October 23, 2014

Medina
Intermittent clouds
41°F

Regulators probing collapse

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the collapse of a building addition under construction at 2921 Center Road. A general contractor was overseeing the installation of a roof when the frame building collapsed, seriously injuring one man around 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The contractor was hired by Custom Decks by Klassic to build Read More…

Brunswick officials join with residents against flashing sign

BRUNSWICK — City Council members said they plan to support residents who are protesting a two-sided electronic billboard on the east side of Interstate 71 that will be visible to housing developments on both sides of the highway. “I’m dead against this,” said Mike Abella, who represents Brunswick’s Ward 1, where the sign would be Read More…

Cunningham gets Colts out of gate quickly

Todd Shapiro The Gazette LaGRANGE — Devin Cunningham was determined to make sure this week would be different. From the Cloverleaf football team’s first offensive play, he did everything he could to make it happen. Cunningham’s 70-yard run after receiving a lateral pass from quarterback Garrison Flora set the tone as the Colts went on Read More…

Kazmir posts sweet victory

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Indians made news by signing a number of high-priced players this offseason, but the cheapest addition has been the best of the bunch. Left-hander Scott Kazmir, who signed a minor-league contract worth $1 million after failing to log a single inning in the majors last year, offered up Read More…

Ficyk makes most of chance

Brian Dulik The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Steven Ficyk’s sophomore season ended prematurely because of a broken leg. Now that he is healthy, the 6-foot-4 quarterback is quickly making up for lost time. Ficyk threw for a pair of touchdowns and ran for a two-point conversion Friday, leading Brunswick’s football team to a 49-7 non-conference rout Read More…

Pirates look lost in red zone

Black River's David Bell powers through Northwestern's Beau Fortune and Tanner Topp (38) during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

SULLIVAN TWP. — The red zone was the Black River football team’s dead zone Friday, and that was enough to make 24th-year coach Al Young use the word “ridiculous” at least a dozen times in postgame interviews. His frustration was understandable. The Pirates saw four drives end inside the Northwestern 5-yard line in a 35-12 Read More…

Summer breeze

(DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Was Friday the last perfect day of summer? Temperatures in the low 70s, low humidity and a refreshing breeze. Bright blue sky accented by wisps of cirrus clouds. Could anyone ask for more? A pair of bees harvests goldenrod pollen from a meadow in Medina County’s Allardale Park, in Granger Township. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Lombardo overjoyed with three-and-outs

Highland Hornets head coach Tom Lombardo leads the Hornets onto the field for their home opening football game against Olmsted Falls. (AARON JOSEFCZYK/GAZETTE)

Rick Noland The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — Highland football coach Tom Lombardo was elated with his team’s first-half defense and ability to close in the fourth quarter. Olmsted Falls’ Tom DeLuca liked the fact his offense improved in the second half and his team never quit. Put the two together and the Hornets were impressive Read More…

Bees roll over Eastlake North

Dan Brown The Gazette EASTLAKE — The Medina football team fumbled the ball on its first play Friday night at Eastlake North. That was the only negative the Bees experienced, as they rallied from a one-touchdown deficit and rolled to a 56-7 drubbing in non-league play. “We have to come out of the gate better, Read More…

Man pleads not guilty to stealing guns while armed

MEDINA — A 33-year-old Greenwich man who avoided arrest for almost a year pleaded not guilty Thursday to stealing guns from a house in Homer Township last year. Michael A. Craft was arrested last week on charges of burglary, robbery and gun theft. All are third-degree felonies. All the charges accuse him of committing offenses Read More…