July 30, 2014

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Browns: CEO Banner tries to calm fears

BEREA — Browns CEO Joe Banner would prefer training camp be met with unbridled enthusiasm. Especially his first one with the team. But Banner realizes plenty of fans are uneasy because of owner Jimmy Haslam’s unresolved legal troubles with Pilot Flying J. Banner tried to calm those fears on the eve of camp. “Jimmy is Read More…

County fair: Demo derbies, motocross and Rough Trucks are big draws

Popular sporting events like Rough Truck, above, and motocross, below, return to the Medina County Fairgrounds next week. Last year, Adam Kisilewicz of Seville, above, plowed through the mud in the Rough Truck competition. Justin Russell of Medina, below,  takes off for a jump during last year’s motocross. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

MEDINA — They’re consistent, familiar, affordable and entertaining. That’s always the best way to describe the motorsports events at the Medina County Fair, which opens Monday. “It just seems like we’re a motorsports county,” said Mike Frantz, who is in his 10th year as a fair board director. “We draw well with those events and Read More…

Sports: Babe Ruth League ends season in style

BRUNSWICK — The East beat the West 12-3 in the Brunswick Senior Babe Ruth League All-Star Game at Mooney Park. Eleven players had hits for the East, with Tyler Mocio, Scotty Zipp and Elijah Galloway belting doubles. Mocio, Michael Gonzalex and Brad Richards shined on the mound. Mitch Andzelik had three hits for the West Read More…

Browns training camp: Five key players to watch

Ninety players will report for the first training camp practice this afternoon. Fifty-three will make the final roster in September. Everyone will have a hand in the Browns’ success or failure, but five, in particular, will play pivotal roles in 2013. They will also provide some of the most interesting story lines. Here’s a look Read More…

Tribe: Kazmir stellar in 10-1 win against Mariners

SEATTLE — Scott Kazmir feels he’s a complete pitcher now, not just a hard thrower. Kazmir allowed just one hit over his eight innings, Michael Bourn hit his first career grand slam and the Indians downed the Seattle Mariners 10-1 Wednesday afternoon. The only hit Kazmir (6-4) gave up was a clean leadoff single to Read More…

Year’s 6th OVI checkpoint to be held Thursday in Medina Twp.

A drunken driving checkpoint announced earlier this week will be held 7 to 10 p.m. tonight in Medina Township, on Route 42 north of Fenn Road. The checkpoint is funded by federal grants and is the sixth one so far this year. It is put on by the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Medina Post and the Read More…

Teen’s suicide raises questions about law, school policies

Richard Baab, 48, holds a picture of his son, Deven, whose suicide in November has raised questions about laws and school policies about reporting teens who may be suicidal. (GAZETTE PHOTO BE DAVID KNOX)

Note: This is the main story story in a larger piece, focusing on the effectiveness of laws and school policies surrounding the reporting of teens who may be suicidal. • For resources on who can help if you or someone you know is considering suicide, click here. • To read about the father of Deven Read More…

Local, national agencies help those considering suicide

Note: This list is part of a larger piece, focusing on the effectiveness of laws and school policies surrounding the reporting of teens who may be suicidal. • To see the main story, click here. • To read about the father of Deven Baab, whose suicide prompted these stories, click here. • To read about the Read More…

County lost four teens to suicide in 10 months

Note: This story is part of a larger piece, focusing on the effectiveness of laws and school policies surrounding the reporting of teens who may be suicidal. • To see the main story, click here. • For resources on who can help if you or someone you know is considering suicide, click here. • To read Read More…

Brunswick police log for July 25

Brunswick police Thursday, July 18 4:23 p.m. — Michael D. Stroller, 19, Olmsted Falls, served with a warrant for drug paraphernalia from the city of Brunswick in the 4200 block of Center Road. Friday, July 19 5:27 a.m. — Michael A. Romito, 21, Valley View, served with a warrant for failure to appear at Medina Read More…