October 30, 2014

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Prep Athletes of the Week for Sept. 17

Greg Briggs

Football Martice Jackson, Wadsworth: Senior running back rushed for 238 yards and two touchdowns in 26-13 non-league victory over Medina. … Finished with 33 carries. … Touchdown runs were 64 and 11 yards. … Fourth varsity season. … Also plays basketball. Boys soccer George Rusinko, Buckeye: Senior midfielder netted three goals as Bucks downed Lutheran Read More…

Beware: Telemarketer falsely claims to be Gazette saleswoman

The Medina Gazette is warning residents of a credit card scam involving a newspaper subscription offer. Several people have received phone calls from a woman who says she is a telemarketer for the newspaper. The woman offers to sell a subscription to The Gazette or its sister paper, The Chronicle-Telegram, at a special rate of Read More…

Repeat offender sentenced for drunken driving

Michael Huffman

MEDINA — A 42-year-old Guilford Township man with a long record of alcohol- and drug-related offenses will spend four months in jail and three years on probation for driving drunk. Michael G. Huffman, of 3944 Greenwich Road, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, fourth-degree felonies punishable Read More…

Browns: Little gets three traffic violations

Cleveland wide receiver Greg Little pulls in a pass as Baltimore’s Jimmy Smith closes in. Monday, Little was caught by police and given three traffic violations. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — Receiver Greg Little needs a ride. Little was given three traffic violations after being stopped at 1 a.m. Monday, Cleveland police said. Little was cited for a stop-sign violation, change of course and driving with a suspended license, Sgt. Sammy Moore told The Associated Press. Little’s car was towed. Right guard Shawn Lauvao Read More…

Girls soccer: Buckeye sisters act like twins on the soccer field

Buckeye’s Sophia, left, and Norah Barnes have used their sisterly intuition to help the Bucks get out of the gate quickly. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Buckeye’s Norah and Sophie Barnes aren’t the biggest players on the area soccer pitch. Norah stands 5-foot-2 — and that might be a stretch — while her younger sister Sophie is 5-1. Their stature hasn’t prevented them from being among the best local players around, however. Despite a two-year age difference — Norah is a Read More…

Police: DC Navy Yard shooter was defense contractor

U.S. Capitol Police personnel keep watch on the East Plaza of the Capitol as the investigation continues in the shooting at the nearby Washington Navy Yard on Monday. (AP PHOTO)

An employee at a defense contractor used his pass to get into the Washington Navy Yard and went on a deadly shooting rampage Monday, spraying bullets in the hallways and firing from a balcony on workers in an atrium below. Thirteen people were killed, including the gunman. The motive for the attack — the deadliest Read More…

Pro sports commentary: Stunning, shunning, thumbing

Gotta go check out a Cleveland pro sports team that has a chance to reach the postseason, so let’s Rick-o-chet around the world of sports before we go listen to Matt Underwood complain about every ball-and-strike call that doesn’t go the Indians’ way: I know the Tribe lacks big-time star power and has been maddeningly Read More…

Medina Schools students to get the fireworks they want

MEDINA — For the first time, fireworks will climax a Medina High School homecoming game. But taxpayers won’t foot the bill. The $3,000 price tag for the fireworks after the Oct. 4 game will be covered by funds raised by two student organizations — Student Council and Volunteer Opportunities for Teens. The Medina school board Read More…

Tribe Monday: Tribe hitters whiff 17 times, Royals win 7-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — James Shields kept the Indians off balance for six innings, Salvador Perez led a scrappy Kansas City offense and the Royals pounded Cleveland 7-1 on Monday night to open a three-game set with significant playoff implications. Shields struck out a season-high 10 for the Royals (79-71), who moved within 2½ games Read More…

Man who unintentionally shot houses gets probation

R. Daniel Volpone, right, is sentenced Monday to three years of probation for hitting two Montville Township houses with bullets from an AK-47-like semiautomatic assault rifle while target practicing in January. Seated with Volpone is his attorney, David Sheldon. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

MEDINA — A Parma man will spend three years on probation for unintentionally hitting two Montville Township houses with bullets from an assault rifle while he was target shooting about a third of a mile away. Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier prohibited the man, R. Daniel Volpone, from owning firearms as part Read More…