October 25, 2014

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Browns: Cleveland’s ‘D’ is dominating

Cleveland cornerback Joe Haden, right, tackles Cincinnati’s A.J. Green. Cleveland’s defense is establishing itself as one of the best in the NFL. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — Safety T.J. Ward stopped Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in his tracks, then spun the reigning league MVP out of bounds. Cornerback Joe Haden used the same technique on Bengals Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green and planted him in the ground. Nose tackle Phil Taylor and end Desmond Bryant destroyed blocks to drop Read More…

Cavs: Earl Clark knows defense rules

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INDEPENDENCE — Earl Clark played for Mike Brown with the Los Angeles Lakers, so the 25-year-old knew what was coming Tuesday on the first day of Cavaliers training camp. Defense. Lots and lots of defense. “Mike Brown wants it done right,” said the 6-foot-10, 225-pounder who might end up as Cleveland’s starting small forward. “We’ve Read More…

Time added to clock tower repairs

Damage to the interior framing of the upper sections of the clock tower have delayed the project’s final phase and could cost another $5,000 to $15,000. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

MEDINA — Unexpected repairs will delay the completion and run up the cost of the clock tower renovation, officials said. At Monday’s meeting of the Medina County Board of Commissioners, county Administrator Chris Jakab said contractors found rot that has weakened the interior framing that supports the tin top and clock faces of the tower. Read More…

Girls golf: Hornets, Bees take first step

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NEW FRANKLIN TWP. — Their eyes are still fixated on the ultimate prize. The Highland and Medina girls golf teams and Wadsworth’s Alice Ho have dreams of advancing to the Division I state tournament. The first step to Ohio State University’s Gray Course was Tuesday at the Turkeyfoot Lake Sectional. Medina County players failed to Read More…

Brunswick recognized as one of the healthiest places to live

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick is one of only 10 communities in Ohio awarded a gold-level designation as a Healthy Ohio, Healthy Community for 2013. Only two other Ohio communities, the cities of Warren and Westerville, received higher honors — platinum level designations. “We’re very excited to receive this award,” said John Piepsny, Brunswick’s parks and recreation Read More…

Noland commentary: Playoffs, trade-offs & layoffs

There hasn’t been this much (legitimate) excitement around the Indians and Browns (and maybe even the Cavaliers) in quite some time, so let’s Rick-o-chet around the world of sports before we park in front of the television for two straight nights: Regardless of what happens tonight when the Tribe hosts the Tampa Bay Rays in Read More…

Medina police log for Oct. 2

Medina police Monday, Sept. 23 8:05 p.m. — 1000 block of North Court St., a laptop was reported stolen from inside a locked vehicle. Tuesday, Sept. 24 4:35 p.m. — 800 block of West Liberty St., gas was reported stolen from a business. 5:26 p.m. — Bridgett D. Tuttle, 27, of W. Union St. Apt. Read More…

Tribe: Cleveland’s fate in hands of rookie

Danny Salazar starts for the Indians tonight when they host Tampa Bay in a wild-card playoff game. (AP FILE PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Indians have put their postseason lives in the hands of a 23-year-old rookie who has made all of 10 career starts on the major league level. And get this: They feel good about it. Danny Salazar, a fireballing phenom from the Dominican Republic, has met a number of challenges this year, but Read More…

Federal government shutdown doesn’t stop visitors to parks

A sign was posted on the bathroom near the parking area and trail that leads to the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

Loren Genson and David Knox | The Gazette Bears aren’t the only ones doing it in the woods — thanks to the federal government shutdown. The restrooms at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park were shuttered at midnight while signs posted on parking lot gates stated “this National Park Service facility is closed.” While scheduled park Read More…

William H. Kelly

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William H. Kelly, 95, passed away peacefully Friday, September 27, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. He was born January 14, 1918 in Perry, New York, to the late William and Grace (Smith) Kelly. Mr. Kelly was a member of Granger United Methodist Church and proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force Read More…