September 3, 2014

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Gillaspie leads Sox over Indians

  The Associated Press CHICAGO — Conor Gillaspie had a career-high four RBIs, leading Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox to a 9-6 victory over the Indians on Friday night. Sale (3-0) pitched five innings in his first win against Cleveland since May 1, 2012. The left-hander allowed three runs and six hits while Read More…

Deadline nears for mortgage aid

Financially strained homeowners don’t have much more time to get help with their mortgages. April 30 is the deadline to apply for mortgage assistance under the Save the Dream Ohio program. “The program has been going on here for about two years but it kind of came without warning that it would be cut off Read More…

Police targeting texting ‘epidemic’

This screenshot is from a 30-second video that graphically depicts the deadly consequences of texting while driving. The video was produced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as part of its “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign that kicked off Thursday. (NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION)

Police across the U.S. are cracking down on motorists who text while driving. Local area law enforcement agencies say they will do their part to ensure the national “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign, which began Thursday and runs through Tuesday, is a success. “People need to know that we are serious about stopping Read More…

Cloverleaf combines taxes to sell levy

Friday was Drive Your Tractor to School day at Cloverleaf High. The annual event celebrates the school district's rural heritage. (DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE)

WESTFIELD TWP. — Voters in the Cloverleaf school district are accustomed to seeing levies on the ballot. In all four elections held since November 2012, voters have rejected requests for new levies, ranging from 6.9 mills to 8.3 mills. But in next month’s primary, school officials are taking a new approach aimed at lessening the Read More…

Mack staying in Cleveland

  Scott Petrak The Gazette The angst was unnecessary. The worry wasted. Center Alex Mack isn’t going anywhere. At least for the next two years. After a month of uncertainty with Mack on the free agent market, the Browns quickly ended the drama Friday, announcing they will match the five-year, $42 million offer sheet he Read More…

Cavaliers lose to Bucks

The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Brandon Knight scored 24 points and Ramon Sessions added 20 as Milwaukee held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-116 on Friday night, preserving the Bucks slim hopes of avoiding the NBA’s worst record. The victory moved the Bucks to within two games of Philadelphia with three games remaining for each team. Read More…

UPDATE: Injured deer apparently makes way back into woods

A doe lies in a yard on Congress Road in Spencer Township with a fractured hind leg Tuesday afternoon. Ohio Division of Wildlife officials said they are giving the animal a day to regain the strength to stand; if not, they will euthanize it. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

SPENCER TWP. — An injured doe found in the yard of a Spencer Township family apparently has made its way back into the woods. Caren O’Farley found the doe under a tree in the yard of her Congress Road home Tuesday morning. The deer had a broken hind leg. O’Farley said she contacted Spencer police, Read More…

Carroll Edgar “Ed” Ferguson, Jr.

Carroll Edgar “Ed” Ferguson, Jr., 88, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Medina. He was born July 8, 1925, in Weehawken, New Jersey, to the late Carroll Edgar and Liley Field (Stafford) Ferguson. Ed worked as a research chemist for PPG Industries for almost 30 years, retiring in 1983. He was an adjunct professor Read More…

Amil F. Hellmers

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Amil F. Hellmers, 84, of Medina, passed away, surrounded by his family, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Amil was born July 5, 1929, in Johnson City, New York, to the late Emil and Helena Hellmers. He lived in New York until 1971, when he moved to Medina. Amil worked as a production superintendent for Boise Cascade Read More…