April 1, 2015

Medina
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Late Monday Tribe: Francona wins the one that counts

OAKLAND, Calif. — Terry Francona asked crew chief Mike Winters to review a collision at the plate, and the umpire obliged. The call was confirmed, denying Cleveland the go-ahead run, but the Indians manager appreciated how smoothly the new replay process went. The Indians later delivered on their chances in the ninth, with Nyjer Morgan Read More…

College signing: Wadsworth’s Martice Jackson selects University of Akron

WADSWORTH — Martice Jackson to Akron has a ring to it. The former Wadsworth running back is hoping to bring much more to the Zips after initially accepting a preferred walk-on offer that turned into a scholarship once one unexpectedly became available. The rugged 5-foot-8, 209-pounder turned down fellow Mid-American Conference teams Bowling Green, Ohio Read More…

High school baseball: Satisfying opener, Bebout stymies Colts

Wadsworth pitcher Nick Bebout makes a sliding catch and comes up throwing for a double play against Cloverleaf during the fifth inning. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WADSWORTH — A 70-degree day on April Fool’s Day sounds like a sick joke, but Nick Bebout and the Wadsworth baseball team felt it was a thing of beauty. The All-Gazette selection allowed two hits over six innings and the Grizzlies finally backed him late Tuesday, leading to a closer-than-it-appeared 6-0 Suburban League win over Read More…

Cavs: Brown is mulling over lineup

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers coach Mike Brown has some decisions to make. Will guard Kyrie Irving play tonight in Orlando? If he plays, will he start? If Irving starts, who comes off the bench? Will it be point guard Jarrett Jack, who has helped the team’s offense gain a fluidity it lacked for most of the Read More…

Missed the Affordable Care Act deadline? It’s not too late

It’s not too late to get covered. A few routes remain open for those who missed the health care law’s big enrollment deadline. Millions may be eligible for a second chance to sign up for subsidized insurance this year. And people who get coverage after the deadline can still avoid, or at least reduce, the Read More…

Child rapist heads to prison for decade-old crimes

Timothy Zimmerer

MEDINA — A 51-year-old convicted child rapist will spend 20 years in prison after being convicted of repeatedly assaulting a young relative more than a decade ago. Timothy S. Zimmerer, of North Conway, N.H., had pleaded guilty to 16 counts of rape as part of a plea deal. Prosecutors agreed to reduce the severity of Read More…

Land annexed for business development in Wadsworth

WADSWORTH TWP. — The city of Wadsworth is annexing 280 acres of township land after the owners asked for help in luring businesses to the area. Medina County commissioners approved the annexation petition Tuesday after attorney Trina Devanney presented it with other documents that showed both the city and township approved the annexation. The land Read More…

County judge wants drug rehab at jail

MEDINA — Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler wants the county to reopen the east pod of the jail to serve as a short-term rehab facility for drug offenders with opiate and heroin addictions. Kimbler presented the proposal to the county commissioners Tuesday. County officials will meet at 9 a.m. today to discuss Read More…

Cultural exchange: Folk group from Quebec playing locally

WEBSLIDEband

French Canadian progressive folk group Le Vent du Nord delivered a little joie de vivre Monday at the Medina Library. Playing an array of instruments including accordion, fiddle, bouzouki, hurdy-gurdy, guitar, keyboards and more, the group performed traditional and new Quebec folk music with tight vocals, lush harmonies and joyful melodies. The quartet has performed Read More…

State funding for capital improvements grants county half-million

The $2.4 billion state capital improvements budget signed by Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday includes more than $500,000 for four agencies that serve Medina County: • Medina Creative Housing; • Medina Community Recreation Center; • York Township Park; • Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties. The bill includes funding for higher education, road and bridge repairs, state Read More…