September 3, 2014

Medina
Mostly clear
65°F

Prep Athletes of the Week for Sept. 3

Theo Bach

Football Andrew Vaughn, Black River: Senior running back rushed for 343 yards and four touchdowns in Pirates’ 40-14 victory over Western Reserve. … Rushing total third-highest in Medina County history. … TD runs were 30, 81, 61 and 10 yards. … Two-time All-Ohioan. Girls soccer Leah Runkle, Wadsworth: Senior forward capped five-goal week with hat Read More…

Browns: Barkevious Mingo returns to practice

BEREA — Browns outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo was on the practice field Monday, marking the next step in his recovery from a bruised lung. The sixth overall pick in the NFL Draft participated in drills on a limited basis, but moved smoothly while dropping back in pass coverage and running through orange cones. He also Read More…

Put-In-Bay commemorates Battle of Lake Erie bicentennial

Kristin Bauer/ Gazette The Battle of Lake Erie re-enactment involved several tall ships, including the Pride of Baltimore, that came off the shores of Put-In-Bay on Monday to re-enact the historical battle that served as the turning point in the War of 1812.

Kristin Bauer | The Gazette Flags reading, “Don’t give up the ship,” hung high with Ohio pride as boats drifted off the shores of Put-In-Bay early Monday morning for the bicentennial anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie. The famous words, attributed to U.S. Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, reflect a turning point during the Read More…

Tribe: Corey Kluber set to start Friday

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber will make what the Indians hope is a triumphant return Friday against the Mets. The right-hander, who has missed over a month with a finger sprain, is scheduled to pitch in the series opener against New York. Scott Kazmir will follow. Both are expected to pitch four or five innings, with Read More…

DeWine easing up on raffle machines ban

CLEVELAND — Veterans and fraternal groups across Ohio have continued to set up electronic raffle machines despite an April order from the state’s attorney general mandating that all the slots-like devices be removed by Aug. 1. Now, Attorney General Mike DeWine has decided to delay enforcing the ban after state Senate leaders notified him that Read More…

Soccer: Colts’ turnaround is in full swing

A year ago at this time, Cloverleaf’s girls soccer team was still more than a month away from its first victory of the season. This fall, the Colts have won three of their four games with a mix of returning veterans and a loaded freshman class. While the area was well-aware of what All-Gazette forward Read More…

Get rid of old appliances at free drop-off in Westfield Twp.

The fall major appliance roundup is coming next week. Residents will be able to get rid of major appliances — including refrigerators and freezers, washing machines and dryers, dishwashers and stoves, air conditioners and hot water tanks — by dropping them off at two locations. The service is free and there also will be no Read More…

NASCAR: All is smooth for Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch is having a rebound year after a disastrous 2012. (AP PHOTO)

HAMPTON, Ga. — The lasting image of Kyle Busch from a year ago is a solitary man in his motor home, trying to put out the fire inside. A bad call from his crew chief Dave Rogers crushed Busch’s shot at making the 2012 Chase for the Championship in the last qualifying race at Richmond. Read More…

Ohio State football: Buckeyes not taking Aztecs lightly

COLUMBUS — Even though San Diego State was beaten by a lower-division team in its opener, Urban Meyer believes it is dangerous to take the Aztecs lightly. The Ohio State coach made the case that the Aztecs were on the wrong end of a 40-19 score at home on Saturday night because they lost Adam Read More…

Seville college runner wins Labor Day 5k

DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE Kip Shipley, No. 127, of Wadsworth, crosses the finish line Monday at the Seville Annual 5K Run for the Trails with a time of 32:50. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN POMPILI)

A Seville man home from college for the Labor Day holiday won this year’s 5K Run for the Trails. Bret Nehrenz, 22, a senior cross-country and track-and-field athlete at Capital University in Columbus, finished first overall with a time of 17 minutes, 51 seconds. Nehrenz said he signed up for the race Monday morning on Read More…