April 20, 2014

Medina
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Grizzlies edge Bees

Wadsworth's Josh Kipfer drives to the basketball against Medina's Branden Wilkins in the second quarter. (JUDD SMERGLIA / GAZETTE)

WADSWORTH — Austin White did enough to save the Wadsworth boys basketball team from itself. The All-Gazette small forward scored eight fourth-quarter points and blocked a potential game-tying 3-point attempt by Medina’s Mike Kaminski as time expired Tuesday, allowing the Grizzlies to escape with an ugly 52-49 non-league victory. The Bees (16-5), who have lost Read More…

Bees fall out of first

Medina's Evan Schreck drives past Shaker Heights' Kaleb Roy during the second quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

SHAKER HTS. — Branden Wilkins was a physical force, Mike Kaminski provided critical buckets and Craig Randall worked his magic late for the Medina boys basketball team. Shaker Heights, however, simply had too much firepower to be stopped Friday night. Junior power forward Esa Ahmad collected 17 points and 13 rebounds and senior small forward Read More…

Cavaliers rout 76ers 114-85

PHILADELPHIA — The Cavaliers entered the All-Star break as one of the hottest teams in the NBA. The time off didn’t slow them down. Tyler Zeller scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds, Kyrie Irving added 14 points and the Cavaliers pushed their winning streak to five games Tuesday night with Read More…

Analyst says any of 3 QBs would be good fit for Browns

The NFL’s scouting combine must be this week. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock spent nearly three hours on a conference call with reporters Tuesday afternoon previewing the event that gets bigger every year. The combine, in fact, begins Thursday in Indianapolis, officially kicking off the draft season. Mayock believes it’s too early to predict Read More…

Masterson agrees to pact

CLEVELAND — Justin Masterson won’t be taking that trip to Florida after all. The Indians’ ace right-hander was scheduled for an arbitration hearing Thursday in St. Petersburg, Fla., but instead agreed to a one-year contract Tuesday at the team’s spring training complex in Goodyear, Ariz. Masterson, 28, will earn $9.7625 million in 2014 after going Read More…

Europe’s stance on death penalty forces US executioners to improvise

Dennis McGuire

BRUSSELS — There’s one big reason the United States has a dearth of execution drugs so acute that some states are considering solutions such as firing squads and gas chambers: Europe won’t allow the drugs to be exported because of its fierce hostility to capital punishment. The phenomenon started nine years ago when the EU Read More…

Engagement – Carlisle – Gillespie

Michael Gillespie &
Nancy Carlisle

Bob and Betty Carlisle of Medina, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy, to Michael Gillespie, son of Mark and Peggy Gillespie of Medina. Nancy is a 2006 graduate of Medina High School, a 2010 graduate of The Ohio State University. She currently works in retail buying for Guess, Inc. in Los Angeles. Michael is a 2004 graduate of Medina High School, a Read More…

Engagement – Miller – Read

Adam Read &
Ashley Miller

Ashley Theresa Miller and Adam Randall Read will become husband and wife on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The bride is the daughter of Theresa Mahakian of Wadsworth and Terry Miller of Lakewood. She is a 2006 graduate of Highland High School and a graduate from Cuyahoga Community College with a degree in Nursing. She is currently working for University Hospitals. The groom is Read More…

Engagement – Laneville – Artzner

David Artzner, Jr. &
Lauren Laneville

Don and Debbra Laneville of Medina, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren, to David Artzner, Jr., son of David, Sr. and Therese Artzner of Medina. Lauren graduated from Medina High School in 2006 and from Ohio University in 2010, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is employed by Sendero Therapies, Inc. as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant working in the Highland School District. Read More…

Wedding – Winkler – Laureano

Amie Winkler &
Jair Laureano

Amie Winkler and Jair Laureano exchanged vows in a small, intimate Wedding ceremony officiated by Reverend Terry Holley on Saturday, February 15, 2014, in Medina. A celebration will follow at the end of the year, in Guadalajara, Mexico, with family and friends. Amie is the daughter of Gary Winkler and Carrie Schwenk and Jair is the son of Cipriano Laureano and Gloria Lara of Guadalajara, Mexico.