February 12, 2016

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Commissioner Hambley running for Batchelder’s seat

Steve Hambley

MEDINA — Longtime Medina County Commissioner Steve Hambley wants to succeed Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder as the representative from the 69th District. Batchelder, 70, of Medina, can’t run for re-election because of term limits imposed by the Ohio Constitution. “I have supported and worked with Bill Batchelder for many years, first as a Read More…

‘Shakespeare’s Shorts’ long on tragedies’ comedy

Jim Tracy as Thisbe mourns the death of Pyramus, played by Jim Dove with narrator Chuck Peery in the background during Stage Left’s Sunday production of “Shakespeare Shorts.” KIERA MANION-FISCHER / GAZETTE

MEDINA — Stage Left Theatre Company took William Shakespeare’s tragedies and made them hilarious during weekend performances of “Shakespeare Shorts.” Jennifer Dove, executive director of the nonprofit community theater, said that wasn’t the plan. She had hoped to put on a full production of “The Taming of the Shrew,” but didn’t have enough qualified actors. Read More…

Ohio State football: Offense shows its potential

BERKELEY, Calif. — Powerful runs through the defense, deep passes down the field and playmakers excelling with the ball in space. That is just the type of offense coach Urban Meyer has wanted since arriving at Ohio State last season. The fact that the Buckeyes did it without injured quarterback Braxton Miller and suspended running Read More…

Girls soccer: Defense, Schniegenberg’s playmaking lead Hornets

Highland’s Anna Rose Wiencek slides as she kicks the ball during the first half. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

GRANGER TWP. — In one of the biggest games of the young season Saturday afternoon, Highland’s girls soccer team responded. Facing undefeated Louisville, the Hornets put away chances and stung together a defensive effort that helped them hold on for a 3-2 non-conference victory. A set-play goal from Amanda Schniegenberg was the difference as Highland Read More…

Lorain parade honors Cleveland kidnapping victim

Evan Goodenow | The Gazette LORAIN — Kidnapping victim Michelle Knight and the parents of kidnapping victim Gina DeJesus were honored Saturday at the second annual Hispanic Heritage parade. “Anything is possible with the love of God,” Knight told a crowd of about 200 people in brief remarks at a post-parade picnic at Veterans Park Read More…

Browns: Barkevious Mingo displays big motor

Barkevious Mingo

BALTIMORE — Barkevious Mingo exploded off the line and flew by giant Ravens left tackle Bryant McKinnie. Before quarterback Joe Flacco could set and throw, Mingo dragged him down for a 9-yard loss. On Mingo’s first NFL snap, he sacked the reigning Super Bowl MVP. Not a bad introduction to the league. “It’s an incredible Read More…

Three Cleveland bridges breaking down

The Main Avenue bridge spanning the Cuyahoga River leading into downtown Cleveland is shown. State transportation officials say 384 bridges, including this one, are both “structurally deficient” and “fracture critical.” (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Three majestic bridges that soar over the Cuyahoga River and connect downtown Cleveland with the city’s west side opened to traffic before the nation entered World War II and are more than showing their age. The newest one — the Main Avenue Bridge, completed in 1939 — was shut down to truck traffic Read More…

Tribe Sunday: Swisher homers from both sides for 13th time

The Indians’ Carlos Santana, left, and Asdrubal Cabrera celebrate Cabrera’s home run. Below, Cleveland’s Nick Swisher points to the sky after blasting one of his two homers. (AP PHOTO)

CHICAGO — Nick Swisher’s power surge has been a boost as the Indians try for their first postseason berth since 2007. Swisher homered from both sides of the plate for the 13th time during the Indians’ 7-1 win against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday night. Swisher tied the major league record set by former Read More…

Browns: Thumb injury forces Weeden to exit game

Running back Trent Richardson got his wish with more touches, but it didn’t help the Browns offense get any better during a 14-6 loss to Baltimore on Sunday. (AP PHOTO)

BALTIMORE — The Browns are 0-2 for the fifth time in six years and the sixth in eight. They’ve lost 11 straight to Baltimore, stretching the definition of rivalry. They have an injured quarterback, and the clock’s already ticking on when he’ll be run out of town. Welcome back to Cleveland, Chud. Things never seem Read More…

Francis “Frank” E. Avsec, Jr.

Francis “Frank” E. Avsec, Jr., 93, of Brunswick, passed Friday, September 13, 2013, at Hospice of Medina County. No visitation will be held. Arrangements were entrusted to Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation, 1642 Pearl Rd, (1/2 mile south of route 303), Brunswick. Online memorials can be left at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com