February 13, 2016


Browns Training Camp: Johnny Manziel takes all the first-team reps

Johnny Manziel

BEREA — Johnny Manziel broke the huddle with Joe Thomas to his left, Alex Mack front and center and Mitchell Schwartz to his right. On the first snap of team drills, he dropped back and completed a 40-yard pass to receiver Travis Benjamin with Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden in coverage. The crowd went wild. Read More…

Mother who died in single-car crash was not intoxicated, texting

Corrine Reid

Anna Merriman and Loren Genson | The Gazette GRAFTON TWP. — A Medina woman who was fatally injured in a car crash in July was not intoxicated or texting at the time of the crash, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Corrine Reid, 25, a mother of two, died in a one-vehicle crash on Cowley Read More…

Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

James Brady, Joe Lockhart, Jerald terHorst, Larry Speakes (Reagan), Mike McCurry, Pierre Salinger

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Brady, the White House press secretary gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday, his family announced. Brady was 73. “We are heartbroken to share the news that our beloved Jim “Bear” Brady has passed away after a series of health issues,” Brady’s family said in Read More…

Bath Twp. teen killed in River Styx Road crash Sunday night

Check out the more comprehensive story here. MONTVILLE TWP. — A 16-year-old Bath Township girl was killed on Sunday night in a crash in the 5800 block of River Styx Road. Montville Police Chief Terry Grice said Katherine Babak, 16, was headed north in her 1994 Plymouth Acclaim when she was struck by a Jeep Read More…

U.S. Women’s Amateur: Confident Jessica Porvasnik embraces challenge

Over the last two days, Jessica Porvasnik has been learning the ins and outs of Nassau Country Club. She’s not too nervous about the challenge of managing the historic layout in the oldest women’s amateur around. The 2012 Highland graduate is focusing more on believing it can be done. Porvasnik will use the confidence she Read More…

Toledo mayor lifts water ban in northwest Ohio

APTOPIX Toledo Water Problems

TOLEDO (AP) — A water ban that had hundreds of thousands of people in Ohio and Michigan scrambling for drinking water has been lifted, Toledo’s mayor announced Monday. Mayor D. Michael Collins lifted the ban at a Monday morning news conference, and said the city’s drinking water is safe. Ohio’s fourth-largest city warned residents not Read More…

PHOTOS: A look at Medina County Fair week as it comes to a close

Multicolored lights sparkle on the food wagons at the Medina Fair Friday night. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

The Medina County Fair ended Sunday, but the memories live on. Here’s some photos from the festivities.

Rain soaks fair attendance for 10K drop from last year

Fairgoers on the “kite flying” ride get a bird’s eye view of a stunning sunset Friday. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

The Band Perry giveth, but the rain taketh away. Medina County fair board members are blaming cold rainy weather for lower admittance numbers for the fair this year. Fair director Dave Bertram said attendance figures for Sunday, the last day of the fair, aren’t in yet. But he expected the final tally to be down Read More…

Kenny Kaminski leaving Michigan State, undecided where he’ll transfer

Medina native Kenny Kaminski announced  he will transfer from Michigan State. (AP FILE PHOTO)

One of the Big Ten’s most prolific 3-point shooters last season will no longer play for Michigan State. Medina native and incoming redshirt sophomore Kenny Kaminski announced on Twitter he will transfer to a school yet to be determined. The decision Saturday ended an up-and-down Spartans tenure in which the highly recruited forward batted injuries Read More…

Medina County park events for the month of August

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the remainder of the month of August. 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, Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, 4985 Windfall Road, Granger Township, 10:30 to 11:30 Read More…