October 2, 2014

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Cavs fire Grant as GM

INDEPENDENCE –  Chris Grant’s 3½-year tenure as Cavaliers general manager ended when he was fired Thursday afternoon. The move came one day after the disappointing Cavs (16-33) lost at home to a Los Angeles Lakers team that finished the game with four healthy players and one who was allowed to keep playing with six fouls. Read More…

Task force: Drug operation busted in Medina

Seized from the home... (COURTESY PHOTO)

MEDINA — Medina County Drug Task Force agents Wednesday night arrested Nathan Murrell, 37, of Mansfield, on a child endangerment charge, a third-degree felony. A 1-year-old infant was found in Medina home where the task force said there were 27 marijuana plants and 24 containers of psilocybin mushrooms. Agents and Medina police served a search warrant Read More…

College signing: Nagucki will play soccer at CSU

MEDINA — Alec Nagucki could’ve gone to any soccer program around. The St. Ignatius senior and United States Development Academy player, however, wanted to stay close to home and continue to excel in the same city where he got his start. Nagucki, a Medina resident, signed a National Letter of Intent Wednesday to play for Read More…

OSU signing day: Ohio State is No. 3 in recruiting

COLUMBUS — It’s not the same as a victory on the field. Yet having a nationally ranked recruiting class is almost as important to Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. “I hear people say it’s not important,” Meyer said Wednesday on the first day athletes could sign up to play major-college football. “I disagree. As long Read More…

Cavs: Weird night at Quicken, Cleveland suffers one of worst losses

CLEVELAND — It was one of the weirdest games in NBA history. It was also one of the worst losses in Cavaliers history. The horrible Los Angeles Lakers were down to four completely eligible players for the final 3:32, but hung on to beat the even worse Cavs 119-108 Wednesday in front of 15,205 fans Read More…

Girls basketball: Grizzlies are no longer perfect, Comets shoot them down

Wadsworth’s Hannah Centea, left, and Solon’s Kristen Confroy dive for a loose ball in the first quarter. Below, Wadsworth’s Madison Gilger puts up a shot over Solon’s Jordan Bekelja in the second quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

WADSWORTH — The stay at No. 1 will be brief. That’s fine with the Wadsworth girls basketball team’s players and coaches following a 55-47 non-league loss to Solon on Wednesday. They know a deep run in March is all that matters. Even still, losing to the very, very good Comets (17-3) wasn’t acceptable just one Read More…

Task force arrests three on drug charges

The Medina County Drug Task Force made three drug arrests this week in two days. On Tuesday, agents arrested two 17-year-old juveniles from Lodi on charges of trafficking marijuana. According to the task force, two adult men also were involved in the sale that was in progress when agents made the arrest. Lodi police assisted Read More…

Election 2014: Medina finance director to challenge county auditor

Medina Finance Director Keith Dirham files petitions Wednesday at the Medina County Board of Elections to run for county auditor. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY PAMELA J. MILLER)

Medina’s longtime finance director will challenge the county’s longtime auditor in November. Medina Finance Director Keith Dirham, 38, a Republican, filed Wednesday with the Medina County Board of Elections to run for county auditor. No other Republican filed to run for the auditor’s post, so Dirham will be uncontested on the May primary ballot. Democrat Read More…

Brunswick police log for Feb. 6

Brunswick police Wednesday, Jan. 29 2:59 a.m. — 1200 block Pearl Road, Jordyn K. Hoisington, 19, 333 E. Homestead St., Medina, charged with operating a vehicle impaired, operating in a weaving course and criminal trespassing after she pulled into someone else’s driveway as police tried to make a traffic stop on Pearl Road. 7:54 p.m. Read More…

Appeals court overturns hefty cocaine conviction

Isha Harper

The 9th District Court of Appeals overturned a 33-year-old Columbus woman’s 2012 conviction that led to an 11-year prison sentence for having 2 kilograms of cocaine in the trunk of the vehicle she was driving on Interstate 71. The appellate judges found the traffic stop that led to Isha S. Harper’s arrest was conducted without Read More…