October 1, 2014

Medina
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OVI checkpoint announced for later this week

A drunken driving checkpoint is scheduled for some time this week, the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Medina post announced Saturday. The exact location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint. It will be put on by the Medina County OVI Task Force and is designed to deter intoxicated driving. Police agencies are required to announced Read More…

Tribe Sunday: Masterson is almost unhittable (7-1 win)

AP Tribe starter Justin Masterson pitched no-hit ball through six innings. The All-Star left the game after seven innings of work.

MINNEAPOLIS — Justin Masterson had no regrets about the pitch that cost him his chance at a no-hitter. Masterson took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, Michael Brantley hit a bases-loaded triple and the Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. Masterson (11-7) had faced the minimum through Read More…

Browns: Barkevious Mingo signs four-year contract

Barkevious Mingo

Barkevious Mingo had a productive Sunday. The Browns hope that continues in the fall and for years to come. Mingo, the No. 6 pick in the draft, agreed to a four-year contract with a fifth-year club option in the wee hours, signed the deal and joined the rest of the rookie class for practice later Read More…

British Open: Career round gives Phil Mickelson win

AP Phil Mickelson holds up the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open.

GULLANE, Scotland — One of the greatest final rounds in a major. Two of the best shots he ever struck with a 3-wood. The third leg of the Grand Slam. Phil Mickelson never imagined any of this happening at the British Open. No wonder he never took his hand off the base of that silver Read More…

Tour de France: Chris Froome wraps up overall title

PARIS — Chris Froome won the 100th Tour de France on Sunday and immediately vowed that his victory wouldn’t be stripped for doping as Lance Armstrong’s were. “This is one yellow jersey that will stand the test of time,” said the British rider who dominated rivals over three weeks on the road and adroitly dealt Read More…

Cavs: Team ousted in Las Vegas

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers were eliminated from the inaugural Las Vegas Summer League championship tournament on Saturday. Power forward Justin Harper scored 21 points and shooting guard Jermaine Taylor added 20, but Cleveland was beaten 82-76 by the Miami Heat in the quarterfinals at Thomas & Mack Center. Former Cavaliers small forward D.J. Kennedy, Jarvis Read More…

Many seniors to lose tax break

A little-publicized change in the state budget passed last month means homeowners who turn 65 next year won’t get a break on their property taxes unless they prove they earn than less $30,000 a year. The Homestead Program, which had been in effect since 2008, exempted the first $25,000 in taxable value on the homes Read More…

Weather brings crowd to art show in Medina

A statue of a winged lion, carved from wood, draws the rapt attention of 4-year-old Vivian Fergus, left, and her 7-year-old sister, Cora, both of Olmsted Falls. The lion is the work of Joe Leonard, one of more than 130 artists on display Sunday at the 40th Annual Art in the Park show and sale, held Sunday at Medina’s Public Square. DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE

Winners of the 40th Annual Art in the Park show Best of Show Christine Weigand (hand-cut paper) Traditional Fine Art First Place: Karl Feng (water colors) Second Place: Joshua Rush (oil painting) Third Place: Robert Williams (photography) Non-traditional Fine Art First Place: Sandy Kephart (fiber art) Second Place: James Brown (photography) Third Place: Paul Jira Read More…

Dog owners learn ‘mouth to snout’ resuscitation

Martin Warchola, a senior instructor at Best Paws Forward Dog Training Academy in Medina, teaches Phyllis Walker how to find a pulse at a K9 First Aid course at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center on Sunday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

SHARON TWP. — A half-dozen owners got trained in how to care for their injured or sick dogs Sunday at the Medina Park District’s Wolf Creek Environmental Center. The K9 First Aid course was taught by Martin Warchola, of the Best Paws Forward Dog Training Academy, Medina. Warchola, who teaches everything from basic dog obedience Read More…

Breath of relief after double lung transplant

Mark Wallhead and his wife Debra sit for a photo on Friday, July 19.  Debra is a double lung transplant survivor, and just recently celebrated her 18-month anniversary from her transplant on July 15.

Elizabeth Kuhr | The Gazette Relaxing after her granddaughter’s birthday party, Debbie Wallhead noticed the clock flashing 2:30 a.m. It was Jan. 15, 2012, and she wanted to attend church in the morning. She reached over, shut off the light and tried to settle in. But within minutes, her phone rang – the call marked Read More…