April 24, 2014

Medina
Intermittent clouds
45°F

Grizzlies cash in from long range

Wadsworth's Hannah Centea grabs a rebound between John Marshall's Wanda Wright, left, and Taylor Cousins during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Rick Noland The Gazette WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth girls basketball team had a three-for-all Thursday night. The top-seeded Grizzlies went 7-for-10 from behind the 3-point arc in the first half en route to a 74-17 victory over No. 32 seed John Marshall in a Medina Division I Sectional title game. “A lot of teams have Read More…

Bees squander big lead

Chad Grant The Gazette WOOSTER — As quickly and as well as it started for the Medina girls basketball team, it fell apart faster. The Bees came out on fire only to stumble down the stretch and drop a heartbreaking 48-42 decision to Wooster in the Valley Forge Division I Sectional finals. Sixteenth-seeded Medina (11-11) Read More…

Red-hot Benner leads Blue Devils

Brunswick 's Farrah Benner puts up a shot over Firestone's Ashely Phillips during the first quarter. (Photo by Aaron Josefczyk)

Brian Dulik The Gazette AKRON — Farrah Benner keeps breaking school records and Brunswick’s girls basketball team keeps winning games. Sophomore small forward Benner made a school-record eight 3-pointers and scored a game-high 26 points Thursday, leading the Blue Devils to a 64-33 rout of No. 13 seed Firestone in a Medina Division I Sectional Read More…

Cavs trade for center Hawes

Rick Noland The Gazette INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers got a solid center prior to the NBA trade deadline Thursday without giving up much. Cleveland sent two second-round picks and seldom-used forwards Earl Clark and Henry Sims to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Spencer Hawes, who could become the Cavs’ starter once he gets acclimated. Read More…

A peek into Farmer’s mindset

  Scott Petrak The Gazette INDIANAPOLIS — The background check on Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel isn’t clean. And that’s just the way Browns general manager Ray Farmer likes it. “It’s hard to think you’re going to win football games and somebody is not going to have a little bit of dirt underneath their fingernails,” Read More…

Colts get to cut down the net

Cloverleaf's Jessica Lindemeyer battles Parma's Jasmine Miller for the ball in the second quarter. (JUDD SMERGLIA/ GAZETTE)

Albert Grindle The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP. — Jessie Lindemeyer didn’t spin the net ’round her head like a helicopter — a la the Petey Pablo song “Raise Up”  — but she still she still smiled as she twirled it. The three-year letterwinner was the final Cloverleaf girls basketball player to climb the Werner stepladder and Read More…

WEATHER UPDATE: High wind warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory beginning at 10 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. on Friday. The warning said a cold front will move into the county bringing winds as high as 45 miles per hour ahead of it.  The advisory comes in addition to a flood watch already in effect Read More…

Going . . . going . . . but not gone — yet

DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE

Plows clearing the parking lots along Medina’s North Court retail district have created mounds of snow that are only slowly melting as temperatures climb this week. Today’s high is expected to break 50 degrees, followed by rain and high winds tonight. Friday will be sunny and breezy with a high of 42. The combination of Read More…

E4 Youth Summit focuses on issues facing teens

Clarissa Greer, a junior and Highland High School, and Julia Esber, a student volunteer and senior at Canton High School, draw a picture detailing the effects of drugs on the human body as part of the E4 Youth Summit. NICK GLUNT/GAZETTE

Self-esteem, teen suicide, the effects of social media, bullying and drugs. These are some of the biggest issues Medina County teens face, according to 220 high school students from all of the county’s school districts who gathered Wednesday for the first E4 Youth Summit. The all-day summit was sponsored by the United Way of Medina Read More…

Senate approves bill for drug overdose antidote

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate has passed a bill that would provide friends and family of addicts with an antidote for overdoses of heroin and other opioid-type drugs, including morphine and oxycodone. “Ohio is seeing a startling rise in the abuse of opioids, including prescription drugs and heroin,” said Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township. “This Read More…