s always a consideration,” manager Terry Francona said of Bauer, who is 1-2 with a 5.29 ERA in four big league starts and 4-2 with a 4.06 Read More…

Tribe: Jimenez, three relievers keep Blue Jays off scoreboard

Cleveland shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera avoids Toronto’s Maicer Izturis after a force at second in the fourth inning. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Indians got their typical brief outing from right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. On Tuesday night against Toronto, it was more than adequate. Jimenez tossed six shutout innings and Cleveland hitters did just enough to open a three-game series with a 3-0 victory over the Blue Jays at Progressive Field. Jimenez wasn’t dominant, allowing five Read More…

Museum to bring Christmas presence to Medina County


A Hinckley sculptor and his wife are buying the empty Methodist Church and plan to open a museum and entertainment center in Medina featuring memorabilia from Hollywood’s many Christmas films. Mark and Dana Klaus — yes, that’s their last name — along with officials of the city, Main Street Medina and the Medina Chamber of Read More…

Defendants respond to Randy Stepp legal suit

Randy Stepp

Medina school officials being sued by Superintendent Randy Stepp have filed their response in federal court denying Stepp’s allegations and countersuing him. Named in the suit are the Medina City School District, along with school board President Karla Robinson and board members Susan Vlcek, Doug Adamczyk and William Grenfell, who are being sued individually. Treasurer Read More…