September 2, 2014

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Tribe: Chisenhall hammers Texas in 17-7 victory

ARLINGTON, Texas — Lonnie Chisenhall drove in nine runs, tying a Cleveland record, and had three homers among his five hits against Texas leading the Indians to a 17-7 win. Chisenhall had two-run home runs in the second and fourth innings Monday night before hitting a three-run shot down the right field line in the Read More…

Cavs coaching: Legendary guard Mark Price to interview next

The Cavaliers’ coaching search just got a whole lot more interesting. The team will interview extremely popular former point guard Mark Price today for its vacant head coaching position, according to several reports Monday. That wasn’t the only news on a busy day regarding the search for a successor to Mike Brown, fired May 12 Read More…

Girls track MVP: Sarah Carpenter overcame injuries, shines

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Sarah Carpenter is stronger than most will ever know. Plagued by injuries for the first three years of her high school track and field career, the Highland senior has been through enough physical and emotional pain. Carpenter fought through all those feelings of, “What if this happens?” and put together one of the best seasons Read More…

Boys basketball: Craig Randall will transfer to Phoenix-area school

Craig Randall reacts after the Medina boys basketball team defeated Green in the Copley Division I District semifinals. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — The basketball destinations of the Randall family will extend to Arizona. Less than two months after Medina boys coach Anthony Stacey resigned, All-Ohio guard Craig Randall transferred to Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix. One of the assistant coaches for Shadow Mountain is former NBA point guard Mike Bibby, whose son Michael is Read More…

Jury being selected in infant abuse trial

Christian Vanmeter

MEDINA — Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a 20-year-old Elyria man charged with neglecting and abusing his infant son a year ago. Christian Vanmeter faces charges of felonious assault and child endangering. If the jury finds him guilty, he could be sentenced to up to eight years in prison. Vanmeter is accused Read More…

Wadsworth homeowner gets prison for arson, intends to appeal verdict

Jill Tucker

MEDINA — A former Wadsworth woman who was convicted in May of burning down her home for $290,000 in insurance money was sentenced Monday to four years in prison. A Medina County jury found Jill Tucker, 59, guilty of aggravated arson on May 22. She could have been sentenced to up to 11 years in Read More…

Brunswick approves $50K in recreation center dues for new lockers

BRUNSWICK — City Council approved spending $50,169 Monday for new lockers at the community recreation center. “Many of the lockers are old and rusty and just don’t close well. This will fix that problem,” said John Piepsny, director of parks and recreation. The money for the lockers comes from membership dues at the center, so Read More…

Testimony describes how police found child pornography on laptop

Brandon Price

MEDINA — A bench trial began Monday for a 27-year-old Brunswick man accused of downloading and sharing child pornography from his laptop computer. Brandon Price, who’s charged with five counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving minors, shared his George Drive home with his mother, who ran a day care out of the house. Price Read More…

Medina approves $138K to fix old curbs along state highways

MEDINA — The curbs along state highways through Medina are due for a facelift next year. City Council’s Streets and Sidewalks Committee on Monday approved using $138,236 from a capital fund to improve and install one mile of curbing next year. The initiative will need to be approved by the Budget Committee before any work Read More…

Medina police use Narcan for first time to reverse man’s drug overdose

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MEDINA — Police have used the lifesaving drug Narcan for the first time to rescue a Medina man who overdosed on heroin. On May 31, police responded to a West Friendship Street home after receiving a call from a man who said his son, Brandon Keith, 26, had overdosed on heroin. Officers entered the home Read More…