March 28, 2015

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Cavs: LeBron covers variety of topics

CLEVELAND — LeBron James still attracts a crowd whenever he comes to Quicken Loans Arena. The Miami Heat small forward was riding a stationary bike in the hallway outside his team’s locker room prior to pregame media availability Tuesday, with dozens of reporters waiting patiently as he donned headphones and sang loudly — and poorly Read More…

Browns: Hawkins comes full circle, slot receiver in fold

The circle is complete. Slot receiver Andrew Hawkins began his NFL career — kind of — at a Browns rookie minicamp after going undrafted out of Toledo in 2008. He wasn’t given a contract and didn’t make his first NFL catch until 2011 with the Bengals. He returned to the Browns on Tuesday when the Read More…

Cavs: Shorthanded Cleveland gives Miami battle

Miami’s LeBron James goes to the basket in the first quarter. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — LeBron James started the game with a bang and finished it with a flurry of free throws. James poured in 43 points against his former team Tuesday night as the Miami Heat defeated the shorthanded Cavaliers 100-96 in front of a sellout crowd at Quicken Loans Arena. James, who finished 14-for-19 from the Read More…

High school basketball: Boys contest pits speed against size

Brunswick’s Zach Parker will be playing for coach Joe Mackey’s dark team tonight. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

SULLIVAN TWP. — The 25th edition of the “Hoopla” Medina County Senior All-Star games promises to have plenty of unique storylines. First, the traditional end of the high school basketball season sponsored by the Brunswick Rotary and The Gazette will take place tonight at the cozy confides of Black River, which is located approximately 100 Read More…

Help sought to collect copies of book in effort against bullying

“Wonder” by R.J. Palacio.

County libraries and the local United Way chapter are asking community members to help them get a copy of an inspirational children’s book into the hands of every sixth-grader in Medina County. The novel, “Wonder” by R. J. Palacio, tells the story of a 10-year-old boy who was born with severe facial deformities. The boy Read More…

Money raised for ‘a Ronald McDonald House for military families’

MEDINA — A Medina Veterans of Foreign Wars post and the IX Center in Cleveland teamed up this weekend to raise nearly $90,000 for a temporary home for the families of wounded soldiers being treated at Cleveland’s Veterans Affairs hospital. Medina VFW Post 5137, 3916 Pearl Road, partnered with posts in Brunswick and Strongsville, organized Read More…

Outgoing Wadsworth service director reflects on city’s growth

Chris Easton

WADSWORTH — The city is seeking a new service director after Chris Easton announced he will retire this summer. “I think it’s time for new leadership,” he said. “This has been a greater opportunity for me, but I’ll have 30 years in, so I’m considering new opportunities. I don’t know what yet.” Easton started as Read More…

Police: Man busted for mushrooms at checkpoint

BRUNSWICK — The Medina County OVI Task Force made three arrests for impaired driving Monday night during a St. Patrick’s Day sobriety checkpoint. Police from Brunswick, Brunswick Hills, Hinckley, Montville, Seville and Wadsworth joined Ohio Highway Patrol troopers and county sheriff’s deputies in the checkpoint operation 7 to 10 p.m. Monday on Pearl Road near Read More…

Auditor honors Highland Schools for keeping good books

GRANGER TWP. — Highland is the fourth school district in Medina County this year to be recognized for excellence in financial record-keeping by state Auditor Dave Yost. Highland’s most recent audit, released in December, contained no questioned costs of more than $10,000, no findings for recovery of more than $100, and had no comments related Read More…

PHOTOS: Wadsworth bicentennial celebration includes 50-year-old time capsule

The crowd gathers around a horse-drawn hearse carrying the 1964 time capsule from Woodlawn Cemetery, where it was buried 50 years ago, to Wadsworth during the First Night kickoff Saturday of the city’s year-long bicentennial celebration. The time capsule will be opened in August. The photo was taken by Downtown Wadsworth Inc.’s photographer Tom Stugmyer from the roof of the FirstMerit Bank building. Dan Rospert, of Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, arranged the horse-drawn carriage. The next event in the bicentennial celebration is the historical speaker series April 12, when Kim Carlson discusses “Wadsworth Families Based on the Work of Traveling Artist Ferdinand Brader” at 10 a.m. at Wadsworth City Hall’s council chambers. (PHOTO PROVIDED)