July 26, 2014

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Browns: Jimmy Haslam tells fans not to be worried

Cleveland head coach Rob Chudzinski, left, talks with owner Jimmy Haslam during the opening day of training camp. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — Jimmy Haslam was in full Cleveland Browns mode Thursday afternoon. He stood on the sideline between practice fields and watched intently, from stretching to 11-on-11 drills. He wore a gray Browns T-shirt and brown shorts and chatted with Jim Brown and Trent Richardson. “I’ll tell you, it’s exciting,” Haslam said of his first Read More…

Browns commentary: Chud soaks in every moment

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski waited his entire life for this moment, wondering if it would ever arrive. When it did, on Thursday afternoon, he couldn’t contain his excitement. Chudzinski conducted his first training camp practice as an NFL head coach, soaking in every second — and sharing as much of it as possible — with Read More…

Boys soccer: Buckeye preps for early exam

Buckeye’s George Rusinko prepares for the Adidas Showcase. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

STRONGSVILLE — With four of its five top scorers from a year ago back, it’s easy to say Buckeye’s boys soccer team is well on its way to defending its Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division championship. First-year coach Dan Collins noticed the talent right away when the Bucks started offseason workouts, but it’s the tradition Read More…

College signing: Anna Rose Wiencek sees dream fulfilled

Anna Rose Wiencek

GRANGER TWP. — Anna Rose Wiencek knew where she wanted to continue her athletic career in college long before she entered Highland High School. That made it easy for the incoming senior when she decided to continue her soccer career at Miami of Ohio. The 17-year-old made her verbal commitment earlier this week. “It’s been Read More…

Browns: Trent Richardson feeling, looking good

Trent Richardson

BEREA — Running back Trent Richardson was healthy and happy as the Browns opened training camp on Thursday afternoon. The second-year pro showed no signs of the broken ribs, ailing knees, or right shin injury that plagued him throughout his rookie season and minicamp. Even more encouraging, Richardson wore no protective padding on the aforementioned Read More…

Golf: County trio at prestigious event

Pat Luth

Getting a chance to golf at a national resort in Florida is a good way to end the summer. That opportunity for three locals will also include a little international bragging rights. Medina residents Pat Luth and Evan Schreck and Brunswick’s Justin Roth will be traveling to Palm Beach Gardens next week to take part Read More…

Ohio infant mortality rate among worst in U.S.

It’s the kind of statistic that can’t be explained even though program after program is aimed at targeting it at the local and state levels. Simply put, babies born in Ohio are at a higher risk of not seeing their first birthday than most other states. State officials, in a recently released report, charts Ohio’s Read More…

North Park in Brunswick celebrates 25 years

Nevaeh Lottig, 6, and sister Dakota inspect a bluegill. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

The Brunswick community celebrated the 25th anniversary of North Park with hot dogs, fishing and music. The park’s lake was stocked with fish by the Brunswick Optimist Club, and members of the Rocky River Watershed Council were on hand to meet and talk with residents about what it means to live and play near streams Read More…

Cloverleaf Schools support staff OKs salary freeze

WESTFIELD TWP. — Cloverleaf Schools support staff has agreed to a three-year freeze on base salaries. Superintendent Daryl Kubilus said the employees recognize that the district is in financial straits. “We’re grateful to be able to certify this contract in a difficult fiscal time,” Kubilus said. The state commission that oversees the district’s finances approved Read More…

Would-be politicians receive tips of the trade

Steve Hambley

LAFAYETTE TWP. — As the deadline to file for local races nears, potential candidates headed to an “office-seekers academy” at the Medina County University Center. On Thursday night, county officials including Commissioner Steve Hambley, Auditor Mike Kovack, Prosecutor Dean Holman, and Director Carl Lawler and Deputy Director Carol Gurney from the Board of Elections offered Read More…