April 21, 2014

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Ward denies defense was targeting Manuel

Brian Dulik The Gazette BEREA — Browns safety T.J. Ward emphatically denied that the team was targeting Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel in hopes of injuring him during Cleveland’s 37-24 victory on Thursday night. Manuel suffered a sprained right lateral collateral ligament on a low tackle from Cleveland safety Tashaun Gipson in the third quarter. Two Read More…

Appeals court favors hospital again in Amish girl’s cancer case

An Ohio appellate court has ordered a hospital representative be appointed as guardian for a cancer-ridden 10-year-old girl whose Amish parents stopped her chemotherapy. It was the second time the Fifth District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Akron Children’s Hospital in the case. The Fifth District judges, in Canton, heard the case in Read More…

Tribe: Players feel good about the future

Jason Kipnis is one of the Tribe players who have high hopes for next season. (AP FILE PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — In matching the franchise record for improvement from season to season and qualifying for the playoffs for the first time since 2007, the Indians made baseball relevant in Cleveland once again this year. They’re hoping it doesn’t end there. “For our group as a whole, I felt like we had a good year,” Read More…

Browns: Jim Brown receives unique honor

CLEVELAND — Jim Brown is unquestionably the greatest player in Browns history, which is why owner Jimmy Haslam III wanted to honor him in unique fashion. Thusly, Haslam and Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson designated Thursday as “Jim Brown Day” and honored the Hall of Fame running back at halftime of the Browns’ game against the Read More…

More tests sought for alleged bank robber

MEDINA — Prosecutors are asking for additional psychological evaluations of an ailing 71-year-old man they say robbed a bank on Feb. 19. Since Hugh G. Crouch Sr. was arrested that day, two psychiatrists have performed tests on him. Both have said his condition was grim, and one said Thursday in court that he was so Read More…

High school football commentary: Dude, there were 124 points!

At 10:47 p.m. last Friday night, I couldn’t resist. Black River had defeated Clearview 64-60 less than 90 minutes earlier in a key Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division football game. Coach Al Young’s Pirates maintained first place in the Stars Division by holding on for dear life in one of the wildest games in Medina County Read More…

From World War II to now, Jerry Lemons serves

Jerry Lemons was accompanied by his wife, Shirley, when he received the Community Service Award from the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday. Lemons credits her with supporting his volunteer efforts. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

Brunswick resident Jerry Lemons said his call to serve his community was formed when he was a child helping his family support the troops during World War II. “I grew up during World War II and I watched my uncles go off to war,” he said. “We were all involved in the community in supporting Read More…

Dulik commentary: Browns make a statement on big stage

The Browns and Buffalo Bills put on quite a show in the first primetime football game in Cleveland since Dec. 10, 2009. There were seven touchdowns, myriad bone-crushing hits, a touching halftime ceremony and two key injuries on each team. In the end, though, Travis Benjamin’s speed, T.J. Ward’s craftiness and Willis McGahee’s heart propelled Read More…

Contractor throws his work hat into House race

Chris Sawicki

MEDINA — Chris Sawicki has announced he plans to run for House Speaker Bill Batchelder’s 69th District House seat. Batchelder, 70, R-Medina, can’t run for re-election in 2014 because of term limits. The Medina resident said he’s always followed politics, but he finally got involved because he thinks there aren’t enough average working-class people serving Read More…

Be wary of health care scam

Police are warning people to beware of a scam that references the health care reform law in an effort to get personal information. Medina Township Police Chief David Arbogast said his office received a call from a resident who said he was called by someone who said as part of the new provisions of the Read More…