April 19, 2014

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Browns: Pilot Flying J will pay back companies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The truck-stop company owned by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has agreed to pay back the trucking companies that were cheated out of fuel rebates, according to a settlement given preliminary approval Tuesday. Under the agreement approved by a federal judge in Arkansas, Pilot Flying J would pay the companies what they are Read More…

All-Stars: American League’s losing streak ends with 3-0 victory

AP The AL’s Miguel Cabrera is congratulated by Jose Bautista after scoring on Bautista’s sacrifice fly in the fourth inning.

NEW YORK — Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect eighth inning in his final All-Star appearance, Jose Bautista, J.J. Hardy and Cleveland’s Jason Kipnis drove in runs to back a night of pulsating pitching, and the American League beat the National League 3-0 Tuesday night to stop a three-year losing streak. Ten pitchers combined a three-hitter Read More…

Hoop-N-Que: Bragging rights are on the line

MEDINA — Over the past seven summers, the top high school, college and professional players from around the area have gathered at Ray Mellert Park. This summer is no different as the park will host the eighth annual Hoop-N-Que on the Mantrell Price Basketball Court on Aug. 3 and 4, highlighted by a full-court 4-on-4 Read More…

Cavs: Prelims are out of the way

Cleveland’s Tyler Zeller shoots over the Lakers’ Robert Sacre in an NBA Summer League game. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers completed preliminary round play at the Las Vegas Summer League with a 2-1 record, earning them a spot in the top half of the 22-team field. The action resumes today at the Thomas and Mack Center and Cox Pavilion, where the inaugural summer league championship tournament will be held. Cleveland is Read More…

Kent State wins $1.2 million suit against ex-coach

Geno Ford

AKRON — A Portage County judge has awarded Kent State $1.2 million because its former men’s basketball coach breached his contract. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office said Tuesday that Portage County Common Pleas Judge John Enlow had granted KSU’s request for summary judgment against Geno Ford. “When coaches and high-profile employees leave public universities in Read More…

Golf: Alice Ho falls in playoff at Junior Girls Championship

Alice Ho

Alice Ho was unable to hold on to her one-stroke lead Tuesday as the Wadsworth resident lost in a playoff at the Women’s Ohio State Golf Association’s Ohio Junior Girls Championship at Marion Country Club. The 16-year-old fired a final-round 9-over-par 81 to finish in a three-way tie with Columbus’ Felicia Davenport and Louisville’s Mackenzie Read More…

Country musician Brantley Gilbert to play the fair

Brantley Gilbert performs at the Outnumber Hunger Live! concert at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Friday, April 5, 2013. The concert launched Outnumber Hunger, a collaboration between General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America to help fight hunger in local communities. (Photo by Al Powers/Invision for Outnumber Hunger/AP Images)

Country rock star Brantley Gilbert will headline the Medina County Fair at 8 p.m. Aug. 1. Gilbert was born outside of Athens, Ga., and credits his songwriting style to his upbringing. Although he started out as an acoustic artist, he is best known for his “rock-infused country feel,” which initially garnered him his following in Read More…

County felons looking to work off their sentences

If your nonprofit organization is in need of volunteers, the Medina County Adult Probation Department might have what you’re looking for. Chief Probation Officer Veronica Perry said the Probation Department is looking for places probationers can serve their community service hours — and all nonprofit groups are eligible. Perry said most of the department’s probationers Read More…

PHOTOS: Jazzing up Medina square

Members of Jazz Tan Laundry perform Tuesday night in the gazebo on Medina’s Public Square as part of Arts Week events. From left, Ryan Rose on saxophone, Dan Piero on keyboard and Ryan McMullen on bass. Behind them is Connor Green on drums. The four graduated this year from Medina High School. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

Medina school official to lead literacy nonprofit

Karla Robinson

MEDINA — Karla Robinson, president of the Medina school board, will become executive director of Project: LEARN of Medina County, a nonprofit literacy organization. Robinson, who will replace Linda Smalley, will take over the post Aug. 1. “Karla has demonstrated her commitment to education and to Medina County,” said Chris Jakab, chairman of Project: LEARN’s board Read More…