July 28, 2014

Medina
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Vehicle crashes into Fair Board building

A man crashed a Ford Escape into the offices of the Medina County Fair board at 3:45 p.m. Friday, damaging the building at 710 W. Smith Road. No one was injured. Medina Police said they did not yet have a cause for the crash Friday afternoon. (KIERA MANION-FISCHER / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — A man escaped injury when he crashed a Ford Escape into the offices of the Medina County Fair Board, damaging the building at 710 W. Smith Road. The Ford Escape was lodged about halfway into the side of the building’s wall, toward the back of the building. Emergency personnel were called at about Read More…

Cleveland robbery suspect remains at large following pursuit

A robbery suspect possibly armed with a handgun remained at large Friday night after authorities searched Lorain County for several hours following a pursuit from Cleveland, police said. The car chase began in the area of Cleveland’s West 32nd Street and Lorain Avenue at about 5:30 p.m. Friday and turned into a pursuit on foot Read More…

Gay hit with fine

Brian Dulik The Gazette BEREA — The NFL office has made Steelers cornerback William Gay pay for his hit to the head of Browns quarterback Jason Campbell. Gay was fined $15,750 by the league Friday, docking him for delivering a left-handed shot to Campbell’s facemask during the third quarter of Pittsburgh’s 27-11 victory at Cleveland. Read More…

Visiting judge will hear Stepp’s suit against auditor

MEDINA — A lawsuit brought against the Ohio Auditor’s Office by suspended Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp will not be heard by Medina County judges. Common pleas Judges James L. Kimbler and Christopher J. Collier recused themselves from the case almost immediately after Stepp filed the suit this month. They said in a Nov. 14 Read More…

Cavs: James’ mastery of Cleveland remains strong

CLEVELAND — Ho-hum, LeBron wins another one. It lacked the crowd involvement of previous meetings and was totally devoid of drama, but LeBron James still came out on the winning end, his Miami Heat team defeating the Cavaliers 95-84 Wednesday at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. James, who is now 10-1 against the Cavs, received a Read More…

Browns: Haden cites wife as reason for success

BEREA — Improved technique? Nope. Experience against the NFL’s best wideouts? Not it. Coaching from coordinator Ray Horton? Guess again. Browns cornerback Joe Haden has a different, and definitive, reason why he’s playing the best football of his career, which will likely result in his first trip to the Pro Bowl. Married life. “It’s mostly, Read More…

College signing: Grizzlies Surratt follows sibling to U. of Toledo

WADSWORTH — Success always catches the eyes of the elite. Swimmers like Wadsworth’s Ellie Surratt looked at Toledo and saw a school that has won Mid-American Conference championships two times in the last four years. But it wasn’t that success that grabbed the attention of Surratt when she was deciding between the Rockets, Akron, Edinboro Read More…

Highland football: Speed is name of game against Glenville

PARMA — Glenville hasn’t seen a read-option as efficient as Highland’s. The Hornets haven’t seen anything remotely close to the Tarblooders’ speed. The matchups are perfectly clear heading into tonight’s Division II state semifinal at Byers Field. It’s another Northeast Ohio power with D-I college prospects at every level against the intelligent, never-intimidated boys from Read More…

Wadsworth police log for Nov. 29

Wadsworth police Thursday, Nov. 21 9:42 a.m. — Interstate 76 and High St., traffic stop, Carl E. Raulston, 48, Norton, arrested on a warrant. 1:18 p.m. — 100 block Wadsworth Road, suspicious vehicle reported; Margaret R. McConnell, 26, 524 Sandpiper Lane, Wadsworth, arrested on a warrant from Norton police. 10:17 p.m. — 500 block Seville Read More…

Basketball game to honor man killed by drunken driver

Liverpool Township resident Curtis Porter III, killed by a drunken driver in 2012, will be honored at 7 p.m. Saturday. A charity basketball game in Porter’s honor is at Lakewood High School, 14100 Franklin Blvd. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students with all proceeds going to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. For more Read More…