February 9, 2016


Hinckley Hills Golf Course turns 50

Hinckley Hills Golf Course club house from the 18th fairway. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

  Dan Brown The Gazette HINCKLEY TWP. — Hinckley Hills Golf Course has come a long way in 50 years. From a Donald Krush idea in the early 1960s to the present-day 23-hole layout in the wooded countryside and rolling hills of northeast MedinaCounty, the course has become one of the most scenic and challenging Read More…

Browns QB battle begins in earnest

Johnny Manziel, Brian Hoyer, Connor Shaw, Tyler Thigpen

Coach Mike Pettine felt the need to double-check when asked which position battles he was eager to watch tonight in the preseason opener at Detroit. “You mean other than quarterback?” he asked. Obviously. Pettine’s first focus – like that of the Browns fan base — is on the quarterback competition between rookie Johnny Manziel and Read More…

LeBron’s No. 1 goal is bringing championship to Cleveland

  Rick Noland The Gazette AKRON — There was a LeBron James love fest Friday evening at the University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium, but the approximate 25,000 fans in attendance will look like a small gathering if the Cavaliers one day hold a championship parade. “On the court, that’s what means the most to me,” Read More…

LeBron James tells crowd ‘I love you. I’m back’

LeBron Homecoming Basketball

LeBron James has made hundreds of millions of dollars and achieved international fame beyond his wildest imagination. But in his heart, he will always be “just a kid from Akron.” For that, all of Northeast Ohio should forever be grateful. “The King” has devoted his non-basketball life to giving back to the community — and Read More…

GOP officially names Cleveland host city for 2016 convention

cleveland skyline slider

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Republican National Committee has voted to officially name Cleveland as host for its 2016 national convention. The 168-member organization of party leaders cast a unanimous vote for Cleveland during its annual conference on Friday in Chicago. It’s now up to the host organizing committee in Cleveland to finish raising the $60 Read More…

Medina County fairgoers brought home $16,000 in unclaimed funds

John Burke

More than $16,000 in unclaimed funds were collected at the Medina County Fair this year. County Treasurer John Burke said it never fails: Every year, fairgoers find their unclaimed funds. “We can search by just a last name for unclaimed funds and print the form to send to the state,” Burke said. “My staff has Read More…

Residents invited to stroll through history on South Court Street

The homes on the tour are:
n Fortney home, 835 S. Court St.
n Parker/Lamb home, 721 S. Court St.
n Wagner home, 701 S. Court St.
n Beck/Kurilko home, 614 S. Court St.
n Gasper home, 582 S. Court St.
n Prentice/Kauffman home, 529 S. Court St.
n Holben/McComsey home, 514 S. Broadway St. (shown above)
n Gunkleman/Dickard home, 533 S. Broadway St.

Eight historic homes on Medina’s South Court Street will be open for tours Saturday during the fifth annual Twilight Stroll Home Tour. The tours run 5 to 9 p.m. and will feature live music, actors in period costumes and classic cars. “South Court was home to many of the leading movers-and-shakers of old Medina, and Read More…

Drunken driving personal for former sheriff’s deputy

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A retired sheriff’s deputy tearfully shared Thursday how losing two of his family members in a crash caused by a drunken driver changed his life. “I had 28 years in law enforcement and I thought I understood and I didn’t. I didn’t know nothing,” Tom Tomasheski, a retired Lorain County sheriff’s deputy, said of the Read More…

Lodi man dies in ATV crash

A Lodi man died last week after he crashed his all-terrain vehicle on his Bank Street property. According to a police report, police and rescuers were called to the 700 block of Bank Street at 7:21 p.m. Friday. They found Anthony Gentry, 51, partially ejected from an ATV. The report said Gentry was attempting to Read More…

Indians come up empty against Reds, suffer 3rd straight loss

Todd Frazier, Jason Kipnis

CINCINNATI — The Indians remain stuck in place. Homer Bailey pitched seven innings to end his losing streak against Cleveland, and Billy Hamilton had an RBI triple and scored a run Thursday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-0 victory. The Reds won three of four in the annual intrastate series, splitting two games Read More…