February 7, 2016

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Radio host Rizzo gets probation, time served for reduced domestic violence case

MEDINA — A Cleveland radio host was sentenced to two years of probation Monday after pleading no contest to a disorderly conduct charge following an incident where police were called to his Medina home in December. Tony Rizzo, 52, host of “The Really Big Show” on WKNR-AM, was arrested on Dec. 6 at his home Read More…

Tribe commentary: Time to panic? Not even close, actually

Hey, Indians fans, relax. When there has been an off chance between discussing who the Browns are going to take with the No. 4 pick in the NFL Draft, the Cleveland sports world has taken to Twitter, Facebook and local sports radio talk shows to discuss the demise of the Tribe. The Indians are 8-10 Read More…

Boston Marathon: Ready to run, field expanded to help ease the grieving of bombings

BOSTON — “I need to run.” The messages started arriving just hours after the bombings, pleading for an entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. For months the calls and emails continued, runners begging for an opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street and convinced it would ease at least some of their grief. Read More…

Tribe: Salvage operation, big double by Murphy helps Tribe avoid sweep

The Indians’ Michael Brantley, left, and Jason Kipnis celebrate David Murphy’s three-run double. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Indians picked a good day to come back from the dead. Riding a season-high three-game skid and with seven losses in nine games, Cleveland snapped out of the funk Sunday just in time to avoid a sweep by the Blue Jays, beating Toronto 6-4 in front of a sparse crowd of 11,716 Read More…

Children have eyes out for eggs at hunt


The Easter Bunny had youngsters hopping Saturday at holiday activities throughout the area. As many as 100 youngsters were expected to search for 2,000 hidden eggs at the Connection Church Easter Egg Hunt at Medina’s Roscoe Ewing Park. Church volunteer served doughnuts, coffee and juice during the egg hunt, which was open to the public. Read More…

Jazzing up summer with free concerts

The Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach has released the schedule for its fourth professional “Jazz under the Stars” summer concert series. The series will begin June 7 with Cleveland-based vocalist Eileen Burns. The concert will highlight a mix of swing and romantic jazz standards. The once-a-month concerts will continue through the summer: On Read More…

PHOTOS: Easter celebrated from Bibles to bunnies

Joey Sheaks, a Medina man with Down syndrome, proudly serves as usher and passes out Bibles to the congregation at Heartland Community Church, 3400 Weymouth Road, Medina Township, Sunday during its noon Easter Service. The church held four services Sunday, beginning at 7:30 a.m., attended by more than 1,200 worshippers. (DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE)

Willis Scott Galbreath, Jr.


Willis Scott Galbreath, Jr., 71, of Seville, went home to the Lord Monday, April 7, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania January 29, 1943. “Bill” graduated from Penn State then moved to Ohio, where he met his wife of 45 years, Sandra. He served in the National Read More…

Preston H. Cook

Preston H. Cook of Sharon Center, formerly of Lorain, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Family will receive friends Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 6 until 8 P.M., at Cox Funeral Home, 1376 High St., Wadsworth. Funeral service will be held Thursday. A complete obituary will be in Tuesday’s paper.

Robert “Possum Bob” Crawford

Bob Crawford, despite all of his super-human efforts, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the age of 59, surrounded by his loving family at his home. Over six years ago, he began his battle with lung cancer and leukemia, and refused to go down without a fight. He fought the disease until his dying breath, Read More…