September 19, 2014

Medina
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Man describes convincing alleged shooter to give up gun

A Cleveland Heights man who convinced a shooting suspect to turn himself in Tuesday night credits his training as a safety officer in Cleveland Schools. Eric Simpkins said he met 22-year-old Gregory Prince, of Cleveland, at a McDonald’s in Brunswick where Prince gave Simpkins his weapon following a reported shooting about 7:30 p.m. at Ray Read More…

Students learn lessons about their first car

Medina senior Maddy Hartline, 18, checks in with Same Rae, a AAA travel consultant, during a safety check Thursday morning at Medina High School.  (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

More than 150 Medina High School students had their cars inspected by AAA employees Thursday morning as part of a safety initiative sponsored by the automobile association. The number of student vehicles inspected doubled the state record for the event, said Kimberly Schwind, a representative for AAA who helped organize the inspection. “It’s a free Read More…

Brunswick road levy discussion Tuesday

BRUNSWICK — Residents are invited to a town hall meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 4095 Center Road, to discuss the road levy on the May 6 ballot. There will be a PowerPoint presentation on the 10-year, 1.2-mill levy followed by a question-and-answer session. Members of City Council and the administration will be Read More…

Arbor Day thrives with essays

Ella Canavan Elementary Principal Brian Condit talks about his winning third-graders, from left, Paris Pasadyn, Clair Kolesar and Sydney Gannon, at the 32nd annual Medina Kiwanis Club Arbor Day luncheon Thursday at Williams on the Lake. (DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Medina Schools third-graders carried on the city’s Arbor Day tradition Thursday at Williams on the Lake. The 32nd annual Medina Kiwanis Club Arbor Day luncheon brought students from the eight elementary schools in the city to share their Arbor Day school projects with city officials, Kiwanis Club members and community leaders. Mayor Dennis Read More…

Brunswick man pleads not guilty in standoff case

MEDINA — A Brunswick man with a criminal history who barricaded himself in his home March 21 pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of resisting arrest and inducing panic. The felony charges against 22-year-old Luke Pfeiler could land him in prison for up to three years if he’s convicted. He’s also charged with misdemeanor domestic Read More…

Warrant issued for man who broke jail window

MEDINA — A judge issued an arrest warrant for a 20-year-old Florida man who failed to show up Thursday for his sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to breaking a window at the Medina County Jail. It was the second hearing missed by Ivan Ray IV, of Freeport, who’s free on a personal recognizance bond after Read More…

Buckeye’s swagger is back

Buckeye second baseman Cory Inman is late on the tag as Fairview's Jason Sassano steals second base in the third inning. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

Brad Bournival The Gazette YORK TWP. — The spirit is back at James H. Tighe Baseball Field and with it is some of the swagger. Nine games into its season, Buckeye has given every indication it’s not ready to surrender the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division title. That was on display Thursday, when Buckeye gutted Read More…

The fates of Brown and Griffin are unknown

Rick Noland The Gazette INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers coach Mike Brown got an endorsement from guard Dion Waiters as Cleveland players concluded exit interviews Thursday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Forward Tristan Thompson, the only other player to talk to the media Thursday, spoke highly of Brown but was pretty much non-committal about the coach’s future. “I’d Read More…

Luck lets Bees down

Albert Grindle The Gazette MEDINA — Luck was destined to determine the fates of Medina and Mentor as their Northeast Ohio Conference River Division baseball game entered the 10th inning. The Baseball Gods decided Thursday wasn’t the Bees’ day. Given new life of sorts after an overturned call on a suicide squeeze attempt, Domenic Dengel Read More…

Tribe misses golden opportunity

  Chris Assenheimer The Gazette DETROIT — The Indians squandered an opportunity to issue an early-season statement to the kings of the Central Division on Thursday. Cleveland, which was dominated by the Detroit Tigers last year, appeared on track to completing a two-game sweep of the three-time defending division champs, but instead dropped a deflating Read More…