September 2, 2014

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Ho has shot at earning All-Ohio

Albert Grindle The Gazette COLUMBUS — The Highland girls golf team is out of contention for the Division I state championship. The defending runner-up got off to an uncharacteristically slow start at Friday’s first round on the Ohio State University Golf Club’s Gray Course. The Hornets sit ninth with a 346 score and would be Read More…

Cavs: Karasev gets start

CLEVELAND — Two days ago, Cavaliers rookie Sergey Karasev missed a preseason game because he was in the Bahamas getting his work visa. Thursday, he was in the starting lineup at shooting guard. With normal starter Dion Waiters out with a right hip contusion, coach Mike Brown started the No. 19 overall pick in the Read More…

DeWine cracks down on veterans’ raffle machines

Veterans and fraternal groups in Ohio began shutting down electronic raffle machines Thursday by order of the state’s legal chief who considers the devices illegal slots games. Attorney General Mike DeWine ordered the machines removed by Aug. 1. He had delayed enforcing a ban because lawmakers said they were considering legalizing the machines. But such Read More…

Girls soccer: Devils pay back Grizzlies

BRUNSWICK — If there was any doubt Brunswick’s girls soccer team was worthy of the top seed at the Brunswick Division I Sectional, it made a convincing statement Thursday night. The Blue Devils dominated Wadsworth in every facet en route to winning their postseason opener 5-0 at Judy Kirsch Stadium. While most that braved the Read More…

Browns: Little knows winning cures all

Cleveland receiver Greg Little hauls in a pass against the Bills. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — Browns wide receiver Greg Little and quarterback Brandon Weeden have experienced similar, disappointing seasons. Both players were in Cleveland’s starting lineup in Week 1, but played so poorly that they lost their spots by mid-September. Though Weeden reclaimed his job and Little has escaped the coaches’ doghouse, they added something else in common Read More…

Ohio sites reopen as government shutdown ends

Ohio sites closed during the partial shutdown of the federal government began welcoming back visitors Thursday, as relieved federal employees returned to work after a late deal was reached in Washington. Visitor centers, restrooms and other areas at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Northeast Ohio were reopened, and doors opened to visitors at the National Read More…

Girls golf: Hornets have chip on shoulders

COLUMBUS — The girls golf team that has finished fourth, third and second at the last three Division I state tournaments feels like the darkhouse. Welcome to the world of Highland, where players graduate but expectations remain the same. The reason the Hornets are overlooked heading into this morning’s first round at Ohio State University Read More…

High school football: Bulldogs grind out River win

Medina’s A.J. Hoptry just misses blocking a field goal by Stow’s Garret Rigby in the first quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

STOW — The Stow football team grinded Medina to a pulp Thursday night and walked away with a 27-8 Northeast Ohio Conference River Division win. The Bulldogs (7-1, 3-0) were in control throughout, dominating the trenches and eating up huge chunks of clock using their running game. Sophomore running back Jayson Gobble (19 carries, 135 Read More…

Man, 45, pleads guilty to child porn videos

MEDINA — A 45-year-old Wadsworth man pleaded guilty Thursday to having videos of child pornography on his computer last year. Stephen Petrush, of 149 Wolf Ave., was convicted of seven counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, second-degree felonies punishable by up to eight years in prison each. Prosecutors agreed to drop three Read More…

ELECTION: Levy funds Hinckley Metropark

HINCKLEY TWP. — More than three-fifths of the funding for Cleveland Metroparks comes from levy taxes. “We depend on levy support,” Metroparks spokeswoman Sue Allen said. That’s why Allen urged Hinckley Township voters to support a 2.7-mill, 10-year levy on the Nov. 5 ballot. The tax money would support Hinckley Reservation, which is part of Read More…