July 26, 2014

Medina
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Friday’s sobriety checkpoint will be on SR94 in Wadsworth

The Medina County OVI Task Force will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night on state Route 94, south of Interstate 76, in Wadsworth. The checkpoint will begin at 10 p.m. The task force has already conducted two checkpoints this month. The checkpoints are funded through a federal grant. Checkpoints are designed to deter and intercept Read More…

NBA Finals: LeBron James learns good lesson

MIAMI — LeBron James has learned an important lesson during his journey from 19-year-old rookie to two-time NBA champion: Never talk back to the coach during a film session. “Let him make his point, whether he’s right or wrong, and you live with it and move on,” James said. Especially when the coach has as Read More…

Browns: Andrew Hawkins is standing out

Cleveland wide receiver Andrew Hawkins has made people take notice. (BRUCE BISHOP / GAZETTE)

BEREA — Andrew Hawkins was born with a strike against him. And it’s a sizable one. In a game of giants, a microscope is helpful to find the slot receiver listed at 5-foot-7 and a generous 180 pounds. The lack of size almost cost Hawkins a career in the NFL, so he’s made it his Read More…

Medina relay team eyes record at New Balance Indoor Nationals

This weekend will be just the second time this season that the Medina girls 4×1, 600-meter relay team competes together. If Sunday’s race at the New Balance Indoor Nationals goes as well as their first one did, the group of Tarynn Cullings, Sarah Pack, Maria Scavuzzo and Kimmy Vidika may walk away with medals. The Read More…

Sour taste lingers as Tribe loses 4-1 to Royals

Trevor Bauer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Trevor Bauer had just watched the Kansas City Royals score all their runs on sacrifice flies in a 4-1 defeat, and the Indians’ starter was asked what bothered him most about the game. The way Kansas City chipped away at him? The way the Cleveland hitters performed? “That we lost,” Bauer Read More…

Sports Hall of Fame: Kenny Roda will serve as emcee at tonight’s event

Kenny Roda

WADSWORTH — The 29th annual Medina County Sports Hall of Fame banquet is going on the road, man. Medina resident Kenny Roda, called “The Roadman” during his 21-year stint as a talk show host and reporter for WKNR 850-AM, will serve as master of ceremonies for the event, which will be held this evening at Read More…

Federal judge: Restore three early voting days

A federal judge ordered Ohio’s elections chief Wednesday to restore the final three days of in-person, early voting in the swing state in a ruling that gives Democrats a victory going into the fall election. The order from U.S. District Judge Peter Economus comes in a long-running dispute that began before the last presidential election. Read More…

Judge to decide child porn case

Brandon Price

MEDINA — Witness testimony in the trial of a 27-year-old Brunswick man accused of downloading and sharing child pornography from his laptop ended Tuesday. Brandon Price, who shared his George Drive home with his mother, who ran a day care out of the house, is charged with five counts of pandering sexually oriented materials involving Read More…

Two injured in weekend crash in Chatham Twp.

CHATHAM TWP. — Two people were injured in a weekend crash at state routes 83 and 162. The Ohio Highway Patrol reported the crash happened about 8 p.m. Saturday when a 2007 Nissan Altima, westbound on Route 162, went through a stop sign and crashed into a northbound sport utility vehicle. The SUV, a 2010 Read More…

Brunswick sobriety checkpoint nets three arrests

Three drivers were arrested on charges of operating a vehicle impaired Friday night during a sobriety checkpoint on state Route 303 in Brunswick. The checkpoint was conducted by the Medina County OVI Task Force and included officers from Brunswick, Wadsworth, Montville, Seville and Medina Township, the Ohio Highway Patrol and Medina County Sheriff’s Office. About Read More…