October 24, 2014

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LeBron James, sons pitch in on Akron home rehab

AKRON (AP) — LeBron James and his two sons are getting their hands dirty in helping to rehab a house in the NBA star’s Akron hometown. James took the controls of a backhoe Monday to help fix up a crumbling house for the family of a sixth-grader in his Wheels for Education mentoring program. His Read More…

Recovering addict guilty of providing drugs to teen who overdosed

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Nick Glunt and Loren Genson | The Gazette MEDINA — An Iraq war veteran was found guilty Tuesday morning of providing drugs to a teenager who died of an overdose last year. Brittnee Johns, 17, was found dead of an overdose in her home in May 2013. Heather Graham, 31, was charged with corrupting a Read More…

Tainted Lake Erie water coming under increased scrutiny

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TOLEDO (AP) — Ohio’s governor is promising an extensive review of how the water supply for 400,000 people in Ohio and Michigan became tainted with a toxin over the weekend while a high-ranking state lawmaker is planning hearings on the blooms of algae fouling Lake Erie. The water problems that led to a state emergency Read More…

Ohio seeking to host GOP, Dem conventions in 2016

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Cleveland has a virtual lock on the 2016 Republican National Convention, and Columbus is going after the Democratic one. If successful, it would be the first time that different cities in one state host both major presidential nominating conventions. Highlighting the stakes, several Ohio Democrats are cautioning their party could cede a Read More…

Two men indicted in assault, robbery case

MEDINA — A grand jury has indicted two Cleveland men police say assaulted and robbed someone at Union Square apartments last month. Antwon Gideon, 33, and Randy Tuttle, 31, are charged with aggravated robbery, felonious assault and disrupting public services. The charges are first-, second- and fourth-degree felonies. If convicted, they could face up to Read More…

‘Bee Informed’ monthly newsletter to be digitally distributed

MEDINA — “Bee Informed,” Medina Schools’ monthly newsletter, is going digital. The 30-year-old newsletter, which was delivered with The Gazette as well as being posted on the district’s website, is switching to an e-edition published by the district’s OneCall Now system, a communications system the district uses for its website, www.medinabees.org. Amy Busby, recently appointed Read More…

Medina Schools to welcome 100 new staff members with high school tour

MEDINA — Medina Schools will welcome the largest group of new staff members the district has had in years. Close to 100 new staff members will tour the high school following an Aug. 14 breakfast at the senior commons. “I can’t remember a number that large in my history of leadership here,” Superintendent Dave Knight Read More…

Judge’s verdict expected today in overdose death of girl, 17

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MEDINA — A verdict is expected today in the trial of a female Iraq war veteran accused of supplying heroin to a Medina teenager who died of an overdose last year. Heather Graham, 31, who had lived in Medina but now is a Cleveland resident, denied supplying the drugs to 17-year-old Brittnee Johns, who died Read More…

Movie version of Memphis Belle takes to skies over Northern Ohio

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CLEVELAND — Few airplanes are known by their names. Of those, the Memphis Belle may be the sexiest in her class. From the provocative pin-up girl on her nose to the impossibly tiny tip of this warbird — where only canvas separates the tail gunner from the sky — the Belle has been immortalized by Read More…

Rick Noland: Sorry, Andrew Wiggins, but you can’t hurry (Kevin) Love

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It was the definition of awkward, but everything will turn out fine for Andrew Wiggins. Clad in a wine No. 21 Cavaliers uniform while taking part in a rookie photo shoot for Panini trading cards in Tarrytown, N.Y., No. 1 overall draft pick Wiggins did an interview with ESPN on Sunday that put him in Read More…