August 27, 2014

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Golf: Southwest Junior tour offered golfers boost to bigger things

Dave Moskal, left, and Derek Smith launched the Southwest Junior Golf Tour 20 years ago. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

The growth of junior golf over the last two decades has been great. From weekly tournaments, leagues and other options for young players, the sport has seen its popularity blossom. Ahead of it all was the Southwest Junior Golf Tour. The first golf tour of its kind for youth players centered in the Medina County Read More…

Browns: Josh Gordon issues apology, tries to regain trust

Cary Williams breaks up this 2nd-quarter pass intended for Browns' Josh Gordon. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Cleveland Browns, 25-15, at Cleveland Browns Stadium on Sunday, November 4, 2012, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Gene Sweeney Jr./Baltimore Sun/MCT)

BEREA — Josh Gordon feels he owed the Browns and their fans an apology and admits he’s still trying to regain the trust of the front office. But he said the two-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy was out of his control. Gordon spoke to reporters Monday for the first time since Read More…

OSU football: Coach Meyer suspends Carlos Hyde

AP Ohio State’s leading scorer of a year ago, running back Carlos Hyde, is being disciplined by coach Urban Meyer.

COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has disciplined four players for legal problems, including suspending leading-scorer Carlos Hyde from all team activities in the wake of an alleged assault against a female over the weekend in Columbus. In addition, star cornerback Bradley Roby, who was arrested in Indiana for an altercation with a security Read More…

Boys soccer: Dan Collins takes Buckeye helm

YORK TWP. — Dan Collins is no stranger to success on the soccer field. As a player at Brecksville High School, he was a member of a team that played in the state semifinals. While at Notre Dame College, he helped lead the program to an NAIA quarterfinal appearance. Now Collins will use that experience Read More…

Volleyball: Walsh University standout to coach Bucks

YORK TWP. — Brittany Morris’ playing career was a resounding success. She hopes the same can be said about her transition from the court to the bench. The former Parma Padua High and Walsh University standout has been hired as Buckeye’s volleyball coach, taking over the program from Craig Peterson. She also will teach in Read More…

Browns: Brandon Weeden more confident this season

BEREA — For the second straight year, quarterback Brandon Weeden will open training camp as the starter and the guy getting the repetitions with the first-team offense. He said that’s where the similarities end. “I feel like a completely different player,” he said Monday. “It’s knowing what to expect … I didn’t know anyone in Read More…

Roundup: Ryan Braun suspended for rest of season

Former National League MVP Ryan Braun was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday in the first penalty of baseball’s investigation of players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs. Braun accepted the penalty. “I am not perfect. I realize now that I have made Read More…

Girls soccer: Andrew Bertram will coach Black River’s team

SULLIVAN TWP. — Just two months ago, Andrew Bertram was graduating from Heidelberg University. In a little over a week, the 24-year-old will be leading Black River’s girls soccer team through its first official days of practice. Bertram becomes the school’s first official coach, taking over a Pirates squad that has spent the last four Read More…

Governor’s road project is Medina’s biggest ever

Gov. John Kasich’s transportation plans call for widening Medina’s main retail corridor along North Court Street and Pearl Road to five lanes, from Harding Street to Fenn Road in Medina Township. The roadway narrows to one lane in each direction at the city’s northern border. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

Gov. John Kasich’s plan to use the Ohio Turnpike to raise money to upgrade the state’s transportation infrastructure gives the green light to two long-stalled projects in Medina County. The first project getting the go-ahead is a $47 million widening of Medina city’s main retail corridor, along North Court and Pearl roads (U.S. Route 42). Read More…

County auditor seeing red over color-coded licenses

Michael Kovack

One of the non-budgetary amendments added last month to House Bill 59 — Ohio’s new budget — is drawing fire from Medina County Auditor Michael Kovack. While the auditor’s primary job is to be the county’s bookkeeper and property appraiser, the auditor also issues permits and licenses, including dog licenses. Until now, dog licenses were Read More…