July 24, 2014

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Gale Ross Williamson

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Gale Ross Williamson, 88, of Venice, Florida, formerly of Gales Ferry, CT, died Monday, March 31, 2014 at his home. He was born September 14, 1925. Gale served as the Pastor at the Gales Ferry United Methodist Church for 20 years, before retiring to Englewood. He has been active in many roles the Englewood church Read More…

Cavs Saturday: None is gaining ground on slim, playoff chances take another blow

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers may have gotten a fork stuck in them Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Already a long shot to make the playoffs, Cleveland will now need a minor miracle after falling 96-94 in overtime to the Charlotte Bobcats. Even if the Cavs (31-47) win their last four games, Atlanta needs to Read More…

NCAA Tournament: Success, by Ollie; former Cavs guard has UConn on brink of another crown

ARLINGTON, Texas — Kevin Ollie had talent. There’s no way of getting to the NBA without it. His just wasn’t quite on the same level as the stars of his era, players such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. So what Ollie did was make himself indispensable with his brain. The point guard Read More…

College basketball: Challenge accepted, Forsythe earns All-America honors in NAIA Division I

Cloverleaf graduate Brooke Forsythe helped the University of the Cumberlands reach the NAIA tournament. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Brooke Forsythe answered the call when the University of the Cumberlands women’s basketball team needed her. The team was hovering around the .500 mark through the first 10 games of the season, but the junior center led a charge that helped the Patriots turn around their season. So when the former Cloverleaf standout was honored Read More…

Tribe: Guts aren’t quite enough; Masterson, Wood allow big innings

Minnesota’s Joe Mauer scores on a three-run double by Chris Colabello in the sixth inning. Indians catcher Yan Gomes looks on. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ never-day-die attitude was on display again Sunday at Progressive Field. Unfortunately for Cleveland, the Twins didn’t quit, either. The Indians battled back on numerous occasions in the rubber match of a three-game series with Minnesota, but still fell 10-7 in front of 13,104 fans. Cleveland was down early thanks to a Read More…

Medina County park events for the month of April

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the remainder of April. All events are free unless otherwise noted. Register at www.medinacountyparks.com. For more information, call (330) 722-9364. Tuesday • Homeschoolers Outdoor Education: Worms, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. What good are worms? Where do they Read More…

Woman who stole from her neighbor released from probation

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MEDINA — A 21-year-old Brunswick woman convicted of stealing family heirlooms from a neighbor has been granted an early release from probation. Shannon Norman, nee Willoughby, formerly of 1271 Old Eagle Drive, had served eight months of probation. She had been sentenced to three years. Norman had asked Medina County Common Pleas Judge James Kimbler Read More…

Volunteers, city employees work hard over weekend so kids can play

The new playground at Fred Greenwood Park is taped and fenced off for now, but members of the Medina Moms Club say it should open to the public in the coming weeks as soon as mulch is laid. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — City officials and neighborhood volunteers helped city workers build a new playground at Fred Greenwood Park this weekend. The West Sturbridge Drive park will open the new playground in the coming weeks, as soon as mulch can be laid. Ellen Nolan, a member of the MOMS Club of Medina West, said Mayor Dennis Read More…

Seeking freedom from the prison of the past

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Mark Fahringer remembers the first time he met the man dating his former wife, Rahna Fahringer. He knew Terrence Abel, 39, had a criminal past, but the man who was fixing a used washer and dryer in the garage of Rahna’s Brunswick home offered up no red flags that he might be a danger to Read More…

Buehler’s robbery suspect nabbed in Calif.

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The second man sought in connection with the Aug. 24 armed robbery of a woman in Buehler’s parking lot has been captured in California and returned to Ohio. Willie George McCoy, 20, of Cleveland, pleaded not guilty Thursday to robbing a woman at gunpoint in the Montville Township Buehler’s parking lot. McCoy is charged with Read More…