August 1, 2014

Medina
Sunny
77°F

High school football players return to gridiron

Veteran Black River coach Al Young is looking at life without leading rusher Andrew Vaughn, left, as a welcome challenge. Today, is the first day of high school football practice. RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE

This week’s weather has high school football faithful excited for the lights of Friday night again. By this time next week, that enthusiasm will be at a fevered pitch when teams across the state are in full pads. This morning, schools were able to meet as a team, put away the 7-on-7 playbooks and actually Read More…

United Way to hold annual school supply drive today

Local nonprofits are banding together to make sure children throughout the county don’t go back to school without the proper supplies. The United Way of Medina County will hold its annual Stuff the Bus event today at the Medina Walmart, 4141 Pearl Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Last year, thanks to the generosity Read More…

Gazette reporters sample favorite fair foods

Gazette reporter Nick Glunt takes his final bites of a “porktato” prepared by Bam Bam’s Backyard BBQ at the Medina County Fair. The dish is a baked potato filled with bacon bits, shredded cheese, a scoop each of sour cream and butter, and topped with pulled pork and barbecue sauce.  LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE

There exists a place where the dough is fried to perfection and the veggies are anything but healthy. It’s a place where almost every food stand is a Mecca for grease and sweets, and visitors can gorge themselves without fear of humiliation or embarrassment. That place is the county fair. Ever since I was a Read More…

The Band Perry headlines Medina County Fair

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Trish Tonjes had tickets to go see The Band Perry at the Medina County Fair on Thursday night, but that morning The Band Perry came to see her. Tonjes got a call Friday morning from a public relations representative asking if the band members could work out at her gym, Edge Fitness Center, 919 N. Read More…

Rookie QB Johnny Manziel struggles to adjust from college system to Browns’ scheme

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BEREA — Johnny Manziel has one thing figured out after his first week of NFL training camp: He isn’t in College Station anymore. Manziel met with reporters Thursday after the fifth full-squad practice and acknowledged his practice struggles, admitted his issues picking up the intricate offense and surprised some by saying he isn’t in a Read More…

Judge rejects reconsidering decision in child porn case

Attorneys L. Ray Johns, left, and Frank Raso stand with their client, Brandon Price, during a sentencing hearing Thursday morning. Price was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of having and sharing child pornography.  NICK GLUNT/GAZETTE

MEDINA — The attorney for a 27-year-old Brunswick man accused of having child pornography asked a judge to reconsider his conviction. Brandon Price was found guilty in June by Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler after Price chose to forgo a jury trial. At his sentencing hearing Tuesday, defense attorney L. Ray Jones, Read More…

Heroin buyer sentenced to prison for teen’s death

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  MEDINA — A 23-year-old Medina man was sentenced Thursday to nine months in prison for buying the heroin that killed a 17-year-old high school student when she overdosed last year. Jason Gangle, of the 700 block of East Reagan Parkway, pleaded no contest to two counts of complicity to traffic heroin, a fifth-degree felony Read More…

Cavs look like frontrunner in trade for Kevin Love

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Another team could always jump out of the woodwork, but right now it looks like the Minnesota Timberwolves need the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs are the clear frontrunner to land Timberwolves big man Kevin Love, as Chicago and Golden State have faded in their pursuit of the 6-foot-10, 260-pound power forward. At the moment, that Read More…

NASA Glenn launches $20.5M center

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By Steve Fogarty and Loren Genson The Gazette CLEVELAND — The last time a new office building went up at the NASA Glenn Research Center, John F. Kennedy was president and the Beatles had yet to trigger the British invasion of America. Which is why the center’s new $20.5 million, energy-efficient and ultra-modern Mission Integration Center Read More…

Mariners 6, Indians 5: Pitching lets Tribe down in series finale loss

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CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber and the Indians had the market cornered on pitching Wednesday night. It was the complete opposite Thursday. With arms in starting and relief roles letting them down, the Indians dropped the series finale with Seattle, as the Mariners rallied for a 6-5 win. Cleveland broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh Read More…