April 19, 2014

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Cavs: Irving makes his third chance count

CLEVELAND — On this night, one out of three was good enough. After missing potential game-winning shots at the end of regulation and the first overtime, Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving hit a left-handed drive in traffic with 0.6 seconds left in the second OT Saturday for a thrilling 127-125 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Read More…

Boys sccer: Dynamic duo McNeil, Marinaro on D-I first team

COLUMBUS — Brunswick’s Jesse Marinaro and Medina’s Dean McNeil were two of the top boys soccer players in Medina County this fall. Now they are considered two of the best in the state. Marinaro and McNeil earned first-team All-Ohio accolades in Division I. They were two of seven area players named to the annual list Read More…

Browns: There is still playoff hope

The Browns are 4-5 at the bye, their best record through nine games since they were 5-4 in 2007. For those who guessed a 7-9 finish in the preseason, the Browns are right on schedule. No one, however, could’ve predicted the route they traveled to arrive at 4-5. Running back Trent Richardson and quarterback Brandon Read More…

High school football: Grizzlies crushed by talented, physical Tigers

Wadsworth defender Will Rock (41) knocks the ball free from Cleveland Heights’ Deante Powell with help from Greg Young (43), Tyler Erbse (55), Cyler Caldwell (2) and Austin White (20) during the second half. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

Kenneth Coleman | The Gazette WADSWORTH — Everything is elevated during the playoffs. Teams are faster, defenses hit harder, fans cheer louder and players are more focused. Fresh off a one-loss regular season, the eighth-seeded Wadsworth football team entered Saturday’s Division I, Region 1 quarterfinal against No. 9 Cleveland Heights with high hopes, but it Read More…

High school football: Brunswick shut out 42-0 against Mentor

MENTOR — Even Mother Nature seemed to be working against Brunswick in its 42-0 loss to Mentor in a Division I, Region 1 quarterfinal Saturday. The Blue Devils (6-5) moved into the red zone for the first and only time late in the third quarter when Steven Ficyk hit Gary Clift for a 37-yard completion Read More…

High school football: Kick returns doom Pirates in 51-42 loss

SULLIVAN TWP. — The gifts came complete with bows on top, and Black River’s season came to an end Saturday because of them. The result was a 51-42 loss to fifth-seeded Fairless in a Division V, Region 15 quarterfinal at packed and rowdy Art Stevenson Field. The points that doomed the fourth-seeded Pirates (7-4) came Read More…

Family remembers sacrifice of hero who saved them from fire

A former Medina resident gave her life to save her loved ones from a fire. Now, her sister hopes to honor her memory and raise money to support the heroic woman’s survivors. Tracy Fretz-Parsons awoke from a nap on Oct. 27 to find her home in Elizabethton, Tenn., filled with thick, black smoke. Parsons ran Read More…

PHOTOS: Medina VFW presents $12K to family of injured vet

NE Ohio region receives $1.8M grant for job creation

MEDINA — A local economic development agency will share in a $1.8 million federal grant aimed at stimulating the creation of manufacturing jobs. The grant was awarded to a Northeast Ohio collaboration that includes Medina County Workforce Development, Team Northeast Ohio, WIRE-Net and MAGNET — the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network. The grant will assist Read More…

Father, son share bond of service

Bill Roser Jr. | The Gazette When their country needed their service, Norman Bragiel, 85, and his son John, 41, answered the call. The elder Bragiel joined the Merchant Marine at the end of World War II. His son served in the Army and did two tours of duty in Afghanistan. Norman Bragiel was 15 Read More…