July 28, 2014

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Tribe: Bourn begs fans to come to ballpark

CLEVELAND — The Indians are headed on the road for a seven-day, seven-game trip, but Michael Bourn is already looking forward to the next homestand. The two-time All-Star center fielder is hoping Tribe fans also will be excited about coming to Progressive Field. “We know the Browns play every Sunday, we’ll give them that time,” Read More…

College: Lauren McKinzie part of history

Lauren McKinzie opened the season in style for the Ohio University women’s golf team last weekend. The sophomore helped the Bobcats to the second-lowest 54-hole score in program history and did it with her best performance on the collegiate links. McKinzie, the 2008 Gazette MVP and a four-time All-Gazette selection at Highland, crushed her previous Read More…

Brunswick billboard doesn’t light up support

Residents of Park Place at Benjamin Farms placed a sign encouraging residents to attend the Brunswick Board of Zoning Appeals meeting Tuesday night. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

Owners of the site of a proposed electronic billboard on the east side of Interstate 71 in Brunswick say they are doing everything they can to address concerns of neighborhood residents. On Tuesday, more than 100 residents attended a Brunswick Board of Zoning Appeals meeting to protest the proposed billboard. Earlier that day, members of Read More…

Browns: Brandon Weeden blasts SI’s expose of Oklahoma State

Brandon Weeden

BEREA — Quarterback Brandon Weeden was ready for the question. When he got it Wednesday, he let loose with a couple of high, hard fastballs that didn’t miss the target. Weeden had been seething since Tuesday, when he read the first of Sports Illustrated’s five-part expose on widespread corruption at Oklahoma State, his alma mater. Read More…

Lafayette Twp. JEDD borders decided

Lafayette Township trustees and members of the township Zoning Commission agreed Tuesday on the boundaries of a proposed joint economic development district. In addition to University Center Innovation Park, the proposed JEDD also would include property set aside for the Chippewa Landing project. The $37.3 million hotel, resort and spa project has been planned for Read More…

Browns: Barkevious Mingo gets clearance to play

Barkevious Mingo

BEREA — Barkevious Mingo blocked, then ran downfield to cover a punt. A few minutes later, he went head-to-head with a blocking sled. These everyday occurrences were noteworthy Wednesday because Mingo had been barred from contact since suffering a bruised lung Aug. 15 against the Lions. Coach Rob Chudzinski announced the rookie was cleared to Read More…

Brunswick remembers lives lost in 9/11 attacks

Members of Brunswick American Legion Post 234 perform a 21-gun salute during a memorial Tuesday morning at Westview Cemetery honoring those who died in terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

Local safety forces and veterans honored all those who serve during a memorial Tuesday morning to lives lost in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Brunswick Mayor Gary Werner said he remembers the terrorist attacks because he was in a downtown Cleveland courthouse when the building was evacuated as a precaution. “Three hundred and Read More…

Girls soccer: Bees have answer after Comets score

Medina’s Elizabeth Ash is hugged by teammates Hannah Ludwig, right, and Nicole Bennett after scoring a goal late in the second half. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

MEDINA — Where there’s a will, there’s a way. The Medina girls soccer team was not going to be denied Wednesday, as it earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Solon in the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division opener for both teams. In a defensive battle, the Bees (4-1-2, 1-0) finally took a 1-0 lead with Read More…

Candidates react to Medina school board resignation news

Doug Adamczyk

At an informal meet-and-greet Wednesday for November candidates, those vying for one of three seats on the Medina school board reacted positively to news of board President Karla Robinson and member Susan Vlcek’s plans to resign by the end of this school year. Several candidates voiced hope that the resignations would improve the chances of Read More…

Noland commentary: Must win, must run, must read

Got a lot of things to touch on — if you disagree, simply make like Greg Little and deflect them into the air — so let’s take our weekly Rick-o-chet around the world of sports: For weeks, even months, so many people preached how absolutely vital it was for the Browns to win their season Read More…