August 29, 2014

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Browns: Stadium will see minor improvements

BEREA — Major renovations to the former Cleveland Browns Stadium will not begin until after the 2013 season, but fans should experience minor improvements to their game-day experience this fall. Browns president Alec Scheiner announced a series of changes Monday that are designed to make trips to FirstEnergy Stadium a more pleasant experience than it Read More…

Tribe: Cleveland looking for lefty help in pen

CLEVELAND — It’s your move, Indians. Central Division-leading Detroit acquired relief pitcher Jose Veras from the Astros on Monday, as Wednesday’s trading deadline approaches. Cleveland, which entered the night trailing the Tigers by three games in the division standings, is in the market for a left-handed reliever, but did not appear close to a deal. Read More…

Demolition Derby: Bill Marrett walks away with win

JUDD SMERGLIA / GAZETTE Richard Webb of Brunswick, right, hits the car of Lodi’s Wendy Wilkinson in the Sub-compact division of the 80s & Newer Demolition Derby.

Matthew Doyle | The Gazette MEDINA — Bill Marrett wasn’t the fan favorite on Monday night at the 80’s and Newer Demolition Derby, but he left the 2013 Medina County Fair as the champion. His conservative driving tactics did not receive great reviews from young and old derby fans, but it was the reason behind Read More…

Tribe Monday: Giambi’s walk-off homer wins game 3-2

Jason Giambi celebrates game-winning homer. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Just about the time it appears Jason Giambi should turn the page and call it a career, he does something like he did Monday night at Progressive Field. Scuffling at the plate and with few opportunities over the past two months, Giambi came through when the Indians needed him most, clouting a pinch-hit Read More…

Liverpool Twp. church enters Demolition Derby at county fair

Marty Naumilket, left, and Mark Cereshko discuss the engine of a car to be used by a team from LifeSpring Community Church in the Demolition Derby at the Medina County Fair. The men, members of the men’s ministry at the church, got together Wednesday to work on a new paint job and make sure the car was ready for Monday’s derby. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

Church get-togethers usually include bake sales, picnics and Sunday sermons. But the congregation at LifeSpring Community Church in Liverpool Township came up with something a bit more exciting. On Monday night, more than 50 church members went to the Demolition Derby at the Medina County Fair to cheer on Ray Eggert, who represented the church Read More…

Medina Police maps crime stats online

MEDINA — City police have a new way to inform residents about what’s going on in their neighborhoods. Medina police are using an online crime map called RAIDS Online — www.raidsonline.com — that maps and analyzes crime data and alerts residents about crimes in their neighborhoods. “An informed community is our best defense against crime,” Read More…

Lack of quorum delays sale of Brunswick land

BRUNSWICK — City Council members hoped to approve the $1.8 million sale of city property at a special meeting Monday night, but with only five members in attendance, they didn’t have enough members to waive state law requiring three readings of all legislation. The city plans to sell 18 acres of land at the south Read More…

PHOTO: 2013 Medina County Fair king and queen named

Caleb Parker and Emily Howard were named 2013’s Medina County Fair king and queen Monday night.  Parker will be a senior at Medina High School and Howard attends the University of Akron.  Six young women and two young men from around the county competed for the titles, which grant the winners a chance to compete for Ohio State Fair king and queen next January.  Each contestant was asked a random question and given a word to describe what the meaning held for him or her. Three judges decided the winners based on each contestant’s poise, personality, communication skills, activities and leadership skills among other things.

Convicted pot grower’s appeal gets his sentence reduced

Khuong Hoang

MEDINA — A 46-year-old man convicted in 2007 of conspiring with 11 others to operate marijuana grow houses in and around Brunswick had his 13-year prison sentence reduced by five years Monday. Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler cut Khuong V. Hoang’s prison time at a resentencing hearing. The resentencing was ordered by Read More…

Jury selection begins in first errant bullets trial

Mark Bornino

MEDINA — Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a Parma man accused of unintentionally hitting two Montville Township homes with assault rifle bullets through woods in January. R. Daniel Volpone, 45, pleaded not guilty in March to a charge of firing a gun over a public road, a third-degree felony punishable by up Read More…