April 24, 2014

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Haden faces another big test

  Brian Dulik The Gazette BEREA — Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is truly in a league of his own. “Megatron” led the NFL with 122 receptions and an all-time record 1,964 yards last season, continuing his sprint to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “Obviously, Calvin Johnson is a difference maker and he’s Read More…

Campbell breaks silence on QB situation

Brian Dulik The Gazette BEREA — Jason Campbell entered the season as the Browns’ backup quarterback, but was passed over for the starting job when Brandon Weeden was injured. Three weeks after being snubbed in favor of third-stringer Brian Hoyer, Campbell broke his silence on the subject Friday following practice. “When I didn’t get to Read More…

Soccer: Bees finally find way to finish, score

Mike Peticca | The Gazette MEDINA — If the Medina boys soccer team has figured out the little matter of goal-scoring, there’s no telling how far the Bees might advance in tournament play. “It’s the perfect time for us to have an offensive onslaught,” Medina coach Mark Malikowski chuckled Thursday night after the Bees posted Read More…

Second U.S. astronaut to go into orbit dies

Astronaut Scott Carpenter wears a space suit adjusted by a technician in Cape Canaveral, Fla., in August 1962. Carpenter was the second American to orbit the Earth. He died Thursday at age 88. (AP FILE PHOTO)

Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth, was guided by two instincts: overcoming fear and quenching his insatiable curiosity. He pioneered his way into the heights of space and the depths of the ocean floor. “Conquering of fear is one of life’s greatest pleasures and it can be done a lot of different Read More…

Browns: Horton is impressed with Ward’s approach

BEREA — T.J. Ward sealed the victory against the Bills last week with a 44-yard interception return for a touchdown — his first score in the NFL. First-year coordinator Ray Horton didn’t need that play to be impressed with the strong safety he inherited. “I’ve been very pleased and very happy to get to know Read More…

Cross country: NOC meet like mini state meet

Dylan Dombi

Jonathan Huff | The Gazette Conference time is here again. This weekend, Medina County cross country teams run for bragging rights in their respective leagues. Here’s a breakdown of each: NOC Valley Medina and Brunswick will return to Garfield Park in Mentor for the third year for the big-school Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division Championships. Read More…

Cavs: No. 1 pick Bennett is flying under the radar

Anthony Bennett

INDEPENDENCE — Quick, now, when was the last time the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft arrived with less fanfare than Cavaliers power forward Anthony Bennett? Starting from 2012 and going back, Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, John Wall, Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose, Greg Oden and even Andrea Bargnani and Andrew Bogut all had Read More…

Judge orders Amish girl to return to chemo

MEDINA — A Medina County judge ordered an Amish family Wednesday to resume chemotherapy treatments for their 10-year-old daughter, who is battling cancer, following a ruling by an appeals court last week. Sarah Hershberger begged her parents, Andy and Anna, of Homer Township, to stop the treatments after experiencing negative side-effects, according to court records. Read More…

Browns: Bad boy reputation began with Suh’s hit on Delhomme

BEREA — The Browns were there when it happened. Ndamukong Suh’s first step toward becoming one of the most demonized players in the NFL. During the 2010 preseason, just months after Suh was the No. 2 pick by the Lions out of Nebraska, he grabbed Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme by the helmet and threw him Read More…

Candidates questioned on paying super, levy

Medina schools interim Superintendent Dave Knight speaks to the Medina Breakfast Kiwanis Club Thursday morning about the November levy at a school board candidates' forum at Medina Hospital. KIERA MANION-FISCHER / GAZETTE

MEDINA — Superintendent Randy Stepp’s contract and the upcoming levy were among the issues discussed at a Medina school board candidates forum Thursday. An audience member said the board is paying two superintendents — Stepp and interim Superintendent Dave Knight — and asked how members would avoid “overpaying” for a superintendent in the future. “Unfortunately, Read More…