April 23, 2014

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High school softball: Pirates walk away with PAC victory

SULLIVAN TWP. — Certain games can define softball seasons. Black River’s 5-4 win over Wellington on Monday might just be that game. Playing in a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division slobberknocker that could have gone either way, the Pirates (4-8, 2-4) walked off winners with a two-out, seventh-inning single by Bailey Scheck. For a team Read More…

Tribe: McAllister stays calm to earn win

CLEVELAND — During the early portion of Monday night’s series opener with the Royals, about the only excitement for Indians fans was provided by a squirrel that got loose in the Progressive Field infield and outfield. Once the squirrel was contained, Cleveland’s baseball team brought the crowd to its feet. Keyed by two-run home runs Read More…

Cavs commentary: Some advice; Cleveland should keep Brown, Griffin

Acting Cavaliers general manager David Griffin will meet with the media this morning at Cleveland Clinic Courts to review the 2013-14 season. Normally, such proceedings include a decent amount of talk about the future, but these aren’t normal times. For one, Griffin doesn’t know whether he will retain the GM job. Two, even if he Read More…

Boston Marathon: Show of defiance, men’s winner Keflezighi makes America proud

Meb Keflezighi of San Diego celebrates his victory in the 118th Boston Marathon. (AP PHOTO)

BOSTON — Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves. With the names of the victims scrawled on their bodies or their race bibs, more than 32,000 people ran in Read More…

Poll: Most Americans disagree with scientists on Big Bang

WEBpoll

While scientists believe the universe began with a Big Bang, the majority of Americans put a big question mark on the concept, an Associated Press-GfK poll found. Yet when it comes to smoking causing cancer or that a genetic code determines who we are, the doubts disappear. When considering concepts scientists consider truths, Americans have Read More…

One arrest at sobriety checkpoint targeting problem region for drunken driving

MEDINA — An OVI checkpoint Easter weekend yielded only one drunken driving arrest. The checkpoint, which began at 10 p.m. Friday and lasted three hours, was on U.S. Route 42 (Lafayette Road) just north of Baxter Street. Medina County OVI Task Force Director Lt. Brian Ohlin, of the Brunswick Police Department, said the site was Read More…

Three people injured in SUV, truck head-on crash

Three people were injured when an SUV and a pickup collided at Wadsworth and Tower roads Sunday night. (PHOTO PROVIDED BY MONTVILLE POLICE)

MONTVILLE TWP. — Three people suffered nonlife-threatening injuries after a head-on collision at Wadsworth and Tower roads Sunday night. Montville Police Chief Terry Grice said a Ford Escape driven by Jerome Voldrich, of Medina, was southbound on Wadsworth Road when he failed to negotiate a turn and struck a Dodge Dakota waiting to turn north Read More…

Charges reduced against ex-owner of cigar shop

Philip Labondano

MEDINA — A 50-year-old Medina man had four felony charges reduced to two misdemeanors Monday after pleading guilty to theft in connection with avoiding tobacco taxes on his cigar store. Philip Labondano, of the 1000 block of Continental Drive, was accused of avoiding taxes in 2009 and 2010 at the Medina Cigar Co., 307 E. Read More…

Knight staying on as Medina Schools superintendent

Interim Superintendent Dave Knight has taken the position fully after Monday's meeting of the Medina School Board. (NANCY JOHNSON / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — The Medina school board Monday voted unanimously to make Dave Knight the district’s superintendent. The 15-month contract runs May 1 through July 21, 2015, and provides an annual salary of $102,500. The board and Knight could continue the contract for an additional two years if both parties agree. Both parties would be required Read More…

The Band Perry to headline this year’s Medina County Fair

Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry

The Band Perry will perform at the Medina County Fair on July 31. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. May 31 at the fair office. Tickets also will be sold online this year starting at 10 a.m. May 31. Tickets are $35 and do not include fair admission. For more information, visit www.medina-fair.com. The Band Read More…