April 16, 2014

Medina
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PHOTOS: Filling in the fine bee-tails

Renee Kennedy, an art teacher at Claggett Middle School, paints a 5-by-3-foot polyurethane bee sculpture Medina High School. The bee, which is sponsored by Stop 'n Go, will be part of the "What's the Buzz" public art project. (KIERA MANION-FISCHER / GAZETTE)

Lauvao to miss start of season

Scott Petrak The Gazette Shawn Lauvao has started 32 straight games at right guard and didn’t miss a snap last season. Those streaks will end Sept. 8 when the Browns open the regular season against Miami. Lauvao had arthroscopic surgery on his ankle Friday, and coach Rob Chudzinski announced he would be out for the Read More…

Tribe’s downward spiral continues

  Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — With 46 games left in the season, Indians pitcher Scott Kazmir is running out of gas. Unfortunately, so are his teammates, who continued their downward spiral on Friday night. The Los Angeles Angels torched Kazmir for five runs in the first inning, including a three-run homer by Josh Read More…

Carrasco returns as reliever

Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Indians’ revolving door of relievers took another spin on Friday. Carlos Carrasco was recalled from Triple-A Columbus, while Preston Guilmet was optioned to the Clippers before the Tribe’s series opener against the Los Angeles Angels. Carrasco is 0-4 with a 9.10 ERA in six starts with Cleveland this Read More…

Wengers pass on love of wrestling

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  Dan Brown The Gazette For the last nine years, Mike Wenger has been training Wadsworth wrestlers in a barn on his Wadsworth Township property. He watched his son Clay go from a biddy wrestler to a Kent State grappler after spending countless hours with his Grizzly teammates working out in the barn. Now Wenger Read More…

Why do gas prices differ day to day, place to place?

On Thursday, regular unleaded fuel sold for $3.48 a gallon at the Sunoco station, 6392 Lafayette Road, Lafayette Township. Five miles north, regular unleaded gas was $3.55 a gallon at Stop ’n Go, 828 W. Liberty St., Medina. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

Bill Preisler has been a gas price watcher for two years. That’s when he began asking why service stations in the same area often have much different prices. “I bought a car that gets crappy gas mileage that became a price issue,” Preisler said. “I started off looking for the cheapest gas.” Every day for Read More…

Roundup: Scott, Furyk tied atop PGA

With every major, Adam Scott is making a convincing case that he isn’t satisfied with just a green jacket. He ran off five straight birdies early in his round at soft and vulnerable Oak Hill, and finished with a 15-foot par for a 5-under 65 that gave him a share of Thursday’s lead with Jim Read More…

Futuristic voting pondered, casting could be simpler

Voters could one day print ballots at home like airline boarding passes, or skip traditional precincts for weekend voting at vote centers. Elections officers from California, Colorado, Oregon and New Mexico laid out ideas to slash wait times and bring vote procedures into the Internet age. They said advances are possible without alienating older voters Read More…

Tribe: Reynolds’ time finally comes to an end

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ patience with Mark Reynolds finally ran out Thursday. The slumping slugger who carried Cleveland’s offense through the majority of the first month of the season, was designated for assignment prior to the series finale with Detroit. The Indians promoted relief pitcher Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Columbus to take Reynolds’ roster spot. Read More…

Rash of break-ins, burglaries reported in Wadsworth

WADSWORTH — Police this week received multiple complaints about burglaries and break-ins in the neighborhood surrounding Valleyview Elementary School. On Wednesday, four burglaries were reported in the 100 and 200 blocks of Longview Drive between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Other incidents were reported this week on Knollwood Drive and High Street. A Thursday news Read More…