October 1, 2014

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Arts Week begins today in Medina County

Arts Week kicks off today in Medina County, with a week of free concerts and art-themed children’s activities. Jim Gilder, vice president of the Medina County Arts Council, said this year’s festival has a bigger selection of events than usual. “It keeps expanding, and this year it’s got more bookings than ever before,” he said. Read More…

NBA: Highland grad excited to grab ‘Rocket Man’

AP Houston Rockets owner Les Alexander holds Dwight Howard’s jersey in front of general manager and Highland High graduate Daryl Morey, left, and coach Kevin McHale during a news conference.

HOUSTON — Dwight Howard has a new team and catchy new nickname. “He’s not Superman anymore. He’s Rocket Man now,” longtime Rockets broadcaster Bill Worrell said Saturday as he introduced the team’s major free agent acquisition. As Howard took the stage and greeted several Houston officials including owner Leslie Alexander and coach Kevin McHale, a Read More…

Tribe: Masterson gets deserved rest

AP Indians ace Justin Masterson could pitch for the American League at the All-Star Game on Tuesday.

CLEVELAND — Starting pitcher Justin Masterson will be very busy this week, soaking in every moment — and taking part in every activity — in New York as he makes his first trip to the MLB All-Star Game. Taking that into consideration, Indians manager Terry Francona is giving his ace an extended break. Left-hander Scott Read More…

NASCAR: Part-time driver Vickers snares rare title

Brian Vickers celebrates his win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (AP PHOTO)

LOUDON, N.H. — Stuck in a hospital bed, Brian Vickers wanted to live another day. Once he recovered, he hungered for a competitive ride. Once he landed a solid seat, well, Vickers simply had to win. Even when life tossed obstacles in Vickers’ path, his determined spirit never waned. After four years of health scares Read More…

MLB: Lincecum’s arm still attached after 148-pitch no-hitter

SAN DIEGO — Tim Lincecum walked into the San Francisco Giants’ clubhouse late Sunday morning and, yes, his right arm was still attached to his body. That was no small matter, considering that Lincecum threw 148 pitches in his first career no-hitter Saturday night. The Freak, indeed. While he was still trying to put his Read More…

Golf: Muirfield grass already touted as firm, fast, fiery

GULLANE, Scotland — This already is shaping up as a yellow British Open. Golf’s oldest championship returns to Muirfield after a wet spring that was ideal for growing thick grass, followed by a dry summer that has yielded three “F” words that are ideal for a links course. Firm. Fast. Fiery. The yellow hue of Read More…

Tribe: Cleveland tees off on Collins, beats Royals 6-4

AP Indians catcher Carlos Santana, left, and closer Chris Perez celebrate a 6-4 win over Kansas City.

CLEVELAND — When Tim Collins pitches for the Kansas City Royals, good things happen for the Indians. Asdrubal Cabrera delivered a go-ahead, two-run double off Collins in the sixth inning Sunday, propelling the Tribe to a 6-4 victory over Kansas City. Lonnie Chisenhall and Drew Stubbs scored on the play, while Cabrera came home one Read More…

Tribe: Chisenhall’s grand slam gives Cleveland 5-3 win

CLEVELAND — Lonnie Chisenhall kept his head up when he was handed a ticket back to the minor leagues in May. The Indians are glad he did. Chisenhall’s first career grand slam was the key hit in Saturday night’s 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. The sixth-inning drive off Jeremy Guthrie broke open a Read More…

Behind the curtain: Theater group brings ‘Oz’ to Medina

The Wicked Witch of the West, played by Carey Knox, confronts Elena Hoffman as Glinda the Good Witch and Carleigh Spence, who plays Dorothy, as they celebrate with the Munchkins during a Sunday rehearsal for “The Wizard of Oz.” (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

This summer is the 10th year of CAMEO’s musical productions at the Medina Performing Arts Center, and producer Mike Sferro wanted to do something special: a musical adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz.” “This is the most ambitious project we’ve ever attempted,” he said. The Cooperative Alliance of Medina Entertainment Organizations, or CAMEO, is a Read More…

Politicians: Quit griping and run for office

Many people say politics is like the famous adage about the weather: Everybody talks about it, but nobody can do anything about it. A number of Medina County public officials think that’s a copout. They say you can change how the government operates by getting elected to office. Preparing citizens to run for elected office Read More…