August 31, 2014

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Girls rugby: Huge underdogs, Brunswick wins in sudden death

HUDSON — One thing’s for sure: Brunswick’s girls rugby coach Dan Prater knows the hearing in his left ear will come back. The memories of his young squad capturing the Division II state title Saturday afternoon, however, will stay with him forever. Prater guided the Blue Devils, in just their second year as a club, Read More…

College rowing: Returning to top, Taylore Urban snares national title

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — New role, same results for Taylore Urban and the Ohio State women’s rowing team. In her first season with the second varsity eight boat, the Medina graduate ended her collegiate career in style Sunday by helping her crew and the Buckeyes to victories at the NCAA Division I Championships at Eagle Creek Read More…

Lacrosse: Early five-goal deficit gives Medina little shot at crown

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NEW ALBANY — Experience told the Medina girls lacrosse team it would be in trouble if Sycamore got out to a fast start. For the second time this year, the Aviators came out blazing. It led to an Ohio Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association Division I state title for Sycamore in a 14-6 victory Saturday that turned Read More…

Tribe: Walk-off homer secures sweep of Colorado

Indians outfielder Michael Bourn celebrates after hitting a walk-off home run against the Rockies. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Just when it appears the Indians are close to slipping off the life-support system and calling it a season, something gives them a defibrillator blast to the chest. Then they’re back. On the heels of a Central Division sweep at the hands of Chicago that left them with five losses in six games Read More…

Drugs may make dents in lung, ovarian cancers

New drugs are making a dent against some hard-to-treat cancers, but some results raise fresh questions about whether the benefit is worth the cost. For the first time in a decade, an experimental drug has extended the lives of patients with advanced lung cancer who relapsed after standard chemotherapy. But the drug used in the Read More…

Emaciated horses taken from Grafton Twp. farm

For 15 years, Denise Willis has answered her share of animal abuse or neglect cases. But the one that kept her busy for hours Friday night into early Saturday morning is among the worst humane officer said she has seen. “It was pretty severe,” Willis said of the conditions in which she and other Friendship Read More…

Hinckley Twp. to flush fire hydrants this week

The Hinckley Fire Department will be flushing fire hydrants, starting today, to help maintain water quality and to evaluate the amount of water available for firefighting purposes. Fire personnel will be flowing hydrants from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, officials said. The project should be completed by the end of June. Signs Read More…

Medina concert will give stage to young musicians on June 28

MEDINA — The city’s oldest neighborhood will be the stage for some of the area’s youngest musicians later this month. City councilman Bill Lamb, at large, and the South Court Historic Neighborhood Association are organizing a “Rockin’ the Court” street festival on Saturday, June 28. “I am constantly trying to promote the neighborhood,” Lamb said Read More…

Starting to look like summer: This week’s Medina County park events

Sunshine and temperatures in the 80s on the first day of June — drew crowds of youngsters Sunday to splash in the Hinckley Lake spillway at Cleveland Metropark’s Hinckley Reservation. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the first week in June. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Wednesday • Stroller Hike, Plum Creek Park South, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages newborn to 7. • Yoga in Read More…

Lafayette Twp. parking bureau cracking down on bad parking

LAFAYETTE TWP. — Residents in Lafayette Township’s home subdivisions can expect parking tickets for parking on sidewalks or on the fire hydrant side of streets now that the township has a parking bureau. Township Trustee Bryon Macron said the parking bureau, which was established last month, allows sheriff’s deputies to issue citations that carry fines Read More…