August 20, 2014

Medina
Mostly cloudy with thundershowers
81°F

State plows and salt trucks ready to roll

State road crews are bracing for tonight’s major winter storm. Christine Myers, Region 3 spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Transportation, said her agency is ready. “We are prepared. We have been monitoring the forecast and we’ve had conference calls with the National Weather Service to see what their advice is,” she said. “Our people Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for Feb. 4

Tyler King

Boys basketball Tyler King, Medina: Junior small forward scored career-high 15 points in 83-69 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division victory over Garfield Heights. … All five field goals were from 3-point range. … Helped Bees bench outscore Bulldogs counterparts 24-6. … Second varsity season. Girls basketball Marlee Profitt, Highland: Sophomore power forward had 16 points Read More…

Cavs: Losing streak reaches five as Mavericks win 124-107

DALLAS — The Cavaliers’ woes continued Monday, as they fell 124-107 to the Dallas Mavericks to complete a winless three-game road trip. Cleveland has now lost five straight overall and seven of its last eight to fall to 16-32 on the season, which is 27-win pace for the year. Kyrie Irving had 27 points and Read More…

College signing: Wins lure Andrew Vaughn to Ashland

SULLIVAN TWP. — One of the most prolific running backs in Ohio history has a new home in the same county. Black River senior Andrew Vaughn wanted a challenge. He got it when he accepted a half-scholarship from Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contender Ashland that could become something more down the road. The 5-foot-11, Read More…

Browns: Kyle Shanahan hired as offensive coordinator

Kyle Shanahan is bringing his balanced, adaptable version of the West Coast offense to the North Coast. Shanahan was hired Monday night as offensive coordinator by new Browns coach Mike Pettine. The deal is reportedly for three years. Shanahan was a critical hire for Pettine, hired Jan. 23 to replace Rob Chudzinski. Pettine is in Read More…

Noland sports commentary: Of losers, snoozers & boozers

On the heels of one of the worst Super Bowls ever, I will do my best not to follow with one of the worst Rick-o-chets of all-time, but I make no guarantees: By early in the third quarter, I found myself watching a rerun of the 2013 World Series of Poker more than the alleged Read More…

Boys basketball: Devils, Bees battle it out to very end

edina’s Branden Wilkins hits the game-winning basket between Brunswick’s Ryan Badowski, right, and Eric Bulic with 1.8 seconds to play in the second overtime. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

MEDINA — Point guard Zach Bennett held the ball near midcourt in double overtime. The lively crowd slowly rose to its feet as the seconds ticked away. The Medina boys basketball team knew what it was going to do. Brunswick had been paying special attention to All-Ohioan Craig Randall, so Bees coach Anthony Stacey drew Read More…

Lafayette Twp. cruisers to be equipped with defibrillators

LAFAYETTE TWP. — By the end of this week, a new automated external defibrillator will be standard equipment in both of the Lafayette Township sheriff’s patrol cars. An automated external defibrillator is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening irregular heart rhythms that accompany many heart attacks and provides treatment through defibrillation — Read More…

Water line breaks are part of ‘truly harsh winter’

MEDINA — Despite warmer temperatures over the weekend, winter weather continued to cause problems with the city’s water lines. City crews worked on about a dozen breaks last week and three more have happened since Sunday. As of 5 p.m. Monday, more than 30 homes in the city were under boil alerts. A break in Read More…

Speaker Batchelder supports Hambley for state representative

Steve Hambley

MEDINA — Medina County Commissioner Stephen D. Hambley held a fundraiser Monday that took in about $5,000 for his campaign to succeed House Speaker William G. Batchelder as the representative for the 69th District. Batchelder, R-Medina, can’t run for re-election because of term limits. Hambley filed his petitions Monday with the county Board of Elections Read More…