September 2, 2014

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Cavs: Irving scores nine of his season-high 41 in extra session

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has the ball knocked away by Washington’s Nene. (AP PHOTO)

WASHINGTON — With rumors of dissent swirling, the Cavaliers found a surefire remedy — a virtuoso performance by slumping All-Star Kyrie Irving. Irving scored nine of his 41 points in overtime to help Cleveland snap a three-game skid with a 103-96 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. Irving scored seven straight points on Read More…

Browns: Haden sparkles against Green

CINCINNATI — Browns cornerback Joe Haden scored his first NFL touchdown and posted his initial two-interception game Sunday in Cincinnati’s 41-20 victory at Paul Brown Stadium. The fourth-year pro also held Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green to a career-low 7 yards on two receptions, but wasn’t in the mood to celebrate either of his accomplishments. Read More…

Browns commentary: Big time fails to be right time

On a rainy afternoon in downtown Cincinnati, the Browns’ playoff hopes were submerged in the Ohio River. Cleveland’s offense was overmatched and its special teams were anything but, allowing the Bengals to come from behind for a 41-20 rout Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. The loss essentially eliminated the Browns from the AFC North Division Read More…

Browns: INT, blocked punt, fumble return are lowlights in 31-0 run

CINCINNATI — Meaningful turned maddening. Relevant became ridiculous. A chance for first place devolved into a fight to stay out of last. All in a historically horrid second quarter that made last week’s talk of the Browns being in playoff contention seem premature, if not absurd. The Bengals scored a franchise-record 31 points in the Read More…

Storms rage across Midwest

WASHINGTON, Ill. — Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, leaving at least five people dead and unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees. Illinois took the brunt of the fury as the string of unusually powerful late-season tornadoes tore across the state, injuring Read More…

Shooting fundraiser targets turkeys

LAFAYETTE TWP. — About 30 friends gathered Sunday morning for a turkey shoot at the Izaak Walton League’s Medina Chapter clubhouse on Friendsville Road. No, they weren’t shooting turkeys — just paper targets. In fact, the whole point of the event was to raise money to preserve the woods and fields turkeys call home. Most Read More…

Video: Teens, think twice about suicide

MEDINA — School staff and local police and paramedics joined students at Medina High School on Sunday afternoon to help them reach out with a message of suicide awareness. Students in Stephani Itibrout’s composition and rhetoric class at Medina High are working on a video they plan to enter in the Medina County Coalition for Read More…

Treasurer’s contract up for discussion

MEDINA — The agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Medina school board includes a recommendation of a five-year contract for district Treasurer Jim Hudson. But school board President Karla Robinson said the issue may not come up for a vote. “We have to have some discussion before we can decide what we want to do,” Read More…

Annual collection drives kicks off holiday spirit

If you’re looking to spread a little Christmas cheer this year, The Gazette’s annual Not-Forgotten Box toy, food and clothing drive starts today. The Gazette is collecting new, unwrapped children’s toys, clothing and non-perishable food items at the office at 885 W. Liberty St. in Medina. The newspaper partners with the Salvation Army in Medina, Read More…

Summit to tackle ‘crisis’ of heroin

Staff and wire reports CLEVELAND — More than 600 people have signed up for a daylong conference on what law enforcement and health care officials are calling a heroin epidemic in Northeast Ohio. The Cleveland Clinic and federal prosecutors are hosting the event Thursday at the InterContinental Hotel, on the clinic’s Carnegie Avenue campus. Steven Read More…