July 31, 2014

Medina
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Tribe vs. Jays (4-2 win): Rookie Salazar has impressive start

Cleveland’s Danny Salazar made his MLB debut one to remember. The rookie took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and finished with seven strikeouts in the victory. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — If it was just one spot start and back to the minors for right-hander Danny Salazar, he has left a lasting impression. Promoted from Triple-A Columbus to start the series finale with Toronto on Thursday afternoon, Salazar offered up a brilliant major league debut, helping the Indians to a 4-2 win at Progressive Read More…

Golf: Parker Hewit in hunt for Ohio Amateur title

Parker Hewit

CANTON — Anytime you can limit mistakes on the golf course, the better the result. Westfield Center’s Parker Hewit proved that as he put together a consistent round Thursday at the Ohio Amateur Championship and finds himself four shots off the lead heading into today’s final round at Brookside Country Club. “Those boring rounds of Read More…

Westfield gives local golfers a sweet treat

RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE Dan Fox practices on the driving range at the Westfield Group Country Club during a special event for Special Olympics golfers.

WESTFIELD CENTER — The practice facilities at Westfield Group Country Club are no secret. The course opened its top-notch driving range and chipping/putting areas to the Medina County Achievement Center Special Olympics Golf League on Monday. Despite narrowly beating an evening thunderstorm, the event was a success. “Westfield was so great to us,” said Medina Read More…

Former OSU President Gee didn’t immediately apologize for criticism

COLUMBUS — Former Ohio State University President Gordon Gee took his time apologizing for remarks he made that were critical of the University of Notre Dame, Roman Catholics and Southeastern Conference schools, among several of his targets during off-the-cuff comments last year, records show. Although university trustees directed Gee in a March 11 letter to Read More…

Tribe: Terry Francona praises Danny Salazar

CLEVELAND — Though he is expected to be optioned back to Triple-A Columbus today, it’s a safe bet Indians fans haven’t seen the last of Danny Salazar. The 23-year-old right-hander from the Dominican Republic got his first opportunity on the major league level in his debut Thursday afternoon at Progressive Field. He made it count. Read More…

Cul-de-sac comes together to help neighbor

Customers check items at a garage sale Thursday at the home of Jen Phillips, who lives on Riverrock Way in Montville Township. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

Cami Cornett knows what it means to have good neighbors. When friends of the 36-year-old hotel manager and mother of two learned about her struggle with breast cancer, they banded together to donate their proceeds to her from the annual Cobblestone Park neighborhood garage sale, going on today and Saturday in Montville Township. “I don’t Read More…

Brunswick council: You can keep the chickens

BRUNSWICK — Chicken and rooster owners in the city have a reason to crow. City Council members killed legislation Thursday that would have limited chicken ownership to lots greater than 1.5 acres. At Council’s Building and Building Code Committee meeting Thursday night, Chairman Anthony Capretta, 4th Ward, and member Ron Falconi, at-large, said they have Read More…

Brunswick Schools to seek fall levy

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick school board plans to move forward with a two-year, 4.9-mill operating levy request on the November ballot. Treasurer Patrick East said the district still is looking at a budget shortfall by the end of the 2013-14 school year, but the state’s two-year budget approved at the end of June provides more Read More…

Reminder: Claim tax reduction from storm damage

In the wake heavy storms and strong winds Wednesday, the Medina County Auditor’s Office is reminding property owners that they can claim a reduction in taxable property value as a result of damaged or destroyed buildings. This benefit might apply to flooded basements and other incidences not covered by insurance, according to a news release Read More…

Teen accused of arson released

Davon Phillips

MEDINA — A judge on Thursday allowed a recent Medina High School graduate to be released from jail, where he’s been held since he was accused of setting fire to the school’s Performing Arts Center last month. Davon L. Phillips, 19, was picked up Thursday from the Medina County Jail by his mother, Ola Phillips, Read More…