July 22, 2014

Medina
Partly sunny
85°F

Prep Athletes of the Week for Oct. 15

Aidan Gallagher

Football Shane Mast, Wadsworth: Junior fullback scored two touchdowns in key 42-6 Suburban League victory at Green. … First score covered 39 yards on pass from Adam Dennison. … Second was 8-yard run in fourth quarter. … Finished with 87 yards from scrimmage on nine touches. … Has 209 rushing yards on season. Boys soccer Read More…

ELECTION: A taste of tequila wanted for Sundays

An issue on the Nov. 5 ballot in Precinct D of Ward 2 would permit alcoholic drinks to be served at Mucho Bueno’s Mexican Grill and Cantina in Brunswick’s Town Center. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

BRUNSWICK — Antonio Garcia wants to sell margaritas on Sundays, but first he needs the approval of voters in one of the city’s precincts. Garcia, who owns Mucho Bueno’s Mexican Grill and Cantina, 1421 Town Center Blvd., Suite B20, said he already has a license to sell alcohol during the week. “But we’re losing lots Read More…

Task force gets OVI money

BRUNSWICK — The Ohio Department of Public Safety has awarded a $135,694 federal traffic safety grant for the Medina County OVI Task Force. The grant money will be used to conduct sobriety checkpoints and aggressive saturation patrols for impaired drivers throughout the county during the 2014 federal fiscal year, which began Oct. 1. A similar Read More…

Cavs: Gee makes bid for starting job

Alonzo Gee is expected to  start at small forward tonight. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — Alonzo Gee will get his first real chance to show he deserves to be the Cavaliers’ starting small forward when Cleveland hosts the Charlotte Bobcats in preseason action tonight at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Gee missed exhibition wins over Milwaukee and Orlando due to right hamstring soreness, but will likely start tonight Read More…

Volleyball: Devils advance in opener at sectional meet

EATON TWP. — Brunswick’s volleyball team started six sophomores and had six players making their postseason tournament debut Monday. Once the match began, though, they looked like seasoned veterans. Sophomore middle hitters Julia Holden and Samantha Cerny combined for 21 kills in their first postseason match, leading the Blue Devils to a 25-16, 25-14, 25-21 Read More…

Billboard outcry in Brunswick prompts rule change proposal

BRUNSWICK — City Council is considering changing how the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals handles requests for variances. One of the rule changes would fine variance applicants who withdraw their request less than 10-14 days before a scheduled public hearing. Another change would require applicants to appear in person before the board to withdraw their Read More…

Girls soccer: Winnicki makes most of chance

Cloverleaf’s Anna Winnicki, left, controls a header against Triway’s McKaylee Schmid in the first half. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

SHREVE TWP. — Cloverleaf’s Anna Winnicki has been begging her coach all season to play up in certain situations. After Monday night, Guillermo Porras may be shuffling the lineup a little. The sophomore defender netted the game-winning goal, the first of her varsity career, to help the Colts take down Triway in a Brunswick Division Read More…

PHOTOS: Foliage tour includes throwback to pioneer times

Roger Badida, of Canal Fulton, relaxes at his campsite by the pond at the park. (PHOTO BY MATT PLATZ)

Visitors to Buckeye Woods Park in Lafayette Township last weekend were transported back in time. The 29th annual Pioneers in the Park Festival included demonstrations of crafts and skills needed to survive in 18th- and 19th-century Ohio, along with bluegrass and dulcimer music and an old-fashioned baseball game. The free event was the kickoff of Read More…

Sports commentary: Flipping, gripping & ripping

Gotta run out and get Brandon Weeden a cake for his 30th birthday — his 30th, not his 24th, 26th or even 28th! — so let’s Rick-o-chet around the world of sports and get outta here: On the subject of 30ths, that’s what year I’m in covering high school football for this paper. I’ve seen Read More…

$5M music revival sought for amusement park

LAFAYETTE TWP. — Two brothers who grew up in Gloria Glens want to bring back music to the long-abandoned Chippewa Lake Amusement Park. Flying Cages, a company formed by brothers Scott and Brian Jones, sent out a news release Monday saying it was seeking investors to build an 8,000-seat outdoor concert venue at the site Read More…