February 13, 2016

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High school softball: Hornets squeeze out win

Highland’s Amanda Schniegenberg celebrates after scoring on a squeeze play to beat Green in the seventh inning. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

GRANGER TWP. — Every time the Green softball team tried to put the squeeze on Highland, the Hornets were able to wiggle free. Ironically, a gutsy call by Highland coach Nick Spirtos gave the Hornets a 6-5 Suburban League victory on a Wednesday where his squad learned how to survive and win. After giving up Read More…

Tribe: The haunting, Kazmir bedevils Cleveland hitters

Former Cleveland pitcher Scott Kazmir handcuffed Indians hitters to help the A’s throttle the Tribe. Kazmir allowed just three hits in 7-plus innings. (AP PHOTO)

OAKLAND, Calif. — Corey Kluber was already struggling with his command when he was forced to take a nearly five-minute break for a replay challenge. The long delay sure didn’t help his cause. Kluber failed to get out of the fourth inning and lost for the first time since last June as the Indians were Read More…

College signing: Change of plans, Shingary switches from CSU to Buffalo

MEDINA — Just months after making a verbal commitment to Cleveland State, Medina soccer standout Bri Shingary announced Wednesday she will attend Buffalo. The junior decommitted from the Vikings after coach Derrek Falor resigned and quickly chose to play for the Mid-American Conference Bulls in 2015. “I have nothing against the new coach at Cleveland Read More…

Cavs: Still in playoff hunt, Cleveland stays on hot streak

Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson dunks in the first half against Orlando. (AP PHOTO)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Dion Waiters scored 26 points and Spencer Hawes and Tristan Thompson had 20 each as the Cavaliers beat the Orlando Magic 119-98 Wednesday night. Kyrie Irving added 17 points, eight assists and six rebounds in his first game back after missing eight with a strained left biceps. Jarrett Jack scored 13 points Read More…

PHOTO: Car overheats, bursts into flames on I-71

Firefighters doused a car fire on Interstate 71 in Montville Township on Tuesday. The call came in about 6 p.m. The driver reported he was northbound when his vehicle began to fill with smoke. By the time firefighters arrived, the 2001 Chrysler Cirrus was fully engulfed and unsalvageable. The fire also spread to nearby grass, but that was extinguished quickly. Medina Assistant Fire Chief Doug Kreuder said the fire was the result of overheating. “There was nothing unusual about it,” Kreuder said. “It was just age.” (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Dairy Queen parking lot shooter faces attempted murder charge

MEDINA — A 48-year-old Ashland County man accused of shooting a Brunswick man in a Dairy Queen parking lot last month was indicted on an attempted murder charge. Terry M. Yuschak, of Perrysville, is being held at the Medina County Jail on $1 million bond. The March 26 indictment also charged him with felonious assault Read More…

Ohio treasurer recognizes skilled factory employees


MEDINA — Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel recognized employees at a local business as part of a program to inspire a new generation of skilled factory workers. Mandel recognized three workers at Rico Manufacturing, 691 W. Liberty St., Wednesday afternoon as part of his new “Ohio Strong” initiative. The program is designed to encourage more young Read More…

PHOTO: Springtime weather brings families to the ball field


Drug rehab at jail to be reviewed

Medina County officials want to see how another county treats addicts before deciding whether to open a treatment facility at the Medina County Jail. County Common Pleas Court Judge James L. Kimbler met with several county officials Wednesday at the county courthouse to discuss reopening the east pod of the jail, which has been closed Read More…

Evelyn McCain Ryan


Evelyn McCain Ryan (nee Stone), 92, of Elyria, died Friday, March 28, 2014 at Crystal Waters Retirement Home in Strongsville, following a brief illness. Mrs. Ryan was born in Cleveland, on July 7, 1921 and lived in Elyria for most of her life. She was a self-employed beautician for over 30 years and belonged to Read More…