August 1, 2014

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Browns RB Montario Hardesty to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery

BEREA – The bad news won’t stop for injury-prone running back Montario Hardesty. Coach Rob Chudzinski announced today that Hardesty will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday. Chudzinski didn’t have a timetable for recovery, but a scope usua… Read More…

Railroad project finished year after four teens died

Work to level the steep grade at this Boston Road railroad crossing, where four Brunswick High School students died in a crash last year in Columbia Township, is complete. The road is scheduled to reopen to traffic Thursday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

The railroad crossing on Boston Road in Columbia Township where four Brunswick High School students died in a crash last year is reopening Thursday following completion of a nearly half-million-dollar safety overhaul. Crews are finishing work to level out the slope of the crossing where driver Jeffrey Chaya, 18, lost control of a Chevrolet Cavalier Read More…

Roundup: Rangers give Manny Ramirez release

Manny Ramirez was released from his minor league contract by the Texas Rangers. The 41-year-old hit .259 with three home runs and 13 RBIs in 30 games for Triple-A Round Rock after agreeing to a deal early last month. He hit all of the homers in the first eight games. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels Read More…

Granger Twp. residents oppose corporate tax break

MEDINA — Medina County officials are working with Granger Township trustees on a Community Reinvestment Area proposal in hopes of luring a new corporate headquarters. But the proposal is drawing opposition from some residents. County officials said a large corporation is interested in building a headquarters somewhere in Granger Township’s commercial corridor along state Route Read More…

Medina is set to launch public art initiatve

PHOTOs PROVIDED Bees for “What’s the Buzz” are being readied for Saturday’s launch of the public art project. (COURTESY PHOTO)

“What’s the Buzz” Medina is a public art initiative celebrating Medina pride and promoting the community. The project is in cooperation with the Medina City Schools, the Medina City Schools Foundation, the City of Medina and Main Street Medina. A public launch of the project will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Root Read More…

Golf notes: Misti Joseph gets eighth ace

It’s been calculated that the odds of an average golfer hitting a hole-in-one are approximately 12,500 to 1. When it comes to Medina resident Misti Joseph, those estimations go out the window. The former two-time Gazette MVP recorded her eighth hole-in-one recently at Westfield Group Country Club. Joseph used an 8-iron to one-time the 142-yard, Read More…

Firm to hunt for new Brunswick city manager

BRUNSWICK — A formal search for a new city manager in Brunswick could get under way as soon as September. Councilwoman Pat Hanek, at large, who serves as vice mayor, said she and Councilman Vince Carl, 2nd Ward, already have had a meeting with two representatives from Management Partners, the consulting company hired to help Read More…

Browns: Trent Richardson will play Thursday

BEREA — Running back Trent Richardson got the news he’d been waiting for … from a group of reporters. He will play in the preseason for the first time Thursday against the Lions at FirstEnergy Stadium. Coach Rob Chudzinski said he’ll play a couple of series. “Oh, he told you I’m playing? Hey, I’m surprised Read More…

Local doctor accused of prescribing unapproved drugs

CLEVELAND — A Medina County doctor is one of seven Ohio oncologists charged with importing cancer medications that had not been approved by the Federal Drug Administration. The doctors were charged with causing the shipment of misbranded drugs, a misdemeanor violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, according to Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. attorney Read More…

Golf: Highland on big roll

Mason Weiss

HUDSON — The Highland boys golf team is already on a roll. Senior Ryan Scherler took medalist honors with a 6-over-par 77 Tuesday as the Hornets won the 12-team Nordonia Classic with a 320 at Ellsworth Meadows Golf Club. Highland took gold at the Trinity Classic on Friday and was runner-up by one stroke Monday Read More…