October 24, 2014

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Berger wants more

Brian Dulik The Gazette AUSTINTOWN — Wadsworth senior Sarah Berger made it onto the podium at the 2013 state track meet, but has higher aspirations this season. Berger took another step toward achieving that goal Friday night, winning the championship in the girls 1,600-meter run at the Youngstown Division I Regional. The two-time state qualifier’s Read More…

Kluber dominates once again

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber wasn’t even on the Indians’ Opening Day roster last year. Now, he’s their ace. Kluber’s breakout season continued in earnest Friday night at Progressive Field, with the right-hander offering up another dominant performance to help Cleveland to a 5-2 win in the interleague series opener against the Read More…

Girls lacrosse: Medina won’t look past Mason

WORTHINGTON — A three-year state title streak ended last year when the Medina girls lacrosse team lost to eventual state runner-up Sycamore one step away from the championship game. It was a team the Bees had tied in the regular season, so Medina might have been looking ahead. That loss taught the squad a valuable Read More…

College basketball: Rachel Goddard returning to area to play at Malone

WADSWORTH — Rachel Goddard is moving much closer to home, as the two-time Gazette MVP transferred from Division I Miami of Ohio to play women’s basketball at D-II Malone in Canton. Goddard’s status as a student-athlete won’t change. The Pioneers will give the 5-foot-6 point guard a partial scholarship next season and a full ride Read More…

All-Gazette softball: Medina’s Vanessa Scoarste can never get enough

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High praise seems to follow Medina shortstop Vanessa Scoarste no matter where she goes. The four-time All-Gazette selection and 2014 Gazette MVP has been a thorn in the side of opposing coaches for the last 48 months, but when Elyria coach Ken Fenik rather emphatically said the senior was unlike anyone he’d ever coached against, Read More…

College track and field: Foster sisters double their pleasure

The Foster kids did it again. Competing in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Grand Valley State University, the Cloverleaf graduates brought home more hardware to an already overflowing drawer full of awards. For Stephanie, a 2009 Cloverleaf graduate and Walsh University senior, it was the perfect way to go out. Read More…

Alleged robber poses as police officer (updated with more info)

MEDINA — A 31-year-old man pleaded not guilty Thursday to robbing a man he forced from a vehicle at gunpoint while identifying himself as a state trooper. Jesse Hodges, of the 700 block of Medina’s Weymouth Road, is charged with aggravated robbery, robbery, kidnapping and impersonating a police officer. If convicted, he could face 11 Read More…

Executives at firms who were honored by treasurer also gave to GOP

Executives of 10 of 17 manufacturing companies whose workers won a new award established by Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel have donated to Republican candidates, including Mandel, an Associated Press review found. Award recipients themselves are mostly registered Democrats or independents, and many belong to Democratic-leaning unions. In April, Mandel recognized three employees at Rico Manufacturing Read More…

Man hopping a mile on one foot beats world record by five minutes

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Peter Nestler has made a living jumping rope, but in the past 1½ years he has been breaking Guinness World Records. The seven-time world rope-skipping champion from Oklahoma set his first world record — jumping rope 237 times on a unicycle in less than a minute — in February 2013 and on Thursday attempted to Read More…

Montville Twp. revives plan to turn Blue Heron into public park

Montville Township trustees have a second chance to purchase the former Blue Heron Golf Course and convert it to a public park. A previous plan to partner with a company managed by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy fell through, but a new buyer has emerged and Trustee Jeff Brandon said the township plans to enter Read More…