April 23, 2014

Medina
Cloudy
38°F

Mingo will sit out opener

  Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Barkevious Mingo’s NFL regular-season debut has been delayed at least a week. He may be joined on the sideline Sunday by starting defensive end Ahtyba Rubin and starting cornerback Buster Skrine. Mingo, the No. 6 pick in April, was ruled out for the opener against the Dolphins as Read More…

Browns kickoff return man remains mystery

Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Coach Rob Chudzinski wants to keep the Dolphins in the dark when it comes to who will return kickoffs Sunday in the opener. “I’m going to keep that to myself for the time being,” Chudzinski said Friday. “But we have a pool of guys that I’m comfortable with and Read More…

High school football scores

Halftime Wooster 10, Wadsworth 0 Northwestern 21, Black River 6 Highland 17, Olmsted Falls 0 Cloverleaf 24, Keystone 21 Medina 35, Eastlake North 7 Canton South 14, Buckeye 7

Volleyball: Bucks put Pirates away

YORK TWP. — Don’t look now, but Buckeye’s volleyball team is finding its offense at just the right time. After struggling to open the season, the Bucks used an up-tempo attack Thursday to sweep rival Black River 25-21, 25-13, 26-24 in a Patriot Athletic Conference clash. It started with a balanced lineup that spiked the Read More…

Montville Twp. to test new tornado sirens Saturday

Montville Township has a new warning system in case of an approaching tornado. The new sirens will be tested for the first time at noon Saturday. “Having a system to warn our residents of an impending tornado is something we believe will be an added comfort and sense of security to our community,” township Trustee Read More…

Volleyball: Mallory Adams steps up in Hornets win

Karen Kase | The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — When Highland’s volleyball team needed something big to happen Thursday in a back-and-forth contest with Suburban League foe Cloverleaf, it didn’t need to look any further than Mallory Adams. The junior middle hitter made an impact right away, contributing to Highland’s first four points. She finished with Read More…

Woman charged with selling pain pills at work

WADSWORTH — Medina County Drug Task Force agents Wednesday night arrested a woman accused of selling prescription drugs at work. Bonnie Mueller, 53, of Barberton, was arrested after task force agents saw her selling oxycodone to another employee in the parking lot of the business following an investigation, according to task force Director Gary Hubbard. Read More…

Browns: Chris Ogbonnaya gets bigger role

BEREA — Chris Ogbonnaya has become the jack-of-all-trades in the Browns backfield. The 6-foot, 225-pounder spent his first three NFL seasons at running back, but has been named Cleveland’s first-team fullback by coach Rob Chudzinski. Ogbonnaya also will continue to play on special teams, where he first carved his spot in the league with the Read More…

Browns: Bess not out for revenge vs. Dolphins

Davone Bess

BEREA — Listed at 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds, Davone Bess is one of the smaller wide receivers in the NFL. Bess is plenty big enough, though, to affect opposing coaches’ game plans and help his team win ballgames. “I’m glad we have Davone Bess here,” Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton said Thursday. “He’s a critical Read More…

Litchfield Twp. barn blaze takes most of day to subdue

Perched on piles of hay, firefighters worked throughout the day Thursday to make sure the remnants of an early morning barn fire in Litchfield Township would not re-ignite. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

Firefighters worked the scene of a barn fire for at least 12 hours Thursday in Litchfield Township. The fire destroyed a 9,600-square-foot pole barn owned by Kruggel Farms Inc., 4720 Avon Lake Road. The barn was used to store 900 round bales and 1,000 square bales of hay. Firefighters were called to the property by Read More…