October 23, 2014

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Driver seriously hurt in Sunday evening crash on 271

GRANGER TWP. — A 21-year-old Lafayette Township woman was seriously injured in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 271 on Sunday evening. Jennifer Mikovsky, of the 5500 block of Columbia Road, was driving north when her vehicle veered left into a median east of state Route 94 at about 8:20 p.m., the Medina post Read More…

Football: Big plays, mistakes doom Bees

SHAKER HTS. — The improvement of the Medina football team has been noticeable in many areas this season. Its glaring problem? The remaining issues are still leading to losses in the record book. Surrendering big plays and making untimely mistakes on offense were the Bees’ undoing Saturday afternoon as they lost to Shaker Heights 50-30 Read More…

Park events through the end of October

WEDNESDAY • Nature Through the Seasons, Hubbard Valley Park, 3 p.m. This event consists of easy walks that explore the different parks while observing the unfolding of nature from the first spring wildflowers to the last days of winter. Ages 7 to adult. No registration required. FRIDAY • Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers: Halloween ALL ABOARD! Lester Rail Read More…

Girls tennis: Dunbar, Sandberg family rivalry continue

OBERLIN — Looks like the Dunbars and Sandbergs are going to develop quite a rivalry — if they haven’t already. For the second straight week, Walsh Jesuit freshman singles player Molly Sandberg defeated Cloverleaf freshman Emily Dunbar in a postseason championship match, this one a 6-2, 6-2 decision Saturday at the Oberlin College Division I Read More…

Dozens filmed in Public Square for movie montage

Rick Rudolph demonstrates the Batusi, a move made famous by Adam West in the 1960s “Batman” TV series and recreated by John Travolta and Uma Thurman in the movie “Pulp Fiction,” to a dance mob of children and adults Sunday afternoon in Medina Public Square. Video from the afternoon will be used in December to open “Rick and Jim’s Big Christmas Show.” (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

Local comedians Jim Dove and Rick Rudolph ask them to come on down and they did. About 50 people gathered Sunday on Medina’s Public Square to film a dance mob that will be used as the opening for “Rick and Jim’s Big Christmas Show” in December. The duo describe the live show as a mixture Read More…

Cross country: Balanced Blue Devils finish strong to take crown

Medina’s Maria Scavuzzo pushes toward the finish line. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY BRIAN SMITH)

Jon Huff | The Gazette MENTOR — The Brunswick girls cross country team does not sit back in the pack, and the Blue Devils got sick of it after a mere quarter-mile on Saturday. After two turns, the Blue Devils moved up as a group and stayed there to win the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Read More…

Lanes to close west of Medina’s Public Square

MEDINA — Beginning Monday, motorists will face lane closures along state Route 18, west of Public Square to State Street, as workers apply the final layer of asphalt to the highway. According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, the work will be done during the day after morning rush hour. Earlier this months, city officials Read More…

Browns commentary: Weeden critics can keep on talking

Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden had a golden opportunity to silence his critics Sunday afternoon. Instead, his ears wound up ringing with a familiar sound: Well-deserved boos from a sellout crowd at FirstEnergy Stadium. Weeden threw two costly interceptions — one of them blooper-reel quality — as the Detroit Lions scored 24 unanswered points in a Read More…

FitzGerald makes his case for governor

Ed FtzGerald

MEDINA — Democratic governor hopeful Ed FitzGerald criticized the Republican budget cuts for local governments and schools during a party fundraiser Saturday. FitzGerald, who was elected Cuyahoga County executive in 2010, said millions of dollars of state funding cuts have affected Medina County. “There’s a better way that the state can be managed,” he said Read More…

Browns: Inexcusable Weeden INT puts the ice on brutal half

The Browns’ Brandon Weeden is sacked by Detroit’s Ndamukong Suh. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — As the ball floated toward the sideline it would never reach, quarterback Brandon Weeden was spun into the FirstEnergy Stadium turf. From the seat of his pants he quickly realized what he had just done. “It was just a boneheaded play,” he said. That’s one adjective for it. Weeden tried to flip the Read More…