February 9, 2016


Tribe Monday: Smith closes out Indians

Former Indians relief pitcher Joe Smith preserves the win for the Angels on Monday night against the Tribe. (AP PHOTO)

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Indians made their first visit this season to Angel Stadium and found an old friend in the closer’s role for the other team — Joe Smith. The right-hander, who spent the previous five seasons with the Indians, got three outs in the ninth inning to preserve a 6-3 victory for Los Read More…

Girls basketball: 2007 graduate Schrock to coach Tigers

MASSILLON — Tigertown just picked itself up another proven winner. In search of a girls basketball coach after Mark Green’s recently concluded run at Massillon, the board of education unanimously gave 2007 Wadsworth graduate Cassie Schrock the position during its monthly board meeting Monday night. She will also be a parent coordinator at the junior Read More…

Browns: Hoyer looks good, first day of minicamp belongs to quarterback

Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer throws during a voluntary minicamp workout at the team’s NFL training facility in Berea. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — Quarterback Brian Hoyer dropped back quickly and smoothly and fired a strike. He rolled right with little restriction and delivered a perfectly placed completion. The highlight of the first day of the first minicamp under first-year coach Mike Pettine was Hoyer’s fluid movement on his surgically repaired right knee during individual and seven-on-seven Read More…

NBA: Sterling banned for life by NBA

NEW YORK — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver delivered the swiftest, strongest penalty he could, then called on NBA owners to force Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team for making racist comments that hurt the league. Almost unanimously, owners supported the commissioner Tuesday, as he handed down one of the harshest penalties Read More…

Medina Twp. man faces drug-trafficking charge

Andrew Kutzick

MEDINA — Medina County Drug Task Force agents charged a 22-year-old Medina Township resident Tuesday with a felony drug-trafficking charge. According to the task force, Andrew Kutsick was arrested after selling prescription pills to an undercover agent in the parking lot of the vacant Kmart on North Court Street. Kutsick and a woman were stopped Read More…

PHOTOS: Medina High hosts annual lacrosse tournament

Brady Henderson drives with the ball at the invitational. His Medina Middle School team lost a close match, 8-7, with Sylvania, a suburb of Toledo. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

South Korean church hosts open house

A New York-based South Korean Christian church is hosting an open house at 5 p.m. today at its new seminary in the former Seville Elementary School. The event will feature performances by the Cloverleaf High Swing Choir, the Seville Presbyterian Church’s Joyful Handbell Choir and a chamber music trio. A Korean-style barbecue dinner will follow Read More…

ELECTION: Ex-Brunswick mayor challenging Wadsworth attorney in GOP primary for county judge

Werner vs. Callow

MEDINA — Tuesday’s Republican primary is pitting former Brunswick Mayor Gary Werner against Wadsworth attorney Michael Callow for a spot on the November ballot for a county judgeship. The GOP winner will go up against Joyce Kimbler, 59, of Seville, who is unopposed in the Democratic primary. She is the wife of James L. Kimbler, Read More…

Sharon Township trucking dispatch center is a ‘go’

SHARON TWP. — Medina County commissioners on Tuesday approved the construction of a $10.2 million dispatch center for Seville-based Panther Trucking, bringing 330 new employees and $1.2 million in payroll. Township trustees last week unanimously approved a 50-percent tax abatement on about $8 million of the estimated $10.2 million property for 14 years. “They approved Read More…

BUYABLE PHOTOS: Eagles soar above Chippewa Lake


Eagles and their two offspring (only one made an appearance for Gazette Sports Editor Betty Szudlo this weekend) nest in Westfield Township near Chippewa Lake. (BETTY SZUDLO / GAZETTE PHOTOS)