November 23, 2014

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MLB All-Stars: Young phenoms in starring roles at showcase

The Angels’ Mike Trout slides safely under the tag of Detroit catcher Brayan Pena in a game in June. Below, the Nationals’ Bryce Harper is recognized by the PA announcer as a NL All-Star. Both players are part of the wave of young talent on display tonight at the All-Star Game. (AP PHOTO)

NEW YORK — Flip on any highlight show and you’re almost sure to see them, with those peach-fuzz faces and boyish features beneath their big league caps. Mike Trout makes a diving catch on the warning track. Manny Machado whacks another double into the corner at Camden Yards. Bryce Harper belts a tape-measure home run Read More…

Wrestling: Four area athletes set to compete

Sometimes it’s not about what you do. Instead, it’s about who shares the experience with you. That’s the case for Wadsworth wrestlers Noah Baughman and Darrin Gilkerson. The two have been friends since elementary school and have shared their love of the sport through biddy wrestling to their respective freshman seasons for the Grizzlies this Read More…

Girls golf: Rom leads Bees to tourney title

Amanda Rom

AVON — It was fortunate for Medina High’s girls golf team that Amanda Rom got her act together quickly after a bad start. Rom started the 12th annual Ohio Girls Golf Foundation summer tournament at Avon Oaks with a triple bogey on her first hole (she started on the sixth hole in the shotgun start) Read More…

All-Stars: Harvey gets start; Rivera could wrap it all up

Matt Harvey

NEW YORK — The first and last pitch of the All-Star Game could well be “New York, New York.” Young ace Matt Harvey of the Mets will start for the National League on his home mound. Mariano Rivera, in his final season, may well finish for the AL. “Having the opportunity to take the ball Read More…

Browns: FirstEnergy Stadium renovation to have 2 phases

CLEVELAND — The name isn’t the only thing changing at the former Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Browns have formally committed to spend more than $100 million to renovate the lakefront facility now known as FirstEnergy Stadium, according to a story published Monday in Sports Business Daily. Complete details are expected to be revealed later this Read More…

NFL: Manziel pleads guilty to fight outside bar

Johnny Manziel

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from his arrest last year for fighting outside a bar near the College Station, Texas, campus. The Heisman Trophy winner made a brief appearance in court and admitted he failed to identify himself to police following the altercation in June 2012. As part Read More…

NFL: Denver suspends Heckert, Russell

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos have suspended two executives who are facing drunken driving charges. Director of player personnel Matt Russell was suspended indefinitely without pay Monday, and director of pro personnel Tom Heckert was suspended for a month without pay. Both will be provided with confidential treatment and counseling services by the team Read More…

Sewage warnings murky matter for Chippewa Lake, Gloria Glens

Gloria Glens Park Village Mayor John Dean points out a road that is still flooded after Wednesday’s severe thunderstorm. The storm caused sanitary sewers to overflow and leak into Chippewa Lake and other flooded parts of Gloria Glens and Chippewa Lake Village. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN POMPILI)

Officials in the two villages bordering Chippewa Lake say they were not told about a sewage leak caused by heavy rain Wednesday. A bright pink sign posted Monday morning warns Gloria Glens Park residents of “possible untreated raw sewage” in the lake. Mayor John Dean said the sign says “possible” because he never was notified Read More…

Knight vows to restore teachers to Medina Schools

KIERA MANION-FISCHER / GAZETTE At Monday’s school board meeting, interim Medina Schools Superintendent Dave Knight, a former elementary school principal, holds up a drawing of a school bus to show that busing would be brought back to within a mile of all buildings if the levy is approved. In front of him are cups of M&Ms that he used to demonstrate changes in class sizes over the years.

MEDINA — Interim Superintendent David Knight, a former elementary school principal, used a playful way to demonstrate a serious issue at Monday’s Medina school board meeting. Using different clear plastic cups of M&Ms, Knight showed how elementary class sizes have changed over the years at district schools. Five years ago, Knight said, using the cups Read More…

Brunswick School Board moves levy forward

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Board of Education took the first step toward putting a two-year, 4.9-mill operating levy on the Nov. 5 ballot. Board members said the two-year time frame will allow them to adapt to changes in what the state budget provides the district and will let voters decide if the money is being Read More…