November 20, 2014

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Girls soccer: Expecting more, Medina pulls out win

Medina's Hannah Ludwig works to control the ball against Copley's Courtney Campbell during the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Chalk it up to opening-night jitters, but the Medina girls soccer team didn’t put together the effort it wanted or expected Monday. Despite that, the nationally ranked Bees still found a way to pick up a goal late in regulation to edge a pesky Copley squad 1-0 in non-league play at Medina Memorial Read More…

Cavs: Anthony Bennett refuses to be distracted

Anthony Bennett

TORONTO — Anthony Bennett is focused on the upcoming NBA season. His uniform is completely out of his control. It has been one unusual summer for two of Canada’s top young players. Bennett and Andrew Wiggins, the last two No. 1 overall picks in the NBA Draft, are expected to be traded from the Cavaliers Read More…

Complaint filed with federal government over Ohio’s food stamp rules

Legal advocates for the poor have filed a civil rights complaint with the federal government over the state’s move to enforce work requirements for food stamp beneficiaries in most counties, saying the decision has disproportionately impacted minorities in urban areas. Ohio previously had not enforced the federal welfare-to-work requirements. But officials at the Ohio Department Read More…

Road closing for repairs on South Court Street south of Smith Road

U.S. Route 42/state Route 3 (South Court Street), just south of Smith Road in Medina, will close Monday for repairs on the railroad tracks, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation, District 3. The detour for Route 42 southbound is Route 42 to state Route 57, south on Route 57 to state Route 162, west Read More…

Technological hiccups complicate school prep at Claggett

The day before the start of school can be stressful, but the situation is a lot worse without phones and Internet access to schedules, online materials and presentations. That was the predicament facing teachers and staff at Claggett Middle School in Medina. A fiber-optic cable line broke Monday morning, disconnecting phones and Internet service in Read More…

Johnny Manziel, Brian Hoyer fail to impress in 24-23 preseason loss

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LANDOVER, Md. — Talk about not living up to the hype. The duel between Browns quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel against Washington on Monday night at FedExField disappointed in almost unimaginable fashion because neither player made strides nor a strong case he should become the starter heading into the upcoming season. The veteran and Read More…

Ohio State: Braxton Miller reinjures throwing shoulder during practice

Braxton Miller

COLUMBUS — With just over two weeks remaining before its season opener, it appears No. 5 Ohio State has already sustained a devastating loss. Two-time Big Ten offensive player of the year, quarterback Braxton Miller, considered among the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy, reportedly reinjured his throwing shoulder in practice Monday. Ohio State officials Read More…

Wedding – Ford

Pastor Joseph Ford performed the wedding ceremony uniting Rebecca Sue Peet and Kurtis James Ford on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Attending the bride and groom were: maid of honor, Eunice Leighann Peet; bridesmaids, Teri Ford and Kayla Walsh; best man, Joshua Ford; ushers, Tim Willham and Todd Vandersluis; and ring bearer, Donavyn Pasters. A reception was held at the home of the Read More…

‘He took my virginity,’ Medina woman says of man facing rape charges

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A Montville Township woman testified Monday that a convicted sex offender raped her more than 100 times over a two-year period when she was 13 to 15 years old. Patrick Shank, 47, is serving a six-year prison sentence at Belmont Correctional Institution after being convicted in October 2012 of two counts of sexual battery and Read More…

Highland Schools break ground on $8 million sports complex

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School board members shared the job of breaking ground for the district’s new $8 million sports complex with members of the Highland High football team. At a ceremony Monday night in Granger Township, officials said they can’t wait for the community to visit and enjoy the new sports complex at the school when it’s completed Read More…