September 1, 2014

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Tribe: Veteran Giambi has consoling words for Perez

CLEVELAND — Veteran slugger Jason Giambi said he gave Chris Perez a hug after the beleaguered closer blew his fifth save Tuesday night in a 5-4 comeback win over the Chicago White Sox. Perez could certainly use some tender loving care. Cleveland’s fiery right-hander has been a lightning rod of controversy for the second straight Read More…

Brunswick police log for Sept. 26

Brunswick police Sunday, Sept. 22 9:20 p.m. — First block of Bettie Lane, a man was taken to the hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his arm. During an interview with Brunswick officers, the man said he had cleaned his 9 mm handgun and was putting it back together and replacing the magazine. He Read More…

Browns: Gordon still concerned about trade

BEREA — Coach Rob Chudzinski backed up his quote to the media Monday with a text to receiver Josh Gordon. The message was the same: The Browns don’t plan to trade Gordon. “Regardless, I’m still just going to have to come out here and practice until I get the call, if that ever happens, for Read More…

FBI says Navy Yard gunman left note

WASHINGTON — Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis left a note saying he was driven to kill by months of bombardment with extremely low-frequency radio waves, the FBI said Wednesday in a disclosure that explains the phrase he etched on his shotgun: “My ELF Weapon!” Alexis did not target particular individuals during the Sept. 16 Read More…

State auditor issues update on ESC carryover fund

MEDINA — Medina school board President Karla Robinson said she and the other board members received a status update Wednesday from State Auditor Dave Yost’s Office on the special audit of the district’s carryover fund held by the Medina County Schools’ Educational Service Center. Robinson said she could not comment on any information communicated during Read More…

Girls soccer: Quick-thinking Knights catch Hornets on heels

Karen Kase | The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — Quickness certainly pays off in the game of soccer. So does quick thinking. Thanks to a heads-up play following a penalty call, the Nordonia girls team took home a key 2-1 Suburban League win over Highland on Wednesday. With the score tied 1-1, the Knights (7-4-1, 2-3) Read More…

Medina County ESC votes today on interim treasurer

MEDINA — The governing board of the Medina County Schools Educational Service Center is expected to vote this morning to choose Floyd Parsson, a retired school treasurer, as interim treasurer. The board will meet at 7 a.m. today at 124 W. Washington St. At that time, the board will set Parsson’s hourly pay, said ESC Read More…

Browns: QB Hoyer is living out his dream

BEREA — Brian Hoyer read the text message and turned into an 8-year-old. “You look down at your phone and it says, ‘Hey, this is Bernie Kosar,’” Hoyer said Wednesday. “To me, when I used to wear the jersey in the backyard to now getting a message from him is pretty cool.” Hoyer will have Read More…

Man, 70, walks away from Wadsworth plane crash

WADSWORTH — An Akron man escaped serious injury Tuesday when his small plane crashed just south of Skypark Airport. Harry King, 70, Akron, missed the mark on runway 21 at the Greenwich Road airport about 1:15 p.m. A police news release said the left wing on King’s Cessna 152 single-engine plane struck the ground in Read More…

Boys golf: Highland falls to second in final league standings

Highland’s Andy Grayson tees off on the fifth hole at Good Park Golf Course. Below, the Hornets’ Chad Dubiel watches his tee shot on the first hole.

AKRON — It was proved without a shadow of a doubt that Highland’s boys golf team was the best nine-hole squad in the Suburban League this season. Unfortunately for the Hornets, they were ordinary — twice — in 18-hole events at J.E. Good Park Golf Course. Highland failed to clinch its first SL title since Read More…