October 30, 2014

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Boys basketball: Prunty to play

WADSWORTH — The collective sigh of relief Wednesday came from Wadsworth. According to coach Mike Schmeltzer Jr., All-Gazette center Kyle Prunty will play Friday against Highland after leaving Tuesday’s win at Tallmadge with a knee injury. “It was scary for a second, I’ll tell you that,” Schmeltzer said. Prunty went down on a failed dunk Read More…

High school swimming: Blue Devils aim to make waves

CLEVELAND — For the second straight year, Brunswick’s girls swim team will be well represented at the Cleveland State Division I District. With eight individuals and all three relays advancing, the Blue Devils will be out Saturday to do something they haven’t done — advance more than one swimmer to next week’s state meet in Read More…

Browns: Haslam’s shakeup was building for a while

Jimmy Haslam wasn’t happy. That much is obvious to Joe Banner, Michael Lombardi and anyone paying attention to what happened Tuesday inside Browns headquarters. Whether it was two frustrating coaching searches in two offseasons, questionable talent evaluation or Banner’s sometimes abrasive personality, Haslam had seen enough. And the decision to fire Banner as CEO and Read More…

Cavs: Win streak at four with 93-89 victory against Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kyrie Irving’s 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 27.2 seconds remaining lifted the Cavaliers to a 93-89 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Tristan Thompson scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter for Cleveland, overpowering Detroit’s vaunted front line as the Cavs rallied from a Read More…

Girls basketball: A ‘sick’ record, Wadsworth’s Booth 112-0 in SL

Wadsworth’s Peyton Booth goes up for a shot against Revere’s Caitlin Vari in the first quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

WADSWORTH — Peyton Booth got physically ill Wednesday night while leading the Wadsworth girls basketball team to a 53-32 Suburban League victory over Revere. No one will ever know how sick she might have gotten if she had ever lost in SL play — in any varsity sport. The 5-foot-10 senior concluded her four-year high Read More…

Brunswick police log for Feb. 13

Brunswick police Thursday, Feb. 6 5 p.m. — 1400 block Clearbrooke Drive, a bullet hole was found in a west-facing window of a home. According to a police report, it appeared to be a slug of an unknown caliber and likely was fired from the Brunswick Lake area. Sunday, Feb. 9 9:55 p.m. — 200 Read More…

Robbery trial delayed for Brunswick man also suspected in mother’s killing

James Tench

CLEVELAND — A judge has postponed the trial of a Brunswick man, who’s charged with robbery in Cuyahoga County and is a suspect in the killing of his mother in Medina County. James D. Tench, 27, is not charged in the November death of his 55-year-old mother, Mary Tench. “The investigation is still being conducted,” Read More…

Woman attacks grocery employee with steaks she ordered

BRUNSWICK — A Columbia Township woman is accused of using unusual weapons — two steaks — to assault a Giant Eagle employee Saturday night. Frances L. Slyman, 44, was charged with misdemeanor assault after police were called to the Giant Eagle at 3440 Center Road about 9 p.m. According to a police report, Slyman ordered Read More…

Six of 34 students make it to regional spelling bee

Christopher Day, far left, of the Medina County Schools’ Educational Service Center, congratulates the six finalists in the Medina County Regional Spelling Bee on Wednesday at Medina High School. From left: David Bartlett, Madeline Cramer, Shawn Tahajod, Patrick Skelton, Ryan Holdman, Cassidy Green and the Rev. Chris Cahill, pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church, in Lodi, who was the announcer for the spelling bee. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAVID KNOX)

Thirty-four spelling champs from 11 middle schools and junior highs, four parochial schools and an online academy competed Wednesday in the Medina County Regional Spelling Bee. After a grueling 90 minutes, six remained on the auditorium stage of the Medina High School: • David Bartlett, a sixth-grader from Brunswick’s Willetts Middle School; • Madeline Cramer, a sixth-grader Read More…

Lodi residents gather to seek answers to drug problem

Christopher Day, far left, of the Medina County Schools’ Educational Service Center, congratulates the six finalists in the Medina County Regional Spelling Bee on Wednesday at Medina High School. From left: David Bartlett, Madeline Cramer, Shawn Tahajod, Patrick Skelton, Ryan Holdman, Cassidy Green and the Rev. Chris Cahill, pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church, in Lodi, who was the announcer for the spelling bee. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAVID KNOX)

After an Ashland youth was found unconscious from a heroin overdose in a car on River Street in Lodi on Jan. 31, a frustrated village Police Chief Keith Keough took to Facebook to appeal for help. “If you are the parent of an addict, let’s enact a little tough love on them instead of enabling Read More…