February 7, 2016

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Soccer: Sency, Leckie get another crack at national stage

Medina’s Olivia Sency, left, and Sydney Leckie will be out to prove a point at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

The experience of playing at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships last summer was something Medina’s Olivia Sency and Sydney Leckie won’t forget. After earning a second trip to nationals, which start Tuesday in Overland Park, Kan., the mindset is different for the Medina tandem and their Under-15 Ambassadors Football Club teammates. This time, they Read More…

Cavs: Mike Miller is on team’s radar

Mike Miller

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers will be short-handed today in their first-round game in the Las Vegas Summer League championship tournament. Power forward Kevin Jones and point guard Chris Quinn are out with concussions, leaving Cleveland without two NBA veterans — and two members of its 2012-13 roster — for the duration of the event. The Read More…

Football commentary: Fun facts fill void

The sights, sounds and pageantry of high school football are rapidly approaching. To help fill the 43-day void, take some time to chew on these Medina County fun facts, version 2.0. • Seville’s head coach in 1948, John Maskas, was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the 10th round of the All-American Football Conference Draft and Read More…

Wadsworth sports: Brad Musgrave is new athletics director

WADSWORTH — Growing up just outside Findlay gave Brad Musgrave the feeling of comfort when he visited a city with small-town atmosphere. Though he was happy as athletic director at Napoleon for the past 11 years, the opportunity to lead a Division I school with an intense sense of community was too much to ignore. Read More…

MLB: Designated hitter debate still rages

AP FILE Boston designated hitter David Ortiz claps his hands before stepping into the batter’s box during an interleague game. The DH turned 40 this year, and never has it been more of a wedge between the two leagues. (AP PHOTO)

The designated hitter turned 40 this year. Fittingly, it’s having sort of a mid-life crisis. Never before has the imbalance between the American and National Leagues regarding Rule 6.10 been more of a potential problem. The designated hitter rule has been controversial from day one. It’s been criticized and even confusing since it was born. Read More…

NFL: Reggie Hodges is ready to groom punters

Reggie Hodges

BEREA — Reggie Hodges has spent eight years punting in the NFL, the last four of them with the Browns. Now, he plans on grooming the next generation of punters, kickers and off-the field leaders in Northeast Ohio. On Friday, Hodges will hold the inaugural sessions of the Hodges Kicking Academy at Lou Groza Field Read More…

County library sues firms over Lodi roof

The Medina County District Library is suing six companies in county common pleas court over a faulty roof that resulted in the closing of a third of the Lodi Library in 2011. The lawsuit, filed last week, lists defendants as David Milling Inc., of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Cavanaugh Building Corp., of Akron; The Cincinnati Insurance Read More…

PHOTO: Lemonade stand lucrative in summer heat

Athena Love Bell, 8, has reason to smile. Ninety-plus-degree weather means she’s making a pretty penny Wednesday at her lemonade stand at West Union and North Huntington streets in Medina. This is Athena’s first lemonade stand. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY ANDREW DAVIS)

Lodi Sweet Corn Festival kicks off tonight


LODI — The 2013 Lodi Sweet Corn Festival kicks off today with some classic events, some new exciting features and the return of an old favorite. The 32nd annual installment of the festival celebrates the local sweet corn harvest and the community. The festival will be on Wooster Street at Letha House Field, directly across Read More…

Discount Drug Mart in Medina to add call center

Discount Drug Mart, the drugstore chain with corporate headquarters in Medina, plans to add a call center to its 211 Commerce Drive location, creating 30 full-time jobs in three years. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — Discount Drug Mart, with corporate headquarters in Medina, plans to add 30 jobs at a planned call center in the city over three years, beginning in 2014. City Council approved a job creation grant with the company at a special meeting Monday. Discount Drug Mart will renovate a warehouse at its property at Read More…