December 21, 2014

Medina
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Drop slows for county’s property values

To see how home values have changed in each city, township and village, click here David Knox | The Gazette Real estate values in Medina County slipped an average of 3.5 percent in the past three years, according to the new property reappraisal completed by the county auditor. The good news? The drop was half Read More…

52nd Frog Jump Festival attracts 700 competitors

From left, Michael Koukouras, 6, of Medina, his uncle, Scott Rainey, and Austin Rainey, 2, both of North Ridgeville, place their frog “Green Mommy” in the ring during the “grand jump-off” at Sunday’s 52nd Valley City Frog Jump Festival in Mill Stream Park. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

Nicholas Hurt, 7, said the secret to winning the Valley City Frog Jump was waking his bullfrog up with a little cold water right before its big moment. Then, when the frog is in the ring, “You gotta slap the ground,” he said. Hurt’s frog, Lights, won the prize for the longest jump — 16 Read More…

Men’s soccer: Justin Nolan finds new program

Justin Nolan had it all going exactly as planned. The 2010 Highland graduate had just finished his junior season as the starting goalkeeper at Ashland University and was on track to graduate in December with a degree in information systems and computer systems. Then that plan took an unexpected detour. On May 29, school officials Read More…

Kentucky creationist museum aims at wider audience

The Kentucky museum where dinosaurs and biblical characters coexist has rolled out new exhibits and attractions — some with no religious message — to try to bring in new visitors. The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., has added a bug exhibit that would fit right in at a natural science center, an outdoor zip line Read More…

Golf: Medina native Austin Schreiber gets golden opportunity

Some opportunities can’t be passed up. So when Austin Schreiber got a call to compete on the Old Course at St. Andrews, the Ashland University sophomore jumped at the chance. Schreiber will join 11 others from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference this week who are representing the U.S. against the Scottish National team in Read More…

Preview: Peeking through Google Glass

In this photo taken Friday, July 26, 2013, Google Glass, a device which offers video recording, photographic, and internet access capabilities while worn like a pair of glasses, sits on a table in the offices of web development firm Whiteboard in Chattanooga, Tenn. Whiteboard was selected to beta test the device in Google's "If I had Glass" campaign after they tweeted that they would use the device to record video of daily life in rural Cambodia. (AP Photo/Chattanooga Times Free Press, Doug Strickland)

Google hopes to change the face of technology by persuading people to wear computers on their heads. That’s the inspiration behind Google Glass, a spectacle-like device that contains a hidden computer, a thumbnail-size transparent display screen above the right eye and other digital wizardry. This Internet-connected headgear is set up to let users receive search Read More…

Tribe: Terry Francona’s pep talk does the trick

CLEVELAND — Terry Francona has supported Indians players almost to a fault during his debut season as manager. After Cleveland’s sixth straight loss Saturday night, Francona gave them some tough love. The veteran manager held a team meeting after a lackluster 7-2 loss to the Angels put the Indians on the verge of being swept Read More…

Browns: Bernie Kosar reprimanded, keeps spot in booth

BEREA — Bernie Kosar will be on the air Thursday night when the Browns host the Detroit Lions in the second preseason game. He’ll likely keep his harshest opinions to himself this time. Kosar was reprimanded by Browns CEO Joe Banner on Sunday but will keep his job as analyst on WKYC-TV’s preseason broadcasts. Kosar’s Read More…

Tennessee judge changes name of baby ‘Messiah’

NEWPORT, Tenn. — A judge in Tennessee changed a 7-month-old boy’s name to Martin from Messiah, saying the religious name was earned by one person and “that one person is Jesus Christ.” Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew ordered the name change last week, according to WBIR-TV The boy’s parents were in court because they Read More…

Browns: Josh Gordon says critics are wrong about him

BEREA — Josh Gordon can be frustrating to watch practice. He doesn’t always run at top speed. He will give up on a route. He often stops as soon as the play’s over, then takes his time getting back to the huddle. But the second-year receiver disagrees with the notion he loafs. “I mean certain Read More…