October 25, 2014

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Fairlawn man seriously injured in dirt bike accident

GRANGER TWP. — A dirt bike crash Thursday evening sent a 55-year-old Fairlawn man to a hospital with serious injuries. Troopers with the Medina post of the Ohio Highway Patrol reported Timothy Gamauf was riding a Kawasaki dirt bike south down Tara Way when he lost control, overturned the bike and veered off the right Read More…

High school baseball: Grizzlies strike for 11 runs in third inning

WADSWORTH — One inning Thursday was indicative of how the Wadsworth baseball team has roared to the No. 6 ranking in the Prep Baseball Report Division I state poll. Posting double-digit runs in the third without an extra-base hit, the Grizzlies handed traditional Suburban League power Tallmadge a rare 14-1 five-inning loss. Wadsworth (13-1, 8-1), Read More…

High school track: Jenkins to retire after this season

MEDINA — For more than 40 years, the last 11 guiding Medina’s boys track team, Bob Jenkins has been holding a stopwatch and teaching young men about track. The veteran coach announced Thursday this season will be his last, as Jenkins plans to retire from teaching and coaching at the end of the school year. Read More…

High school baseball: Coming out flat, Bees fail to gain ground

Medina first baseman Matt Whittaker is unable to handle a throw as Strongsville’s Zach Kahn dives back to first safely in the second inning. Below, Medina coach Nick Kaplack argues a call with the home plate umpire in the third inning. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

STRONGSVILLE — Medina got it 86 percent right Thursday. The only problem: High school baseball is a seven-inning game and one bad frame can mean the difference between a win and loss. Playing a crucial Northeast Ohio Conference River Division game against Strongsville, the Bees were flat out of the chute and it ultimately led Read More…

Browns: College standout Vince Young signs one-year contract

Quarterback Vince Young practices during minicamp this week. Young signed a one-year contract Thursday. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — Vince Young hasn’t appeared in a regular-season game since Dec. 18, 2011, but the Browns believe he can still play quarterback in the NFL. Obviously, so does Young, which is why the former college football phenom was all smiles Thursday after signing a one-year contract with Cleveland. “There is no popping champagne bottles, Read More…

FDA approves first-of-its-kind implant to address sleep apnea

Sleep deprived Americans have a new option to address hard-to-treat nighttime breathing problems: a first-of-a-kind device that keeps airways open by zapping them with an electrical current. The Food and Drug Administration approved the pacemaker-like device from Inspire Medical Systems for sleep apnea patients who have trouble with the current standard of care: machines that Read More…

White House calls for more privacy laws to protect data, emails

The White House is asking Congress to pass new privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans’ data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of a law enforcement investigation. The recommendations are among six offered by President Barack Obama’s counselor John Podesta in a report released Thursday. While large sets Read More…

Feds investigating 55 U.S. schools over sex abuse allegations

From huge state universities to small colleges and the Ivy League, 55 schools across America are facing federal investigation for the way they handle sexual abuse allegations by their students. For the first time, the Education Department revealed its list of colleges under investigation on Thursday — though no details of the complaints — as Read More…

ACLU sues Secretary of State Jon Husted over Ohio’s early voting rules

The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Ohio’s elections chief over limits to when voters can cast an early ballot in the perennial battleground state. Ohioans can vote early by casting an absentee ballot by mail or in person before Election Day without giving any reason. About 33 Read More…

PHOTO: National Day of Prayer brings Medina County residents together

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