October 25, 2014

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Browns: Campbell happy with effort

BEREA — Browns quarterback Jason Campbell will turn 32 on New Year’s Eve, but he believes he is playing the best football of his nine-year NFL career. “I think I’m there, and I just feel like I’m in a different place as far as where my mindset is,” Campbell said Tuesday following practice. “I was Read More…

Cavs: Bennett hopes to snap drought

INDEPENDENCE — No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett is going to make a shot this season. The question is when. Through the first four games of his NBA career, the 6-foot-8, 259-pounder is 0-for-15 from the field. Eight of his misses have come on 3-pointers, a number of which haven’t been close. That makes Bennett Read More…

Browns: Gilkey hopes to prevent bullying

BEREA — Browns rookie offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey believes his calling in life is to help prevent bullying while supporting other victims. He shares his story at schools, churches and youth groups to spread the message of perseverance and protection. “I was booed in front of the entire school during the recognition of being on Read More…

High school football: Diaz right at home on lanes, gridiron

Zak Diaz has manned seven positions for the Buckeye football team this season, but that’s nothing compared to the adjustments he makes on the bowling lanes. Diaz, who will start at offensive tackle and defensive end when the Bucks (6-4) visit Clyde (9-1) in a Division III, Region 8 playoff game Friday at 7:30 p.m., Read More…

Election results: Dry spell ends for Medina Schools

Supporters of the Medina Schools levy celebrate at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Brunswick Hills Township as unofficial final results from the Medina County Board of Elections are called Tuesday night that show the levy passed. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

Kiera Manion-Fischer and Loren Genson | The Gazette For the first time since 2005, Medina Schools voters said “yes” to a new levy. The 5.9-mill, five-year issue on Tuesday’s ballot passed by a wide margin, 58 percent to 42 percent, according to unofficial final results from Medina County Board of Elections. “It means a lot Read More…

Election results: Medina School Board set for post-Stepp

Kiera Manion-Fischer and Loren Genson | The Gazette Two appointees to the Medina School board retained their seats, and an attorney was elected out of a slate of six candidates. Incumbents in several other school districts also retained their seats. The candidates elected all expressed gratitude that the 5.9-mill levy on Tuesday’s ballot passed. Incumbents Read More…

Survivor recounts abuse, killing of dog to Dr. Phil

The first of three women kidnapped and held for a decade in Ariel Castro’s Cleveland home was chained and raped by her captor, who struck her with a barbell to force a miscarriage when she became pregnant and snapped her dog’s neck after it tried to protect her and bit Castro, the woman said in Read More…

Election results: Hilberg handily keeps Medina’s Ward 1 seat

MEDINA — Incumbent Brian Hilberg received nearly twice as many votes as challenger Jay Smith in Tuesday’s race for the Ward 1 City Council seat. Hilberg received 420 votes and Smith got 211, according to unofficial final results from the Medina County Board of Elections. The Ward 1 race was the only contested race in Read More…

Election results: 2 newcomers win at-large seats in Wadsworth

WADSWORTH — Two new faces, Bob Thurber and David L. Williams, will join incumbent Patricia Haskins as at-large members of Wadsworth City Council, according to unofficial final results from the Medina County Board of Elections. Incumbent Councilman John Sharkey IV, 3rd Ward, and Councilman Bruce Darlington, 4th Ward, won re-election Tuesday in the only other Read More…

Election results: Incumbent ousted in Lodi, four re-elected in Westfield

LODI — Letha Mapes, Patricia K. May and Cecelia Sivard will join Patricia Graham on Lodi Village Council, unseating incumbent John Carpenter. In Westfield Center, all the incumbents won re-election Tuesday. Lodi Carpenter has been on Council since 2009 and hoped for a second term to continue a plan of fiscal conservatism. He had no Read More…