September 17, 2014

Medina
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Diner owner: Allan Fung filmed R.I. governor ad in Ohio

Republican gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung filmed an ad about making Rhode Island “open for business” at a diner in Ohio, according to the restaurant owner. Michael Pappas, of Tommy’s Diner in Columbus, said Fung spent an hour filming at his diner July 31 after it had closed for the day. Pappas said Wednesday that Fung, Read More…

Sanitary engineer to hand out blue bags for sorting recyclable trash

Amy Lyon-Galvin

MEDINA — The Medina County Sanitary Engineering Department will hand out transparent blue plastic bags Saturday at the Farmers Market in Medina’s historic Public Square. The blue bags are for residents to put recyclables in instead of mixing recyclables with regular trash. The department started the pilot program by handing out bags at the fair. Read More…

Indians split doubleheader against Arizona with thrilling win, shutout loss

Zack Walters

CLEVELAND — The Indians played two Wednesday night at Progressive Field. It was one too many. After a dramatic 3-2 win in the opening game of a traditional doubleheader against the Diamondbacks, Cleveland limped to an agonizing defeat in the nightcap, going scoreless through 12 innings of a 1-0 loss. The long day — seven Read More…

Cavaliers schedule features 29 nationally televised games

With LeBron James back in town and the team expected to contend for an NBA title, the Cavaliers will once again be national media darlings in 2014-15. Cleveland will have 29 games telecast nationally — five on ABC, 10 on TNT, 10 on ESPN and four on NBA TV — the league announced Wednesday. Eleven Read More…

Brunswick man charged with beating, robbing teenage friend for $20

Steven Kochera

MEDINA — A Brunswick man is accused of beating a teenager and stealing $20 from his wallet. Steven Kochera, 21, of Regal Avenue, was arraigned in court in front of Judge Christopher Collier Monday. He entered a plea of not guilty to robbery. The charge is a second-degree felony, which carries a maximum prison sentence Read More…

‘Funky Winkerbean’ comic creator contributes to anti-bullying campaign

Tom Batiuk, creator of the "Funky Winkerbean" and "Crankshaft" comic strips, holds up a strip set for publication in September 2015. The strip showcases characters Owen and Cody, who are now seniors in high school, deciding they're not cut out to bully freshmen like the seniors bullied them. Batiuk contributed to a compilation of anti-bullying comic strips titled Bullying Is No Laughing Matter, which is available now. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

When nationally syndicated newspaper comic strip writer Tom Batiuk was in grade school, he once saw a girl bullied by his peers and did nothing. The memory has stuck with him and will be echoed in a “Funky Winkerbean” storyline next year. “My whole life, I’ve thought what it’s like to be that person,” Batiuk Read More…

Medina man escapes injury in I-90 crash, two other people hurt

ELYRIA TWP. — A head-on crash was narrowly averted on Interstate 90 about 4:25 p.m. Wednesday. An eastbound Jeep driven by Tiffany Lewis lost a tire and crossed the median into the westbound lanes near the Ohio Turnpike split, said Sgt. Tim Hoffman, the Ohio Highway Patrol Elyria post assistant commander. The Jeep bumped a Read More…

Elderly man rescued from car after crash, sustains minor injuries

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An elderly Chippewa Lake man escaped serious injury in a three-car crash Wednesday afternoon in Montville Township. Montville police reported that 83-year-old Lewis Lynch, of Reid Road, was eastbound on Chippewa Lake Road about 1:30 p.m. when he stopped at a stop sign at state Route 3 (Wooster Pike) but failed to yield to oncoming Read More…

Sanitary engineer to hand out blue bags

MEDINA — The Medina County Sanitary Engineering Department will hand out transparent blue plastic bags Saturday at the Farmers Market in Medina’s historic Public Square. The blue bags are for residents to put recyclables in instead of mixing recyclables with regular trash. The department started the pilot program by handing out bags at the fair. County Sanitary Read More…

Indians notes: Michael Bourn set for activation; Nick Swisher seeking second opinion

CLEVELAND — Michael Bourn (left hamstring strain) is scheduled to be activated from the disabled list Friday, while Nick Swisher is headed in a different direction. Bourn, who has been sidelined since July 6 — his second stint on the injured list with a left hamstring issue — is expected to play Friday and Saturday, Read More…